Northrop Grumman Principal/Sr. Principal Airworthiness Engineer in Melbourne, Florida
This requisition may be filled at a higher grade based on qualifications listed below.
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Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems has an exciting career opportunity for a Principal Airworthiness Engineer/Sr. Principal Airworthiness Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals; and to work on exciting new opportunities within the Airworthiness Directorate. This position will be located the Manned Aircraft Design Center of Excellence (COE) in Melbourne, FL.
Position Specific Functions
Performs technical airworthiness planning and verification support including development and negotiation of airworthiness plans, basis of certifications, means of compliance, and certification activities for complex total systems with IPT/REs as well as customer counterparts.
Review and coordination with other airworthiness engineers as well as internal engineering disciplines performed at all levels of total system to include: design, fabrication, test, installation, operation, maintenance and disposal.
Performs functional and process analyses, requirements allocation and definition studies to translate customer requirements into criteria and requirements. Ensures the logical and systematic realization of customer airworthiness requirements into system solutions to meet program objectives (e.g. Flight releases, Type certification, continued airworthiness, and operation or airspace integration)
Interface with Office of Airworthiness, Program IPTs, Program Office, and Customer community as required.
This requisition may be filled at either Principal Airworthiness Engineer level or Sr. Principal Airworthiness Engineer level.
Principal Airworthiness Engineer requires a Bachelor's Degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics STEM discipline from an accredited university and 5 years engineering experience OR Master's Degree in a STEM discipline from an accredited university and 3 years of engineering experience OR PhD in a STEM discipline from an accredited university and 0 years experience.
Sr. Principal Airworthiness Engineer requires a Bachelor's Degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics STEM discipline from an accredited university and 9 years engineering experience OR Master's Degree in a STEM discipline from an accredited university and 7 years of engineering experience OR PhD in a STEM discipline from an accredited university and 4 years experience.
Principal Airworthiness Engineer: Work experience on manned or unmanned aircraft systems with minimum 3 years professional experience, with at least 1 year in an assignment working Airworthiness (Military or Civil)
Sr.Principal Airworthiness Engineer: Work experience on manned or unmanned aircraft systems with minimum 6 years professional experience, with at least 3 years in an assignment working Airworthiness (Military or Civil)
Both levels require Active DoD Secret Security Clearance that has been granted/renewed within the past 6 years
Preferred Qualifications :
DoD and Civil Airworthiness Experience
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Self-starter with the ability to work under general direction
Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Word and SharePoint
Military, especially US Navy, aircraft development or modification experience
Ability to initiate Airworthiness Certification process improvement initiatives
Design and Systems Engineering experience in one or more of the following areas: Structures, Flight Technology, Air Vehicle Subsystems, Avionics, Mission Payload Integration, System Safety, Flight Test
Familiarity with MIL-HDBK-516B Expanded and -516C
Familiarity with NAVAIR Instruction 13034.1F
Experience with one or more of the following: MIL-STDs-1797, 810, 1530, 3013, 882E, 1796
System Safety Risk Assessments (SSRA), program risks and hazard analyses
Experience with Agile methods of program execution
Ability to obtain and maintain DoD Top Secret clearance
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Job Category : Engineering