Principal/Sr Principal Loads & Dynamics EngineerMelbourne, FL

Requisition ID: R10163514

  • Category: Engineering

  • Location: Melbourne, Florida, United States of America

  • Clearance Type: Secret

  • Telecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position

  • Shift: 1st Shift (United States of America)

  • Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time

  • Relocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our pioneering and inventive spirit has enabled us to be at the forefront of many technological advancements in our nation's history - from the first flight across the Atlantic Ocean, to stealth bombers, to landing on the moon. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have fun along the way. Our culture thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work — and we have an insatiable drive to do what others think is impossible. Our employees are not only part of history, they're making history.

Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems is seeking an experienced Principal or Senior Principal Loads Engineer specializing in one of three areas Aircraft Loads, Aircraft Dynamics: Aeroelastics, and Aircraft Dynamics: Vibroacoustics to support an advanced development program within our Vehicle Engineering team in Melbourne, FL.

CURRENT CLEARANCE PREFERRED BUT NOT REQUIRED. Clearance will be required prior to start of employment.

This position description does not represent a current opening but may be used to identify candidates with skills and experience for positions within Northrop Grumman that frequently become available. Candidates who express an interest may be considered for future positions at Northrop Grumman.

Depending on the specialization, the team member will be expected to perform a subset of the following analyses: flight loads, ground loads, gust response, flutter, aeroservoelastic responses, sonic fatigue analysis, and support equipment shock and vibration qualification. In addition, the successful candidate will be a highly motivated self-starter and will be proactive, forward-thinking, able to work with a small team to rapid resolution of complex technical loads problems and can convey complex technical problems diplomatically and professionally to both other engineering disciplines and leadership. The candidate will be able to work well in a team environment and form connections across the myriad of disciplines: including, but not limited to, flight controls, mass properties, stress, and mechanism teams. The ideal candidate would have experience working in the advanced development world and would understand the depth of analysis this environment requires.

Requisition may be filled as a Principal Engineer (level 3) or Sr Principal Engineer (level 4) depending on the qualifications below.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Principal Engineer: Bachelor of Science (BS) in a relevant Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) discipline with 5 years relevant experience; OR Master of Science (MS) in a relevant STEM discipline with 3 years relevant experience; OR Ph.D. in a relevant STEM discipline with 1 years of relevant experience

  • Sr Principal Engineer: Bachelor of Science (BS) in a relevant Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) discipline with 9 years relevant experience; OR Master of Science (MS) in a relevant STEM discipline with 7 years relevant experience; OR Ph.D. in a relevant STEM discipline with 4 years of relevant experience

  • Experience with aircraft loads (flight/aero, ground)

  • Must have the ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret clearance and Special Access Program (SAP) clearance prior to the commencement of employment

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Degree in Mechanical, Aerospace, or Structural Engineering with an emphasis on aircraft loads (flight loads, ground loads, flutter and aeroelasticity, etc.)

  • Active DoD Secret (or higher) clearance (with a background investigation within the past 6 years or enrolled into Continuous Evaluation)

  • Advanced knowledge of detailed ground and flight loads and load mitigation

  • Experience in the use of industry standard loads and dynamics analysis software such as NASTRAN, PATRAN, FEMAP, ZONAIR, ZAERO

  • Experience with MATLAB and CAD Tools (NX)

  • Experience in relevant analysis

  • Vehicle loads: analysis emphasis on flight / ground loads to include steady state maneuvers, abrupt maneuvers, gust response, and control surface hinge moments, developing loads for miscellaneous conditions including canopy, door, pressurization, engine mount, external store, tie-down/mooring, and aerial refueling.

  • Aeroelastics: Strong foundation in aeroelastic analysis with a strong foundation in structural dynamics and aerodynamic modeling.

  • Vibroacoustics: Experience with vibration, vibro-acoustics, shock response, and environment generation

Salary Range: $92,600 - $139,000

Salary Range 2: $114,900 - $172,300

The above salary range represents a general guideline; however, Northrop Grumman considers a number of factors when determining base salary offers such as the scope and responsibilities of the position and the candidate's experience, education, skills and current market conditions.

Employees may be eligible for a discretionary bonus in addition to base pay. Annual bonuses are designed to reward individual contributions as well as allow employees to share in company results. Employees in Vice President or Director positions may be eligible for Long Term Incentives. In addition, Northrop Grumman provides a variety of benefits including health insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, savings plan, Company paid holidays and paid time off (PTO) for vacation and/or personal business.

The application period for the job is estimated to be 20 days from the job posting date. However, this timeline may be shortened or extended depending on business needs and the availability of qualified candidates.

Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit. U.S. Citizenship is required for all positions with a government clearance and certain other restricted positions.