Principal/Sr. Principal Structural AnalystNorthridge, CA

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 Defense Systems is currently seeking a Principal / Sr. Principal Structural Analysis Engineer (Weapon Systems) to support the development and implementation of Structural Engineering capabilities for the Multi Programs.

You will be a member of a high performing, structural analysis engineering team interacting with customers, program management, cross-functional teams of engineers and senior technologists.

In this role, the selected candidate shall have strong background how to create Load Spectra, will provide analysis, guide design teams to execute program goals, and support proposal and business development activities. We are looking for engineers who enjoy solving complex problems, can work effectively in a fast-paced environment, are passionate about advancing the aerospace industry, and have a strong interest in cutting edge Structural Engineering methods.

The selected candidate will be expected to perform:

  • Create Load Spectra - Strong prefer

  • Flutter, Dynamics, Static, Fatigue, and DaDT analysis.

  • Analyzing, researching, and developing structural engineering analysis packages involving metals, non-metals, and composite structural material.

  • Contribute to product design, operation of product, and R&D activities.

  • Communicate with both technical and non-technical stakeholders at all levels both within and outside the organization.

This position will be located onsite at our Northridge, CA facility and operates on a 4x10 work schedule with a 10-hour work day Monday - Thursday and every Friday off.

Basic Qualifications:

Principal Structural Analysis Engineer (Level 3):

  • Bachelor's degree in a STEM discipline (Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering) and 5 years of experience or MS and 3 years of experience in related field.

  • Experience in Structural Analysis Methods and documentation, including hand-sheet analysis, as well as the development and manipulation of large Finite Element Models.

  • Must have the ability to obtain a DoD Secret clearance.

Sr. Principal Structural Analysis Engineer (Level 4)

  • Bachelor's degree in a STEM discipline (Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering) and 9 years of experience or MS and 7 years of experience in related field.

  • Experience in Structural Analysis Methods and documentation, including hand-sheet analysis, as well as the development and manipulation of large Finite Element Models.

  • Must have the ability to obtain a DoD Secret clearance.

Preferred Qualifications both levels:

  • Strong preference for candidate with experience creating Load Spectra

  • Active DoD Secret clearance preferred, not necessary on first day.

  • Advanced degree in Mechanical Engineering or Aerospace Engineering.

  • Aerospace structural analysis experience using NASTRAN, PATRAN, ABAQUS or FEMAP.

  • Experience in Metallic and/or composite Structural Analysis of primary and secondary aircraft/ missile structures.

  • Experience with analysis of composite and/or metallic structure or repair methods.

  • Experience in structural testing (building block or full-scale test).

  • Experience as a Lead Engineer.

  • Experience working on military aircraft.

Salary Range: $104,600 - $157,000

Salary Range 2: $129,700 - $194,500

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 http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO . U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.