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Northrop Grumman Staff Airworthiness Engineer in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

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Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems (NGAS) has an exciting career opportunity for a Staff Airworthiness Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Oklahoma City, OK.

Position Overview:

The Staff Airworthiness Engineer will be working within the Airworthiness Engineering Directorate supporting certification efforts on various air vehicle platforms. The selected candidate will ensure 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 of airspace integration).

Essential Duties:

  • 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)

The selected candidate should thrive in a fast-paced work environment with high expectations, significantly diverse assignments, collaborative/team settings across all levels.



Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics) discipline and 14 years engineering experience OR a Master's Degree in a STEM discipline and 12 years of engineering experience OR a PhD Degree in a STEM discipline and 9 years of engineering experience.

  • DoD and/or Civil Airworthiness Engineering experience

  • Familiarity of MIL-HDBK-516B Expanded and -516C

  • Experience leading the development of Airworthiness plans, and Basis of Certification related activities.

  • A current active in-scope U.S. Government issued DoD Secret security clearance, with the ability to obtain and maintain Special Program Access (PAR/SPA).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability to initiate Airworthiness Certification process improvement initiatives

  • Military aircraft development or modification experience

  • Design and Systems Engineering experience in one or more of the following areas: Complex HW/SW Development, Flight Technology, Air Vehicle Subsystems, Avionics, Mission Payload Integration, System Safety, Flight Test, Structures

  • Experience with DO-178/DO-254

  • Experience with USAF Airworthiness Policy Directives, Instructions, and Airworthiness Bulletins (AWB)

  • System Safety Risk Assessments (SSRA), program risks and hazard analyses

  • Work experience and familiarity with UAS/RPAS

  • Control Account Management (CAM) and Earned Value Management System (EVMS) experience including Integrated Master Schedule (IMS) planning and tracking, Earned Value reporting, variance analysis, and Estimate at Complete (EAC) forecasting.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Word and SharePoint

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 most positions.

Job Category : Engineering