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Northrop Grumman Principal Systems Engineer - Project Engineer in Palmdale, California

Climb to new heights on your journey when you start Defining Possible with Northrop Grumman. Enjoy a purposeful career in aeronautics that is crucial to the way we connect and protect our world across land, sea, and air. Bring your experience and take advantage of this opportunity to discover how you can start to push past possible and achieve your goals today. Enjoy a diverse, collaborative environment with professionals across the nation ready to help launch your career.

Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems has an opening for a Project Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Palmdale, California.

Project Engineer is to provide engineering leadership, analysis, and execution support for the development of innovative systems. Focus is on change and technical integration of complex issues as well as how our solutions affect our program costs and schedules.

Essential Functions:

  • Complete understanding and wide application of Change integration and management principle, theories, and concepts in the field. General knowledge of other related disciplines.

  • Displays Technical and program review board leadership. Provides technical solutions to a wide range of complex difficult problems. Solutions are imaginative, thorough, practicable, and consistent with organization objectives.

  • Works under only general direction. Independently determines and develops approach to solutions. Work is reviewed upon completion for adequacy in meeting objectives. Supports chief engineers in defect analysis and path forwards

  • Contributes to the completion of Change Proposal Development and Risk Management and Opportunity analysis.

  • Frequent inter-organizational and outside customer contacts. Represents the organization in providing solutions to difficult technical issues associated with specific projects.

Qualifications:

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) from an accredited university with 5 years engineering experience OR Master's Degree from an accredited university with 3 years of experience

  • An active Secret DoD Clearance with an investigation in the past 5 years and the ability to obtain special program access prior to start.

  • Formal training or basic knowledge and experience in Program/Program Management including Baseline Management, Program Change, Change Integration, Risk and Opportunity Management, and Risk Management Analysis.

  • Overtime, odd shifts, and weekend work will occasionally be required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) discipline from an accredited university field or similar field with 3 years' experience OR PhD with 0 years' experience.

  • Active, In-scope DoD Top Secret or SCI clearance.

  • 3- 5 years Program/Project management experience including Change Management, Risk and Opportunity Management, Change Proposal processes.

  • Advanced use and/or application of technical principles, theories, and concepts.

  • Demonstrates the skill and ability to perform complex professional tasks.

  • Develops recommended solutions to advanced technical problems as assigned.

  • Minimum 3 years proven experience in one or more of the following:

  • Aircraft Design

  • Aircraft Avionics & Electrical Systems

  • Aircraft Testing

  • Excellent communication, analysis and problem solving skills and Strong interpersonal skills.

  • Systems/Model Based Systems Engineering academic or work-related experience.

  • Strong understanding of common SE processes and procedures.

  • System Design behavior analysis academic or work-related experience.

  • Provide technical solutions to a wide range of complex difficult problems. Solutions are imaginative, thorough, practicable, and consistent with organization objectives.

  • Significant experience in the developmental/operational test maintenance environment.

  • Frequent inter-organizational and outside customer contacts. Represents the organization in providing solutions to difficult technical issues associated with specific projects.

  • Works under only general direction. Independently determines and develops approach to solutions. Work is reviewed upon completion for adequacy in meeting objectives.

  • Proficiency using Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and MS Project.

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

Job Category : Engineering

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