Northrop Grumman Staff Engineering Design in Redondo Beach, California

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Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems has an opening for a Staff Engineering Designer to join our team of highly qualified and diverse individuals. This position will be located in Redondo Beach, California.

Position is for a senior level mechanical designer/engineer supporting thermal insulation engineering SOW.

Typical responsibilities:

  • Research, design, develop thermal insulation (MLI) for the Thermal Insulation Products organization

  • Develop/evaluate standards, DOIs and training materials

  • Perform producibility/manufacturability assessments on thermal insulation products and provide input to design engineering to enhance manufacturability, quality and performance

  • Applies technical expertise to the planning, design, development and testing of thermal insulation products

  • Provide project management support utilizing tools such as earned value measurement system (EVMS) and forward-looking predictive metrics (i.e., leading indicators)

  • Identify and initiate corrective action of problems, discrepancies and deficiencies to ensure requirements (technical, schedule, & cost) are met and product quality is not compromised

  • Lead IRAD activities and act as technical resource for department

  • Strong leadership skills, ability to lead and mentor junior engineers and technicians

  • Lead a moderate to large work package (4-7 person team)

  • Supports design reviews as senior technical reviewer in the area of MLI

  • Ensure effective coordination between the design teams (Vehicle Engineering, Thermal, Contamination Control, etc.) and MLI

  • Demonstrate exceptional technical leadership and problem solving abilities for multiple programs across the Sector

  • Establish capabilities and processes that support long-range strategic goals for the Thermal Insulation Products organization

  • Identify areas of program risk & develop plans for corrective action

  • Manage procedure development and execution activities

  • Verify adequacy and accuracy of all procedures and ensures compliance to all department command media

  • Plans and coordinates preparation of project documentation, such as integration procedures (CAPE), engineering drawings, and production specifications/schedules, to ensure customer requirements are met

  • Develop and maintain procedure release status reporting structure per the project plan

  • Possess strong communication and presentation skills. Ability to interface with project management/IPT, RDE, SPM, customer and functional management

  • Track and report status of as-installed MLI configuration across programs as reflected in procedures

  • Track and provide status on plans and schedules that describe the dependencies, tasks, and effort needed to deliver thermal insulation to programs ahead of all cost/schedule targets

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelors of Science degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math) field from an accredited institution and 14 years of engineering experience in an aerospace environment OR

  • Masters of Science degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math) field from an accredited institution and 12 years of engineering experience in an aerospace environment

  • Technical working experience in a space hardware production environment

  • Candidate must currently possess or be eligible to obtain and maintain SCI access (successful completion of an SSBI - Single Scope Background Investigation)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Extensive experience with Thermal Insulation Products methodologies and design

  • Experience in Spacecraft Integration and Test

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills

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