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Sr. Principal Loads Engineer

Company: Northrop Grumman
Location: Melbourne
Posted on: August 6, 2022

Job Description:

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 sector is seeking Sr. Principal Loads Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Melbourne, FL. Note that this requisition may be filled at a higher grade if candidate exceeds qualifications listed below.

There is a need for a subject matter expert specializing in vehicle flight / ground loads supporting an advanced development program. The preferred candidate will have a strong foundation in vehicle loads analysis with emphasis on flight / ground loads to include steady state maneuvers, abrupt maneuvers, gust response, and control surface hinge moments. The candidate will also be responsible for developing loads for miscellaneous conditions including canopy, door, pressurization, engine mount, external store, tie-down/mooring, and aerial refueling. The successful candidate will be a highly-motivated self-starter. In addition, the successful candidate must be proactive, forward-thinking, and able to lead a small team to rapid resolution of complex technical loads problems.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Must have a Bachelor of Science degree in a STEM discipline AND 9 years of related professional/military engineering experience, OR a Master's degree AND 7 years of related professional/military experience, OR a Ph.D. AND 4 years of related professional/military engineering experience.
  • 5 years of aircraft loads (flight/aero, ground) experience.
  • Must have an active DoD Secret clearance or higher (that has a background investigation completed within the last 6 years or is under continuous evaluation).
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain Program Access prior to the commencement of employment. Preferred Qualifications:
    • Master's degree in Engineering from an accredited university with an emphasis in aircraft loads (flight loads, ground loads, flutter and aeroelasticity, etc.).
    • Advanced knowledge of detailed ground and flight loads and load mitigation.
    • Experience in vehicle loads analysis with emphasis on flight / ground loads to include steady state maneuvers, abrupt maneuvers, gust response, and control surface hinge moments.
    • Experience developing loads for miscellaneous conditions including canopy, door, pressurization, engine mount, external store, tie-down/mooring, and aerial refueling.
    • Experience in the use of industry standard loads and dynamics analysis software: NASTRAN, PATRAN, FEMAP, ZONAIR, ZAERO
    • Experience with MATLAB.
    • Experience with CAD Tools (NX). Salary Range: $108,600 USD - $163,000 USD

      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 health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority. The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. U.S. Northrop Grumman employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042 .

      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.

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