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Sr. Principal Engineer, Fluid System Architect

Company: Northrop Grumman
Location: San Diego
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 Aerospace Systems has an opening for a Sr. Principal Engineer, Fluid Systems Environmental Control System (ECS Architect to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in San Diego, CA.The candidate in this role designs and develops system architectures, and defines key capabilities and performance requirements. Defines design and technology maturity constraints of the system in accordance with customer specifications. Develops thorough definition of system external interfaces. Defines system implementation approach and operational concept. Ensures requirements are met and evaluates performance with customer.Successful candidate will be responsible for Fluids subsystems development, design, analysis, system verification, and flight test support of advanced unmanned air vehicle systems. Scope relates mostly to ECS subsystems, but may also include Fuel, Hydro and Thermal subsystems. The following is a list of what you can expect in this role:

  • Primary responsibilities include design/modification changes, change requests, subsystem analysis, data analysis, TeamCenter documentation release and other responsible engineer tasking including working with outside Suppliers, Production or Operating Bases, and customers.
  • Support a team of fluids engineers within an Integrated Product Team.
  • Will require designing/re-designing ECS subsystems
  • Work with data acquisition software, download, and data post-processing.
  • Work fluid subsystem components, system and aircraft level development, qualification, acceptance or flight-testing.
  • Typical analysis software tools include Aft Fathom and Amesim.Basic Qualifications:
    • 9 Years of engineering experience with Bachelors in STEM; or 7 Years with Masters; or 4 Years with PhD.
    • Active interim DoD Secret Security Clearance or higher
    • Extensive direct experience in ECS system architecture design and analysis, along with good understanding of fluid principles
    • Experience with aircraft ground and flight testing
    • Ability to read engineering drawings and system schematics
    • Strong background required in trouble shooting issues Preferred Qualifications:
      • Previous direct experience with aircraft fuel, hydraulic, and/or environmental control systems
      • Work experience using Thermal Desktop, Flowmaster, Amesim, AftFathom, Simhydaulics, SINDA/Fluint, and/or CFD
      • Work experience using CATIA and Teamcenter
      • Flight test experience
      • Ability to read engineering drawings and system schematics
      • Basic knowledge of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing
      • Excellent communication skills and proficient in presenting technical data to a diverse audienceNorthrop 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." Salary Range: $125,800 USD - $188,600 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 https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/ .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.

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