Sr. Principal Project Engineer

Northrop Grumman

  • Brigham City, UT
  • Permanent
  • Full-time
  • 2 months ago
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We are currently seeking an experienced Sr. Principal Project Engineer to provide Stage 1 and Stage 2 Rocket Motor Assembly (RMA) Team leadership for the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD) team in our Promontory offices.

Description & Responsibilities:

The Project Engineer is responsible for establishment and execution of all technical aspects of Development, Qualification, and Production of the Stage One (S1) and Stage Two (S2) rocket motor assembly. This position will manage the technical products and aspects associated with the RMA throughout the design, engineering & manufacturing development (EMD), and production phases. Project Engineer may also be responsible for the scale up of products, processes, tooling, and facilities for low rate and high rate production. Fast paced development programs offer the potential for the Project Engineer to work with a variety of resources/teams/divisions and witness the entirety of the programs engineering lifecycle.

Job Duties:

Develop program execution plans

Design authority for the S1 and S2 RMA designs

Supports production operations

Development, coordination and allocation of requirements

Assemble and develop efficient cross functional teams to execute plans

Identify design concepts and mature into design solutions that meet the customer needs

Develop MS Project based master schedules, integrated logic flows, work breakdown, and assist in program cost estimates

Coordination and implementation of design and analysis activities

Development of test plans and coordination of testing with test engineers

Identification of risks/mitigations and tracking to closure in Risk Tracker

Coordination and Conducting Reviews

Lead problem and failure investigations

Write technical reports

Presentations – internal and external

Ability to Travel expectation of 5% – 10

Competencies for Success:

Candidate must have a minimum of 3 years of Project Leadership experience.

Candidate must have demonstrated ability to:

Plan and execute complex, fast paced projects

Communicate technically complex topics and scenarios clearly and concisely

Build relationships necessary to function efficient teams

Be capable of actively and efficiently working multiple projects

Have the ability to get work done through others

Ability to obtain a Security Clearance


Preferred Qualifications:

Candidates should have a minimum of 5 years in solid rocket motor design and manufacture experience.

Strong understanding of solid rocket motor system design, development, and manufacture

Demonstrated experience with problem solving, problem investigation teams and critical decision making skills

Strong understanding and broad application of PS engineering systems (engineering standards, configuration management, material review board, process control, tooling, facilities, software, etc.)

Demonstrated experience in generating technical solutions in the absence of complete customer requirements

Management of engineering scope as it pertains to budgeting and participation in EAC reviews

Strong verbal and written communication skills including demonstrated experience with high value customer presentations

Demonstrated team leadership skills - leader of significant technical projects or investigations and management of multiple program tasks to schedule and budget Experience with the proposal process

Knowledge and experience in System Engineering tools and disciplines

Knowledge of lean manufacturing and design for manufacturability

Ability to perform solid modeling using NX


BS degree in Engineering required, PhD with 5 yrs experience, MS degree with 7 yrs experience, or BS degree with 9 yrs experience

Ability to work with energetic materials as a U. S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, firearms and explosives; “Employee Possessor” - will be required once hired

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