Principal Engineer Mechanical

Northrop Grumman Corporation   •  

Beltsville, MD

Industry: Aerospace & Defense


8 - 10 years

Posted 166 days ago

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Requisition ID

: 19000111


: United States-Maryland-BeltsvilleUS Citizenship Required for this Position: YesRelocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be availableClearance Type: None


: 1st Shift


: Yes, 10 % of the Time


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 Innovation Systems designs, builds and delivers space, defense and aviation-related systems to customers around the world. Our main products include launch vehicles and related propulsion systems; missile products, subsystems and defense electronics; precision weapons, armament systems and ammunition; satellites and associated space components and services; and advanced aerospace structures.

Our Space Components Division’s Beltsville, MD location is seeking an experienced Senior Design Engineer to join our team.

Senior Design Engineer

Job Summary

Integrated Thermal Systems (ITS) System Design Leadsupporting IRAD, new business, value stream product design and manufacturing engineering in a lean environment. In addition to being able to lead ITS system design efforts, knowledge of and familiarity with Lean Enterprise System Engineering (LESE), Visual Management Systems (VMS), Kaizen, 5S, and the Autonomous Manufacturing Organization (AMO) concepts are desired. Performance measurement for this position’s contribution to the ITS team’s continuous lean enterprise transformation process improvement efforts is conducted using the Safety, Quality, Delivery, Employee Engagement, and Cost (SQDEC) lean framework.


  • Contributes to the design of major Integrated Thermal Systems components or major portions of a functional system to develop or improve products and facilitate manufacturing operations.
  • Utilizes computer-aided design (CAD) equipment, develops basic data and makes preliminary layouts, sketches and notes necessary to present design proposals to internal and external customers.
  • Creates layouts and drawings of complex assemblies and details parts of devices, mechanisms, and structures.
  • Investigates pertinent design factors such as ease of manufacture, availability of materials and equipment, interchangeability, strength-weight efficiency, and contractual specification requirements and cost.
  • Checks completed layouts and drawings for clarity, completeness, conformity to standards, procedures, specifications, and accuracy of calculations and dimensioning.
  • Identifies design errors, omissions, and other deficiencies, and recommends revisions and/or improvements in design layout to fellowresponsible engineers or designers.
  • Supports development of technical solutions to complex problems which require regular use of ingenuity and creativity.
  • Applies current technology and aids in the development of new technologies.
  • Interacts with senior internal and external personnel on significant technical matters often requiring coordination between organizations


Preferred Qualifications

  • CAD solid modeling in Pro-E and drafting experiencerequired
  • Experience with Teamcenter a plus
  • Experienced with MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to clearly present technical information
  • Strong customer service skills


  • Able to work seated/standing at a desk in five hour increments.
  • Requires repetitive arm, hand, and wrist movements in five hour increments.
  • Occasionally lift up to 25 pounds.


  • BS in Systems Engineering and 7 years minimum of relevant industry experiencerequired or Masters in Systems Engineering and 5 years minimum of relevant industry experiencerequired

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.