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Northrop Grumman Principal Thermal Systems Engineer/ Sr. Principal Thermal Systems Engineer in Redondo Beach, California

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems in air and space that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our work preserves freedom and democracy, and advances human discovery and our understanding of the universe. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have a lot of 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 Strategic Space Systems Division has an opening for a Principal Thermal Systems Engineer/ Sr. Principal Thermal Systems Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Redondo Beach, California.

The ideal candidate will have a complete understanding and wide application of technical principles, theories, and concepts in the field of thermal engineering and general knowledge of other related disciplines.

Candidate responsibilities include (but not limited to) the following:

  • Thermal systems requirements development

  • Perform thermal analysis to develop and optimize thermal control designs and provide solutions to a wide range of difficult problems

  • Coordinate with other engineering disciplines

  • Document thermal analyses and designs,

  • Review and approve drawings for thermal design hardware content

  • Report analyses results and design specifics to internal management and external customers.

  • Work with test engineering to plan and execute subsystem level thermal tests, as well as perform associated analyses.

  • Provide feedback regarding impacts of possible cost and/ or schedule changes

  • Work and execute independently with minimal technical oversight and general direction

  • Mentor junior engineers and provide guidance on best practice

This requisition may be filled at a higher grade based on qualifications listed below.

Qualifications:

Basic Qualifications:

This requisition may be filled at either the Principal Thermal Systems Engineer or Sr. Principal Thermal Systems Engineer level.

  • BQ for Principal Thermal Systems Engineer: Bachelor's degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM) from an accredited university with 5 years of engineering experience; OR Masters degree in STEM from an accredited university with 3 years of engineering experience

  • BQ for Sr. Principal Thermal Systems Engineer: Bachelor's degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM) from an accredited university with 9 years of engineering experience; OR Masters degree in STEM from an accredited university with 7 years of engineering experience.

  • Candidate must have, and be able to maintain, SCI access with a Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI) completed within 5 years

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Design, analysis and integration experience of spacecraft thermal systems

  • Experience using thermal analysis tools (SINDA/G, SINDA/FLUINT , TSS, Thermal Desktop)

  • Experience using aerospace standard design tools (NX, CATIA)

  • MS in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering with 6 years of engineering experience

  • Experience with space vehicle thermal design and/or integration

  • Detail-oriented and have excellent verbal and written communications skills, leadership skills, and organization skills

  • Spacecraft and/or Payload background with experience through the entire system lifecycle from concept, design, production, integration, test, launch, to operation support.

  • Experience working on thermal design and troubleshooting efforts.

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 www.northropgrumman.com/EEO . U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

Job Category : Engineering

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