At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems that impact peoples 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 nations 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, theyre 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.
Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems is currently seeking an experienced Sr Principal Mechanical Engineer (Systems Engineer) to support OmegA Programs, Launch Operations and Infrastructure team in our Cape Canaveral, Florida office.
The Sr Principal Mechanical Engineer reports to the Launch Operations and Infrastructure Chief, with primary responsibility for non-recurring development and recurring operations of launch vehicle processing and site infrastructure. This position involves all aspects of launch program planning, budgeting, execution and management. The candidate must possess aerospace experience and strong leadership skills to generate and document system level launch vehicle and ground support requirements; to support KSC facilities and infrastructure, flight hardware support; to execute vehicle assembly and testing, payload and mission integration, launch preparations, countdown and launch, flight recording and reporting, and post-launch activities; to help guide and motivate a multi-disciplinary team of mechanics, technicians, quality, planning and production and other support personnel; and to drive operational performance, efficiency and an uncompromising safety culture. Other responsibilities include system performance assessments, system level verifications, facilitating data review activities, system operations and maintenance, leading problem and failure investigations. The candidate will work in a collaborative environment with limited oversight from senior management. The position requires frequent interaction with NASA, US Air Force and commercial payload customers, as well as direct communication with Northrop Grumman program management.
Recurring program/project planning and operations procedure development
Lead development of system requirements, design, and integration of mechanical systems.
Logistics operations, mission planning and production of integrated launch vehicle and payload(s), coordination with stage and flight element production and delivery in Utah, Arizona, Maryland, Mississippi and California
Program operations detailed scheduling and coordination through KSC processing and launch facilities, including KSC services.
Launch vehicle processing operations flight hardware receipt & inspection, stage level build-up and testing, vehicle vertical stacking and LV integrated system testing.
Payload operations and integration customer coordination and planning, payload fairings, adapters, payload handling, propellant loading, encapsulation at Astrotech, KSC or CCAFS processing facility, lifting and transportation to VAB, mate to LV stack, and final mission system testing.
Promote collaborative environment with Safety & Mission Assurance, ground systems operations and maintenance, Procurement, Finance, Human Resources, Security, and corporate compliance (training).
Present at Business Management Reviews, Customer Mission and Program Reviews.
Identify risks/mitigations and track to closure in Risk Tracker.
Lead Problem and Failure investigations.
Travel as needed: expectation of 15% 25%