Lead Sr. Principal Electrical Engineer (Common Cable Team)

AZCH02, United States


Full Time

2 months ago

Job description


RELOCATION ASSISTANCE: Relocation assistance may be available


TRAVEL: 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 Space Systems is currently seeking a Lead Senior Principle Electrical Engineer in our Chandler, AZ facility for our Common Cable Team.

The Chandler group performs cradle-to-grave engineering on the majority of their launch vehicles. They are working on approximately 15 separate vehicles at any given time, among them are Antares, Minotaur, Pegasus, GMD, Sentinel, and many more. Their products serve a variety of purposes including ISS (International Space Station) cargo resupply, deploying defense satellites, developing missile interceptor technology, and providing much needed target vehicles to better hone our military capability.

This means you can be part of the design, operations planning, ground support development, analysis, testing, integration, launch operations and more. There is plenty to do and learn that will reinforce your existing skillsets while also helping you learn what it takes to get a rocket to lift off and achieve orbit.

Our department has a good variety of sub-groups to choose from where you can roll up your sleeves to become an industry expert or opt to pursue a more well-rounded approach while learning a little about everything.

Job Duties:

  • Based on specific objectives, perform analysis, design, and/or test of complex designs. 
  • Perform comprehensive review of internal, external and range requirements to support launch vehicle system level design and vehicle subsystem design. 
  • As an Electrical Cable Design Team, you will be responsible for the design of electrical harnesses for power distribution, RF, communication and high-speed data signal, selection of harness components and hardware, connectors, backshells, cable and wire.
  • Also understanding and application of EMI/RFI and harness shielding.
  • Creation of harness detail and installation drawings.
  • Support design configuration development and trade studies, provide technical guidance for hardware installation.
  • Support the assembly and testing of cables and harnesses and maintain and report on activity schedule and technical status and find opportunities for improvements and operational cost and schedule savings.
  • Mentor other engineers from a technical standpoint as well as perform senior peer review.
  • Collaborate early and often with other engineering disciplines and operations/manufacturing groups.

Job responsibilities:

  • Broad understanding and application of company electrical engineering technical standards.
  • Broad technical expertise and working knowledge of other related disciplines.
  • Prepares and presents electrical engineering materials for Requirements and Design Reviews.
  • Studies basic design concepts and criteria for more complex problems.
  • Applies electrical engineering principles to adapt or improve upon heritage features from previous successful designs of a similar nature.
  • Actively and effectively participates and contributes in a positive manner while supporting team decisions and goals.
  • Makes an extra effort to provide quality internal and external customer service.
  • Constantly seeks new sources of information and provides information necessary to meet customer needs.
  • Disciplined with escalation when required.
  • Derives requirements through multiple sources of documentation and design meetings.
  • Evaluate uncertainty and risks associated with requirements and designs.
  • Patriciate in trade studies for both internal projects and procured equipment.
  • Act with safety as your number one priority through every aspect of the role.
  • Provides formal peer review of engineering designs or analyses for team members.

Basic Qualifications

  • BS in engineering and 9 Years, 7 Years with Masters in engineering, or 5 years with PHD in engineering. Electrical engineering preferred.
  • Prior Experience designing Wire Harnesses for the Aerospace industry
  • U.S. Citizenship is required
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a US DoD Secret Security clearance is required

Preferred Qualifications

  • Active Secret Security Clearance, or higher
  • Understanding and application of wire and component derating analysis
  • Familiar with existing applicable harness standards: IPC/WHMA-A-620A, NASA-STD-8739.4
  • Release of engineering documentation including technical drawings, specifications, and test procedures.
  • Experience designing and integrating electrical harnessing for spacecraft, launch vehicles, or aircraft
  • Problem solving not only for technical issues, but also for schedule, cost, resource, and other project challenges.
  • Mentoring and cross-training team members across a diverse set of technologies and electrical system architectures used to meet customer requirements.

Salary Range: $114,900.00 - $172,300.00

The above salary range represents a general guideline; however, Northrop Grumman considers a number of factors when determining base salary offers such as the scope and responsibilities of the position and the candidate's experience, education, skills and current market conditions.

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 application period for the job is estimated to be 20 days from the job posting date. However, this timeline may be shortened or extended depending on business needs and the availability of qualified candidates.

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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