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Northrop Grumman Sr. Principal Engineer Structural Design Analysis Engineer (Must have current and active secret clearance to be considered) in Clearfield, Utah

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 Aeronautics Systems - Aerospace Structures Division - Clearfield, UT has a current opening for a Sr. Principal Composites Analysis and Test Engineer to join our team (Must have current and active secret clearance to be considered)

We offer flexible work arrangements, great learning opportunities, exposure to a wide variety of projects and customers, and a very friendly team environment. We are looking for self-motivated, proactive, and goal-oriented people to help us grow our services and become even better at what we do.

Role description & Responsibilities:

  • Highly motivated analysis engineer with composite structures experience for military and/or commercial aircraft.

  • Responsibilities include but are not limited to static and dynamic analysis of composite structures, bonded and bolted assemblies

  • The candidate also have experience with composite material mechanical characterization and dynamic testing (modal, forced vibe acoustic etc.) of coupon and subelements.

  • Ability to define and lead characterization and test activities, including: authoring test plans and test reports, data reduction and calculation of material allowables.

Experience Preferred :

  • Previous experience in aerospace manufacturing facility

  • Proficiency with NX, Catia V5, Fibersim, Altair Hyperworks/Optistruct, and Hypersizer are also desirable

  • Definition of layups and ply patterns with Fibersim to generate finite element models

  • Requirements definition and verification

  • Constitutive Model Development and implementation


Experience Requirements:


  • BS in Civil, Mechanical, or Aerospace Engineering or related with a minimum of 8 years related experience in analysis engineering function

  • Minimum of 8 years of experience with Nastran or ABAQUS

  • Static, dynamic and thermostructural analysis experience

  • Test lab experience, including instrumentation and data reduction

  • Knowledge of composite materials and manufacturing processes

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Ability to work in a fast paced dynamic environment as part of a multi-discipline team

Skills & Qualifications:

  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work with a team

  • Excellent communication skills.

  • Ability to make sound decisions

  • Ability to multi-task

  • Ability to prioritize and manage time effectively


  • BS degree in Civil, Mechanical, Aerospace Engineering, or related

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