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Engineer Structural 2

The Northrop Grumman Technology Services Airborne System Integration Center (ASIC) is seeking an Aircraft Structural Engineer to join our team at Middle River, MD. Our team provides customers with support specializing in Special Mission Aircraft (SMA) Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR). This business area deals with the design, analysis, modification, integration, ground and flight testing, and airworthiness certification of airborne ISR platforms that are primarily highly modified commercial-derivative aircraft. This includes both Mission Equipment Package (MEP) Support, Platform Maintenance, and Platform/System Modification.
The Structural Engineer will provide technical leadership to and interface with a multi-disciplined team, including other Engineers, Mechanics, Pilots, Quality Control, and Supply Chain. The chosen candidate should also be able guide and mentor junior Engineers if required. The Structural Engineer will perform a variety of engineering work including design and analysis of aircraft repairs, and of the modifications that integrate sensors and equipment onto aircraft including antennae, radars, cameras, cabin workstations, and equipment racks. The Structural Engineer will interface with the internal Program Offices, functional management, internal and external Customers, as well as suppliers and subcontractors; and will maintain an active involvement in every step throughout the lifecycle once a project is initiated.
Responsibilities include managing the technical performance of aircraft modification and repair projects; project planning, cost and schedule estimation; risk management; manufacturing support; vendor selection and management; project staffing.
Additional responsibilities include:
+ Performing trade studies, requirements derivation, and establishing the overall aircraft configuration based on Customer requirements
+ Creating conceptual and detailed designs of primary and secondary aircraft structural components using 3D solid modeling
+ Writing detailed structural substantiation reports and other technical reports as required in order to obtain FAA/Military airworthiness approvals
+ Bill of material and data configuration management; fastener and material selection
+ Reviewing and checking engineering drawings, reports, and cost/schedule estimates for completeness and accuracy
+ Conducting field assessments for damaged aircraft, including overseas travel to operating areas, some of which includes austere field conditions working as a contractor accompanying armed forces
The successful candidate will be a self-starter, a team player, and possess the ability to research and effectively resolve technical issues both independently and as part of a large multi-disciplined team. Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, as well as interpersonal skills in order to coordinate with a variety of disciplines is also essential. This position also requires the ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and adapt quickly to frequently changing requirements.
Basic Qualifications:
+ Bachelor of Science degree or higher in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering or related STEM degree plus2 years of relevant experience
+ Ability to obtain DoDTS/SCI clearance
+ Ability and experience in creating detailed 3D CAD models using Solidworks or similar software
+ Ability and experience in performing airframe structural analysis via a combination of classical hand calculations and Finite Element Analysis
+ Knowledge of and familiarity with Federal Aviation Administration aircraft certification requirements
+ Knowledge of and familiarity with a variety of manufacturing methods, including metallic and composite structures
Preferred Qualifications:
+ Ability and experience in developing aircraft modification data packages and supporting a project throughout the entire lifecycle
+ Prior design and analysis experience in solid laminate and sandwich composite structures for aircraft fairings and radomes
+ Master of Science or Master of Engineering degree in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering or related STEM area
+ Active Top Secret/SCI security clearance
+ Flight Test experience
+ Experience integrating C4ISR payloads unto commercial aircraft
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.


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