Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems Careers

Project Engineer

Bacchus, UT
Engineering and Sciences


Job Description

Job ID: GEM20182206-46285

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 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.

We are currently seeking an experienced Project Engineer (Sr. Principal Systems Engineer) to provide leadership to our Commercial Programs team in our Bacchus, UT offices.

Role description & Responsibilities:

The Commercial Programs Project Engineer is responsible ensuring the continuing production of Orion and CASTOR motor families at the Bacchus facilities.

Overall responsibility: Definition, organization, and management of assigned projects from conception through execution.

Major roles and responsibilities include:

  • Coordinates planning, organization, development, implementation, integration and completion of engineering projects for RMTS, Orion and CASTOR programs (Production, Aging/Surveillance, and Requalification Activities). 
  • Uses specific knowledge to successfully research, plan, communicate and achieve objectives through program and/or project team. 
  • Reviews product design for compliance with engineering principles, company standards, customer contract requirements, and related specifications. 
  • Applies knowledge of advanced engineering and scientific methods, theories and research techniques in the investigation and solution of complex and advanced technical problems, (as well as opportunities for improvement).
  • Analyzes, evaluates, and plans methods of approach and organized means (integrated logic flow diagrams) to create new products or technologies for program. 
  • Improves the engineering process by recommending and seeing thru to successful implementation; corrects technical analysis and design to ensure technically robust project timely, on budget completion. 
  • Manages defined multi discipline technical projects of significant complexity and scope through organizing, delegating and managing work of other team members and contractors. 
  • Directs projects and coordinates activities concerned with technical development and project schedule. 
  • Performs engineering design evaluations and works to complete projects within budget and scheduling restraints.

Job Duties: 

  •    Project Engineer supporting RMTS, Orion, and CASTOR programs
  •    MRB support for assemblies, components, and materials
  •    Production floor support at Promontory and Bacchus
  •    Represent the program to the customer

Experience Requirements:  Candidate must have a minimum of 10 years of engineering experience and a degree in aerospace, chemical, electrical, mechanical, material sciences engineering, or physics required.

  • Ability to travel (if applicable):  Travel expectation of 10%
  • Ability to direct others: Coordinate Engineering as well as teams of multiple disciplines.
  • Ability to present in executive level reviews, weekly customer meetings, as well as working group meetings
  • Self-Directed, reliable, detailed oriented but able to understand the big picture, flexible, and a demonstrated aptitude for rapid learning
  • Excellent communicator demonstrated ability to listen as well as communicate up, down, and across the organizational structure within and across programs, functions, and organizations from operators to executive VP level management in the audience’s own language.  Demonstrated public speaking and effective technical communication ability
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple concurrent projects while maintaining focused results within reliability, quality, schedule, and budget requirements/ constraints
  • Ability to create and present Technical justification for Material Review Board as well as Technical Change Board engineering changes and implementation experience with Process Change Control Board.
  • Demonstrated successful ability to solve complex problems (Decision Focus, KT, Fishbone diagrams just a few of multiple tools in toolbox)

Experience Preferred

  • Ability to direct others: Coordinate Engineering as well as teams of multiple disciplines.
  • Ability to present in executive level reviews, weekly customer meetings, as well as working group meetings

Skills & Qualifications:

  • Self-Directed, reliable, detailed oriented but able to understand the big picture, flexible, and a demonstrated aptitude for rapid learning
  • Excellent communicator demonstrated ability to listen as well as communicate up, down, and across the organizational structure within and across programs, functions, and organizations from operators to executive VP level management in the audience’s own language.  Demonstrated public speaking and effective technical communication ability
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple concurrent projects while maintaining focused results within reliability, quality, schedule, and budget requirements/ constraints
  • Ability to create and present Technical justification for Material Review Board signature authority for D5 (requirements compliance support) as well as Technical Change Board engineering changes and implementation experience with Process Change Control Board.
  • Demonstrated successful ability to solve complex problems (Decision Focus, KT, Fishbone diagrams just a few of multiple tools in toolbox)

 Education/Certifications

  • BS degree in Engineering or related field required with 10 years experience; or
  • MS degree with 7 years experience; or PhD with 5 years experience

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 Type: Full Time
Desired Travel: less than 25%
Years of Experience: +10 Years
Education: Bachelors
Expertise: Engineering
Group: Flight