Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems Integration Project Engineer in Promontory, Utah

Integration Project Engineer

Locations:Promontory, UT

Categories: Engineering and Sciences

Job Description

Job ID:JPW20182703-44679

Northrop Grumman Innovation SystemsAt 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.

Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems is currently seeking an experiencedIntegration Project Engineerto provide leadership to ourAft Skirt Assemblyteam in ourPromontoryoffices.

Role description & Responsibilities:

The Aft Skirt Assembly Integration Project Engineer is responsible for the overall technical vision/direction and project leadership of the engineering team for the aft skirt assembly. This includes providing technical guidance, creating the vison to achieve program milestones, working with the program manager in development of integrated project plans, lead the execution of the project plan using support organizations via ETM and the change management system, ensure requirements are met, work with program manager to manage the IMS/ETM. The Project Engineer also has a key role in interfacing with the NASA Aft Skirt Assembly IPT, and in creating technical presentations to internal CCB’s and SE&I working groups as well as NASA IPTs, BITM, and ERB/ECB.

Job Duties:

  • SLS Booster Integrated Aft Skirt Assembly ownership – TPS systems, Avionics mounting, Harness routing, Aft Skirt Purge and Electrical umbilical assemblies, BSM installation, miscellaneous other components. Interfaces with RSRMV motor, Thrust Vector Control, Thermal Curtain, Systems Tunnel hardware, and Ground systems. Responsible for Aft Skirt Assembly technical issue resolution.

  • Ownership of Assembly Drawings, Specifications, MRB, Design Verification, FRR, etc.

  • Technical leadership of the Aft Skirt Assembly Integrated Products Team including weekly team meetings, minutes, etc

  • Engineering focal point for SLS Program Management, NASA Aft Skirt Assembly EDLE and NASA IPT

  • Responsible for all Aft Skirt Assembly Engineering discipline planning, interface and coordination

  • Responsible for Aft Skirt Assembly SE&I products, and Loads and Environments implementation

  • Represent Aft Skirt Assembly team in CCB, ERB/ECB, Tech telecoms, MRB, SMRBs, etc

  • Responsible for Aft Skirt Assembly technical issue resolution

  • Understand and manage IMS/ETM activities and utilize the required resources from matrix organizations

  • Technical leadership of the Aft Skirt Assembly team through the change process using the change management system

Experience Requirements:

  • Experience in design, analysis, loads, integration, and hardware fabrication

  • Knowledge, use and application of engineering and processing documentation (i.e., drawings, specifications, table tops, parts lists, change requests, change notices, planning, MRB)

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills

  • Integration risk assessment skills (i.e., ability to balance between technical risk and cost)

  • Demonstrated knowledge and skill in using Microsoft Office Applications including project

  • Proficient writing skills (grammar/punctuation/spelling)

  • Demonstrated ability to lead, build relationships and communicate effectively with all levels of the organization as well as internal, NASA and other external customers/vendors

  • A working knowledge of engineering processes used in propulsion systems

  • Ability to travel : Travel expectation of 3% – 10%

Experience Preferred:

  • Knowledge of, model and drawing creation in NX, and GD&T

  • Knowledge of Systems Engineering principles

  • Responsible Design Engineering for launch vehicle components

  • Responsible Structural Analysis experiences

  • Experience with IMS and ETM, matrix management organizations

  • Familiarity with Northroop Grumman's NASA Projects CM, PCR, and board approval processes.

  • Demonstrated Leadership and organizational skill experiences

Skills & Qualifications:

  • Ability to work independently and make logical decisions

  • Excellent organizational and time management skills with ability to prioritize work and schedule

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

  • Ability to coordinate and work well with management, coworkers, and internal customers

  • Strong problem solving skills

  • Attention to detail but able to understand big picture

  • Willingness to accept challenging work with positive attitude

  • Flexibility to accept, learn and perform new job functions

  • Committed to continuous improvement

  • Ability to travel on an occasional basis

  • Broad understanding of mechanical systems of launch vehicles.

  • Strong skills inleadership and delegation.


  • BS degree in Mechanical/Aerospace Engineering or related field required. Consideration will be given to candidates with a BS degree in other engineering disciplines with strong relevant experience(MS degree with 7 years of experience, BS degree with 10 years of experience, or PhD with 5 years of experience)

  • A graduate degree in Mechanical/Aerospace Engineering is highly preferred

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 U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

Job Type:Full Time

Desired Travel:less than 25%

Years of Experience:8-10 Years