Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems Senior Level Analysis Engineer in Rocket Center, West Virginia

Senior Level Analysis Engineer

Locations:Rocket Center, WV

Categories: Engineering and Sciences

Job Description

Job ID:PNH20180810-48052

AtNorthrop 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 Systemsdesigns, 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.

Job Description

Northrop Grumman Innovation Systemsis currently seeking a Senior Analysis Engineer who will assist in the planning, conducting, and reporting of structural/ thermal analysis activities at ourRocket Center, WVoffices. With its broad product line ranging from solid rocket motors to ammunition to electronic fuzes, Allegany Ballistics Lab (ABL) provides engineering challenges in design, development, and production with analysis and simulation of products, processes, and testing.


NGIS – ABL is seeking a highly motivated structural analysis engineer to work in the exciting and challenging world of tactical propulsion. Position duties center on the use of finite element analysis as applied to mechanics and heat transfer in evaluating rocket motors and other defense and aerospace systems. Applicant must have in-depth experience with solid rocket motors, composite structures, viscoelastic materials, or dynamic analysis.

Responsibilities for this position include:

  • Analysis model formulation and FEA solution using Abaqus/CAE, Abaqus/Standard, and Abaqus/Explicit

  • Providing technical assessments of results and giving design guidance with specialized knowledge of mechanics of materials for orthotropic, hyperelastic, and visocelastic materials

  • Reporting of analysis results in written and oral formats

  • Taking a lead role in failure investigations and problem solving

  • Developing new methods for rocket motor analysis and/or simulation

  • Peer reviewing of other analysts work products, including efforts at other corporate business locations

  • Interfacing with internal/external customers and with support personnel in design and testing

Position Requirements:

  • BS in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering with 7 years related experience, or MS and 5 years related experience, or PhD and 2 years related experience

  • Minimum of 2 years of experience with finite element analysis programs, Abaqus preferred

  • Demonstrated understanding of advanced finite element modeling techniques

  • Static structural and structural/thermal analysis

  • Buckling, stability, and modal analysis

  • Ability to take a lead in material characterization testing

  • Knowledge of composite materials

  • Oral and written communication skills

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

  • Ability to obtain a DoD Secret security clearance which generally requires US Citizenship as a prerequisite is required. Preference given to candidates with active DoD clearances

Experience Preferred:

  • Advanced knowledge of composite materials failure analysis

  • Advanced knowledge of steady state and transient dynamic analysis

  • Advanced knowledge of progressive damage analysis

  • Advanced knowledge of viscoelastic and hyperelastic material modeling

  • Advanced knowledge of ablative materials

  • Advanced knowledge of adhesives and adhesive joints

  • Experience with design optimization using iSight

  • Experience with Multiphysics analysis

  • Working knowledge of CFD

  • Proficiency with Siemens NX

  • Script writing, workflow automation

  • Constitutive model development and implementation

Skills & Qualifications:

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

  • Excellent communication skills are required.

  • Ability to make sound decisions

  • Attention to details

  • Ability to multi-task

  • Ability to prioritize and manage time effectively

If you are a dynamic, successful, driven professional, Northrop Grumman is the company that will further your experience and career growth. We offer a highly competitive salary, comprehensive benefits including, medical, dental, 401K, tuition reimbursement, and much more.

Northrop Grummanis 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:5-8 Years