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Principal Engineer Systems - UK Technical Liaison

Northrop Grumman | Sunnyvale CA 94088 USA | Full Time | Posted: 07/12/2019

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At Northrop Grumman, our work with cutting-edge technology is driven by something human: the lives our technologies protects. It's the value of innovation that makes a difference today and tomorrow. Here you'll have the opportunity to connect with coworkers in an environment that's uniquely caring, diverse, and respectful; where employees share experience, insights, perspectives and creative solutions through integrated product & cross-functional teams, and employee resource groups. From engineering and manufacturing, to operations and business development, Northrop Grumman's Sunnyvale location offers the opportunity to serve national security and impact the lives of Americans all over the globe from the landscape of Northern California. Don't just build a career, build a life at Northrop Grumman Sunnyvale.
Northrop Grumman Mission Systems (NGMS) is seeking a Systems Engineer UK Technical Liaison to oversee and manage operational aspects of ongoing projects and serve as liaison between the U.S./UK customer, other government agencies, and the NGMS teams including program management, planning, project teams, and engineering. This position is an engineering role within the UK Program Office. You will be the Technical Liaison for the ALDP as well as the COLUMBIA/Dreadnought Launcher Production programs.
The ideal candidate demonstrates a broad skill set that is balanced between interpersonal, business, and technical capabilities. You have the ability to collaborate within and across teams to accomplish goals. You are committed to ethics, integrity, and innovation while challenging traditional ways of doing business. You have excellent verbal and written communication skills and you are comfortable engaging with the internal and external customers.
Responsibilities include the following:
  • Conduct technical analysis of product implementations, modifications and enhancements to product in accordance with customer specifications
  • Troubleshoots technical problems and issues that arise from internal or external customers
  • Determines technical solution in accordance with product and customer specifications, and recommends actions to company or customer representatives for coordinative product solution
  • Assesses product needs in accordance with customer specifications and requirements
  • Reviews status of projects and budgets; manages schedules and prepares status reports
  • Assesses project issues and develops resolutions to meet productivity, quality, and customer-satisfaction goals and objectives
  • Develops mechanisms for monitoring project progress and for intervention and problem solving with engineering, project managers, line managers, and clients.
  • Maintain clear communication with the U.S. customer by phone, email, and in person
Travel will be both domestic and international (UK) travel; frequency will vary but can be up to 25% of the time. Length of the trip is typically one week with occasional travel over weekends.
Basic Qualifications:
This position can be filled at a Principal or Senior Principal level.
Principal Systems Engineer
  • Bachelors degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math) discipline with 5+ years of relevant work experience, or a Masters degree in a STEM discipline with 3+ years of relevant work experience
  • Ability to read and interpret technical drawings
  • Experience reading and interpreting government or military specifications
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office
  • Must be a U.S. citizen with the ability to obtain a clearance
Senior Principal Systems Engineer
  • Bachelors degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math) discipline with 9+ years of relevant work experience, or a Masters degree in a STEM discipline with 7+ years of relevant work experience
  • Ability to read and interpret technical drawings
  • Experience reading and interpreting government or military specifications
  • Experience in technical, program, or project management.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office
  • Must be a U.S. citizen with the ability to obtain a clearance
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Knowledge of TRIDENT II Launcher Subsystem and Support Equipment
  • Design and operational knowledge of Navy Programs
  • Experience in business management, international programs, Navy Submarine, and/or Export Compliance



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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Location Sunnyvale, CA, 94088, United States
Categories Engineering

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