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Mgr Mechanical Engineering 2

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems in air and space that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our work preserves freedom and democracy, and advances human discovery and our understanding of the universe. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have a lot of 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 Aerospace Systems has a Section Manager opening for the Mechanical Design Team, located at our Redondo Beach facility in the greater Los Angeles area, and is part of the Vehicle Structures Department. The group's charter is to maintain and evolve capabilities in air and space vehicle structure design that will continue to enable innovative solutions for our mission architectures.

As a leader, you always act with integrity, and the highest ethical standards characterize everything you do. You enable your team to achieve predictable and balanced results, while satisfying the needs of internal and external partners. You treat all people with respect, and you model personal growth and continuous development. You know how to build an inclusive environment that attracts, retains, and encourages a diverse and engaged team. You develop trusted and valued customer relationships and communicate effectively, so that people throughout the organization feel engaged and connected to their work. You deliver excellence, strive for continuous improvement and respond vigorously to change. You ensure that your team has the information and tools needed to perform at their best. You demonstrate our committed pursuit of applying innovation to meet the requirements of our customer. You craft and execute strategies that result in sustainable value creation that delivers measurable results.

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As the Functional Manager you are responsible for providing leadership and management support to a section consisting of between 10 to 13 engineering leads and individual contributors. You will be a self-starter, organized, independently directed with good problem solving skills, able to perform effectively despite concurrent work tasks and will possess strong communication, leadership, and team building skills. Travel, both domestic and international, up to 10% may be required for this role.

You will be reporting to the Department Manager within the Vehicle Structures (VS) Department in the Space Park Center of Excellence. Approximately 15% of your time will be spent performing leadership, people management, and supervisory duties such as management of personnel (direction & coaching), program/project reviews, coordination of job assignments, staffing, recruiting, hiring, timecard approval, performance reviews, and process improvement activities. In addition, the individual will support technology and business development activities, proposals, and design reviews. The balance of the time (85%) is expected to be spent supporting direct programs. To ensure your success, experience working with diverse technical teams, and experience with the design, assembly and/or test of flight hardware will be critical.

Role and Responsibility:
  • Manage a team of 10-13 people who provide design support to a variety of space and air programs.
  • Technical and managerial leadership
  • Problem solving
  • Business support/budget management
  • Hiring and staffing
  • Lead the team as well as working directly on a variety of space vehicle technical programs.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM) from an ABET accredited universitywith5 years of professional engineering experience
  • Ability to travel within the US and Internationally
  • Active SCI security clearance
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master's degree in Engineering
  • Prior technical and subcontracts management experience, along with a track record of leading a highly skilled team and suppliers in the design and integration phases of space vehicle systems within schedule, labor and material cost requirements
  • Prior management and cost account management experience including EVMS
  • Experience with the design, development, and implementation of spacecraft structures and associated subsystems.
  • Experience with flight hardware acceptance and or qualification testing and documentation is preferred.
  • Prior experience as an IPT Lead or the ability to execute as an IPT Lead.

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 U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.
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Redondo Beach, California
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