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Manager 2 Engineering, Structural Design (F-35)

Company: Northrop Grumman
Location: Redondo Beach
Posted on: September 11, 2023

Job Description:

Requisition ID: R
Category: Engineering
Location: Redondo Beach, CA, USA
Citizenship Required: United States Citizenship
Clearance Type: Secret
Telecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
Shift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
Travel Required: Yes, 25% of the Time
Relocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available
Positions Available: 2
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 Aeronautics Systems sector is currently looking for a Structural Design Manager 2 (Section Manager) to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This leadership role is located in Redondo Beach, CA in support of the Metallic Structures IPT on the F-35 program. This is a hand-on management role with approximately 85% engineering/15% functional work.
Key Responsibilities:
Lead a section of approximately ten structural designers located in Redondo Beach, CA, Palmdale, CA, and Fort Worth, TX in support of the F-35 Metallics IPT
Perform functional management duties, including: Conduct employee performance assessments, career development discussions, staffing forecasts, and assimilate new members to the Structures Design team
Process oversight, participation in the performance review process, management of personnel records and participation in corrective or disciplinary actions
Staffing responsibilities may include hiring, recruiting of personnel, and working to ensure that engineers with the appropriate skills and experience are deployed
Manage development opportunities and budget allocations, and ensure employee compliance with mandatory training requirements
In addition to functional Section Manager duties, the candidate will perform IPT engineering tasks, which will comprise 85% of the statement of work
Develop proposal artifacts in support of various contractual objectives
Prepare and manage schedule and budgets to include EVMS and prepare and present project status to program leadership
Develop, manage, and brief programmatic status and performance measures in support of recurring reviews with NG leadership and industry partners
Collaborate closely with the production line and provide solutions to producibility issues
As a design leader/manager you will conduct design reviews, provide technical design related feedback to the design staff's proposed change solutions with the intent to improve proposed design solutions
Participate in cross functional teams to improve program processes
Identify risks and issues and coordinate with project teams to mitigate and retire risks
Conduct root cause and corrective action analysis and define/execute corrective action plans to address quality escapes
Travel to other Northrop Grumman and/or customer sites as required
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 inspires 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.
Basic Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree in a STEM discipline and 9 years of professional/military engineering experience; OR Master's degree in a STEM discipline and 7 years of professional/military engineering experience
Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret security clearance
Preferred Qualifications:
Current, in-scope DoD Secret clearance (or higher)
Leadership experience in a people leadership role or matrixed environment
Degree in Aerospace Engineering or Mechanical Engineering
Experience with CAD tools (preferably CATIA V5)
Experience working on the F-35 or other fighter aircraft program
Experience developing and coaching for leadership and performance
Experience with Systems Engineering Processes
Previous experience dealing with Risks and Issues
Cost Account Manager (CAM) & Earned Value Management Systems (EVMS) proficiency
Salary Range: $134,600 USD - $201,800 USD
Employees may be eligible for a discretionary bonus in addition to base pay. Annual bonuses are designed to reward individual contributions as well as allow employees to share in company results. Employees in Vice President or Director positions may be eligible for Long Term Incentives. In addition, Northrop Grumman provides a variety of benefits including health insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, savings plan, Company paid holidays and paid time off (PTO) for vacation and/or personal business.
The health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority. The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. U.S. Northrop Grumman employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042
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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