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Consulting Chief Engineer – Sigonella, Italy

Requisition ID: R10075202

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Sigonella, Catania, ITA
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 25% of the Time
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 1

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 has an opening for a Consulting Chief Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. Position is located on Sigonella NAS, Italy and is a 2 year overseas assignment.

The NATO on-site Chief Engineer reports up to the GH Enterprise Chief Engineer through the NATO Chief Engineer back in Rancho Bernardo.

The NATO on Site Chief Engineer supports the identification and resolution of anomalies through interfacing with NAGSF squadron staff and Forward Support Representatives and coordinating for reach back support to factory responsible design engineers to determine root cause and corrective actions. Additionally, the on site CE responds to user questions related to the system and monitors system performance. CE will analyze operational data for effectiveness, and recommend improvements to stakeholders and engineering.  On Site CE also supports system trade studies and requirements definition for new capabilities and supports field implementation of new capabilities. Candidate must be mature and have the ability to effectively interface with NATO AGS Commanding Officer and General staff across the squadron.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Must have a Bachelor’s of Science AND 20 years of related professional/military experience to include a background in air/vehicle autonomous flight systems, OR a Master’s degree AND 18 years of related professional/military experience to include a background in air/vehicle autonomous flight systems, OR a Ph.D. AND 15 years of related professional/military experience to include a background in air/vehicle autonomous flight systems
  • Candidate must be willing to live overseas for a minimum of a two year assignment
  • Ability to obtain a Secret DoD security clearance prior to start of employment and be eligible for a NATO Secret Clearance.
  • Candidate must have general knowledge of the NATO AGS system and an in depth of knowledge of one major following subsystems (AVCM2, network/comms, Radar Payload, or Air Vehicle).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Candidate holds a current NATO TS Security Clearance and has directly supported integration or field operations of the NATO AGS System.
  • Candidate will be required to occasionally travel to US for training and engineering coordination of new and existing capabilities and in support of the Q4 users group.
  • Active DoD secret clearance

Salary Range: $174,900 USD - $262,300 USD

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 https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/.

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 http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.



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What's great about
Northrop Grumman

  1. Be part of a culture that thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work.
  2. Use your skills to build and deliver innovative tech solutions that protect the world and shape a better future.
  3. Enjoy benefits like work-life balance, education assistance and paid time off.


Did you know?

Northrop Grumman leads the industry team for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, the largest, most complex and powerful space telescope ever built. Launched in December 2021, the telescope incorporates innovative design, advanced technology, and groundbreaking engineering, and will fundamentally alter our understanding of the universe.