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Mgr Aeronautical Engineering 1

Requisition ID: R10021183

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Chandler, AZ, USA
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: Days (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 25% of the Time
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 12

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 Space Systems is searching for multiple (7) Managers Aeronautical Engineering 1 – "Tactical Manager" in our Mechanical Engineering team within the Launch Vehicles Business Unit at our Chandler, AZ facility.There are separate positions open to lead each of the mechanical teams for the following programs:
  • GMD (Ground Based Mid-Course Defense)
  • GQM-163 Supersonic Sea Skimming Target (SSST)
  • Minotaur II
  • Minotaur I/IV
  • GPI (Glide Phase Interceptor) I
  • CNC/Additives
  • Structural Analysis & Test

The Tactical Managers for each program will be responsible for managing technical, schedule, cost, as well as Mechanical Engineering resources allocated to the Program. This includes identifying and addressing program risks to ensure launch success, facilitating technical solutions based on heritage and similar vehicles, tracking the program schedule, and performing CAM duties.Candidate must have thorough knowledge of launch vehicle mechanical design and integration activities, as well as strong leadership skills.
Candidate is expected to lead by example, ensure proper cross-training of the team, and make sure the team understands the requirements of the Program and how they relate to the individual tasks that are being assigned to the team. This also includes having periodic meetings with the team to review the ME performance relative to the Program schedule.
Job Responsibilities
1. With little to no guidance, performs analysis, design, or test of one or more complex materials, structural components or functional systems. Conduct trade studies and evaluate alternative designs.
2. Based on broadly defined problems, studies basic design concepts and criteria for complex materials, components, or functional systems and applies the engineering principles involved to develop new designs.
3. Anticipates customer needs and finds innovative ways to provide for those needs.
4. Originates and develops constructive ideas. Consistently looks for ways to modify or change existing methods or processes to improve outcomes.
5. Perform highly complex engineering design, development, analysis, and test activities to support assigned projects.
6. Determine engineering tasks required for project planning and execution; Analyze project requirements and develop detailed planning, conceptual designs, and risk analysis.
7. Assume CAM responsibilities and EVMS Reporting.
8. Interact with internal and external customers; Assist the customer in defining system requirements and in the generation of specifications for products or sub systems.
9. Provide technical guidance and direction to engineering team in the design, test, production, and maintenance phases of a project.
10. Develop and present materials for project related briefings including design reviews to be given to internal and external customers.
11. Support new business and prepare proposal material.Basic Qualifications:
  • BS Degree Engineering plus 5 years of experience; Masters in Engineering & 3 years or PhD & 0 years.
  • U.S. Citizenship is required
  • Active DoD Secret Security Clearance is required
  • Ability to travel 25% is required
  • Candidate must have a minimum of five years of related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.
  • Launch campaign field support is required at remote site.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Demonstrated experience supporting integration / testing of flight hardware and oversight of technician work tasking is strongly desired.
  • Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering degree preferred.
  • Minimum of seven years of related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is preferred.

Salary Range: $103,300 USD - $154,900 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 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.