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Manager Mechanical and Turbine Engineering 2/3

Requisition ID: R10075685

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Sunnyvale, CA, 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, 10% 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.

Manager Mechanical and Turbine Engineering (M2/M3)

At the heart of Defining Possible is our commitment to missions. In rapidly changing global security environments, Northrop Grumman brings informed insights and software-secure technology to enable strategic planning. We’re looking for innovators who can help us keep building on our wide portfolio of secure, affordable, integrated, and multi-domain systems and technologies that fuel those missions. By joining in our shared mission, we’ll support yours of expanding your personal network and developing skills, whether you are new to the field or an industry thought-leader. At Northrop Grumman, you’ll have the resources, support, and team to do some of the best work of your career.

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems is a trusted provider of mission-enabling solutions for global security.  Our Engineering and Sciences (E&S) organization pushes the boundaries of innovation, redefines engineering capabilities, and drives advances in various sciences. Our team is chartered with providing the skills, innovative technologies to develop, design, produce and sustain optimized product lines across the sector while providing a decisive advantage to the warfighter.  Come be a part of our mission!

We are looking for you to join our team as a Mechanical and Turbine Engineering Manager 2/3 based out of Sunnyvale, CA. In this role at Northrop Grumman you will have a challenging and rewarding opportunity to be a part of our Enterprise-wide digital transformation. Through the use of Model-based Engineering, DevSecOps and Agile practices we continue to evolve how we deliver critical national defense products and capabilities for the warfighter.  Our success is grounded in our ability to embrace change, move quickly and continuously drive innovation.  The successful candidate will be collaborative, open, transparent, and team-oriented with a focus on team empowerment & shared responsibility, flexibility, continuous learning, and a culture of automation.

What you’ll get to do:

The Mechanical and Turbine Engineering Manager 2/3 is responsible for providing functional leadership and direction of the Aerothermal turbine analysis team, which consists of a staff of approximately 10 to 12 Aerothermal engineers.  Responsibilities include leading a diverse team of highly engineers in the areas of Turbine development design and specialized turbine analysis, and engineering support of development testing and manufacturing of turbines used for Naval Propulsion and Power Generation.  The position responsibilities also include management of time keeping, performance reviews, staffing and resource planning, training, and retention of the team.

Responsibilities also include:

·       Provide project and technical oversight of design activities performed by the group

·       Prepare cost estimates, provide proposal inputs, and review proposal content for both internal and external customers

·       Increasing turbine design engineering competencies through employee development and strategic hiring

·       Balancing employee needs with business goals

·       Provide ownership of and direction to the design processes used in the group

·       Basic understanding of the Design, Manufacturing and Test Integration process

·       Support department initiatives, forecasting and recruiting, technology roadmap creation, and champion continuous process improvements

Basic Qualifications:

·       Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering or a related field with 10 years of engineering experience; OR a Master's Degree in Mechanical Engineering or a related field with 8 years of engineering experience; OR a PhD in Mechanical Engineering or a related field with 6 years of engineering experience.   

·       US Citizenship, with the ability to receive DoD Secret clearance (or higher).

·       Strong fundamentals in Design Engineering for Machine Design

·       Solid understanding of fundamentals of aerodynamics/thermodynamics

·       Experience in technical, program, project, or functional/people management

·       Proven track record of managing direct reports of various levels and disciplines

·       Production issues resolution

·       Strong leadership qualities, including excellent communication and collaboration, team engagement, and organizational skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

·       Master's Degree in Mechanical Engineering

·       Experience as a Technical Lead, Project Manager, or other demonstrated leadership role related to program execution

·       Understanding of turbine principals of operation, design and analysis

·       Experience with common commercial analytical software tools to perform Aerothermal analyses (e.g. CFD)

·       Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE), requirements development, or technical project management experience preferred.

·       Understanding and knowledge of Agile (SCRUM) techniques and activities.

·       Knowledge of Design Engineering processes, procedures and work instructions required to support both management and engineering tasks

·       Experience with proposals and Earned Value


Salary Range: $143,500 USD - $215,300 USD
Salary Range 2: $171,000 USD - $256,400 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.