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Manager Engineering 2

Requisition ID: R10070483

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Patuxent River, MD, USA
  • 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, 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.

Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems (NGAS) has an exciting career opportunity for a Deputy Contractor Flight Test Director (Engineering Manager 2) to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals in support of the MQ-4C Triton program test activities.

This position will be located at NAS (Naval Air Station) Patuxent River, MD.

Position Overview:

The Deputy Contractor Flight Test Director supports the Triton Contractor Flight Test Director (CFTD) and Engineering Site Lead executing Triton Program engineering and test activity at Patuxent River, MD.  This includes performing modifications, ground operations, ground tests, and experimental flight tests on three Triton MQ-4C air vehicles and associated Ground Control Stations conducting full spectrum system of systems testing for the U.S. Navy. Roles include supporting the CFTD providing direction to imbedded and traveling engineering personnel, supporting the CFTD in the execution of cost, schedule, and performance responsibilities, and interfacing with host squadron leadership, and PMA test and evaluation personnel.  The candidate will also be the Functional Lead (Section Manager) for a team of System Test Engineers/Test Conductors, Production Schedulers and Planners, Logistics Analysts, and Project Managers.

The functional homeroom duties include, but are not limited to; attending functional staff meetings, management of personnel (performance reviews, goal setting and coaching), coordination of job assignments, staffing, recruiting, developing process improvement plans and providing input, guidance and review for policies, processes, and procedures. The Section Manager duties will require 10-20% of the manager’s time.

The candidate must have excellent communication skills, understand the company’s flight test requirements, procedures, and be capable of working in a matrix environment with multiple sources of management guidance. Candidates must be able to support extended shifts, occasional weekends, and holidays. Occasional travel to other Northrop Grumman sites will be required.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's of Science Degree in (STEM) Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math along with 9 years related technical experience

  • Leadership and Managment Experience

  • Experience in executing flight test and/or aircraft operations. 

  • Active DoD Secret Clearance 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Specific experience in flight test planning/execution

  • Experience in a flight test engineering leadership position

  • Experience in flight test of unmanned air vehicles

  • Experience as a Cost Account Manager and/or with Earned Value Management

  • Active DoD Top Secret clearance


Salary Range: $130,500 USD - $195,700 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.