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Manager Aeronautical Engineering 2

Requisition ID: R10050839

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Rocket Center, West VA, 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 Defense Systems invites you to discover careers that change the world and further advancements in defense, technology, and engineering today at Northrop Grumman. Use your experience to grow your career and support our global customers with the technology, systems, and solutions they need to enable their missions on the front lines and secure our world every day. With Northrop Grumman, you’ll discover a culture built on diversity, respect, and above all teamwork. Together with our group of experts across the technical spectrum, you’ll discover opportunities to make a difference in our world and start solving some of the world’s most critical problems in the most innovative ways.

Job Summary:

We are seeking a manager for our Thermal and Structural Analysis Group at the Allegany Ballistics Laboratory (ABL) location in Rocket Center, WV. ABL develops and manufactures a broad range of products, primarily for defense, with a focus on tactical solid rocket propulsion. This technical management position oversees a technically diverse team of highly skilled engineering analysts who support our product teams in all phases of their programs’ lifecycles. The group’s duties center on the use of computer modeling and simulation tools, such as finite element and computational fluid dynamics analysis software, in designing and evaluating solid rocket motors and other defense and aerospace subsystems. Experience with solid rocket motors, composite structures, and gas or structural dynamics is highly desirable, but not required.

Responsibilities for this position include:

  • Manage the daily operations of the Analysis Group

  • Provide leadership and development support to the team members

  • Evaluate performance of individuals and provide feedback through periodic discussions

  • Work with program teams in developing analysis plans to meet requirements

  • Manage the workflow of analysis requests to meet program team schedules

  • Participate in the technical review of analyses performed by the group

  • Attend program design and test reviews when required

  • Assure established policies and procedures are being followed

  • Manage group staffing to meet workload

Basic Qualifications:

To be considered for this position, a candidate must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below:

  • BS or higher degree in Engineering or Physics and 9 years of relevant experience

  • 5 years of experience in design or analysis of complex systems

  • Strong knowledge of solid mechanics and structures

  • Knowledge of heat transfer analysis

  • Sound technical decision-making skills

  • Demonstrated attention to detail to achieve results

  • Excellent leadership skills

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills with a wide range of individuals and audiences

  • Must be able to obtain a DoD Secret security clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration:

  • Knowledge of composite materials

  • Knowledge of steady state and transient dynamic analysis

  • Knowledge of viscoelastic and hyperelastic materials

  • Knowledge of adhesives and adhesive joints

  • Knowledge of CFD

  • Prior demonstrated experience leading a team or complex effort; or prior managerial experience

  • Experience in an aerospace manufacturing facility

  • Position prefers a candidate with an active DoD Secret security clearance

What to Expect:

We offer highly competitive salaries, an array of benefits to give you the support you need, and the opportunity to connect with coworkers, remote and in-office, in an environment that is professional, creative and flexible. If you are a dynamic and motivated professional, Northrop Grumman is the company that will help further your experience and grow your career. 

What Makes This Location Great:

Known for its scenic mountain landscapes, rolling hills and state parks, the region offers a multitude of outdoor recreational opportunities to include hiking, mountain biking, skiing, fishing, and whitewater rafting. We are an easy drive to Washington, D.C., Baltimore, and Pittsburgh, and not far from Philadelphia, Virginia, and New York. If you enjoy a beautiful all-weather climate, low cost of living, zero gridlock traffic, outdoor activities and easy access to major cities along the east coast - this area has a lot to offer!

This position falls under a Federal Explosives License issued by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) for this location.  Candidates hired into this role will be required to complete and submit an Employee Possessor Questionnaire to ATF for approval to be a possessor.


Salary Range: $123,900 USD - $185,900 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.