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Manager Systems Engineering 2

Requisition ID: R10061589

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Annapolis, Maryland, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: None
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Top Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: No
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 2

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.

The Naval & Oceanic Systems business unit headquartered in Annapolis, MD is seeking dependable individuals willing to work in a collaborative environment and that are interested in expanding their horizons. 

The Mechanical Engineering Department is seeking a leader to manage a Mechanical Systems Team within the Mechanical Engineering organization. Emphasis is placed on leading a team of mechanical engineers that support development and production programs, as well as new business pursuits to ensure quality engineering solutions. This team is responsible for mechanical design and integration to support underwater systems.

Our engineering work includes full life-cycle programs including design, development, system integration, hands-on test, training, and production. The successful candidate will demonstrate a broad skill set that is balanced between interpersonal, business, and technical capabilities. The successful candidate will have a track record as an effective communicator and problem solver who is able to develop and maintain good working relationships with both internal and external stakeholders, and collaborate across the sector business areas as required to accomplish team goals.

This position is a dual role encompassing both people and project/technical leadership. Roles and responsibilities include, but are not limited to: 

  • Lead a Mechanical Systems functional group of 10 to 15 engineers including performance management, career development, staffing, and compensation planning
  • Provide project and technical oversight for design activities performed by the group
  • Maintain and ensure application of design processes and guidelines used in the group
  • Develop proposal inputs and review proposal content for both internal and external customers
  • Collaborate with peer managers to ensure consistency across multiple work groups
  • Support department initiatives, technology roadmap creation, cross-campus/sector involvement, and internally funded projects
  • Support recruiting, interviewing, and hiring
  • Support fostering employee engagement and knowledge sharing

The candidate will demonstrate a commitment to ethics and integrity, and the capability to innovate while challenging traditional ways of doing business. Demonstrated abilities to build diverse and inclusive teams with high levels of engagement, including mentoring and coaching, are a must. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required.

Basic Qualifications:

  • BS in Mechanical Engineering or a related field with 9+ years of experience or a Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering or related field with 7+ years experience, or a PhD in Mechanical Engineering or related field with 5 years of engineering experience
  • Strong fundamentals in mechanical engineering, to mentor your functional team in structural analysis tasking
  • Strong leadership qualities, including excellent communication and collaboration, team engagement, and organizational skills
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and motivate teams as a functional manager, program manager, Integrated Product Team (IPT) lead, and/or other significant leadership role
  • Proficiency in using common engineering design, production, analysis, and office tools
  • Ability and willingness to obtain a TS/SSBI and pass a polygraph

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master Degree in Mechanical Engineering
  • Experience with Finite Element Analysis (FEA) tools, bolted joint analysis, and structural hand calculations`
  • Proficiency in FEMAP/Nastran and/or ANSYS FEA tools for performing linear and non-linear analyses
  • Able to work in a fast-paced environment where multiple projects are being developed and deployed simultaneously
  • Experience with program management, functional management, and/or customer management
  • Experience with proposals and Earned Value
  • Experience with business development activities
  • Demonstrated skills/experience in the following multi-disciplined areas: shock, vibration, bolted joint calculations, and fracture analysis
  • Active TS/SCI clearance with polygraph
  • Experience with design, integration and test of underwater/naval systems listed above.
  • Experience with Navy operations for similar maritime domain and technologies.
  • Experience with design, integration and test of underwater/naval systems listed above.

Salary Range: $137,000 USD - $205,600 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.