Mgr Engineering 2

Requisition ID: R10023905

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Edwards AFB - CA, United States of America
  • 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.

Join Northrop Grumman on our continued mission to push the boundaries of possible across land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace. Enjoy a culture where your voice is valued and start contributing to our team of passionate professionals providing real-life solutions to our world’s biggest challenges. We take pride in creating purposeful work and allowing our employees to grow and achieve their goals every day by Defining Possible. With our competitive pay and comprehensive benefits, we have the right opportunities to fit your life and launch your career today.

The B-2 Flight Test team is seeking a candidate to fill the dual role of the B-2 Flight Test Engineering Manager and B-2 Flight Test Engineering Section Manager to lead a team of 10+ Flight Test Engineers, System Test Engineers, and Control Engineers.

The role of the B-2 Flight Test Engineering Manager includes being responsible for all facets of B-2 Flight Test Planning and Execution in multiple technology areas. Flight test planning includes requirements development, verification development, detailed flight test planning, and test event preparation. Test execution includes leading the conduct of ground and flight test. Candidates must be familiar with both facets with in depth knowledge in one or both areas. Candidates must be familiar with four primary technology areas; communications, defensive management, weapons integration, and navigation systems and possess an in depth knowledge in one or more areas. Candidates must be able to understand the role of flight test engineering, along with the roles of supporting organizations in executing flight test programs. Candidates must be able to provide leadership and direction to other Flight Test Engineers, System Test Engineers, and Control Engineers on a tactical and strategic basis, as well as, being able to perform Flight Test Engineering functions when required.

Candidates must be capable of supporting business development activities, support proposals (generate schedules and cost estimates), and support design reviews for B-2 and other platforms. Candidates must be capable of being responsible for cost, schedule and technical performance for various programs in the Systems Test IPT. This includes management of budgets using EVMS, EVMS reporting tools, accountable for cost and reporting any variances.

As B-2 Flight Test Engineering Section Manager, manage and support a 10+ member team working multiple platforms and projects in the Antelope Valley area in the area of flight test engineering. Requirements of this role include performing functional homeroom duties such as attending functional staff meetings, management of personnel (performance reviews, goal setting & coaching), coordination of job assignments, staffing, recruiting, developing process improvement plans and providing input, guidance and review for policies, processes and procedures related to the Flight Test Center of Excellence.

Must have excellent communication skills and understand both government and company flight test requirements and procedures. Must be capable of working in a heavily matrixed environment with multiple sources of management guidance. Candidates must be capable of supporting shift work including extended shifts, shift rotation, weekends and occasionally holidays. Must be able to travel in support of test activities.

Basic Qualifications:
Bachelor of Science Degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (Prefer: Mechanical, Electrical, Aerospace or Civil Engineering). Plus a minimum of 9 years of relevant flight test experience with an emphasis on test planning and conduct.

Must have an active DoD Secret and a background investigation within the scope of six years with the ability to obtain and retain a DOD Top Secret and SAP clearances.

Preferred Qualifications:
Master of Science degree in science, technology, engineering or math (STEM),

Current Top Secret Clearance and current or previously held B-2 SAP accesses.

Flexibility to work additional flight assignments beyond the defined requirements of this position.

Salary Range: 130500 - 195700

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. With the continuing impacts of COVID-19 around the world, we are taking action to protect the health and well-being of our colleagues and maintain the safety of the communities where we operate. As a federal contractor, and consistent with Executive Order 14042 ( we will require all newly hired employees in the United States to be fully vaccinated by January 18, 2022 or by your start date if it is after January 18th. Federal guidance allows for disability/medical and religious accommodations with respect to the vaccine requirement. Any requested accommodations must be reviewed and approved (if applicable) in advance of your start date.

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 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.

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We offer an array of benefits to give you the support you need, including matching 401K, tuition assistance, health insurance and wellness options, coaching, mentoring and more.