Manager Aeronautical Engineering 1 - Advanced Programs : Active Secret Clearance
Requisition ID: R10128818
- Category: Engineering
- Location: Chandler, Arizona, United States of America
- Citizenship required: United States Citizenship
- Clearance Type: Secret
- Telecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
- Shift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
- Travel Required: Yes, 25% of the Time
- Relocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available
- Positions Available: 1
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 Mechanical Engineering group is hiring for a Manager Aeronautical Engineering - Advanced Programs (Tactical Manager) in our Mechanical Engineering team within the Launch Vehicles Business Unit at our Chandler, AZ facility.
The Tactical Manager will support our growing Advanced Programs product line as one of two functional managers responsible for technical oversight, guidance and training of a team of 30+ highly qualified aerospace engineers working towards technology maturation and flight test of several key hypersonic subsystems working in an Integrated Product Team (IPT) structure.
The Tactical Manager will be responsible for managing technical, schedule, cost, as well as Mechanical Engineering resources allocated to the Program. This includes identifying and addressing program risks to ensure project success, facilitating technical solutions based on heritage and similar vehicles, tracking the program schedule, and performing CAM duties as required.
The Manager will lead by example, ensure proper cross-training of the team, and make sure the team understands the requirements of the Program related to the individual tasks that are being assigned to the team. This also includes having periodic meetings with Mechanical Engineering Department Leadership to review the ME performance relative to the Program schedule and budget, technical challenges, and staff development.
- Oversee and guide highly complex engineering design, development, analysis, and test activities to support program objectives.
- Conduct/suppport trade studies and defend design solutions at Engineering Review Board and customer meetings as required.
- Based on broadly defined problems, studies basic design concepts and criteria for complex materials, components, or functional systems and applies aerospace/mechanical engineering principles involved to develop creative and reliable design solutions.
- Oversight of key subcontractors including proposals review for cost, schedule and technical content, support recurring status meetings both onsite and subcontractor facilities, and lead subcontractor to successful end-item delivery meeting program schedule.
- Work with mechanical and IPT leads to closely monitor program mechanical engineering resources and predict future needs based off upcoming schedule milestones and past performance metrics.
- Generate material and present at Technical Interchange Meetings (TIM’s) and Design Reviews to be given to internal and external customers.
- Responsible for employee career development through routine 1:1 meetings, writing and delivering performance reviews, assigning training, and conducting performance improvement plans as-required.
- Act as a liaison between mechanical engineering lead and IPTs to ensure timely delivery of mechanical engineering products.
- Bachelor’s degree in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) and 5 years of related engineering experience, OR a Master’s in STEM and 3 years related experience, OR a PhD in STEM
- Active DoD Secret Security Clearance, or higher
- Ability to travel 25% of the time
- Master’s degree in Aerospace or Mechanical Engineering
- Developing and executing Technology Maturation Plans for launch vehicle or missile components
- Experience working in an Integrated Product Team (IPT) structure.
- Experience with transitioning teams to DevOps practices, agile development, scrums, and JIRA/Confluence.
- CAD experience with Siemens NX and Teamcenter PLM or similar systems.
- Advanced understanding of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing per ASME Y14.5-2009
- Prior launch vehicle and/or missile system design and integration experience.
- Demonstrated performance in leading engineering teams
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What's great about
- Be part of a culture that thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work.
- Use your skills to build and deliver innovative tech solutions that protect the world and shape a better future.
- 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.