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Manager – Capture Engineering

Requisition ID: 21017708

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Fortitude Valley - QLD, Australia
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: Australia Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret (NV1)
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: Yes- May Consider Occasional/Part-Time Teleworking for this position
  • 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 Australia is truly committed to being the most trusted provider of systems and technologies that ensure the security and freedom of our nation and its allies. We provide meaningful and purposeful employment opportunities across a diverse range of functions delivering solutions and capabilities to our customers every day.

Australia is a priority focus country for Northrop Grumman globally and our priority is to exemplify our class-leading products, capabilities and solutions to our customers and want you to join us on our journey of growth and expansion in Australia.

Due to this recent and continuing growth, Northrop Grumman Australia is seeking applications for a suitably experienced and qualified Manager – Capture Engineering to form a key strategic capability as part of our growing engineering function. 

The Manager – Capture Engineering is required to draw upon best practices across the engineering domain focussing mainly on Systems and Software Engineering disciplines to enhance the competitive positioning of NGA’s capture efforts. Leading a small team of engineering specialists within the Head Office Engineering function; this role works with a diverse group of stakeholders to ensure the technical elements of proposals align to capture strategies.

The ideal candidate will have had significant engineering leadership experience within the Defence environment. At times, your expertise may be called upon to deploy across projects and captures to provide subject matter expertise, leadership and support when required.

You will have a passion for solving complex problems and bringing together stakeholders to develop original and innovative solutions.

Key duties & responsibilities:

  • Providing functional leadership across a matrix environment to support the achievement of NGA’s strategic objectives
  • Effectively communicating across various stakeholders at NGA to support projects and capture activities
  • Providing engineering leadership and support for various captures
  • Capturing best-practice engineering principles from US colleagues and broader industry to be incorporated across NGA
  • Implementing and performance managing the delivery of assigned engineering work packages
  • Coordinating engineering resources between the US and Australia to deliver artefacts for relevant capture activities
  • Developing engineering plans and strategies
  • Mentoring, coaching and developing other engineers

Why Northrop Grumman?

As an integral part of the Australian team, you will receive professional development and a comprehensive benefits package. Furthermore, you will be joining an inclusive work environment built on innovation and respect, supported by the highest ethical standards.

Our Values represent what is important to us at Northrop Grumman and are integrated into all aspects of our employee experience:

  • We do the right thing
  • We do what we promise
  • We commit to shared success
  • We pioneer

What do we offer in return?

  • Professional Development Support – further education, professional industry memberships and unlimited access to a range of online training including LinkedIn Learning and SkillSoft
  • Up to 2 weeks additional purchased annual leave
  • Salary packaging including novated car leases
  • Generous parental leave entitlements
  • WellbeiNG Program
  • Employee Incentive Program
  • Employee Discount Program

Essential Qualifications & Experience:

  • Bachelor of Engineering with ability to received Chartered status and registration as a Professional engineer
  • Qualifications, training or certification in Systems Engineering
  • Experience within the C2, IAMD or C4ISR Domains
  • Must be an Australian citizen with the ability to obtain and maintain a Defence security clearance (NV1)

Desired Qualifications & Experience:

  • Working knowledge of Systems Engineering for Defence projects
  • Familiarity with Model Based Systems Engineering, DevSecOps and Open Systems architectures
  • Leadership experience in Defence environments
  • Experience in agile methodologies and execution

Note: As a Defence security clearance is required for this role, applicants must be Australian Citizens. International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) are applicable, as such your nationality may be a factor in determining your suitability for this role.

Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce, and encourages individuals from all backgrounds and all abilities to apply and consider becoming a part of our diverse and inclusive workforce. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are welcome and encouraged to apply.


Salary Range: 1 - 1

Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce, and encourages individuals from all backgrounds and all abilities to apply and consider becoming a part of our diverse and inclusive workforce. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are welcome and encouraged to apply.


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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?

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.