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Consulting Chief Engineer

Requisition ID: R10076021

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Huntsville, Alabama, 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.

Northrop Grumman Defense Systems in Huntsville, AL is currently seeking a Chief Engineer to lead the Integrated Air and Missile Defense Battle Command System (IBCS) Program.  IBCS integrates various radars and weapons to construct and deliver a single integrated air picture with high accuracy and broad surveillance and protection areas.

The Chief Engineer is responsible for the technical direction and execution of all aspects of engineering on a program including design, development, implementation, integration, testing, and delivery of product to the customer. The Chief Engineer is the technical leader for the program engineering team, and also serves as technical advisor to the program director. You will lead a multi-disciplined engineering team and coordinate with functional organizations to ensure that all engineering teams adhere to sound engineering processes, in accordance with company policies, procedures, and quality standards.  You will be asked to solve complex technical problems and provide solutions that are innovative and achievable.  You will provide technical status/updates and assessment to program director and support cost and schedule impact assessments of technical direction and customer requests. 

This position will be hired as Consulting Chief Engineer (Level 7) and reports to the Operating Unit Engineering Manager.  The position is located in Huntsville AL.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science degree, or related technical discipline, and 20 years of applicable experience. 18 years of relevant experience with a Masters degree; 15 years with a PhD.
  • Current active Secret clearance
  • Minimum 15 years of experience in systems and product development
  • Minimum 10 years of experience leading large technical teams
  • Demonstrated technical leadership skills, decisiveness, and ability to make sound technical judgements with limited information
  • Demonstrated ability to perform functional analysis, timeline analysis, detail trade studies, requirements allocation and interface definition studies to translate customer requirements into hardware and software specifications
  • Experience with proactively identify issues and solutions to those issues, and drive issues rapidly to closure.
  • Experience with Agile development

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IAMD) mission and systems
  • Sensor and Effector Domain knowledge as it relates to Battle Management Systems
  • Familiarity with Operational Analysis and CONOPS development
  • Strong interpersonal communication and technical writing skills to enable effective personal interaction and collaboration with a multi-disciplined team and customers

Salary Range: $174,000 USD - $262,000 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.