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Engineering Manager 2

Requisition ID: R10063549

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Melbourne, Florida, 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 Aeronautics Systems (NGAS) is looking for an experienced Engineering Manager 2 to lead and manage Training Device Design and Testing efforts for the Strike program. This leadership position is located in Melbourne FL.

Candidate will be responsible for the strategic planning and execution to design, build, and test all required training devices to support the program.  Successful candidate will develop/manage Engineering/Technical metrics that drive outcomes for cost/schedule, engage in process improvements, and ensure engineering rigor in all Training Device Engineering and Test Operations.  Responsibilities include leading a team to establish, plan, and deliver recommended solutions to functional requirements associated with program and Training System requirements.

Tasking also includes supporting the management of design concepts, preliminary and critical design reviews, guidance of test documentation, oversight of integration, validation, and verification activities, and interface with suppliers and customer for coordination.  Candidate will be responsible for developing and executing to schedule and budgets within processes and program directives.

Candidate will be responsible for Earned Value Management (EVM) planning and program performance addressing cost, schedule, technical performance, and quality of a work package, subsystem, and related group of work packages on a large system development type contract.

Candidate will be able to establish goals based on objective oriented tasking. General competence is desired in the development of Training Systems and/or training devices.  Candidate will be required to work closely with the program’s training courseware development team to ensure complete training coverage for the program.

Must be able to function and be accountable for tasking in an integrated work share environment, with detailed reporting responsibilities to upper Leadership.  In addition, proposal and estimating, task and statement of work development are important aspects of this position.

This position will require oversight of projects and task assigned to the organizational group performed by employees. You will be expected to be involved only when required to assist in meeting schedules or to resolve technical or operational problems and may accomplish results through motivating and directing to senior employees.  The supervisory relationship will be to accomplish results through lower-level subordinate supervisors or through experienced employees who exercise significant latitude and independence in their assignments.  Candidate will have frequent contacts with internal personnel and outside customer representatives at various management levels concerning operations or scheduling or specific phases of projects or contracts. Conducts briefings and participates in technical meetings for internal external representatives concerning specifics operations.

As a leader, you always act with integrity, and the highest ethical standards characterize everything you do. You enable your team to achieve predictable and balanced results, while satisfying the needs of internal and external partners. You treat all people with respect, and you model personal growth and continuous development. You know how to build an inclusive environment that attracts, retains, and inspires a diverse and engaged team. You develop trusted and valued customer relationships and communicate effectively, so that people throughout the organization feel engaged and connected to their work. You deliver excellence, strive for continuous improvement and respond vigorously to change.


To learn more about our hiring process for manager positions, please view our “Selecting the Best Qualified Managers” video:

Basic Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor's Degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Math with 9 years of experience executing and leading mechanical and/or electrical mechanism design, manufacturing, and test efforts OR Master's Degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Math with 7 years of experience executing and leading mechanical and/or electrical mechanism design, manufacturing, and test efforts
  • Proven experience in design and development, and delivery of complex system trainers
  • Demonstrated experience in proposal and estimating
  • Demonstrated hands-on knowledge of IPT/Program Management processes (CAM processes, project planning and scheduling, cost control, change control, EVMS, staffing, coordination and oversight of technical work effort and risk and opportunity management)
  • Must have an active DoD Secret (or higher) clearance (with a background investigation within the past 6 years or enrolled into Continuous Evaluation).
  • Must have the ability to obtain and maintain Special Access Program (SAP) clearance.

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Demonstrated experience and a proven record of leading engineering teams in developing and testing Support Equipment that meet quality, performance, cost, and schedule requirements 
  • Demonstrated hands-on experience in requirements management inclusive of development, derivation, validation and verification of requirements 
  • Experience working on both classified and unclassified Military programs
  • Experience leading a large department in a matrix environment
  • Practice with earned value management (EVMS) and internal tools (i.e. Integrated Management Operating Model (IMOM))


Salary Range: $112,700 USD - $169,100 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

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.

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.