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Manager Mechanical Engineering 2

Requisition ID: R10065478

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Ocean Springs, Mississippi, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking 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.

The Launcher Design Engineering Manager 2 is responsible for providing functional leadership and direction to the Launcher Design and Support Group, a growing group which will consist of a staff of approximately 10 to 12 Mechanical Design engineers in the Ocean Springs, MS Northrop Grumman site.  Responsibilities include leading a diverse team of engineers in the areas of Mechanical design and development and engineering support of testing of the launcher system for the Conventional Prompt Strike weapon system.  The position responsibilities also include management of time keeping, performance reviews, staffing and resource planning, training, and team engagement for the team.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Provide project and technical oversight of design activities performed by the group
  • Prepare cost estimates, provide proposal inputs, and review proposal content for both internal and external customers
  • Increasing launcher design engineering competencies through employee development and strategic hiring
  • Balancing employee needs with business goals
  • Provide ownership of and direction to the design processes used in the group
  • Basic understanding of the Design, Manufacturing and Test Integration process
  • Support department initiatives, forecasting and recruiting, technology roadmap creation, and champion continuous process improvements

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor Degree in Mechanical Engineering or a related field with 9 years of engineering experience; OR a Master Degree in Mechanical Engineering or a related field with 7 years of engineering experience; OR a PhD in Mechanical Engineering or a related field with 5 years of engineering experience
  • US Citizenship, with the ability to receive DoD Secret clearance (or higher)
  • Strong fundamentals in Design Engineering
  • Experience in functional/people management
  • Production issues resolution
  • Strong leadership qualities, including excellent communication and collaboration, team engagement, and organizational skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master Degree in Mechanical Engineering
  • Experience as a Technical Lead, Project Manager, or other demonstrated leadership role related to program execution
  • Understanding of launcher system principals of operation and design
  • Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE), requirements development, or technical project management experience preferred
  • Understanding and knowledge of Agile (SCRUM) techniques and activities.
  • Knowledge of Design Engineering processes, procedures and work instructions required to support both management and engineering tasks
  • Experience with proposals and Earned Value

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.