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Director, Systems and Sustaining Engineering Programs- OKC

Requisition ID: R10067513

  • Category IconCategory: Program Management
  • Location IconLocation: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 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: Days (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 25% 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.

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems and technology that impact people’s lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our work preserves freedom and democracy, and advances human discovery and our understanding of the universe. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have a lot of 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 are making history.

 

Northrop Grumman’s Defense Systems' Sector is looking for a Director, Programs 1 to support the Lifecycle Sustainment and Modernization Solutions (LSMS) Operating Unit as the Director, Systems and Sustaining Engineering Programs. The LSMS Operating Unit delivers an extraordinary portfolio of capabilities, innovative systems and solutions across all elements of integrated product support on multiple U.S. Defense and civil aviation platforms including the B-2, KC-135, B-1B, and E-3A aircraft. As a member of the LSMS OU Lead Team, the successful candidate will be expected to develop and execute organizational vision, act as a senior leader in the organization, lead a cross-functional team, and collaborate effectively with other enterprise leaders to achieve high levels of program and business performance.

Program Managers are responsible for leading all phases of the program life cycle from inception (proposal development) through startup, execution, and completion (contract closeout).  Primary responsibilities are the management of cost, schedule, and technical performance of company programs. They cultivate customer relationships and intimacy to develop further opportunities within the customer community. Program Managers develop new business opportunities through long term strategic planning, capture planning, and development of proposals and business plans.

The successful candidate will demonstrate experience in the following abilities and meet basic qualifications:

  • Business and Program Management Acumen:  The ability to apply knowledge, insights and understanding of business and financial concepts, tools and processes to the benefit of program decisions, actions, and performance

  • Risk & Opportunity Management:  The ability to address program or business uncertainty through an organized and analytical forward looking approach that identifies risks and opportunities, determines appropriate handling plans, and manages, controls, and communicates risks and opportunities throughout the lifecycle of the program

  • Issue & Problem Resolution:  The ability to identify and address program impacts through a systematic, proactive, approach to issue and problem resolution that identifies, communicates, monitors, and promptly resolves conflicts across all levels of the program

  • Team Building and Employee Development: The ability to develop effective teams and support employees with improvement in their competencies, knowledge, and skills.

  • Resources:  The ability to plan for, identify, estimate, cost, acquire, schedule, and retire resources needed to satisfy program requirements within organizational constraints

  • Communications:  The ability to effectively manage communications with all organization stakeholders through organized processes to ensure that program information is defined, collected, shared, understood, stored and retrieved in a manner that effectively meets program and stakeholder needs. Ability to communicate effectively at executive and working level

  • Customer Intimacy: Consistently makes time to seek and incorporate input from customers and understand their expectations. Demonstrates commitment and energy to meet customer needs. Builds strong relationships with strategic partners and key suppliers. Guides program team and support functions on how to take action to satisfy customer expectations

  • Growth and Strategy:  The ability to recognize and respond to customer needs in order to develop additional sales that support organizational objectives. Plans for and executes strategy to support customer and business objectives

  • Proposal Management: The ability to define proposal strategy, lead proposal teams, analyze and shape RFPs, produce and deliver winning proposals, effectively track and incorporate Review Team comments and findings, and manage post-proposal submittals (orals, finding responses).

  • Technical Performance:  The ability to establish and apply a technical performance baseline to monitor and compare key program technical performance measures, assess program and product status, and take appropriate action to maintain conformance with the baseline.

  • Logistics: The ability to manage the maintenance and support of delivered products including spares availability; product reliability, maintainability, and testability; support equipment; modeling and simulation; training systems; prognostics and health management; field and fleet support; and program support management.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) discipline and 12 years' experience supporting U.S. Government contracts and customers and/or project management in other industries

  • Eight (8) years of demonstrated experience in a leadership role with large teams/and or organizations to achieve a common goal

  • Relevant contract type experience (FFP, CPFF, T&M) on Department of Defense (DoD) contracts

  • Ability to obtain and hold a Secret security clearance level

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree in business or STEM related discipline

  • Experience with multiple DoD weapon systems or sustainment elements.

  • Demonstrated systems or sustaining engineering experience with one or more aircraft systems such as: avionics, electrical, computer, structural, fuel, flight controls, communications, or mechanical systems

  • Current and active Secret or above security clearance


Salary Range: $162,200 USD - $243,200 USD
Salary Range 2: $0 USD - $202,700 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.