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Manager Engineering 1

Requisition ID: R10061852

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, 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, 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.

Join Northrop Grumman on our continued mission to push the boundaries of possible across land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace. Enjoy a culture where your voice is valued and start contributing to our team of passionate professionals providing real-life solutions to our world’s biggest challenges. We take pride in creating purposeful work and allowing our employees to grow and achieve their goals every day by Defining Possible. With our competitive pay and comprehensive benefits, we have the right opportunities to fit your life and launch your career today.

Discover careers that change the world and further advancements in defense, technology, and engineering today at Northrop Grumman. Use your experience to grow your career and support our global customers with the technology, systems, and solutions they need to enable their missions on the front lines and secure our world every day. With Northrop Grumman, you’ll discover a culture built on diversity, respect, and above all teamwork. Together with our group of experts across the technical spectrum, you’ll discover opportunities to make a difference in our world and start solving some of the world’s most critical problems in the most innovative ways. 

Northrop Grumman is currently seeking a Manager Engineering 1 for our Palm Beach Gardens, Florida location.  The manager will be responsible for managing a staff of approximately 10 engineers.

Primary Job responsibilities are:

Manage a group of engineers that perform preliminary design of high speed air-breathing propulsion systems and solid propellant rocket motor propulsion systems in support of new/follow-on pursuits, current development programs, and production programs.  The manager will ensure that the technical plans and work products meet the program requirements, scope, and cost/schedule constraints.  In addition, he/she will actively manage their direct reports in areas such as safety, job expectations, career goals, mentoring/coaching, and Engineering Department accountabilities. Further, the manager will ensure the staff receives the appropriate training and skill development opportunities to be successful in their roles, and will provide feedback (performance appraisals) with respect to their individual performance levels. 

Job Responsibilities:

  • Planning, prioritization, allocation, and management of resources to meet program staffing and department budget goals.
  • Mentor and motivate to ensure a high performing engineering team.  This includes use of Development Plans, stretch assignments, 1:1 feedback, training, recognition, promotion/equity, and other tools to develop and reward our engineering talent.
  • Establishing and promoting high standards for quality and safety. Maintain assigned Northrop Grumman engineering processes and drive technical excellence by ensuring team output meets technical standards.
  • Support technology growth in innovation identification, roadmap development, and proposal support.
  • Ensuring that Engineering, Program Management, and other functional departments are aligned in understanding program/proposal goals and the technical and programmatic approaches to achieve these goals.
  • Applying sound engineering principles and ensuring compliance with all command media processes and standards in our technical solutions.
  • Taking a leadership role in solving significant engineering issues. Working with lead/chief engineers, develop plans to resolve the issues, communicate the plan, ensure appropriate technical resources are applied, and advise Senior Management on progress.
  • Represent and communicate Northrop Grumman technical capabilities and technologies to internal and external customers.
  • Use appropriate metrics to monitor engineering performance and drive data-based decision making.
  • Actively pursue improvement initiatives related to Engineering processes and procedures, including audit and training.

Success in this role will require sound scientific/technical judgment, innovative thinking and excellent interpersonal/management skills in order to plan, motivate and accomplish goals through your staff.

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

Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in proposal, design, development and test of high speed air-breathing propulsion systems.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering, or related science field
  • Strong technical background in high speed air-breathing propulsion and/or solid motor propulsion, technical planning, technical risk assessment, and systems engineering
  • Must be a self-starter and possess the skills necessary to lead and motivate others, achieving results in a timely manner
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, including the ability to present to internal and external customers and management
  • Intermediate computer skills including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Ability to understand and work with multiple enterprise-wide systems.
  • Strong people, leadership, and project management skills.
  • Ability to obtain a DoD Secret Clearance which requires US Citizenship as a prerequisite

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree or higher in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering
  • Active Secret Clearance
  • General user knowledge of NX and TcUA
  • Prior leadership experience, including managing others


Salary Range: $98,800 USD - $148,200 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.