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Mgr Systems Engineering 2 – SE Safety Manager

Requisition ID: R10065948

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Palmdale, California, 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 is seeking a System Engineering Safety Section Manager to be located in Palmdale, CA reporting directly to the SE Department Manager.

The Section Manager is responsible for managing a section of System Safety Engineers (15-18% of the time) while continuing to excel in a program role (85-90% or the time). As a member of the  Mission System Engineering functional management team, the Section Manager participates in selected Specialty Engineering activities such as staffing, recruiting, employee development, performance management, process and product development, Independent Review Teams (IRT), and on occasion special initiatives. Sections will have approximately 15 members and include personnel that range in grade from T01 to T05.

Essential functions:

  • Support proposal work, independent technical reviews, program standup and audits, and special assignments on an as needed basis

  • Provide strong leadership, excellent communication, interpersonal skills, and collaboration with senior management, peers, and employees.

  • Previous experience in a leadership and management role within an Engineering discipline is required.

  • Responsible for recruiting, staffing and retaining top talent to ensure success for all PAICoE programs.

  • Own and lead improvements across employee engagement, hiring, development and training.

Basic Qualifications:

  • BS degree in Engineering or other related STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math) discipline is and a minimum of 9 years of experience in System or Software Safety Engineering

  • Must have an active Secret clearance and ability to obtain Program Access.

  • Recognized Career development and mentoring of employees

Preferred Qualifications:

  • An MS degree in Engineering or other STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math) discipline is preferred.

  • Candidates must have a strong background in system safety analysis and an excellent knowledge in system safety tools and methods.

  • Experience with the both manned and unmanned aircraft systems is required.

  • Experience in Reliability, Human Factors is preferred.

  • An active Top Secret or SCI clearance is preferred as well as Program Access.

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 www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.


Salary Range: $143,500 USD - $215,300 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.