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Mgr Systems Engineering 2

Requisition ID: R10049631

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Redondo Beach, California, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Top 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.

SSSD has an opening for a Program Integration (PIT) Engineering Section Manager to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Redondo Beach, CA.


The Program Integration Engineering Section Manager is a “dual-hat” Engineering Manager responsible for both section management (up to 20% of time) and existing program responsibilities (80% or more of time). Along with reporting into a program, the Section Manager is also a member of the Space Systems Engineering functional management organization.


The Section Manager shall be the functional management point of contact at the work site for the Space Systems Specialty Systems Engineering (SSE) Department and will support and implement activities supporting Space Systems initiatives, reporting directly to the SSE Department Manager.

Role and Responsibilities:


- The Section Manager will generally be responsible for technical staff members in the PIT section, along with their roles specific to program execution
- Ensuring members have sufficient statement of work, balancing resources among programs, and verifying proper charging practices are followed including time card approval
- Managing member performance, creating and delivering performance evaluations, overseeing the salary review process, and supervising employee development and mentoring efforts (including engagement strategies for higher performers and corrective actions for lower performers)
- Coordinating with programs to ensure appropriate staffing/destaffing actions are developed and executed relative to their section, and managing employee movement between programs
- Program Independent Review Team (IRT) support and proposal support of Space Systems PIT related SOW
- PIT Process review and ownership
- Meeting indirect budget targets and interpreting higher level guidance for implementation within the organization for process implementation and improvement

Basic Qualifications:


- Bachelor’s degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math) discipline with 5+ years of engineering experience OR
- Master's degree in a STEM discipline with 3+ years of engineering experience
- Must be able to couple this section manager position with a program assignment at the Redondo Beach, California location
- Demonstrated experience in Systems Engineering and/or PIT Engineering
- Staff management or project management experience is required to lead and mentor more junior team members and interns
- Active DoD Top Secret or SCI clearance with a Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI) completed within 5 years

Preferred Qualifications:


- Graduate degree in Engineering, or closely related technical discipline from an accredited institution
- Ability to effectively interface with other Engineering and Production disciplines across the Sector, as well as Programs, Business Development, HR, Mission Assurance, etc
- Experience working with Excel, PowerPoint, and Project
- Previous PIT experience including but not limited to: integration support across portfolio of programs, project staffing demand/plan, facilities planning & coordination, operational efficiency initiatives, risk management, weekly temp/program meeting rhythm, and supporting costing exercises and supporting proposals


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.