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Configuration Design and Integration Engineering Manager 2

Requisition ID: R10059118

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Redondo Beach, 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.

As an Engineering Manager of the Configuration Design and Integration section, the selected candidate will be a functional manager reporting to the Flight Sciences Department of the South Bay Aircraft Design directorate in the Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems sector.  As a manager, candidate will be responsible for the people, processes, tools, and technology to meet the current and future needs of unclassified and classified programs in Redondo Beach, California.  Candidate will interface with customers to define study areas and report status on current programs and technology development efforts.  Candidate may interface with their management and technical teams to define business relationships and technology initiatives for both IRAD (Internal Research and Development) and CRAD (Contractual Research and Development) efforts.  Candidate will support program activity and perform the functional management role concurrently.

Essential Functions:

  • Manage a team of engineers within the functional homeroom, supporting people, processes, tools and technology.

    Provide leadership, mentorship, and direction to team members.

    Coordinate staffing with IPTs and support staffing processes, review resumes and conduct interviews, grow and maintain critical skillsets.

    Establish and maintain processes, design manuals, and common tools for programs across the discipline Community of Practice

    Identify capital assets, indirect, and training budgets required for personnel to perform statements of work.

    Facilitate and promote improvement initiatives, and sharing of lessons learned and best practices between programs and engineering teams.

    Provide Configuration Design and Integration technical oversight across the sector, including independent reviews of major programs, support of proposal, and identification of technology needs.

    Provide guidance to programs relating to Configuration Design and Integration

    Administer Performance Management Process and salary review processes in conjunction with program IPT leaders and the Flight Sciences functional homeroom.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) discipline from an accredited institution and 9 years of experience in Aircraft Design & Analysis or 7 years of experience with a STEM Master’s degree.
  • Experience in design and modeling of air vehicle concepts with demonstrated proficiency in an industry standard design tool such as Siemens NX, CATIA V5, or ProE CAD
  • Leadership experience within an engineering team environment.
  • Ability and willingness to travel 10% of the time.
  • A current active in-scope U.S. Government (DoD) Department of Defense issued Secret or higher security clearance is required to start with the ability to obtain and maintain Special Program Access (SAP/PAR).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ten plus (10+) years of experience supporting Configuration Design and Integration of advanced air vehicle concepts, including experience/knowledge relating to conceptual vehicle layout/design, air vehicle integration, parametric modeling for Multi-Disciplinary Optimization, zone management and surface design / loft.
  • Experience in technical leadership and guidance to Flight Sciences discipline areas.

  • Experience in Flight Sciences processes and products throughout the program life cycle.

  • Demonstrated ability to lead an engineering or cross-functional team.

  • A current active in-scope U.S. Government DoD Top Secret clearance with current or previous Special Program Access (SAP/PAR).

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Salary Range: $130,500 USD - $195,700 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.