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Manager 3 – SDAI ADM (Design Integration or Mechanical Design)

Requisition ID: R10064176

  • 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: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking 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.

Strategic Space Systems Division (SSSD) is an industry-leading provider of prime satellite and payload capabilities and directed energy and electronics solutions for national security, military, and civil customers. We are built on a heritage of providing innovative, affordable, and reliable aerospace and defense products that our customers rely on to achieve mission success. Join the Space revolution and make the impossible, possible.

Northrop Grumman Strategic Space Systems Division (SSSD) has an opening for an experienced Assistant Department Manager - Design Integration or Mechanical Design to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Redondo Beach, California.

The Structural Design, Analysis, and Integration (SDAI) Department provides the skills to execute, support coordinating disciplines, executing the layout, integration, design, and analysis of Space Vehicle Structures for the SSSD Functional Homeroom. The successful candidate will be responsible for providing the people, processes, tools, and training necessary to meet the current and future SDAI needs of the Space Park Integrated Product Teams (IPTs) within Northrop Grumman SSSD. 

Roles and Responsibilities include:

  • Provide the technical and people leadership needed to establish and maintain a world-class SDAI organization across multiple programs.
  • Work closely with the programs, senior engineers, and section managers to define and implement the department strategies
  • Ensure the successful planning and execution of program activities
  • Solicit and fulfill program staffing needs
  • Set employee goals and provide performance feedback
  • Support the annual Salary Review Planning process
  • Plan for future program skill mix requirements
  • Mentor and develop the next generation of engineers, technical SMEs, and leadership
  • Serve as a focal point for training needs
  • Manage the capital assets and indirect budgets required for the SV disciplines to perform their IPT statements of work
  • Provide functional oversight for SDAI across SSSD, including independent technical reviews of major IPTs
  • Establish and maintain the SDAI-specific processes, and design and analysis manuals for SSSD programs
  • Facilitate and promote Affordability, Knowledge Management, and other process improvement initiatives including the instantiation of metrics covering engineering efficiency and quality, as well as sharing of lessons learned and best practices throughout the organization
  • Support the Space Park Community of Practice (CoP) for SDAI disciplines and promote consistency across the Centers of Excellence (CoE) and IPTs in using common tools and processes
  • Support Digital Transformation and other Leadership driven initiatives as a representative of the SDAI disciplines

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM) from an accredited university with 7 years of defense industry experience
  • Experience in Composite and/or Metallic Mechanical Design
  • Prior leadership experience in a team lead or managerial role
  • Candidate must be able to obtain and maintain, a Dept of Defense Top Secret level with a background investigation -AND/OR - SCI access with a Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor and/or Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, and/or Aerospace Engineering
  • Proven technical management experience, preferably in program IPT, Advanced Systems, technology, and/or functional environments
  • Experience working on Special Access Programs
  • Participation in multiple design cycles in spacecraft/aircraft development programs
  • Knowledge of Staffing, Metrics, and Training
  • 10-15 years of related space and defense industry experience.
  • Dept of Defense Top Secret level with a background investigation active within the last 6 years-AND/OR -SCI access with a Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI) active within the last 6 years

Salary Range: $171,000 USD - $256,400 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.