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Propulsion Engineering Manager 2

Requisition ID: R10014162

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Rocket Center - WV, 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 is seeking a Propulsion Engineering Manager 2 to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals.  This position will be located at Rocket Center, WV.

Northrop Grumman Defense Systems is seeking a highly qualified candidate with outstanding leadership skills to lead a team of propulsion engineers within the Propulsion Engineering Department at the Allegany Ballistics Laboratory in Rocket Center, WV.  The qualified applicant will be responsible for overseeing the design, development, and transition to production of cutting edge, tactical solid rocket motor propulsion systems, as well as other aerospace and defense articles.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the execution of engineering work products on multiple programs
  • Ensure organizational and statutory policies and practices are adhered to
  • Establish and maintain efficient and effective teams
  • Mentor and coach engineers to advance their technical and professional skills
  • Evaluate individual performance and provide feedback through periodic reviews
  • Support internal development and research pursuits and proposals
  • Serve as a voting member on design and testing engineering review boards
  • Ensure the manpower and staffing needs of multiple programs are satisfied

Basic Qualifications:

To be considered for this position, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, or equivalent accredited engineering degree
  • 10 years’ experience in design and development of complex systems,
  • Experience leading a team of individuals to achieve a common goal on a large or challenging effort
  • Excellent leadership skills
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills with a wide range of audiences
  • Must be a US citizen and able to obtain a Secret Clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration:

  • 14 years’ experience in tactical solid rocket motor propulsion design and development
  • Prior demonstrated managerial experience
  • Hold an active Secret Clearance

Relocation assistance is available for this position. 


Salary Range: 121400 - 182000

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. With the continuing impacts of COVID-19 around the world, we are taking action to protect the health and well-being of our colleagues and maintain the safety of the communities where we operate. As a federal contractor, and consistent with Executive Order 14042 (https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/) we will require all newly hired employees in the United States to be fully vaccinated by January 18, 2022 or by your start date if it is after January 18th. Federal guidance allows for disability/medical and religious accommodations with respect to the vaccine requirement. Any requested accommodations must be reviewed and approved (if applicable) in advance of your start date.

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.


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We offer an array of benefits to give you the support you need, including matching 401K, tuition assistance, health insurance and wellness options, coaching, mentoring and more.