Manager of Research Development 1

Requisition ID: 20029910

  • Category IconCategory: Research and Sciences
  • Location IconLocation: Rocket Center
  • Citizenship IconUS Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No –Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 10 % of the Time
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 1

Job Description and Qualifications
Discover careers that change the world and further advancements in defense, technology, and engineering today at Northrop Grumman. Use your experience to grow your career and support our global customers with the technology, systems, and solutions they need to enable their missions on the front lines and secure our world every day. With Northrop Grumman, you’ll discover a culture built on diversity, respect, and above all teamwork. Together with our group of experts across the technical spectrum, you’ll discover opportunities to make a difference in our world and start solving some of the world’s most critical problems in the most innovative ways.

Northrop Grumman is seeking a Manager of Energetic Testing to join the Defense Systems Intern Program. This position will be located in Rocket Center, WV.

The qualified candidate will become part of Northrop Grumman’s Energetic Technologies and Laboratories within the Weapon Systems Division.

Job Description:

Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems has an exciting opportunity for a Scientific Manager located at the Allegany Ballistics Laboratory near Cumberland, MD. This position will report directly to the Energetic Technologies and Laboratories Senior Manager, and will provide leadership to a team that conducts analysis and interpretation of data for propellants, explosives and other materials utilized or manufactured at the facility.

Supervisory or management responsibilities for projects engaged in initiating, designing, developing, executing, and implementing scientific research. Develops theories for understanding, characterizing and organizing natural phenomena into a systematic and meaningful pattern for research into potential new products or inventions. May participate in intellectual property evaluations and development of patent applications. May coordinate interdepartmental activities and research efforts.


This position will be responsible for the leadership and management of the Energetics Testing group
Manage resources to ensure the appropriate level of support and prioritization of activities
Schedules work, leads and trains direct reports, and controls processes on a scheduled basis while maintaining positive working relationships
Communicates job expectations; planning, monitoring, coaching and appraising results
Interaction with direct reports, chemists, engineers and other areas of the plant concerning operations or scheduling of projects
Manage personnel and financial resources effectively
Ensure that equipment and systems are maintained in accordance with procedures and standards
Perform duties within industry specific regulations regarding safety, product and material requirements and plant operations


Minimum Qualifications:

• Ability and willingness to work outside of standard work hours when needed to resolve issues
• Must have the ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions
• High ethical standards of work and personal conduct
• Demonstrated ability to build relationships and communicate effectively with all levels of the organization and with internal and external customers
• Ability to work well in a team environment and effective interpersonal communication and problem solving skills are desired
• Proficiency in MS office tools and web-based organizational filing
• Able to obtain a Secret Clearance which requires US Citizenship as a prerequisite


• Bachelor’s degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math) field preferred
• Supervisory experience preferred
• Chemistry or Chemical Engineering Degree preferred
• Previous Laboratory experience in a Manufacturing Environment preferred
• Strong organizational skills
• Possess good interpersonal skills
• Clear written and oral communication skills
• Ability to work with a cross functional team
• Ability to work in a dynamic environment

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.

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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.