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GBSD – Air Vehicle Design Integration Lead Manager 2 – 1621-1

Requisition ID: R10016490

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Roy, Utah, 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.

Embark on a career putting innovative, reliable, and agile products and ideas into orbit, and beyond. Northrop Grumman has opportunities waiting for you that play a vital role in human space exploration, national defense, and scientific discovery, supporting multiple programs across the universe. With us, you’ll discover a culture of curiosity and collaboration that will have you Defining Possible from the day you start. Our space systems connect and protect millions of people on earth every day, now and for the future. Explore your future and launch your career today.

Northrop Grumman Strategic Deterrent Systems is seeking an Air Vehicle Design Integration Lead Manager 2 to lead the Air Vehicle Design Integration (AVE) team.  This position will be located in Roy, Utah and will support the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD) program. Learn more about the GBSD program here. Northrop Grumman supports the Air Force’s sustainment, development, production and deployment of hardware and system modifications for Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) Ground and Airborne Launch Control Systems, Launch Facilities and associated infrastructure.

What you will get to do:

This Manager will report to the Flight Systems Team System Engineering Director and will help lead a team of approximately 10 mechanical, electrical and systems engineers of diverse backgrounds and skill sets.

This manager will also guide the electrical design integration, mechanical design integration and mass properties teams in creating engineering products supporting the GBSD missile program.  The manager is responsible for the successful delivery of each team’s products on time while adhering to Northrop Grumman’s quality-first standard.

Additional responsibilities include:     

  • Perform functional management duties for of your team members
    • Ensure that the organization is properly staffed, equipped and trained to meet current and future program requirements.
    • Ensure leadership and key subject matter expert succession plans are in place and be proactive by coaching and mentoring key talent to be able to assume increased responsibilities.
    • Utilize effective talent management strategies to attract, retain, develop and engage outstanding people for the organization.
  • Provide organizational, programmatic and technical guidance to your team
    • Drive a culture of compliance to command media, standards, and best practices
    • Ensure high quality and timely delivery of process documents for downstream use
    • Manage multiple program priorities on engineering deliverables
  • Serve as a Control Account Manager (CAM) for your scope of work
    • Develop schedules and budgets
    • Track quantifiable progress using earned value methodologies
  • Brief program status, risks, and technical challenges to consulting engineers and director-level managers including:
    • Air Vehicle Chief Engineer
    • Air Vehicle Systems Engineering Lead
  • Manage workloads and ensure staffing needs are fulfilled and projects are appropriately resourced
  • Establish and maintain collaborative working relationships with other organizations including other disciplines in Requirements and Verification, Interfaces and Architecture, Specialty Engineering and more

As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman Space Systems, you are eligible for our robust benefits package including:
- Medical, Dental & Vision coverage
- 401k
- Educational Assistance
- Life Insurance
- Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions
- Paid Time Off
- Health & Wellness Resources
- Employee Discounts

This positions standard work schedule is a 9/80. The 9/80 schedule allows employees who work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday to take every other Friday off.

This role may offer a competitive relocation assistance package.

To learn more about our hiring process for manager positions, please view our “Selecting the Best Qualified Managers”  video:


  • Bachelor’s degree in a STEM-related field of study and a minimum 8 years of related experience, or a Master’s degree with a minimum of 6 years’ experience.
  • 1 year of demonstrated leadership experience leading a multi-functional team.
  • 1 year of experience with CAD
  • Current active DOD Secret Security Clearance with investigation date/periodic review within last 5 years and ability to obtain program special access.


  • Experience with manufacturing, process development, design principles, and installation instructions desired
  • Ability to create schedules/plans to drive design changes forward in a timely manner
  • Demonstrated leadership and managerial skills including team building and navigation, personal and career development, technical and inter-personal problem resolution, work planning and allocation, etc.
  • Strong communication skills
  • Knowledge of engineering product release cycles
  • Ability to create schedules/plans to drive design changes forward in a timely manner
  • Clean sheet design experience
  • Experience with NX and CPLM
  • Experience with ECAD software including block diagrams, system wiring diagrams and build to print orders
  • Familiarity with mass properties analysis reports to understand mass margin, mass growth allowance and limit weights
  • 3D PMI manufacturing experience
  • Experience as a Control Account Manager (CAM) and in using earned value reporting
  • Experience in leading cross-functional project teams or engineering teams.
  • Demonstrated behavior as a driver for change and continuous improvement.



Salary Range: $121,400 USD - $182,000 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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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.