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Sentinel (GBSD) – Nuclear Hardness and Survivability Manager 2 – 8031

Requisition ID: R10059554

  • 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 Space Systems is seeking a Nuclear Hardness and Survivability Manager 2 to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This leadership role is located in Roy, Utah and will support the Sentinel (GBSD) program. This Sentinel SMT Lead / Functional Manager reports to the Sentinel Nuclear Hardness & Survivability (NH&S) Senior Manager. Learn more about the Sentinel (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:

The Nuclear Hardness and Survivability Manager will have supplier manager and functional management responsibilities.

SMT (Supplier Management Team) Lead responsibilities:

  • Coordinate the efforts of the SMT, including engineers, the subcontracts administrator, supplier quality assurance representatives, logistics engineers, the cost account manager, the scheduler, and the material planner.
  • Coordinate and manage the execution of all phases of supplier performance, including planning, proposals, new capability development, production, testing, deliveries, and sustainment.
  • Conduct review of supplier documentation (e.g., technical evaluations of proposals, acceptance test procedures, cost and schedule reports, software version description documents).
  • Report supplier status to Program Managers, GSC managers, and IPT Management.

The NH&S Functional Manager will provide both programmatic and personnel support to the Nuclear Hardness & Survivability (NH&S) Team and will have responsibility for quality, technical execution of engineers. The role work closely with program leadership, the technical leaders, and functional subject matter experts within the NH&S Team. This position is a combination of hands-on management of engineering activities and personnel development and mentoring.

Functional Manager responsibilities:

  • Lead a team of 10-15 systems engineers with grade level ranging from T01 through T06, including college and high school interns
  • Develop and support consistent execution of standard practices, best practices, methods, software and tools across programs. Implement lessons learned, standard practices, best practices, and continuous improvement plans. Lead projects and plans to improve technology, strategic capability, overall design, analysis and production capacity.
  • Coordinate with programs for staffing, recruiting, training, preparing and delivering performance evaluations to employees, evaluating/recommending employees for promotions, evaluating salaries and coordinating with Human Resources on potential adjustments, assisting employees in preparing performance goals, providing career guidance to employees and counseling employees on their performance as necessary
  • Work with the program NH&S Senior manager and Technical leads in establishing personal program and functional goals and perform performance evaluations and merit adjustments for subordinates. Provide personnel with career development, employee engagement, mentoring and coaching
  • Manage and forecast engineering resources in collaboration with engineering management and technical leaders

  • The selected candidate should thrive working in a fast-paced work environment with high expectations, engaged in significantly diverse assignments, within a collaborative/team setting across all levels of the organization.

As a leader, you always act with integrity, and the highest ethical standards characterize everything you do. You enable your team to achieve predictable and balanced results, while satisfying the needs of internal and external partners. You treat all people with respect, and you model personal growth and continuous development. You know how to build an inclusive environment that attracts, retains, and inspires a diverse and engaged team. You develop trusted and valued customer relationships and communicate effectively, so that people throughout the organization feel engaged and connected to their work. You deliver excellence, strive for continuous improvement, and respond vigorously to change.

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.



  • Bachelor’s degree in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics) and 6 or more years of related experience; Master’s Degree in STEM and 4 or more years of related experience
  • 3 years of experience managing suppliers as part of a government/DoD contract. This includes writing and managing supplier statements of work and experience in conducting technical and cost evaluations of proposals.
  • At least 1 year experience leading a project and/or driving performance against schedule
  • Ability to obtain Active DoD Secret Clearance and Special Program Access


  • CAM/EV Training
  • A broad understanding of engineering, cost and schedule execution, scope management, and risk management is required.
  • Demonstrated system ownership experience in requirements analysis, architecture development, integration, or verification
  • Must be a self-starter and possess strong interpersonal, and leadership skills with the ability to work independently or as part of a team
  • Must have the ability to prioritize and manage time effectively
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills are required.
  • Lead or management experience in a team environment
  • Experience with the Atlassian Tool Suite
  • Experience with T&M, CPFF, FFP contract types
  • Product lifecycles and government acquisition process related to selling, development, LRIP/production, sustainment
  • Repair management, DMSMS evaluations, MRP requirements
  • Active DoD Secret Clearance; Active Top Secret clearance; Active Special Program Access (PAR)


Salary Range: $123,900 USD - $185,900 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.