Search All Jobs

Sentinel (GBSD) – Safety Engineering Lead Sr. Manager – 1098-1

Requisition ID: R10063147

  • 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 Safety Engineering Lead Sr. Manager 3. This position will be located in Roy, UT and will support the Sentinel (GBSD) program. Learn more about the Sentinel 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 Sentinel Safety Lead is responsible for all safety disciplines across the Sentinel Enterprise including System Safety, Explosives and Range Safety, Environmental Safety and Occupational Health (ESOH), Emergency Response Planning and Software Safety.

The System Safety team provides the influence and guidance for the safety discipline for the design of our product systems, associated support equipment and facilities and operations. The safety team establishes safety requirements for assigned systems.

The safety team responsibilities include:

  • Independently analyzing and recommending safety criteria in system design, equipment and procedures to control or eliminate hazards.
  • Evaluating the interrelationship of system safety requirements and other aspects of concept design and development requirements to ensure the most cost effective program. 
  • Software Safety SWCI and Level of Rigor processes
  • Safety activities required to support customer and test/operational range and explosives requirements.
  • Accident investigations involving products or related facilities and assists in identification of causes and corrective actions.
  • Interpreting and making recommendations for compliance with environmental, health and safety (ESOH) and NEPA regulations and/or company policies.
  • Assisting in planning for changes in physical facilities to meet environmental requirements.
  • Emergency Response Planning

The qualified candidate will have experience in the tailoring and application of standards and specifications such as:

  • MIL-STD-882E, DoD Standard Practice Safety
  • Safety standards for ballistic missile operational test and evaluation
  • Range safety and flight worthiness certification
  • Explosives and ordnance safety and disposal
  • Occupational safety and environmental safety and occupational health (ESOH)
  • Management of hazardous materials and hazardous risks
  • Force mishap prevention
  • National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) activities
  • This position includes functional management and CAM responsibilities.

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

- 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.


Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) discipline from an accredited university and 8 years of related experience, or a Masters Degree in a STEM discipline and 6 years of experience.
  • 6 years of leading system safety MIL-STD-882E (or similar) technical teams on large complex systems
  • 3 years of formal management experience to include performance reviews for direct reports.
  • 1 year of experience in preparing a large complex system for functional testing/verification
  • Active Secret clearance with investigation within the last 6 years

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience managing cost, schedule and performance of large government technical statements of work
  • Experience with personnel development and performance management, including mentoring and development of technical and leadership skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills of the English language
  • Experience with AFSPCMAN 91-710, RCC 319-14, and/or RCC 324-11
  • Familiarity with NEPA and facilities development
  • Safety Professional (ASP) Certificate
  • Weapon System Experience (Minuteman III or similar military or industry experience)
  • Active Top Secret clearance with investigation in the last 6 years

Salary Range: $155,400 USD - $233,200 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.

Apply Now

Search All Jobs

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.