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Sentinel (GBSD) – Design Engineering Program Manager 2 – 7978

Requisition ID: R10061591

  • Category IconCategory: Program Management
  • 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, 25% 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 Design Engineering Manager 2 to join its team of diverse professionals. 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 selected candidate will become the Design Engineering Program Manager 3 on the Infrastructure and Deployment team (IDT). This role will provide technical leadership and program management of the design efforts for the Launch Facilities, Launch Centers, Communications infrastructure, and Test Facilities for the Sentinel program.  This includes overall management of multiple control accounts and several major subcontractor efforts. The Design Manager 3 will be responsible for ensuring delivery of all contractual requirements on cost and on schedule, while achieving all technical requirements, to achieve a fielded weapon system to meet operational needs.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Lead and direct a multidisciplinary team of experienced Design Engineers responsible for developing and maturing facility designs that meet Weapon System requirements, UFC, MIL-STD, and other applicable codes and regulations.
  • Ownership of the delivery of facility design Technical Data Packages, Issue-for-Construction (IFC) packages, as-built TDPs, PDPs, interface models, and additional design artifacts, in addition to key design reviews with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders.
  • Provide people leadership for a diverse team of engineers, to include performance management, career development, staffing, and merit planning.
  • Provide technical oversight to design teams at a major subcontractor.
  • Manage cost and schedule performance for Design Engineering control accounts as a Control Account Manager (CAM), adhering to Earned Value Management principles and processes.
  • Establish the processes that govern design development and participate in the enforcement of processes using modern model-based methods and practices in support of a full digital engineering transformation
  • Provide technical review authority, process audit and process enforcement across all program activities to ensure design product integrity
  • Support planning, budgeting staff forecasting for contract direct and indirect budgets supporting process development.
  • Up to 25% travel

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

These positions will have a standard work schedule of 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 Mechanical, Aerospace, Electrical, Civil, or Chemical Engineering, Architecture, or a related STEM field with a minimum of 8 years combined engineering and/or technical Program Management experience.
  • 2 years of experience acting as a Control Account Manager (CAM) or Program Manager in a formal Earned Value Management environment.
  • 2 years of experience in DoD development programs and/or MILCON.
  • Active DoD Secret clearance adjudicated within the last 5 years with the ability to obtain Special Program Access.
  • Ability to obtain a Top Secret clearance.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience supporting Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) or other missile design and deployment programs or projects
  • Excellent interpersonal, written communication, and presentation skills, including the ability to clearly and succinctly communicate complex concepts to both Government and corporate leadership
  • Must be able to work independently, function in a dynamic environment, and be flexible to changing direction
  • Program management experience on programs with values larger than $50M
  • Experience with building codes and specs, especially military construction
  • A current DoD Top Secret clearance with capability for SAP access
  • Excellent technical writing skills, and team building skills
  • Effective in customer relations, expectation management, and building coalitions with customers, government staff, and other contractors
  • Subcontractor technical oversight experience, specific experience managing Engineering, Building, and Construction Firms


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.