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ASOU Engineering Manager 3

Requisition ID: R10047670

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: San Diego, California, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking 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.

Northrop Grumman Defense Systems is seeking a highly qualified, mission-oriented Engineering Manager for the Autonomous Systems Operating Unit to help manage a diverse portfolio of prime domestic and international contracts as well as several high visibility Internal Work Orders (IWO) for the organization. The successful candidate will assist in managing and directing all technical aspects of the programs. The successful candidate will interact with our customers, subcontractors, and other stakeholders as the focal point for the programs technical activities as well as, manage risks and opportunities to ensure timely execution of efforts. Demonstrated abilities to build diverse and inclusive teams with high levels of engagement, including mentoring and coaching. 

Responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

  • Adherence to all internal processes for engineering management.
  • Direct the work of employees assigned to the program from technical, manufacturing and administrative areas.
  • Development and adherence to Integrated Master Schedules (IMS).
  • Coordination of Contract Change Board activities internally and with the customer, to include Engineering Change Proposals (ECP).
  • Development and delivery of presentations to customers, management, and other program stakeholders.
  • Knowledge and execution of a variety of proposal and contract types (CPFF, FFP).
  • Proposal development / capture planning and strategy.
  • Creation, review and finalization of the program Statement of Work.
  • Development of customer relationships and cultivation of customer intimacy.
  • Ability to comprehend and analyze complex problems and develop solutions.
  • Ability to prioritize and adjust tasks to accomplish the project result.
  • Ability to demonstrate success in leading and developing cross functional teams.
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills to communicate effectively with all levels of management and individual contributors.
  • Strong communication, team building and facilitation skills; demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with team, upper management and customers
  • Demonstrate understanding of program risk, opportunity and issue management process
  • Strong skills in Microsoft Office programs including Word, Excel, MS Project, and PowerPoint


Basic Qualifications:

  • BS in Electrical, Computer, Mechanical, Aerospace engineering or Computer Science, with 12 Years with BS, 9 Years with Masters and, 6 Years with PhD.
  • Experience with earned value management system
  • Previous experience leading a technical team
  • Experience in technical leadership as IPT lead or sub-IPT technical lead in systems engineering, software, electronics or payloads IPTs
  • Active DoD Secret clearance
  • Willing and able to travel domestically / internationally up to 30%

Preferred Qualifications:

  • International program experience and working understanding of export regulations
  • Active Top Secret clearance
  • IFC Management experience
  • Experience in Systems Engineering proposals
  • Full development lifecycle experience (from program startup to closure)
  • Experience in Autonomous and Unmanned Systems Programs
  • Proven change leadership; evidence of championing technical change which resulted in performance improvements and/or team efficiencies 
  • Master’s degree in a STEM field

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.

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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.