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Section Manager – Vehicle Subsystem Design and Integration

Requisition ID: R10064567

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: San Diego, California, 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.

Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems has a Section Manager opening for the Subsystem Design and Integration Team (Fuel, Environmental Control, Thermal, Hydraulics, Fire Protection, and Electrical Power Systems).  This part time role is located at our Rancho Bernardo facility in the greater San Diego area and is part of the Vehicle Integration Department.  The group’s charter is to maintain and evolve capabilities in air vehicle subsystems technology that will continue to enable innovative solutions for our mission architectures. 

This Functional Manager position is responsible for providing leadership and management support to a section consisting of between 10 to 15 engineering leads and individual contributors.  The successful candidate will be a self-starter, organized, independently directed with good problem-solving skills, able to perform effectively despite concurrent work tasks and will possess strong communication, leadership, and team building skills.  Travel, both domestic and international, up to 25% may be required for this role.

As a Functional Section Manager (SM) reporting to the Department Manager within the Vehicle Integration (VI) Department, approximately 15% of the SM’s time will be spent performing leadership, people management, and supervisory duties such as management of personnel (direction & coaching), program/project reviews, coordination of job assignments, staffing, recruiting, timecard approval, performance reviews, and process improvement activities.  In addition, the individual will support technology and business development activities, proposals, and design reviews.  The balance of the time (85%) is expected to be spent supporting direct programs.

Responsibilities include leading a team of 10-15 people who manage aircraft subsystems architecture, suppliers, analysis, and testing.  Specific responsibilities include technical and managerial leadership, problem solving, business support/budget management, hiring/staffing, and other functional activities.  The successful candidate is expected to spend his/her time managing the team as well as working directly on a variety of air vehicle technical programs.

The successful candidate must have experience working with diverse technical teams, and must also be experienced with the design, assembly and/or test of flight hardware.  Experience with flight hardware acceptance testing and documentation is preferred.

Qualifications:

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM) from an ABET accredited university and a minimum of 9 years experience or Masters degree and 7 years of experience.
  • Ability to travel within the US and Internationally
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret security clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with the design, development, and implementation of aircraft mechanisms and fire protection systems as well as a working knowledge of complex mechanical/electrical subsystems and integration of subsystems hardware and software into vehicle systems is desirable.
  • Prior experience as a Vehicle Systems IPT Lead or the ability to execute as a Vehicle Systems IPT Lead.  A Vehicle Systems IPT Lead is responsible for the design, development and supplier management of the Arresting Hook System, Weapons Bay Door Drive System, Fire Protection Systems as well as Propulsion Integration. The IPT Lead will work with a team of Responsible Engineers to interface with Supply Chain Management and Leadership Teams from the Suppliers to build relations, ensure product quality and performance are maintained in a fast-paced, dynamic production environment. This includes the effort to define the systems and the integrated planning and control of the technical program efforts of design and specialty engineering, as well as the management of supplier procurement, production on time delivery and technical execution.
  • Prior technical and subcontracts management experience, along with a track record of leading a highly skilled team and suppliers in the design integration phases of air vehicle systems within schedule, labor and material cost requirements is preferred.
  • Prior management and cost account management experience including EVMS
  • Master’s degree in Engineering preferred
  • Current, active DoD Secret Clearance

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 www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

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Salary Range: $143,500 USD - $215,300 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 https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/.

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 http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. 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.