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Section Manager 2 – Structural Analysis

Requisition ID: R10069590

  • 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, 25% of the Time
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 2

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 Aeronautics Systems has a Structural Analysis Functional Manager 2 opening to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals in the Vehicle Engineering group. This leadership role is located in San Diego, CA. 

This position is responsible for providing leadership support to a section consisting of 10 or more engineering leads and individual contributors.   Travel, both domestic and international, up to 25% may be required for this role.

As a Section Manager (SM) reporting to the Department Manager within the Vehicle Structures 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: analyzing structural engineering specifications involving metals, non-metallic or composite structural materials for product design, or operation of product to include structures, mechanical, and maintenance designs. Additional areas of expertise: damage tolerance, durability, design allowables, structural modeling, dynamics and loads, stability and stress fatigue and thermal analysis. Tools utilized may include NX, FEMAP, NASTRAN and a variety of software applications.


Job Responsibilities

  • Provide team members with day-to-day communications, operating objectives, technical guidance, performance assessment and/or feedback, mentoring and career counseling, professional development and coaching, employee rewards and recognition.
  • Evaluate current program requirements to ensure the team is properly staffed optimize contract performance
  • Meet indirect budget targets, interpreting higher-level guidance for implementation within the organization. 
  • Work with functional department to ensure to team members are properly trained for successful achievement of program goals
  • Manage training opportunities and budget allocations, as well as participation in tool, process, and metric initiatives is required
  • Provide first-level resolution of personnel issues according to company processes and procedures

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.

 

To learn more about our hiring process for manager positions, please view our “Selecting the Best Qualified Managers” video: www.northropgrumman.com/SQMVideo

Basic Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor of Science degree in a STEM disciple and 9 years of related experience to include a background in structural analysis OR a Master’s degree and 7 years of related experience to include a background in structural analysis
  • Must have the ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret clearance
  • Must have the ability to obtain and maintain Special Access Program (SAP) clearance.

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor or Master’s degree in Mechanical/Aerospace engineering or related study 
  • Active DoD Secret (or higher) clearance (with a background investigation within the past 6 years or enrolled into Continuous Evaluation).
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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.