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Mechanical Engineering Manager 3

Requisition ID: R10052437

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Ventura, California, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Top 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.

At the heart of Defining Possible is our commitment to missions. In rapidly changing global security environments, Northrop Grumman brings informed insights and software-secure technology to enable strategic planning. We’re looking for innovators who can help us keep building on our wide portfolio of secure, affordable, integrated, and multi-domain systems and technologies that fuel those missions.

By joining in our shared mission, we’ll support yours of expanding your personal network and developing skills, whether you are new to the field or an industry thoughtleader. At Northrop Grumman, you’ll have the resources, support, and team to do some of the best work of your career.

We are seeking a self-starting, motivated Mechanical Engineering Manager 3 to join our dedicated Southern California field site team. This opportunity is located in Ventura, Ca. The team is embedded with customer personnel where we design, develop, test, deliver, and operate advanced prototype, unique marine systems. Position will have managers and individual contributors reporting directly to him/her.

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • The candidate shall be well versed on both people management and the execution of technical problem solving.
  • Serve the program as a functional manager and integration engineer.
  • Support a variety of highly-skilled people and unique mechanical equipment designed for marine applications. This involves a broad spectrum of engineering disciplines so a solid foundation in mechanical engineering principles and the design and production process is required to be successful.
  • Work closely with customer personnel and work within challenging schedules.
  • Provide leadership and tasking to exempt and non-exempt team members
  • Execute the performance management cycle
  • Reward and foster culture for employees to learn and grow
  • Report to functional and program management hierarchy
  • Signature authority on all technical and production documentation
  • Drive continuous process improvement on fielded equipment and procedures
  • Provide engineering design and analysis guidance
  • Establish positive relationships with customer leadership
  • Manage engineering timeline to support customer operations schedule

Basic Qualifications:

  • BS in Mechanical Engineering or related STEM degree and a minimum of 10 years of mechanical engineering design and analysis experience with a solid grasp of engineering principles.
  • Must have an active Top Secret security clearance with SCI eligibility.
  • IPT Lead or similar demonstrated technical leadership or management roles
  • Ability to simultaneously manage multiple functional management and integration engineer responsibilities in a fast-paced environment
  • Good communication skills with individual contributors, the management chain and customer personnel

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Proficiency with 3D CAD and analysis software
  • Marine or ocean engineering experience
  • Full product lifecycle engineering experience
  • Engineering experience with cranes and weight handling equipment
  • Experience with hydraulic and pneumatic design, component selection and troubleshooting
  • Knowledge of customer quality assurance process
  • MBA or MSME or similar STEM MS



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.