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Electrical Engineering Manager 2

Requisition ID: R10095988

  • CategoryCategory: Engineering
  • LocationLocation: Elkton, MD, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: Secret
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: Yes- May Consider Full Time Teleworking for this position
  • ShiftShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel RequirementsTravel Required: Yes, 25% of the Time
  • Relocation AssistanceRelocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available
  • Number of Positions AvailablePositions 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 is in need of an Electrical Engineering Manager 2 to work in its Propulsion Systems & Controls group at its Elkton, Maryland facility.

Job Description

As an Engineering Manager in the Motion Control and Avionics Development Group, you will be responsible for Electrical Engineering functions and will also act as a technical lead, technical contributor, or technical consultant on various projects. You will be responsible for growing and managing a design team, processes, and tools as well as directing and/or working with other engineers, technicians, functional managers, program managers and administrative personnel to accomplish your objectives.


Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Lead a team that performs technical planning, design and integration in addition to failure analysis, build, test, and production sustainment support of electronic assemblies for defense-related products.
  • Ensure the right people, processes, and tools are in place to meet the business needs.
  • Oversee the day-to-day engineering activity and work products, expense management, workload management, and performance management process.
  • Identify, manage and grow the critical skills development process for the design team.
  • Identify and/or lead continuous improvement activities within the department.
  • Improve planning, execution, and tracking methods to increase engineering process excellence.
  • Coach, support, and motivate to ensure a high performing engineering team.
  • Ensure hiring plans and staff development are aligned to overall capability and capacity strategy.
  • Support innovation through technology identification and roadmap development.
  • Function as a key contributor on DoD development programs, managing assigned responsibilities and directing the work of other supervisors, engineers, technicians and administrative personnel to accomplish program goals.
  • Manage cost and schedule for assigned projects.
  • Prepare, review, and approve cost estimates and written or oral technical proposals.

The selected candidate will clearly demonstrate strong leadership skills to achieve sustainable top performance. Project management skills, including leading teams, prioritizing scheduling is desired. This candidate will demonstrate a commitment to ethics and integrity, and the capability to innovate while challenging traditional ways of doing business. The selected candidate will demonstrate the following attributes:

  • Strong People Leadership
  • Results-oriented
  • Innovative
  • Analytical
  • Recognize issues and rapidly conceptualize solutions to them
  • Maintain a continuous improvement mentality

Basic Qualifications

  • BS degree in Electrical Engineering is required.
  • Minimum of 9 years of directly related design experience.
  • 2+ years of project, program, or people leadership experience.
  • Strong electrical engineering skills and experience in a manufacturing environment. 
  • Strong leadership, influence, and project management skills.
  • Ability to network and negotiate at all levels within an organization to accomplish objectives.
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Power Point, Project)
  • Occasional travel (<10%) to meet with various customers, in both government and industry, and to interface with vendors.    
  • Ability to obtain a DoD Secret Clearance which requires US Citizenship as a prerequisite.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 10+ years working in electrical system, subsystem, and circuit development
  • Experience in forming teams and managing employees in the area of circuit development (analog, mixed signal, digital, RF, low power) from schematic to board design 
  • Experience with engineering tools used in developing analog and digital electronic systems
  • Experience with coaching, developing talent, and maintaining the accountability of direct reports
  • Knowledge of safety & reliability, modeling & simulation, and military requirements
  • Knowledge of Model Based Design and/or Model Based Systems Engineering practices
  • Strong background in process excellence
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in managing internal customer relationships, prioritization, and delegation
  • Ability to balance people management needs and technical contributor aspects of this position
  • Ability to conduct concise, critical reviews of designs as they are developed

Salary Range: $141,100 USD - $211,700 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.