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Structural Design, Analysis & Integration (SDAI) Section Manager – 2

Requisition ID: R10069470

  • CategoryCategory: Engineering
  • LocationLocation: Redondo Beach, CA, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: Secret
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking for this position
  • ShiftShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel RequirementsTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • Relocation AssistanceRelocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available
  • Number of Positions AvailablePositions Available: 4

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.

Strategic Space Systems Division (SSSD) is an industry-leading provider for prime satellite and payload capabilities and directed energy and electronics solutions for national security, military, and civil customers. We are built on a heritage of providing innovative, affordable and reliable aerospace and defense products that our customers rely on to achieve mission success. Join the Space revolution and make the impossible, possible.

Northrop Grumman Strategic Space Systems Division (SSSD) has an opening for a Structural Design, Analysis & Integration (SDAI) Section Manager - 2. This position will be located in Redondo Beach, California.

As a Manager, you will lead a group of approximately 15 engineers responsible for the structural design, analysis, or routing and installation of mechanical subsystems and mechanical design integration ranging from T01 to T06 levels. You will provide support to multiple space programs in both unclassified and classified environments.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Provide leadership and direction to team members
  • Ensure members have sufficient statements of work
  • Manage employee performance (including engagement strategies for higher performers and corrective actions for lower performers)
  • Coordinate with programs to ensure appropriate staffing/de-staffing actions are developed and executed relative to their section
  • Ensure employees are familiar with, and use required engineering processes and tools.
  • Resolve technical challenges on programs involving section members.
  • Make decisions regarding required escalation and resources required for resolution.
  • Responsible for day-to-day operation of the organization including employee movement and balancing of resources among programs; and resolving critical/urgent program/technical issues.

Basic Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math) discipline with 5 years of space design, analysis, subsystems design and integration experience, or mechanical design integration space experience.
  • Experience with industry standard design or analysis tools such as: CATIA V5, NX, Teamcenter, Engineering Central and Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerance applications (GD&T), FEMAP, Nastran, Enovia
  • Candidate must be able to obtain and maintain an active DoD Secret or Top Secret clearance with the ability to obtain and maintain an SCI clearance

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Prior functional management experience or engineering team lead experience
  • Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering or Aerospace Engineering
  • Excellent communicator and work well in a team environment
  • Active Top Secret and/or SCI clearance with an SSBI within the last 6 years.

Northrop Grumman offers a competitive and robust benefits program. As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman, you are eligible for:

Medical, Dental & Vision coverage

Educational Assistance

Life Insurance

Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions

Paid Time Off

Health & Wellness Resources

Employee Discounts

Flexible Schedules:For example, some roles offer the ability to work a 9/80 work schedule, which allows an employee to work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday and take every other Friday off of work

Salary Range: $147,800 USD - $221,800 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.