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Manager Systems Engineering 2 (Systems and Project Engineering Homeroom)

Requisition ID: R10107485

  • CategoryCategory: Engineering
  • Location Location: Magna, UT, USA   |  Corinne, UT, USA +1 more
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: None
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available 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: 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 Space Systems – Propulsion Division is currently looking for a Systems Engineering Manager 2 to work in our Promontory or Bacchus (Magna), UT location.


Northrop Grumman Propulsion Systems is currently seeking a Systems Engineering Manager 2 within the Systems and Project Engineering Homeroom (community of practice). This position supports Systems, Project, and Chief Engineers across the program portfolio at the Bacchus (Magna) & Promontory, UT locations within the Propulsion Systems Business Unit; home location may be located at either campus with the expectation of at least one in-person day per week at each.


We are seeking an experienced leader with a passion for developing potential technical talent into future program engineering leaders who are prepared to successfully take on Project and Deputy / Chief Engineering assignments as needs emerge.

The Homeroom Manager will directly manage mid-level (T03 and up) Project/Propulsion Engineers across the program portfolio who are newly transitioning into project cross-functional team leadership roles from previous individual contributor roles (i.e. design and analysis, process, quality, etc).  It is expected the Project Engineers being managed will be assigned (dotted line) full-time to a program where they will receive daily work direction from the program Chief Engineer, while the Homeroom Manager (solid line) will focus on readiness and development to fully perform all job expectations independently as a team lead. New Project Engineers will directly report to the Homeroom Manager for a typical expected time of approximately one year, where they will receive intensive training / coaching / mentoring on the full range of Systems and Project Engineering competencies, being given individualized consideration based on their individual skill and program assignment need priorities. Following certification, Project Engineers will transfer to report directly to a program Chief Engineer.

The Homeroom Manager is responsible for implementing a talent pipeline, creating and coaching talent pools ready to deploy to positions of progressively increasing responsibility as business needs emerge. This involves recruiting potential future Project Engineering candidates well in advance of a business need to begin developing them. The Homeroom Manager will also assist Chief Engineers in the development of experienced Project Engineers and Deputy Chiefs.

Prior experience in all following areas is not required and does not exclude a candidate for consideration, but a willingness to engage in self-directed learning is essential to success.

Job Duties: 

  • Manager for mid-level (T03+) Project Engineers new to role

  • Provide training, mentoring, and coaching to Project Engineers in all competencies needed to successfully certify in Project Engineering (appox. 1 year)

    • Planning and scheduling of engineering activities, agile methodology

    • System requirements and verification activities, integration and interface management

    • Trade studies and system optimization

    • Technical milestone reviews, technology and manufacturing maturity management

    • Engineering design documentation, bill of materials, and configuration management

    • Risk and opportunity management

    • System safety, reliability, non-conformance and problem/failure investigation

    • Teams and team leadership

  • Perform strategic staffing assessments, collecting information on forecasted future staffing levels and specific discipline skill needs, as well as expected attrition, in order to proactively hire, train, and develop adequate resources and human capital to meet business needs that emerge

  • Recruit potential future Project Engineer candidates, internally and externally, and begin development to prepare a talent pool ready to meet future placement needs

  • Partner with Chief Engineers to provide input to goal setting and performance reviews, support hiring and making program assignments, assist in the development of experienced Project Engineers and Deputy Chiefs

  • Partner with Chief Engineers  to manage plan for critical skills mitigation, coordinate development experiences, facilitate mentorship

  • Collaborate with peer group to share best practices and ensure consistent methods across the Propulsion Systems organization

  • Manage indirect / overhead budgets for training and development, provide input to programs on budgeting for learning curves and other necessary development

  • Represent Propulsion Systems in cross-company rotation programs and working groups

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Typical candidates may be expected to have a minimum 9 Years’ relevant experience with BS; 7 Years with Masters; 4 Years with PhD

  • Prior experience in a role providing training / coaching / mentoring to technical professional across a range of skill and experience levels

  • Strong communication skills, capable of building strong relationships with senior engineering leaders

  • Knowledge of strategic planning and staffing processes, general knowledge of high-performance human resources processes

  • Knowledge of learning and development principles

  • Ability to lead large-scale organizational change

  • Independently establish plans and determine organizational priorities

  • Knowledge of aerospace standards and processes desired

  • Experience in solid rocket motor design, development, qualification, production and sustainment desired


  • Engineering Degree required, advanced degree preferred

  • Degree or certification in Engineering Management, Advanced Management, Organizational Development, I/O Psychology, or other similar field desired but not required

  • Certifications in Training, Coaching, Human Resources, or other related fields desired but not required

This position reports to Magna, UT, USA, however, this position can also be worked from Corinne, UT, UT, USA.

Salary Range: $127,700 USD - $191,500 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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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.