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RISE Mission Engineering Manager S03

Requisition ID: R10099142

  • CategoryCategory: Engineering
  • LocationLocation: Redondo Beach, CA, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: SCI
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available 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.

Job Summary

This role is for a Mission Engineering Manager reporting to the Director, Mission Development & Engineering for the Rapid Innovative Systems Environment (RISE) Business Unit. RISE BU’s mission areas span national and tactical systems supporting a variety of Department of Defense (DoD) and Restricted Space customers. The Mission Engineering Manager will be responsible for the overall management of a federated team of 15-20 mission engineers and modeling & simulation analysts supporting multiple priority captures, program execution, and cross-cutting work to characterize and assess space system performance and support the design of technical solutions to achieve necessary performance for mission success. This role reports functionally to the Mission Engineering & Operations Center. This job encompasses both team leadership (75%) and technical performance (25%) roles.

Role and Responsibilities

Primary job responsibilities include:

  • Lead and manage a federated team of 15-20 mission engineers supporting multiple captures and executing programs

  • Manage Non Contractual Technical Activity (NCTA) budgets (to include IWOs from other NG entities) assigned to mission engineering and ensure adherence to cost targets as well as updating monthly EACs

  • Manage pop-up and walk-in work process and ensure support to rapid, quick-turn engineering tasks; work with stakeholders to develop and scope tasks and ensure available budget to execute

  • Assign mission engineering personnel to captures and ensure that capture ME leads have team skillsets

  • Maintain pool of available SMEs across the company to support mission engineering tasks on an “as-needed” basis

  • Manage tool development execution and the development of relevant training curricula in partnership with SSSD Engineering

  • Provide guidance and mentorship to lead mission engineers assigned to specific captures or programs; participate in goal-setting meetings, midyear reviews, and end-of-year reviews as needed

  • Disseminate leadership flowdown to mission engineering teams and ensure team engagement in Business Unit activities and initiatives

  • Develop mission-level briefings for senior leadership and external customers showcasing mission engineering and analysis products to drive thought leadership and showcase NG capabilities

  • As needed, support proposal development activities for studies/CRADs or major pursuits

  • As needed, support mission engineering technical execution on tasks

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree from an ABET accredited university in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math) discipline with 9+ years of experience in engineering OR Master's degree from an ABET accredited university in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math) discipline with 7+ years of experience in engineering

  • Prior management experience leading a team and supporting multiple programs

  • Prior experience managing budget and schedule (e.g. IRAD PI, NCTA management, CAM for program execution scope)

  • Active SCI access with a Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI) completed within 6 years

Preferred Qualifications

  • Advanced Degree in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math)

  • Excellent interpersonal skills 

  • Experience interfacing with senior management, peers, and employees

  • Self-directed technical leader with strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Aptitude to develop and execute to a strategy 

  • Demonstrated experience in Systems Engineering on Space Program

  • Prior experience with mission engineering activities

  • Experience executing efforts with multiple NG Space divisions or NG sectors

  • Experience with both air and space programs

  • Current SAP clearances or recent SAP experience

Salary Range: $176,100 USD - $264,100 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.