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Manager Engineering 3

Requisition ID: R10102840

  • CategoryCategory: Engineering
  • LocationLocation: Emerado, ND, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: Secret
  • 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.

Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems has an opening for an Air Vehicle Manager (AVM) to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals within our Test and Evaluation organization. This leadership role is located in Grand Sky, ND.

The AVM is responsible for the planning, operations, modification and maintenance of RQ-4B, Block 20 and Block 30 aircraft in support of TRMC activities.  This will include leading an organization of Test Managers, Test Conductors, Test Directors, and Ground Support Equipment / Flight Test Technicians.  The position requires technical knowledge of various aircraft systems, design, development, implementation, and testing with a strong foundation in aircraft modification and ground operations.  The selected candidate must act with speed, guide others in producing quality work, be self-motivated, and have the ability to communicate complex technical issues and solutions.  A successful track record of program performance, interpersonal team building skills, and leadership experience is required.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Overall responsibility for the configuration and modification of the RQ-4B TRMC fleet to support mission and program objectives

  • Coordinating with functional homeroom, program Integrated Product Teams (IPT), and site leadership, providing timely resource forecasts to ensure proper staffing is in place to execute the Statement of Work (SOW)

  • Drive process rigor, ensuring compliance to meet company, program, and security requirements

  • Managing cost, schedule, and technical performance of aircraft modification and ground operations activities

  • Drive quick issue resolution during maintenance and modification to ensure on-time completion

  • Execute liaison role between Test, Engineering, and Maintenance to ensure quick communication of technical issues

  • Coordinates aircraft availability to maximize test flights and ground integration time

  • Provides Real-Time aircraft prioritization during integration and pre / post-flight activities

We offer flexible work arrangements, 9/80 work schedule with every other Friday off, phenomenal learning opportunities, exposure to a wide variety of projects and customers, and a very friendly team environment. We are looking for self-motivated, proactive, and goal-oriented people to help us grow our services and become even better at what we do.

As a leader, you always act with integrity, and the highest ethical standards characterize everything you do. You enable your team to achieve predictable and balanced results, while satisfying the needs of internal and external partners. You treat all people with respect, and you model personal growth and continuous development. You know how to build an inclusive environment that attracts, retains, and inspires a diverse and engaged team. You develop trusted and valued customer relationships and communicate effectively, so that people throughout the organization feel engaged and connected to their work. You deliver excellence, strive for continuous improvement, and respond vigorously to change.
To learn more about our hiring process for manager positions, please view our “Selecting the Best Qualified Managers” video:

Basic Qualifications:

  • Must have a Bachelor of Science degree in a STEM discipline and 9 years of related professional / military experience, or a master’s degree and 7 years of related professional / military experience.

  • Must have prior management / leadership experience that includes oversight of engineering projects or program activities

  • Must have an active DOD Secret clearance within a reasonable time as dictated by the program

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Active DOD Top Secret clearance

  • Working knowledge of the RQ-4B Unmanned Aircraft System

  • Aircraft modification and airworthiness experience

Salary Range: $138,400 USD - $207,600 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.