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Sentinel (GBSD) – Chief Engineer, Command and Launch Segment (C&L) (1678-1)

Requisition ID: R10094774

  • CategoryCategory: Engineering
  • LocationLocation: Roy, UT, 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, 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.

Embark on a career putting innovative, reliable, and agile products and ideas into orbit, and beyond. Northrop Grumman has opportunities waiting for you that play a vital role in human space exploration, national defense, and scientific discovery, supporting multiple programs across the universe. With us, you’ll discover a culture of curiosity and collaboration that will have you Defining Possible from the day you start. Our space systems connect and protect millions of people on earth every day, now and for the future. Explore your future and launch your career today.

Northrop Grumman’s Space Systems sector is looking for the Command & Launch Chief Engineer supporting the LGM-35A Sentinel Office of the Chief Engineer in our SDS Division. This leadership role is located in Roy, Utah. Learn more about the Sentinel (GBSD) program here. Northrop Grumman supports the Air Force’s sustainment, development, production and deployment of hardware and system modifications for Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) Ground and Airborne Launch Control Systems, Launch Facilities and associated infrastructure.

Role and Responsibilities: 

The Chief Engineer for the Command and Launch Segment, reporting to the Office of the Chief Engineer has specific duties to include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Manage the Command and Launch Technical Baseline
  • Driving technical execution in support of major program events
  • Collaborating within the Office of the Chief Engineer to deliver exceptional customer value
  • Focusing horizontally on resolving high-level Systems challenges
  • Driving technical execution within all areas of the Command and Launch Segment
  • Ensuring execution of overall technical plan within the Integrated Master Schedule
  • Supporting strategic SDS Division initiatives on tools, processes, and cross-segment technical reviews
  • Driving technical rigor into technical interchange meetings with Sentinel partners
  • Utilizing Model-Based Engineering to deliver a highly sustainable Weapon System
  • Advising program technical leadership on program, schedule, and technical matters

Position Benefits:

As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman Space Systems, you are eligible for our robust benefits package including:  

  • Medical, Dental & Vision coverage  
  • 401k  
  • Educational Assistance  
  • Life Insurance  
  • Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions   
  • Paid Time Off   
  • Health & Wellness Resources   
  • Employee Discounts  

This position’s standard work schedule is a 9/80. The 9/80 schedule allows employees who work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday to take every other Friday off.   This role may offer a competitive relocation assistance package.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM) with 20+ years’ experience (including 14+ years of progressive engineering experience) or 18+ years’ experience with a Master’s degree; or 15+ years’ experience with a PhD 
  • Must be a US Citizen with an active DoD Secret Clearance with an investigation date within the last 6 years or in continues evaluation.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain Special Access Program (SAP) Clearance  
  • Minimum 5 years of experience formally leading engineering teams/and or organizations to achieve a common goal.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • ICBM or complex aerospace and ground systems experience
  • NC3, NC2 and cyber security command and control system accreditation experience
  • Airborne command and control design experience
  • Familiarity with IT and Supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) computer processing and networking methods
  • Large scale RF terrestrial and hardline communication system design experience 
  • Physical security technical experience such as access control, fixed site monitoring systems and response force management to protect PL-1N facilities
  • Familiarity with facility, power and infrastructure engineering and construction technologies and scheduling methods.
  • Strong analytical abilities in electrical, mechanical and civil engineering areas
  • Experience in nuclear hostile environment analysis
  • Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) experience
  • Agile sprint planning and workflow execution and results monitoring experience
  • Design Engineering/Computer-aided Design (CAD) experience and engineering releases utilizing Product Lifecycle Management tools
  • Prior experience interfacing with prime contractor site leads and USAF leadership personnel
  • Active DoD TS/SCI clearance
  • Experience leading the performance of tasks on schedule, at cost and achieving all requirements as either project lead, integrated program team or cost account manager
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in achieving results through managing people and understanding and management of internal processes and customer/supplier relationships.
  • Strong understanding and broad application of complex engineering systems (engineering standards, configuration management, material review board, process control, tooling, facilities, software, etc.)
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, including demonstrated experience with high value customer presentations, with ability to focus on multiple projects with competing priorities
  • Experience in working closely with customers to ensure delivery of systems that meet warfighter needs
  • Ability to collaborate and achieve consensus when dealing with groups from diverse organizations and backgrounds
  • Demonstrated experience in making sound decisions in uncertain and difficult situations
  • Strong sense of urgency and work ethic in ensuring engineering meets customer and program expectations in a timely and efficient manner


Salary Range: $171,400 USD - $257,000 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.