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Section Manager, E-2 Structural Design – Melbourne, FL

Requisition ID: R10070379

  • CategoryCategory: Engineering
  • LocationLocation: Melbourne, FL, 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)
  • 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 E-2 Structural Design Manager 2 to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This leadership position will be located in Melbourne, Florida.

The successful candidate will manage the functional engineering activities of approximately ten Structural Design Engineers and is responsible for design product integrity, process adherence, staffing, training, and tools.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Technical oversight, participation in the performance review process, management of personnel records and participation in corrective or disciplinary actions.
  • Staffing responsibilities may include hiring, reduction in force actions, recruiting of personnel and working to ensure that liaison engineers with the appropriate skills and experience are deployed.
  • The ability to manage training opportunities and budget allocations, as well as participation in tool, process, and metric initiatives is required.
  • Team engagement is a key focus.
  • The ability to mentor, provide career guidance and coaching, and to lead others is required.
  • In addition to managing the team the candidate will be responsible for fulfilling a structural design statement of work which may include participation in the RCI reviews, participating in design reviews, creating engineering drawings or drawing changes utilizing NX and Teamcenter software.

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’s degree in a STEM discipline AND 9 years of related professional/military experience in Engineering that includes a background in aircraft design, OR a Master’s degree in a STEM discipline AND 7 years of related professional/military experience in Engineering that includes a background in aircraft design.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain an active DoD Secret clearance, Interim DoD secret clearance required to start

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Bachelors or Masters degree in Mechanical or Aeronautical Engineering.
  • Proven history of leadership
  • Proficiency with NX and TeamCenter software.
  • Experience interfacing with a DoD customer.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to collaborate within a team and across team environments
  • Ability to prioritize and adjust tasks to accomplish the project result.
  • Ability to prioritize multiple responsibilities and/or accomplishing them simultaneously.
  • Ability to comprehend and analyze complex problems and develop design solutions.
  • Ability to lead an engineering or cross-functional team.

    Salary Range: $112,700 USD - $169,100 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.