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Manager Aeronautical Engineering 2 – Flight Sciences

Requisition ID: R10091672

  • CategoryCategory: Engineering
  • LocationLocation: San Diego, CA, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: Secret
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking 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 Aeronautics Systems has an opening for a Manager Aeronautical Engineering 2 – Flight Sciences. This position is the Functional Homeroom manager for the Flight Sciences Section at the Rancho Bernardo (San Diego), CA site.

The selected candidate will provide functional homeroom management of a team of Flight Sciences engineers across a wide variety of technical disciplines including aerodynamics, CFD, vehicle performance, propulsion, mass properties, and configuration design. The team primarily supports air vehicle programs within the Autonomous Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance, and Targeting business area.  The Functional Homeroom manager duties typically account for 20% of the workload.  Candidates are expected to have identified program work to cover the other 80% of tasking.

Essential Functions of the Flight Sciences Section Manager (20%):

  • Lead team of 14-18 Flight Sciences engineers, including college and high school interns.
  • Provide personnel with career development, employee engagement, mentoring, and coaching.
  • Coordinate with programs for staffing, recruiting, training, preparing, and delivering performance evaluations to employees, evaluating/recommending employees for promotions, evaluating salaries and coordinating with Human Resources on potential adjustments, assisting employees in preparing performance goals, providing career guidance to employees, and counseling employees on their performance as necessary.
  • Develop and improve personnel and organizational technical skills.
  • Work with Human Resources to mediate and resolve personnel issues.
  • Ensure process alignment through the work of direct reports, support program milestone reviews and deep dives, and assist in development and implementation of division objectives.
  • Work closely with managers of other engineering disciplines, program managers, and IPT leads.
  • Champion change within the organization, to achieve competitive advantage for the division and sector.
  • You should demonstrate a commitment to ethics and integrity, and the capability to innovate while challenging traditional ways of doing business.
  • Demonstrate abilities to build diverse and inclusive teams with high levels of engagement, including mentoring and coaching.
  • Excellent verbal and written interpersonal skills are required.

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.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) discipline from an accredited university and 9 years of related experience OR a Master’s Degree with 7 years of related experience.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret Clearance. This clearance must be obtained within a reasonable amount of time as determined by the company to meet its business needs.
  • Experience in at least one Flight Sciences discipline: Aerodynamics, CFD, Vehicle Performance, Propulsion, Mass Properties, Configuration Design, Loads, or Dynamics

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Active DoD Secret Clearance
  • Previous leadership or management experience


Salary Range: $147,800 USD - $221,800 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 https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/.

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 http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. 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.