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Manager Navigation and Control Engineering 3

Requisition ID: R10087589

  • CategoryCategory: Engineering
  • LocationLocation: Plymouth, MN, 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.

Join Northrop Grumman on our continued mission to push the boundaries of possible across land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace. Enjoy a culture where your voice is valued and start contributing to our team of passionate professionals providing real-life solutions to our world’s biggest challenges. We take pride in creating purposeful work and allowing our employees to grow and achieve their goals every day by Defining Possible. With our competitive pay and comprehensive benefits, we have the right opportunities to fit your life and launch your career today.

Northrop Grumman has an exciting opening for a  Manager Navigation and Control Engineering 3 to join our team in Plymouth, MN.

Responsibilities of this role:

Lead and develop a team of Guidance, Navigation & Control (GN&C) engineers within the System Engineering, Integration and Test (SEIT) department.  The GN&C Team supports all Northrop Grumman Armament System programs in the product areas of medium and large caliber ammunition, precision and guided projectiles, air defense systems, loitering and miniature strike munitions.

Drive Team technical excellence in GN&C architecture, design and modeling simulation and analysis (MS&A).  Balance group workload and staffing requirements to meet current and future program needs.   Be responsible for and employ the tools and process needed to generate guidance algorithms, control laws, estimation filters, system simulation models and system performance simulations. Support Provide both GN&C Team technical oversight and direct, hands-on project technical review, and project work, as required. Collaborate and coordinate with GN&C Team stakeholders including peer Engineering managers on the Systems, Aerodynamics and Design teams, technical directors/project engineers, program managers and integrated product teams. 

Staff all programs. Coach direct reports in the areas of career development, performance and teamwork.    Provide training and development opportunities.  Provide continual feedback and hold mid-year and end-of-year performance communications .

Serve as the external AS GN&C interface with national universities, government labs, and GN&C managers at other Northrop Grumman sites. Manage department overhead budget and continuous improvement projects. Support continuous improvement, including Digital Transformation and Model-based Engineering initiatives.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor of Science in Aerospace, Mechanical or Electrical Engineering

14 years of Engineering experience

Technical depth in projectile, rocket, missile and/or munition GN&C, M&SA and flight dynamics.

DoD Secret Security Clearance, or ability to obtain one

Team management and/or Integrated Product Team (IPT) leadership experience.

Preferred Qualifications:


Department team leadership, supervisory, or people management experience.

Salary Range: $168,100 USD - $252,100 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.