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Manager Programs 3

Requisition ID: R10106920

  • CategoryCategory: Program Management
  • LocationLocation: Chandler, AZ, 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.

Northrop Grumman Space Systems is searching for a Program Engineering Manager (PEM), M3, to join the Program Engineering Management team within Launch Vehicles business unit located in Chandler, AZ. 

The PEM is the technical authority for the design, development, build, test, and flight execution for the Future Front End supporting missile defense targets. The PEM provides technical and programmatic  leadership of the multidisciplinary engineering team to successfully complete the required design and mission reviews to ensure compliance with both internal and customer requirements, ensures timely completion of customer deliverables, and leads resolution of significant technical issues. The ideal candidate will have broad knowledge regarding missile system technologies and operations. Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the demonstrated ability to lead multidisciplinary teams in resolving complex problems are essential.

Role Description & Responsibilities:

You support program execution including development activities, production, test, and flight operations for the Future Front Ends. You will design a front end test object to integrate with the T4 and IRBM/ICBM programs and ensure proper allocation and coordination of engineering resources through an IPT structure. You will lead the development and execution of technical reviews. You will partner with IPT leads to achieve efficient, effective, and innovative engineering solutions.  You will ensure subsystem and supporting technology development achieves program success and look for opportunities to leverage common design and products.

•Help the team achieve 100% mission success.

•Provide the Targets leadership team with management and technical experience and down-and-in technical and fiscal guidance to the technical and operations teams.

•Maintain working relationships with the Customer, providing timely communication and engaging to resolve technical questions posed by the Customer.

•Guide teams preparing for flight operations with rapid review of change engineering, analysis, and test results.

•Bring mature engineering leadership to the coordination and performance of internal reviews like ERB, CCB, FRRB, IFRR and design reviews.

•Support flight operations for the front end.

•Ensure that designs and hardware builds meet all internal and Customer requirements, especially across engineering discipline boundaries. Provide justification and adjudicate through proper boards any deviations or waivers to such requirements.

•Perform other duties, as necessary, commensurate with the role of Program Engineering Manager.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science Engineering degree plus 9 years of experience; Masters degree plus 7 years of experience; PhD plus 4 years of experience.

  • U.S. Citizen

  • Candidate must have an active Secret Security Clearance.

  • Ability to Travel Occasionally (6-8 trips/year)

  • Candidate must have a minimum of 7 years directly related experience in project management

  • Position is located in Chandler, AZ and requires 100% on-site support.

  • Direct internal as well as external customer interface experience

  • Demonstrated verbal and written communication excellence with customers and all levels of management

  • Experience developing project cost and schedules and managing efforts via EVMS

  • Exceptional leader of a multi-disciplined team

  • Thorough understanding of design standards, procurement processes and configuration management

  • Ability to work under limited supervision and complete projects on time and on budget

  • Multi-disciplinary engineering experience -or- system engineering experience

  • Perform other duties, as necessary, commensurate with the role of Chief Engineer / Program Manager

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Candidate will have a minimum of 10 years of directly related experience in project management

  • Experience with missile systems including field operations

Salary Range: $152,100 USD - $228,100 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.