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Engineering Early Career Lead

Requisition ID: R10095993

  • CategoryCategory: Program Management
  • Location Location: Aurora, CO, USA   |  Colorado Springs, CO, USA +1 more
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: Top 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 Payload and Ground Systems (PGS) Division seeks a highly motivated Lead for our PGS Engineering Early Career Programs including Interns, College Hires, and Engineering Career Development Programs for our Central region. Leadership skills are required in order to be an advocate for career advancement by promoting knowledge sharing and mentoring for Early Career Talent as well engaging with Engineering and Business Leadership. This position will be located in Aurora, CO or Colorado Springs, CO and partial remote schedule options will be considered.

The Engineering Early Career Lead will:

  • Collaborate with Engineering Leadership and core Business Units to ensure program consistency and continuity; to ensure early career employees stay on track for assignments and rotations; and to ensure development and growth needs are met
  • Support other PGS Engineering Early Career Leads and serve as liaison with other sector and division early career talent leads
  • Provide coaching and feedback, as needed, to employees, with an emphasis on career exploration and professional development
  • Develop training and programming strategies and execute professional development events for employees
  • Deliver and maintain Early Career onboarding, programming, and communications
  • Collaborate closely with peers and stakeholders at all levels (including Human Resources, Functional managers, and Technical leadership) across the division to ensure a consistent, world-class Early Career experience
  • The ability to identify and address program impacts through a systematic, proactive, approach to issue and problem resolution that identifies, communicates, monitors, and promptly resolves conflicts across all levels of the program.
  • The ability to identify, orchestrate, coordinate and controls the management activities and processes that integrate program interdependencies to achieve successful program completion.
  •   The ability to plan for, identify, estimate, cost, acquire, schedule, and retire resources needed to satisfy program requirements within organizational constraints.
  • Consistently makes time to seek and incorporate input from customers and understand their expectations. Demonstrates commitment and energy to meet customer needs. Builds strong relationships with strategic partners.

Basic Qualifications:

  • 9 years of relevant experience with a Bachelor of Science degree in a STEM discipline; 7 years of relevant experience with a Masters' degree; 4 years of relevant experience with a PhD.
  • 5 years of professional experience coaching and leading a team.
  • Excellent communication skills (oral and written) required and the ideal candidate will have demonstrated success collaborating and leading technical teams.
  • Ability to and passion for provide career development guidance to new college graduates throughout the first 3 years of their career.
  • Proven track record as a trusted advisor and partner with business leadership, along with demonstrated project management, analytical and process orientation skills.
  • Demonstrated experience in Engineering.
  • Candidate must be eligible to obtain DoD Top Secret and SCI clearances.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 10 years engineering or project management experience
  • Experience as an Engineering team lead, manager, or project manager.
  • Ability to effectively interface with other Engineering and Production disciplines across the Business Unit as well as Programs.
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate with teammates and stakeholders
  • Strong organizational and adaptability skills to support many customers/stakeholders in a fluid environment
  • Employee functional management experience.
  • Experience with providing career development guidance to junior employees.
  • Candidate will have a track record as an effective communicator and problem solver who is able to develop and maintain good working relationships with internal and external stakeholders. This candidate will demonstrate a commitment to ethics and integrity, and the capability to innovate while challenging traditional ways of doing business.
  • Strategic hiring and employee skills development, labor forecasting and execution through close collaboration with program management, and balancing employee needs with business goals 

This position reports to Aurora, CO, USA, however, this position can also be worked from Colorado Springs, CO, CO, USA.

Salary Range: $134,400 USD - $201,600 USD
Salary Range 2: $141,100 USD - $211,700 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.