Manager Engineering 2
Company: Northrop Grumman
Posted on: January 20, 2023
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.
We are looking for an Engineering Manager 2. This position is
available at the Northrop Grumman facility at Oxnard CA, as part of
the Northrop Grumman Space Components and Strategic Business
Deployables Operating Unit, which specializes in deployable systems
for spacecraft such as solar arrays, instrument booms, extendible
support structures, and reflector boom antennas/deployable
As a key strategic member of the Northrop Grumman Space Components
and Strategic Businesses-Deployables leadership team, the
Engineering Manager 2 is responsible for leading the a design team
for the planning, standardizing, implementing and enhancing product
design, analysis and test processes and methods that support the
value stream organization (VSO) and its objectives.
The manager position is to provide technical and functional
leadership for design staff for the Antenna/Reflector Value Stream
(VS) team. The Antenna/Reflector VS team is responsible for the
specification and design and manufacturing, assembly, test and
installation oversight of spacecraft reflector and antenna
sub-systems. These sub-systems are ultra-lightweight, of high
stiffness and strength, compact stowage volume and scalable to
different configurations, sizes, transmit and receive requirements
and power levels.
Through collaboration with Engineering product team leads and other
functional managers, the Engineering Manager is responsible for
resource management and prioritization to provide prompt response
and situational resolutions to meet all VSO goals and
- Lead the Design Engineering Antenna/Reflector team on design
for manufacturability, process capability, and production builds of
new product or product revisions. Develop and implement an improved
design development process.
- Accountable to the Deployables Operating Unit Design
Engineering Manager for meeting the Engineering safety, quality,
delivery and cost expectations of internal and external customers
within the entire product value streams. Ensures plans are
developed and executed to meet internal and external customer
- Collaborates with Value Stream Owner (Site Operations Leader)
for meeting the Engineering safety, quality, delivery and cost
expectations of internal and external customers within entire
product value streams. Ensures plans are developed and executed to
meet internal and external customer requirements or product
- Develop and implement an improved design development
- Deploy engineering resources to meet customer demands. Manage
- Continuously improve Engineering Daily Management, process
standards, tools and risk management. Create, maintain and improve
standards for all engineering drawings, specifications and design
- Ownership and accountability for effective hand-offs through
all functional and process center areas.
- Collaborate and coordinate with Master Scheduling, Product
Value Stream Managers and Business Support Functions (Program
Managers, Finance, Contracts, HR, etc.), including proposal
support, to achieve product and site goals via sharing of
resources, tools, equipment, processes, etc.
- Provide Engineering leadership and owns employee development
- Establish and maintain metrics that provide real-time
visibility to measure, monitor, and control process performance,
including key inputs, outputs, and early warning event
- Assist Design Engineering Manager on integration of the Goleta
and Oxnard Deployables sites and improving overall engineering
- Assist Design Engineering Manager develop and implement the
Goleta and Oxnard Deployables engineering operating model and
organizational design. Evaluate and implement engineering best
practices from the legacy Goleta Deployables and Astro businesses.
Implement engineering daily management standards, business systems
and tools, and align improvement focus with Operations team.Basic
- B.S. in Engineering require.
- A minimum of 9 years of relevant work experience with a
Bachelor's Degree, or 7 years' experience with a Master's
- 3 years leadership experience in a management role or combined
years as a technical design lead, with 2 or more staff assigned to
provide technical guidance or leadership.
- Excellent communication skills - presentation, oral, written,
- Proven track record of managing direct reports of various
disciplines and ability to lead multiple engineering disciplines to
reach common goals and objectives.
- Ability to provide technical communication and coordination
with senior leadership.
- Experience with budget and cost management. Ability to organize
and manage multiple products/programs with the focus on delivering
within cost and on schedule.
- Combination of industry knowledge, leadership skills,
management expertise and in-depth knowledge of the design
engineering process. Strong knowledge in engineering systems and
processes such as CAD and GD&T.
- Detailed knowledge of mechanical design, structures,
mechanisms, release and drive actuators, and material
- Proven ability to perform problem analysis and resolution using
lean and continuous improvement tools and tactics to satisfy
customer and business needs.
- Requires knowledge and experience with implementation and
execution of process standards, systems, processes, and business
tools focused on engineering and technical risk management
identification and mitigation.
- Ability to travel between the Oxnard, CA and Goleta, CA sites
and travel to support customers.
- Ability to obtain and maintain a Security Clearance is
- US Citizenship requiredPreferred Qualifications:
- Engineering MS degree preferred.
- 2 years minimum functional manager experience Salary Range:
$130,500 USD - $195,700 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
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