Manager Engineering 3 - Integrated Thermal Systems Beltsville, MD

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An organization within Northrop Grumman's Payload and Ground Systems (PGS) division, Spacecraft Components is a leading designer, producer, and supplier of spacecraft components that power and enable satellites of all classes. Products include spacecraft panels, bus structures, precision optical structures, deployable structural systems and mechanisms, solar arrays, and antenna reflectors. Our products are on virtually every U.S. satellite built in the last 20 years. Learn more about Spacecraft Components at our website: .

The Integrated Thermal Systems operating unit with the Space Components and Strategic Businesses (SCSBU) unit of PGSD is seeking a Senior Engineering Manager to lead the Engineering organization for the operating unit. The Senior Engineering Manager will report to the Senior Engineering Director of the SCSBU. Integrated Thermal Systems designs and builds thermal management systems for space vehicles such as integrated heat pipe and radiator composite panels, loop heat pipes, and deployable radiators.

The Integrated Thermal Systems operating unit is seeking a Manager Engineering 3 based out of the Beltsville, MD site.

  • Primary responsibilities include:

  • Functional Leadership : Manage a multidisciplinary team of engineers and professionals, including employee development, training and mentoring. Establish and track goals and objectives for staff, conduct employee performance reviews, and implement employee development

  • Staffing : Forecast staffing needs and ensure Engineering organization is adequately staffed

  • Program Execution : Support program IPTs to successfully manage/complete hardware and tooling design and drawings which meet program technical requirements, schedule needs. Lead drawing release scheduling, design and analysis completion, including resource assignments

  • Continuous Improvement : Develop, implement, and support process improvements, tools and training to reduce Engineering costs, improve quality, and reduce schedule duration. Implement lessons learned, standard practices, best practices, and continuous improvement plans. Lead projects and plans to improve design technology, strategic capability, and capacity

  • Metrics: Establish and maintain metrics that provide real-time visibility to measure, monitor, and control process performance, including key inputs, outputs, and early warning event triggers. Track key performance indices of On-Time Delivery and First Pass Yield. Apply Earned Value Management System to track cost and schedule performance of design effort

  • Customer : Support internal and external customer meetings and industry audits

  • Business Development : Provide inputs for proposal efforts and approve basis of estimates

Basic Qualifications:

  • Requires a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering, Aeronautical Engineering or related engineering/scientific discipline and nine (9) years of design related experience (or an equivalent combination of education and experience), including at last 5 years of experience in a leadership role with direct reports

  • Proficiency in NX, SOLID WORKS, CORE or CATIA

  • Familiarity with CREO 7.0 or higher & Windchill/PDMLink (>3 years of experience with the tool), Interlink

  • Expertise in one of the following core competency areas: design, tooling, or analysis engineering

  • Understanding of Aerospace industry standards and specifications and application to space flight components and drawings

  • A broad understanding of engineering, manufacturing, cost and schedule execution, scope management, and risk management is required.

  • Excellent oral and written communication, computer, documentation, and presentation skills are required

  • US Citizenship required

  • Clearance is not required

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MS in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering

  • Experience with heat management systems in space applications

  • Experience with Teamcenter or equivalent drawing configuration management suite

Salary Range: $160,200 - $240,400

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 .

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