Senior Staff Chief Engineer - Aerospace/CompositesClearfield, UT

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 Aeronautics Systems has an opening for a Senior Staff Chief Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals in Clearfield, UT . In this role, you will lead a technical Engineering Team supporting production and new design releases.

Our team works with cutting edge exotic materials and novel products to innovate within our mission, working across the facility supporting large composite structures. Are you interested in working on state-of-the-art composites? Come join us!

Job Summary:

In this role, you will apply and/or develop highly advanced technologies, scientific principles, and theories to resolve technical issues in support of long-range strategic program goals. You will serve as a consultant to top management in areas of development and advancements and will be the prime spokesperson to both internal and external stakeholders on technical issues. You will ensure our engineering teams are adhering to sound engineering processes in the development, production, test, and sustainment of products for our customers and comply with company policies, procedures, and quality standards. The successful candidate will exemplify an exceptional degree of ingenuity, creativity, and resourcefulness to lead the technical planning and execution on cutting edge programs.

Responsibilities include:

  • Responsibility and technical authority for large build-to-specification program

  • Maintain technical baseline and oversees technical activities within the Program

  • Lead and direct cross-functional engineering teams during proposal, design, manufacturing, and delivery phases of products in development and production phases

  • Support proposal development and new program acquisition efforts

  • Technical leadership for an engineering organization, to include technical processes and excellence, talent growth, mentoring

  • Lead Root cause and failure investigations

  • Support competitive proposal development

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science in a related STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) discipline and 20 years of related experience; OR Master of Science (MS) in a related STEM discipline and 18 years of related experience; OR PhD in a related STEM discipline and 15 years of related experience

  • Experience in Design and Analysis for product development aerospace structures

  • Expertise within composites

  • Current, in scope DOD Secret clearance (or higher)

  • Must be able to obtain Special Access Program clearance (SAP/PAR)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering

  • 15+ years' experience in aerospace structures and product development

  • Demonstrated experience in establishing product line development and support

  • Experience in multi-sensor fusion

  • Demonstrated success balancing technical and business decisions

  • Experience in optimizing multi-disciplinary methods, analysis, and processes

  • Experience and/or training in Earned Value Management Systems

  • Excellent technical writing skills

  • Excellent verbal and interpersonal skills required to work closely with both internal staff including the executive level as well as external customers and partners

  • Experience with Design, Analysis, Systems, Tooling, Development, Nondestructive Inspection, Materials and Process Engineering

  • Experience leading and developing large multifunction engineering teams

  • Proven experience in developing and maintaining customer relationships

Salary Range: $158,200 - $237,200

The above salary range represents a general guideline; however, Northrop Grumman considers a number of factors when determining base salary offers such as the scope and responsibilities of the position and the candidate's experience, education, skills and current market conditions.

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 application period for the job is estimated to be 20 days from the job posting date. However, this timeline may be shortened or extended depending on business needs and the availability of qualified candidates.

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.