Engineering Manager 2 - Air Vehicle Manager Edwards Afb, CA

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 is seeking a B-2 Air Vehicle Manager at Edwards Air Force Base. The Air Vehicle Manager will report to the B-2 Flight Test Management team, responsible for all aspects associated with the planning, scheduling, implementation, and execution of ground and flight operations in support of the B-2 Flight Test.

The Air Vehicle Manager will interface daily with Northrop Grumman Program and Maintenance Management and with Air Force leadership concerning current and future events related to B-2 maintenance and test operations.

The Air Vehicle Manager will collaborate with an interdisciplinary team of engineering, test, and support individuals, and provide day-to-day support for Air Vehicle systems checkout, maintenance, modification, troubleshooting, anomaly resolution, ground test, and vehicle preparation for flight testing.

The Air Vehicle Manager is responsible for compliance with configuration management, configuration control, safety, security, and quality directives.

Brief vehicle status and configuration at Mission Readiness Reviews and present aircraft activity to the Flight Test Requirements Integrated Test Team to ensure upcoming ground tests and operations are well coordinated and planned with the customer.

As a leader, you always act with integrity, and the highest ethical standards characterize everything you do. You enable your team to achieve predictable and balanced results, while satisfying the needs of internal and external partners. You treat all people with respect, and you model personal growth and continuous development. You know how to build an inclusive environment that attracts, retains, and inspires a diverse and engaged team. You develop trusted and valued customer relationships and communicate effectively, so that people throughout the organization feel engaged and connected to their work. You deliver excellence, strive for continuous improvement and respond vigorously to change.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Must have a Bachelor of Science degree in a STEM discipline AND 9 years of related professional/military experience in Engineering OR a Master's degree in a STEM discipline AND 7 years of related professional/military experience in Engineering.

  • Must have 5 years of relevant flight test experience

  • Must have prior management/leadership experience

  • Must have an active DoD Secret Clearance with background investigation within the scope of six years.

  • Must have ability to obtain and maintain Program Access (PAR) within reasonable time

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with the B-2 aircraft

  • Basic airframe knowledge

  • Previous leadership experience

Salary Range: $134,600 - $201,800

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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