Engineering Manager 3 (B-2 Flight Test IPT Lead)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 sector has an opening for an Engineering Manager 3, Flight Test IPT Lead to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals within our Test and Evaluation organization. This leadership role is located in EAFB, CA.

Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems - Test and Evaluation (T&E) Directorate is seeking an Engineering Manager 3 to be the IPT Lead/Site Manager for Ground Test/Flight Test activities at Edwards AFB (EAFB). This role is responsible for B-2 Engineering, Technical Support, and Test activity at EAFB, CA and in the support of Testing Activities taking place at Whiteman AFB, MO (WAFB). This statement of work includes performing modifications, ground operations, ground tests, airworthiness and developmental flight tests on multiple air vehicles including full spectrum, system of systems testing.

The Leader will be responsible for the direction of the flight test team encompassing engineering, technical support, and mission support personnel, and will have cost, schedule, and performance responsibility to the B-2 Director of Systems Test and Evaluation.

In addition, this position will be the Northrop Grumman point of contact for test with the host squadron leadership and USG Test and Evaluation personnel.

The selected candidate will drive test strategy and architecture to support major program milestones. Finally, as the EAFB Site Manager they are responsible for maintaining a safe work environment for all personnel and addressing site issues and concerns such as facilities and emergency planning.

The position will be based at Edwards AFB, CA and will require travel to other Northrop Grumman program sites. The selected candidate must be willing to support off shift operations as required to support the Combined Test Force operations.

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 STEM discipline AND 9 years of related profession/military experience in flight test and aircraft operations, OR a Master's degree of Science in a STEM discipline AND 7 years of related profession/military experience in flight test and aircraft operations.

  • Must have 5 years' experience as IPT lead and/or Engineering manager.

  • Must have experience using Earned Value Management systems.

  • Must have an Active DoD Secret clearance with full investigation within the last 6 years.

  • Ability to obtain a DoD Top Secret Clearance with SCI

  • Must have ability to obtain and maintain Program Access (PAR) within a reasonable period, as determined by the company to meet its business needs.

Preferred Qualifications :

  • Master's Degree in a Science, Technical, Engineering or Math field (STEM) or Management

  • Program Management or Engineering leadership experience on a large aviation acquisition program

  • Formal flight test training, such as test pilot school; familiarity with T&E processes.

  • Excellent analytical, oral/written communication and critical thinking skills along with the ability to function in high pressure and short-turnaround situations

  • Active DoD Top Secret/SCI

  • Current Special Program Access (SAP)

Salary Range: $164,300 - $246,500

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 http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO . U.S. Citizenship is required for all positions with a government clearance and certain other restricted positions.