Operations Manager 3 - Remote Sensing Programs (Active TS Required) Linthicum, MD

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.

The Payload and Ground Systems organization within the Northrop Grumman Space Systems pushes the boundaries of innovation, redefines engineering capabilities, and drives advances in various sciences. Our team is chartered with providing the skills, innovative technologies to develop, design, produce and sustain optimized product lines across the sector while providing a decisive advantage to the warfighter. Come be a part of our mission!

The Remote Sensing Program (RSP) Engineering organization within the PGS Division of Space Sector seeks an experienced Operations Manager 3 to lead and provide support to an RSP engineering organization of 850+ staff.

The position reports directly to the RSP Engineering Director and will be based in Baltimore, MD and requires the ability to work 100% on-site.

In this role, the candidate understands the goals and priorities of the RSP engineering organization and business unit, ensuring all activities are aligned with these objectives, interpreting and developing organizational strategies, policies and practices to meet staffing, program execution, business development, budgetary and workforce development objectives.

The selected candidate will:

  • Coordinate with engineering discipline leads and the Operating Unit (OU) business partners to ensure effective planning, staffing, and efficient functional engineering operations

  • Collaborate with the Business Unit (BU) operations manager to ensure a strong partnership between engineering and programs

  • Collaborate with multiple functional organizations (human resources, talent acquisition, business management, mission assurance, global supply chain, manufacturing, and security) to define strategies that enhance operational effectiveness and efficiency

  • Identify engineering focus areas for improvement/streamlining, development and execution of engineering initiatives, and elimination of non-value-added activities in all levels of the engineering organization

Our ideal candidate will assist the RSP engineering director in multiple activities, and requires a broad engineering knowledge base in Systems Engineering, Integration & Test (SEIT), Software Engineering, and Hardware Engineering. The selected candidate will also have a strong background in business management & finance, program management, proven strategic planning and business execution capabilities, as well as the ability to work collaboratively across the business unit and division.

Duties and Responsibilities in Support of RSP Engineering:

  • Establish & maintain the organization business rhythm: Includes management reporting and information flow and improve operational systems, processes and policies in support of the Engineering mission

  • Develop and support collaboration tools required for efficient and effective communication

  • Lead staffing efforts including demand summarization, supply forecast planning, retention and onboarding activities to meet the labor goals required by the business unit

  • Lead indirect budget management to include allocation, monitoring, reporting, and resolving discrepancies

  • Lead the engineering transition to new Principles and Operating Procedures (PrOP)

  • Organize and coordinate allocation of B2S award budgets, monitor and report usage, and support submission of other award categories at the BU, Division, and Sector levels

  • Organize, coordinate and track, department material purchases and rentals with global supply chain and business management

  • Support or lead workforce development projects including training, mentoring programs, and technical growth initiatives

  • Coordinate and track all engineering capital projects from planning through project close out

  • Coordinate and track all engineering ITA and MTA projects from planning through project close out

  • Coordinate and track all engineering IRAD projects from planning through project close out

  • Support compliance and audit activities as needed

  • Plan and implement Employee Experience and engagement projects

To be considered for this role you must meet the following basic qualifications:

To be successful in this role, our ideal candidate must be a self-starter have excellent written and oral communication skills, be highly collaborative, team oriented, have strong people leadership skills, and be able to effectively multi-task competing priorities and schedules across the organization. In addition:

  • A current TS security clearance with the ability to obtain and maintain an active TS/SCI security clearance

  • Bachelor's degree in a STEM discipline with a minimum of 12 years progressive technical experience in an engineering, operations, or program environment

  • Management experience in programs, engineering, operations or related technical fields.

  • Strong attention to detail and the ability to function independently, meet deadlines and achieve commitments

  • The ability to quickly respond to a variety of demands

  • Excels at operating in a fast pace, diverse environment and can adapt to change

  • Understanding of the engineering development lifecycle across multiple engineering disciplines (SEIT, SW, HW, O&S)

  • Understanding of Intranet Program Review System (IPRS), Earned Value Management/Cost Account Management (EVM/CAM), program risk management, and technical, cost, & schedule impacts as it relates to program management

  • Understanding of business development and capture strategies, and demonstrated leadership ability

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Active TS/SCI clearance

  • Master's degree in a STEM discipline with a minimum of 10 years progressive technical experience in an engineering, operations, or program environment

  • 5+ years management experience in programs, engineering, operations or related technical fields

  • Strong understanding of Northrop Grumman Space Systems, and proven experience effectively working within and through NG (and/or a similar) corporate culture

  • Demonstrated ability to understand staffing demand and supply data metrics; strong problem solving and analytical skills; ability to make recommendations and provide guidance to effectively meet program staffing requirements across the business unit

  • Experience in operational organization effectiveness implementing best practices

Salary Range: $153,000 - $229,400

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.

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 most positions.