Systems Engineering Department Manager 3 (12322 - 12323)Manhattan Beach, CA

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Northrop Grumman Space Systems is currently seeking a Systems Engineering Department Manager 3 to join our Engineering team within Strategic Deterrent Systems (SDS) Division at the Manhattan Beach, CA facility.

What You'll Get To Do

This selected candidate will be responsible for a department within the Systems Engineering organization and will report directly to the SDS Systems Engineering Director. You will set operating objectives and provide mentorship to Functional Home Room (FHR) Section Managers (SMs) based on Engineering goals, objectives, and company policy. Provide oversight and assistance to multiple business areas within the division portfolio (Sentinel/GBSD, ICBM Sustainment and Advanced Programs); to provide the people, skills, and processes for successful achievement of program goals.

As the Department Manager you will be responsible for managing planning, risk, project performance, schedule, technical quality, and addressing technical or operational problems when necessary. Will assist engineers and program staff to develop and maintain talent within the organization. Have frequent contact with equivalent level managers and programs to maintain and exceed health and performance for all programs.

The successful candidate will lead a team of engineers ranging across one or more of the following engineering disciplines: Mission / Weapon Systems Engineering, Command & Control Systems, Launch Systems, Flight Systems, Support & Training Equipment, Configuration / Data Management, Logistics, User Training & Manuals, Facilities, Nuclear Surety, System Security, System Safety, Human Systems Integration, Nuclear Hardness / EEE, and others.

Essential Functions

  • Excellent communication, mentoring, interpersonal skills, and the ability to collaborate with senior management, peers, and employees.

  • Provides ownership for the people, processes, and tools that support business areas and programs in achieving their missions.

  • Accountability for recruiting, staffing, and retaining talent to deliver on the objectives.

  • Supporting proposal work, independent technical reviews, program standup and audits, and special assignments on an as needed basis.

  • Owning and leading improvements across employee engagement, hiring, development, training, attraction, and retention of top talent.

  • Mentor, develop, and train your section managers, and overall employee base.

  • Reviews and analyzes released engineering change data and coordinates changes with engineering, quality, support, manufacturing, and engineering data control activities.

Position Benefits

As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman Space Systems, you are eligible for our robust benefits package including:

  • Medical, Dental & Vision coverage

  • 401k

  • Educational Assistance

  • Life Insurance

  • Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions

  • Paid Time Off

  • Health & Wellness Resources

  • Employee Discounts

This position's standard work schedule is a 9/80. The 9/80 schedule allows employees who work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday to take every other Friday off.

You'll Bring These Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree with 8 years of related experience in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) or Master's Degree in STEM and 6 years of related experience.

  • Minimum of 3 years in a formal lead/ management position.

  • Must have U.S. Citizenship with a current or active Secret level clearance and the ability to obtain Top Secret Clearance and Special Program Access.

These Qualifications Would be Nice to Have:

  • Master's Degree with 9 years of experience in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics), preferably an Engineering degree.

  • Proven performance as an Engineering Leader in all phases of acquisition, design, integration, and execution. Candidate will require ability to rapidly assess and lend guidance to projects assigned to the organizational group as well as demonstrated mentoring and guidance to engineers.

  • Working knowledge and/or experience across engineering disciplines.

  • Experience on ICBMs.

  • Experience creating or growing new sections or departments.

  • Experience managing an engineering team.

  • Experience working in Model-Based Systems Engineering tools such as Cameo, Rhapsody, ModelCenter, Ansys, or PTC Windchill Modeler.

  • Familiarity with Agile engineering and Jira.

  • Active TS Clearance. Program Access.

Salary Range: $180,600 - $271,000

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.