Northrop Grumman Mgr Engineering 3, Ground Operations Manager in Palmdale, California

Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems Systems Integration and Test/Evaluation Palmdale, Ground Test Engineering and Operations Department is seeking a Ground Operations Manager. The Ground Operations Manager will lead a group of 44 personnel comprised of Managers, Test Engineers, and Technicians supporting program test article activities.

In this role, the selected candidate will be expected to:

  • Manage all aspects of maintenance team, to include program and functional duties, for 44 staff members located at 3 different test locations.

  • Ensure adequate processes are executed, ensure training requirements are met, and perform all functions of cost management (EVMS).

  • Develop and publish test schedules and test procedures for system testing. Support test planning working groups.

  • Interface with system design and analysis functions to develop test and test data requirements.

  • Specify test article configurations and coordinate the integration of test modifications with system design engineering.

  • Identify and coordinate the availability of test facilities and test ranges with cognizant company, subcontractor, and government agencies.

  • Document all modifications, test activities and test results performed on the test article.

The selected candidate must possess:

  • excellent communication and organizational skills

  • an ability to lead a large diverse team

  • demonstrated initiative and willingness to solve problems with long-term solutions

  • outstanding people management and interpersonal skills

  • an ability to interface with all levels of functional and project management while integrating with host entities

  • experience in implementing process changes and project management

  • an ability to manage several tasks/projects simultaneously

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics)

  • 7 years of related experience

  • A current DOD Top Secret Clearance with the ability to obtainPAR is required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Significant experience in the developmental test maintenance environment

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