Northrop Grumman Mgr Mechanical Engineering 2 in Palmdale, California

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems in air and space that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our work preserves freedom and democracy, and advances human discovery and our understanding of the universe. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have a lot of 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.

This position is for the Section Manager (SM) of Structural Design for PAICoE Structural Design, reporting to the Vehicle Engineering Structural Design Department Manager, Palmdale Aircraft Integration Center of Excellence. The SM will lead a team of structural design engineers. SM will be responsible for new conceptual layouts, detailed engineering designs of metallics and composites, modifications, integration of advanced technologies, BTP release schedules, and performing detailed technical reviews.

For functional tasking, approximately 15-20% of the SM's time will be focused on recruiting, staffing, retaining talent, and holding performance reviews. Supporting the VE Structural Design Department Manager on the NGAS Community of Practice will be expected.

SM is expected to be thoroughly versed, and preferably a Subject Matter Expert (SME), for primary Structural Design and GD&T. CATIA V5 and/or Nx experience is required. FiberSIM experience strongly preferred.

Basic Qualifications:

Bachelor's Degree in Engineering from accredited institution.

Minimum of 7 years of engineering experience.

Experience with Geometric, Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T).

Experience in a technical leadership/management roles.

Experience with BTP development, applicable notes, BOM, sign-off process.

Experience with CPLM, Teamcenter, FiberSIM, CATIA V5 and/or NX-CAD.

Current Active In-Scope DOD Secret with the ability to obtain special program access.

Preferred Qualifications:

Master's Degree or PhD in ME, AE or Civil Eng (Structures) Design emphasis.

Expert knowledge of Geometric, Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T).

Knowledge of NGC best design practices and applicable processes.

Demonstrated affordability approaches in structural designs, including integration of platform build sequences and designing for manufacturing.

Minimum 5 years of aircraft/spacecraft design experience, including clean sheet airframe layout, detailed drawing releases, and supporting build.

The ability to obtain a DoD Top Secret clearance.

The ability to obtain SSBI, PAR

Experience in staffing forecasting.

Full life cycle of an air/space vehicle design process.

Recent experience as structural design lead.

Team player and demonstrated exceptional collaboration.

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