Northrop Grumman Mgr Electrical Engineering 3 in Plymouth, Minnesota
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.
The Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems (NGIS) sector designs, builds and delivers space, defense and aviation-related systems to customers around the world. Our main products include launch vehicles and related propulsion systems; missile products, subsystems and defense electronics; precision weapons, armament systems and ammunition; satellites and associated space components and services; and advanced aerospace structures.
The Armament Systems Business Unit is looking for an Electrical Engineering Manager to join our team of dedicated, diverse individuals based out of our Plymouth, MN facility.
Position Summary / Responsibilities:
The Electrical Engineering Manager reports to the Director of Design Engineering and manages the electrical engineering function. The Electrical Engineering Sensors & Power team architects, develops, designs, and validates RF, signal processing, magnetics, power, analog and digital electrical subsystems for products which protect freedom worldwide.
The Electrical Engineering Manager will ensure that all development activities utilize the best approaches from advanced product quality planning (APQP), system engineering (SE), program management (PMBOK), and lean design (DFSS) to ensure an efficient, high performance, rigorous development culture while considering the input of all internal and external customers. The Electrical Engineering Manager will utilize their emotional intelligence to lead, coach, and direct other engineers and technicians to accomplish project deliverables and strategic objectives, drive timely decision making, and develop a highly talented team.
Lead and manage a team of 10 to 15 engineers responsible for research, design, integration, and validation of electrical subsystems for programs spanning several business units and sectors. Management responsibilities include technology development, talent development, staffing, workload planning, process improvement, capital and expense budgets, software tool planning and management, and accountability for team performance.
Provide guidance, direction, and performance feedback to a large group of technicians and engineers on moderately difficult challenges resulting in high impact to the business.
Assess the engineering value stream in their area of responsibility with input from key stakeholders. Initiate continuous improvement activities to create high quality and efficient processes. Improve planning, execution, and tracking methods to increase engineering process excellence. Increase the understanding and use of strategy deployment, kaizen, problem solving, and lessons learned.
Coach, support, and motivate to ensure a high performing engineering team. Create and maintain development and succession plans for team members. Lead recruiting efforts to build and maintain team capabilities.
Ensure hiring plans, staff development, and workload plans are aligned to overall capability and capacity strategy. Manage team budgets, schedules and resources to effectively meet business goals.
Support technology growth through identification of potential innovations, technology roadmap modifications, and proposal preparation.
Set and promote high standards for quality and safety. Maintains selected engineering processes and drive technical excellence by ensuring team output meets technical standards.
Maintain knowledge of engineering best practices and technology innovations by attending industry events and educational activities.
Serve as an independent reviewer in select product or technology areas.
Represent and communicate NGIS technical capabilities, capacity and technologies to internal and external customers.
Present deliverables at program technical reviews, proposal reviews, or other technical meetings.
Lead performance and compensation management activities for team members.
Prepare, review, and approve cost estimates and written technical proposals. Manage cost and schedule for independent research or process improvement projects assigned to your team.
Advise stakeholders and team members on how to meet established schedules or resolve technical issues.
Coordinate with programs and peer functional managers to ensure appropriate staffing strategies are developed and executed with any performance issues resolved or escalated in a timely manner.
Ensure team members are familiar with and use required engineering processes and tools
Bachelor's degree in Engineering from an accredited university with 15 years of experience. Alternatively, a Master's degree in Engineering with 12 years of experience, or a PhD in Engineering with 10 years of experience.
Minimum of 5 years of experience in leading, developing, and reviewing team members
Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret level security clearance, US Citizenship required
Demonstrated experience mentoring, leading and coaching in a professional capacity
Experience leading a technical team toward successful product delivery
Proven partnership/collaboration skills and ability to partner with cross disciplines within a team
Exceptional communication skills (verbal, written, presentation) across all levels of the organization
Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from an accredited university with 20 years of experience. Alternatively, a Master's degree in Electrical Engineering with 18 years of experience, or a PhD in Engineering with 15 years of experience.
Minimum of 10 years of experience in leading, developing, and reviewing team members
10+ years working in electrical system or subsystem development in related technologies (RF, signal processing, magnetics, power)
Experience with engineering tools utilized in developing RF, magnetic, power, analog subsystems, FPGA design, CCA development and analysis (e.g. HFSS, Infolytica MagNet and MotorSolve, Mentor Graphics VX, Hyperlynx)
Active DoD Secret level security clearance or higher
Experience with the design and operation of automated CCA test equipment
Experience with AS9100/ISO 9001, CMMI, and Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP)
Six Sigma/Lean experience
Project management experience
Experience working with suppliers and procurement to optimize engagement model(s) to improve quality and optimize schedules
Exposure to Agile concepts when managing a program and use of Jira or a similar tool to enable dynamic task management
Expertise in developing complex digital circuit and component level architectures and detailed designs
Expertise in testing and troubleshooting circuit card and component level assemblies
Experience working with radar related technologies
Advanced level of understanding in a specialized electrical engineering field or general understanding of several diverse electrical engineering disciplines.
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 www.northropgrumman.com/EEO . U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.
Job Category : Engineering