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Northrop Grumman Systems Engineering Assistant Project Manager (Dir 1) in Redondo Beach, California

Embark on a career putting innovative, reliable, and agile products and ideas into orbit, and beyond. Northrop Grumman has opportunities waiting for you that play a vital role in human space exploration, national defense, and scientific discovery, supporting multiple programs across the universe. With us, you'll discover a culture of curiosity and collaboration that will have you Defining Possible from the day you start. Our space systems connect and protect millions of people on earth every day, now and for the future. Explore your future and launch your career today.

Strategic Space Systems Division (SSSD) is an industry-leading provider for launch systems capabilities serving national security, military, civil and commercial customers. We are built on a heritage of providing innovative, affordable and reliable aerospace and defense products that our customers rely on to achieve mission success. Join the Space revolution and make the impossible, possible.

Northrop Grumman SSSD has an opening for a Systems Engineering Asst. Project Manager, Dir 1 to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Redondo Beach, CA . This is a major function within a large, strategic program.

As the Asst. Project Manager, you will:

  • Serve as Space Vehicle lead systems engineer for a multi-satellite constellation of multi-payload space platforms.

  • Lead and Manage the space vehicle system engineering team which includes responsibilities for

  • requirements development and maintanence,

  • design development and integration,

  • specialty engineering (e.g. EMC, contamination control),

  • interface management and control,

  • configuration control; verification of units, subsystems, software, and vehicles;

  • and support to vehicle and system assembly, integration, test & operations activities.

  • Spearhead Digital Transformation efforts across the Space Vehicle Project, including the incremental adoption of MBSE best practices balanced with execution on a high heritage program.

  • Work directly with government customers and product suppliers, including delivering technical and programmatic briefings and design reviews to high level government acquisition officers

  • Be responsible for planning, risk management and project performance addressing cost, schedule, and technical quality for large space system development and systems integration type contract.

  • Support development of new business studies & proposal generation.

  • Maintain cost management and earned value reporting over the life of the program.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited institution with ten (10) years of relevant Systems Engineering experience within the Space and Defense industry.

  • Five (5) years of experience successfully leading people/teams, projects, and/or programs to goal attainment.

  • Demonstrated ability to develop and foster an inclusive work environment that attracts, retains, and inspires diverse and engaged teams.

  • Ability to effectively communicate across various levels of the organization verbally and written, including presentation skills.

  • Candidate must have, and be able to maintain, at least ONE of the following active U.S. Government security clearances:

  • Dept of Defense Top Secret level with a Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI)

  • OR SCI access with a Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI) completed

  • OR Dept of Energy Q clearance with a Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Active/In-Scope SCI Clearance

  • Masters Degree from an accreddited institution with fourteen (14) years of relevant Systems Engineering experience within the Space and Defense industry.

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 U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

Job Category : Engineering