Sentinel (GBSD) Launch Equipment Manager 3 - 10514 Roy, UT

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Northrop Grumman Space Systems is seeking a Manager 3, Launch Equipment with the background, vision, and people skills to lead the Launch Equipment organization within the Command & Launch (C&L) Infrastructure Integrated Product Team (IPT). This position will be located in Roy, UT and will support the Sentinel program.

What You'll Get To Do:

The Launch Equipment Manager is responsible for the design and development of a suite of electromechanical equipment that comprise the Mission Equipment and Consoles & Furnishment subsystems. This role oversees a Mission Equipment design team and a Consoles & Furnishment Subsystems design team, each responsible for the engineering associated with their respective areas of the C&L architecture.

Specific duties to include, but are not limited to the following:

Organizational Leadership:

  • Setting a vision for and leading a team of engineers and management staff to execute the Launch Equipment scope of work.

  • Performing financial and performance analyses to develop and implement long-term staffing plans and process improvements.

  • Providing mentorship and growth opportunities to the Launch Equipment team and growing a strong leadership bench.

  • Program Execution:

  • Driving on-time delivery of Launch Equipment work products to support the design timelines of the Mission Subsystems organization.

  • Utilizing earned value management and other financial tools to plan, execute, and report status.

  • Supporting the integrated planning of complex interdependent projects to support Sentinel program milestones, balancing prioritization of Engineering resources between competing projects and teams.

  • Ensuring schedules and program plans are credible, substantiated by quantitative data, and bounded by risks and opportunities.

  • Supporting a comprehensive risk and opportunity management program for the Infrastructure IPT.


  • Negotiating competing priorities and interests across a wide range of internal and external stakeholder communities to pursue the best course of action for the Sentinel program.

  • Establishing and maintaining strong relationships with a wide range of distinct customer communities, subcontractors, and industry partners.

  • Providing regular briefings, reports, and other communications to executive leadership.

  • Technical Excellence:

  • Ensuring adherence to the Sentinel technical baseline and associated processes for the Launch Equipment team.

  • Balancing stringent quality standards for technical artifacts (e.g. Product Data Packages) with the rapid pace of procurement, fabrication, and construction of test assets and early prototypes.

  • Making informed decisions between conflicting technical approaches based upon program and IPT-level cost, schedule, and technical impacts and risk.

  • May be required to travel up to 25% of the time.

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 positions 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. This role may offer a competitive relocation assistance package.

You'll Bring These Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) discipline with 8 years of hardware product development experience or Master's Degree with 6 years of relevant experience

  • Must be a US Citizen with an active DoD Secret Clearance with an investigation date within the last 6 years.

  • Must have the ability to obtain a Special Access Program (SAP) Clearance.

  • At least 1 year experience leading a project and/or driving performance against schedule

  • 3+ years' in a formal lead/management position in the Aerospace and Defense industry.

  • 3+ years' experience with design and development of mechanical and/or electromechanical systems

These Qualifications Would be Nice to Have:

  • Active DoD Top Secret with SAP clearance

  • ICBM Experience

  • Experience with CAD modeling software, especially NX

  • Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) experience

  • Cost Account Manager training and/or experience managing programs or subcontracts in an Earned Value framework

  • Strong understanding and broad application of engineering systems (engineering standards, configuration management, material review board, process control, tooling, facilities, software, etc.)

  • Strong oral and written communication skills, including demonstrated experience with high value customer presentations, with ability to focus on multiple projects with competing priorities

  • Demonstrated experience in making sound decisions in uncertain and difficult situations


Salary Range: $138,400 - $207,600

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.

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