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Northrop Grumman Mgr Structural Engineering 2 in San Diego, California

Climb to new heights on your journey when you start Defining Possible with Northrop Grumman. Enjoy a purposeful career in aeronautics that is crucial to the way we connect and protect our world across land, sea, and air. Bring your experience and take advantage of this opportunity to discover how you can start to push past possible and achieve your goals today. Enjoy a diverse, collaborative environment with professionals across the nation ready to help launch your career.

The Section Manager will lead a group of 15-20 engineers responsible for the structural analysis of aircraft primary and secondary structures. This position is a hybrid role, consisting of direct support to programs and people management.

The successful candidate will be responsible for providing leadership and direction to section members, ensuring members have sufficient statement of work, managing employee performance (including engagement strategies for higher performers and corrective actions for lower performers), coordinating with programs to ensure appropriate staffing/destaffing actions are developed and executed relative to their section, and ensuring their employees are familiar with and use required engineering processes and tools. The candidate will be the first point of contact for technical issues on programs involving section members and will make decisions regarding required escalation and resources required for resolution. Responsibilities include participation in recruiting and hiring, day-to-day support for the operation of the functional organization and resolving critical/urgent program/technical issues.

In addition to people management responsibilities described above, selected candidate will support the formulation of Statements of Work (SOW), Task Descriptions (TD's), Basis of Estimates (BOE's) and requirements definition. The ideal candidate will provide senior structural engineering oversight of all structural analysis activities. Responsibilities include leading a large multi-disciplined team of engineers, including interfacing with customers, technical support and meeting schedule and cost commitments.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in STEM and 9 years engineering experience OR a Master's degree 7 years engineering experience

  • Aircraft structural/mechanical analysis experience

  • Active DoD Secret Security Clearance that has been granted/renewed within the past 6 years

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree in Engineering

  • Experience doing analysis on aircraft primary and secondary structures

  • Experience managing or leading teams of engineers

  • Strong communication, leadership and team building skills

  • An active DoD Secret Clearance

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Job Category : Engineering