Senior Principal Chief EngineerSykesville, MD

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our pioneering and inventive spirit has enabled us to be at the forefront of many technological advancements in our nation's history - from the first flight across the Atlantic Ocean, to stealth bombers, to landing on the moon. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have 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.

At the heart of Defining Possible is our commitment to missions. In rapidly changing global security environments, Northrop Grumman brings informed insights and software-secure technology to enable strategic planning. We're looking for innovators who can help us keep building on our wide portfolio of secure, affordable, integrated, and multi-domain systems and technologies that fuel those missions. By joining in our shared mission, we'll support yours of expanding your personal network and developing skills, whether you are new to the field, or an industry thought leader. At Northrop Grumman, you'll have the resources, support, and team to do some of the best work of your career.

We are looking for you to join our team as a Sr. Principal Chief Engineer based out of Sykesville, MD.

What You'll get to Do:

  • Lead and direct cross-functional engineering teams during proposal, design, manufacturing, and delivery phases of products in development and production phases

  • Support proposal development and new program acquisition efforts

  • Interpret statements of work assigned by program leadership.

  • Develop and execute to meet project budgets and schedules, including Earned Value Management System (EVMS), critical path management, Estimates-at-Completion (EACs), and workload forecasts.

  • Interface with functional departments to secure team staffing

  • Work with suppliers and be able to articulate project requirements.

  • Brief internal and external customer leadership on progress of work assigned.

  • The selected candidate will perform in a fast-paced work environment with high expectations, significantly diverse assignments, and collaborative/team settings.

The ideal candidate is expected to be self-motivated, highly organized, and detail oriented and possess effective verbal and written communication skills.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or STEM-related discipline with 9 years of experience, or 7 years with a Master's Degree and 4 years of experience with a Ph.D.

  • Candidate must have good communication skills, strong interpersonal skills, and good oral and written presentation skills.

  • Leadership experience should include at least five of the following: project planning, cost and schedule management and tracking, technology management, risk management, performance reporting, proposals, manufacturing support, vendor selection and management, hardware specification, and program staffing.

  • Experience in Electrical, Digital, Power, Mechanical Designs or Embedded Processing

  • U.S. citizenship with the ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret clearance.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience as a technical lead, Integrated Product Team (IPT) lead, or other leadership role in a program office or business function with demonstrated team building, organizational, and interpersonal skills.

  • Experience as a Control Account Manager (CAM) managing Earned Value Management System (EVMS) projects.

  • Experience directly managing or leading engineering teams

  • Fluency with developing and executing project schedules.

  • Basic understanding of the Design, Manufacturing, and Test process

What We Can Offer You:

Northrop Grumman provides a comprehensive benefits package and a work environment which encourages your growth and supports the mutual success of our people and our company. Northrop Grumman benefits give you the flexibility and control to choose the benefits that make the most sense for you and your family.

Your benefits will include the following: Health Plan, Savings Plan, Paid Time Off and Additional Benefits including Education Assistance, Training and Development, 9/80 Work Schedule (where available), and much more!

Additional Northrop Grumman Information

Northrop Grumman has approximately 90,000 employees in all 50 states and in more than 27 countries.

We strive to attract and retain the best employees by providing an inclusive work environment wherein employees are receptive to diverse ideas, perspectives, and talents to help solve our toughest customer challenges: to develop and maintain some of the most technically sophisticated products, programs, and services in the world.

Our Values . The women and men of Northrop Grumman Corporation are guided by Our Values. They describe our company as we want it to be. We want our decisions and actions to demonstrate these Values. We believe that putting Our Values into practice creates long-term benefits for shareholders, customers, employees, suppliers, and the communities we serve.

Our Responsibility . At Northrop Grumman, we are committed to maintaining the highest of ethical standards, embracing diversity and inclusion, protecting the environment, and striving to be an ideal corporate citizen in the community and in the world.

Salary Range: $127,000 - $190,600

The above salary range represents a general guideline; however, Northrop Grumman considers a number of factors when determining base salary offers such as the scope and responsibilities of the position and the candidate's experience, education, skills and current market conditions.

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.

The application period for the job is estimated to be 20 days from the job posting date. However, this timeline may be shortened or extended depending on business needs and the availability of qualified candidates.

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 http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO . U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.