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Northrop Grumman Sr. Principal Chief Engineer in Sykesville, Maryland

The definitive technical authority for all aspects of engineering on all program elements (hardware/software/support/test) and leads a multi disciplined engineering team managing the technical performance of the program meeting cost and schedule requirements including subcontracted elements. Coordinates requirements development, hardware/software design, verification, and validation activities. Ensures that the program is adhering to sound engineering processes in the development, production, test and sustainment of products for our customers and is compliance with company policies, procedures, and quality standards. Maintains cognizance over technical activities within program IPTs and ensures horizontal integration of the best engineering practices across the company. Continually coordinates with the systems engineering and program integration team (PIT) leader to ensure the execution of program statement of work and baselines and serves as the technical point of contact with the customer. There is one Chief Engineer per program.

Typical Responsibilities Include:

  • 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

Qualifications:

Basic Qualifications:

  • 9 Years with Bachelors in Science; 7 Years with Masters; 4 Years with PhD.

  • 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 RF, Electrical, Digital, Power, Mechanical Designs or Embedded Processing

  • US Citizenship and Active secret clearance, with willingness to obtain TS/SCI, is required

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience as 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

  • Problem-solving experience in a team environment

  • PMP certification a plus

  • Active TS/SCI with counterintelligence polygraph

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

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