Electronics Engineering Manager 3 Tinker Afb, OK

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.

Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems is seeking an Electronics Engineering Manager 3 (Interim Tinker Lab Program Manager).

This position will be located in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

What You'll Get To Do

The primary objective will be the delivery of all contractual requirements on cost and on schedule, while achieving all technical requirements and creating customer intimacy to support value creation strategies and actions. The individual will lead a cross-functional organization aligned to common program performance goals.

This role is responsible for leading execution, monitoring & control, and program closure (contract closeout). Primary responsibilities are the management of cost, schedule, and technical performance and include, but are not limited to:

  • Manage execution of a Statement of Work (SOW) and support of contract modifications as necessary

  • Leading and directing cross-functional Integrated Program Teams (IPT) to meet program cost, schedule and technical performance objectives

  • Ensuring program team understands and adheres to contract scope and manages change through control board activities

  • Planning, risk management, and project performance management addressing cost, schedule and technical quality for related Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) elements

  • Earned Value Management System (EVMS) Control Account Management (CAM) processes primary role and responsibilities

  • Measuring and reporting program performance

  • Preparation of charts and briefings on status/progress and processes; delivering presentations to customers, executive management and other program stakeholders

  • Participating in bi-weekly internal Program Management Reviews, Headcount Reviews, Financial Forecast reviews, and monthly EAC submittals

  • Helps to resolve technical and operational problems. Typically accomplishes results through lower level(s) of technical advisement, subject matter experts (SMEs), or focused oversight

  • Analysis of alternative courses of action. Decisions have risk/reward implications for program or area of influence.

  • Cultivating customer relationships and intimacy to develop further opportunities within the customer community

  • Capture of future work related to sustainment

  • Participating in the negotiation of contracts, contract changes, specifications, operating budgets, schedule milestones, and key terms and conditions.

  • Managing Government/customer supplied property or information (GFE, CFE, etc.)

  • Adherence to all internal processes, policies, and applicable industry standards

As a leader, you always act with integrity, and the highest ethical standards characterize everything you do. You enable your team to achieve predictable and balanced results, while satisfying the needs of internal and external partners. You treat all people with respect, and you model personal growth and continuous development. You know how to build an inclusive environment that attracts, retains, and inspires a diverse and engaged team. You develop trusted and valued customer relationships and communicate effectively, so that people throughout the organization feel engaged and connected to their work. You deliver excellence, strive for continuous improvement and respond vigorously to change.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Must have a Bachelor of Science degree in a STEM discipline AND 9 years of related professional/military experience in Engineering, OR a Master's degree in a STEM discipline AND 7 years of related professional/military experience in Engineering,

  • Must have 5 years of professional experience in the defense or aerospace industries.

  • Must have prior management/leadership experience.

  • Must have strong engineering background with demonstrated experience managing through design and production.

  • Must have an active DoD Secret clearance (with a background investigation completed within the last 6 years)

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain Special Access Programs

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Current Special Access Programs (SAP)

  • Ability to deal with ambiguity and to meet program commitments in a highly concurrent engineering environment.

  • Ability to maneuver effectively through political situations and to anticipate roadblocks

  • Experience managing a multi-disciplinary team

  • Experience with lab operations, avionics, or electronic systems

  • Experience leading hardware procurement/supply chain operations

  • Experience overseeing subcontracts for performance and accountability

  • Strong leadership qualities, as well as strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Prior experience in a Management role, such as Section Manager or IPT Lead

Salary Range: $144,100 - $216,100

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 health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority . The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. U.S. Northrop Grumman employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042 https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/ .

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.

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