Manager Design Engineering 1Beltsville, 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 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.

An organization within Northrop Grumman's Payload and Ground Systems (PGS) division, Mission Enabling Products is a leading designer, producer, and supplier of spacecraft components that power and enable satellites of all classes. Products include spacecraft panels, bus structures, precision optical structures, deployable structural systems and mechanisms, solar arrays, and antenna reflectors. Our products are on virtually every U.S. satellite built in the last 20 years.

Integrated Thermal Systems (ITS) is a Northrop Grumman Mission Enabling Products team seeking an engineering manager to manage a team of approximately 15 design engineers and to interface with the programs they support. In addition to guiding each individual's careers and training, the manager will help ITS programs in estimating, tracking, and reporting design engineering efforts. This position is onsite, currently located in Beltsville, MD and in approximately a year it is relocating to Hanover, MD.

Design Functional Manager - Integrated Thermal Systems, Beltsville, MD

Team

  • Manage a diverse pool of motivated design team resources in conjunction with other operating unit managers.

  • Own the process of recruiting, requisition, hiring, onboarding, and interactions with HR for the entire team.

  • Deploy resources to a range of programs to meet program needs.

  • Develop and oversee training of team members.

  • Provide technical oversight for product line lead designers.

  • Facilitate employee development and conduct employee mid-year and year-end performance reviews.

Program Execution

  • Ensure release of drawings meets program and operations schedule needs.

  • Ensure designs are completed within budget constraints.

  • Help ensure designs meet program technical requirements on a broad range of programs.

  • Facilitate reviews with manufacturing engineering and operations value steam leaders.

  • Handle escalations and resolve issues in a timely manner.

Product

  • Work to ensure compliance with customer and internal requirements.

CAD Tool

  • Help improve existing or develop new processes within the team and design tool to implement lessons learned, design best practices, and continuous product improvement. Develop documentation for these processes.

Reporting

  • Apply Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma principles to program execution.

  • Manage Drawing Release Plan to track all program drawings and their due dates.

  • Maintain Daily Management Review process (SQDEC).

  • Track key performance indices of On-Time Delivery and First Pass Yield.

  • Apply Earned Value Management System to track cost performance of design effort.

Proposals

  • Provide inputs for proposal efforts and approve basis of estimates.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering or related field and 5 years of engineering experience. 3 years of relevant experience with a Masters' degree; 0 years of relevant experience with a PhD; an additional 4 years of experience may be considered in lieu of degree.

  • Experience as a Cost Account Manager (CAM).

  • Experience with product definition (Specifications, SOW's, Drawings), design, and verification processes.

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Must be able to work within the United States without sponsorship.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated engineering leadership experience for a minimum of 2 years, ideally as a Product Team Lead.

Salary Range: $104,600 - $156,800

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 all positions with a government clearance and certain other restricted positions.