Flight Test Manager 2 (E-2D)Melbourne, FL

Requisition ID: R10162371

  • Category: Engineering

  • Location: Melbourne, Florida, United States of America

  • Clearance Type: Secret

  • Telecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position

  • Shift: 1st Shift (United States of America)

  • Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time

  • Relocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available

  • Positions Available: 1

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 has an opening for a E-2D Flight Test Section Manager 2 to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals within our Test and Evaluation (T&E) Organization. This leadership role is located in Melbourne, Florida.

Northrop Grumman is looking for a Test & Evaluation (SIT&E) Flight Test Engineering Manager for the E-2 IPT in our Aerospace Sector, who will report to the Flight Test Department Manager and is assigned to T&E IPT Lead. The Section Manager will be working closely with the Department Manager and fellow Section Managers to implement department initiatives, ensuring successful planning and execution of program test engineering activities and collaborating with programs to satisfy staffing needs and providing operations support.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for planning, conducting and reporting Test & Evaluation of the E-2 weapon system. This includes air vehicle and complex AEW&BMC2 mission system suite testing consisting of passive and active sensors, communication, navigation/control, onboard networks and mission management software developed by subcontractors and other organizations within Northrop Grumman.

  • Provide leadership and management of a team of aircrew, instrumentation, and flight test engineers (FTE) from the T&E Directorate to ensure horizontal technical integration across the IPTs within the E-2 Enterprise.

  • Responsible for test conduct in accordance with Sector Engineering procedures, plans staffing requirements to support execution of critical testing related materials such as ground test plans, flight test plans and test reports.

  • Develop and execute a set of integrated test plans and technical artifacts that will enable the E-2 Enterprise to meet the testing of technical performance parameters and achieve mission success.

  • Assist T&E IPT Manager with program planning and execution from proposal through execution phase.

  • Help coordinate daily test activities for international flight programs (predominately out of Melbourne).

  • Aid in development of flight test plans, scheduling, and execution of program priorities.

  • Lead team of 11+ employees to execute to common goals and understand / remove roadblocks while assisting with planning multiple programs across IPTs including domestic, international and fleet sustainment initiatives.

  • Frequent contact with individuals representing other departments, and/or representing outside organizations.

  • Responsible for planning, executing and statusing programs to include technical and financial performance.

  • Work with leads across multiple sites and roles to ensure programmatic execution.

  • Responsible for looking across the organization for efficiencies including reduction of current plans while still meeting program needs.

  • Responsible for earned value management.

  • Must have strong verbal and written communication skills, strong team building skills, and be comfortable working on large, multi-functional teams. Coordination with design teams via planning, organizing, controlling, and approval of actions designated to accomplish overall SIT&E integration.

“Our Leaders at Northrop Grumman live our values daily and encourage our teams to do the same. We do the right thing: upholding the highest ethical standards and facilitating a safe and respectful environment that attracts, retains, and inspires a diverse and engaged team. We do what we promise: holding yourself and others accountable to meet predictable and balanced results. We commit to shared success: operating as OneNG and removing barriers for our teams. Finally, wepioneer: setting a vision that shapes the future and inspires others.”

Basic Qualifications:

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

  • Must have prior Test Engineering experience or an air vehicle or mission system program

  • Must have prior leadership / Management experience in similar industry

  • A current DoD Secret level security clearance (or higher) and ability to maintain the DoD Top Secret level security clearance.

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Special Access Programs (SAP) clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in several of the following areas: Flight Test, Systems development experience; Communications, Data links, Computer networks, Sensors, Avionics, experience with instrumentation systems, Vehicle testing, control room experience, CRM/ORM

  • Masters Degree in Engineering, Engineering Management or MBA

  • Extensive knowledge of T&E processes, procedures and work instructions required to support both management and engineering tasks at the Melbourne site

  • Current DoD Top Secret/SCI level security clearance

  • Current Program Access

  • Cost Account Management experience

  • Excellent communication, interpersonal skills, and the ability to interface with all levels of employees and management

Salary Range: $131,200 - $196,800

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. U.S. Citizenship is required for all positions with a government clearance and certain other restricted positions.