Manager 2 Vehicle Subsystems Mechanical Design/Integration EngineeringMelbourne, FL

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 (NGAS) has an exciting career opportunity for a Vehicle Engineering Section Manager 2 - Mechanical Design/Integration to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals working at our Melbourne, Florida campus.

Job Summary: In this leadership role, you will manage the functional engineering activities of approximately 10-15 Mechanical and/or Aerospace Design Engineers. Reporting to the Department Manager, you will be responsible for design product integrity, process adherence, staffing, training, and tools. You will provide functional and technical oversight while also being directly involved in developing, modifying, and maintaining aircraft subsystems design configurations using current engineering practices and standards. These subsystems may include, but are not limited to, Mechanical Systems, Landing Gear Systems, Weapons Integration Systems, Environmental Control Systems, Fuel Systems, Hydraulic Systems, Crew Systems and Equipment Integration. The Section Manager may also perform IPT Subsystems Design leadership, supplier management, and/or other engineering tasks as the primary statement of work.

Functional responsibilities comprise approximately 20% of the role with the remaining 80% directly aligned to program execution. Team engagement is a key focus and the ability to mentor, lead, and provide career guidance and coaching to others is required.

Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Mechanical design and process oversight

  • Providing leadership, mentorship, direction, engagement, and skill development to team members

  • Ensuring team follows NG policies/procedures

  • Managing training opportunities and budget allocations

  • Participating in tool, process, and metric initiatives

  • Coordinating staffing with IPTs and supporting the hiring process (to include resume review, interviewing, offer recommendations, and onboarding)

  • Establishing and managing performance goals and providing regular feedback

  • Participation in the performance review process, management of employee records, and participation in corrective or disciplinary actions, as necessary

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:

  • Bachelor of Science (BS) in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) discipline and 9 years of relevant professional/military experience; OR Master of Science (MS) in a STEM discipline and 7 years of relevant professional/military experience

  • Experience in Mechanical Design and/or Subsystems Integration

  • Background in military air vehicles

  • Must have the ability to obtain and maintain Secret and Special Access Program (SAP) clearances prior to the commencement of employment

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Current, in-scope DoD Secret clearance

  • Experience in technical leadership and guidance in Vehicle Design and/or Integration

  • Demonstrated ability and experience leading an engineering or cross-functional team

Salary Range: $119,300 - $178,900

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.