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Northrop Grumman Support Equipment Design Manager 2 in Melbourne, Florida

At Northrop Grumman, we develop state of the art technology that preserves freedom and advances human discovery. Our groundbreaking 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 continue to innovate with developments from launching the first commercial flight to space, to discovering the early beginnings of the universe. Our employees are not only part of history, they're making history.

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 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 create 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. You ensure that your team has the information and tools needed to perform at their best. You demonstrate our committed pursuit of applying innovation to meet the requirements of our customer. You create and execute strategies that result in sustainable value creation that delivers measurable results.

If this is YOU... please keep reading.

Northrop Grumman Aeronautical Systems (NGAS) is looking for a Support Equipment Design Manager 2 at the Melbourne FL location.

Candidate will be responsible for the execution and operations associated with the design, manufacturing, testing, and sell off of Peculiar Support Equipment associated with an aircraft program, and the procurement of Common Support Equipment. Responsibilities include leading a team to establish, plan, and deliver recommended solutions to functional requirements associated with program and project requirements.

Tasking includes the management of design concepts, preliminary and critical design reviews, guidance of test documentation, oversight of integration, validation, and verification activities, and interface with the supplier and customer for coordination. Candidate will be responsible for developing and executing to schedule and budgets within processes and program directives.

Candidate will be responsible for Earned Value Management (EVM) planning and program performance addressing cost, schedule, technical performance, and quality of a work package, subsystem, and related group of work packages on a large system development type contract.

Candidate will be able to establish goals based on objective oriented tasking. General competence is required in Logistics and Product Support disciplines, including; Supportability Engineering, Reliability and Maintainability, Technical Publications, Training, Supply Support, and Support Equipment Design Engineering. Will be able to function and be accountable for tasking in an integrated work share environment, with detailed reporting responsibilities to upper Leadership. In addition, proposal and estimating, task and statement of work development are important aspects of this position.

This position will require oversight of projects and task assigned to the organizational group performed by employees. You will be expected to be involved only when required to assist in meeting schedules or to resolve technical or operational problems, and may accomplish results through motivating and directing to senior employees. The supervisory relationship will be to accomplish results through lower-level subordinate supervisors or through experienced employees who exercise significant latitude and independence in their assignments. Candidate will have frequent contacts with internal personnel and outside customer representatives at various management levels concerning operations or scheduling or specific phases of projects or contracts. Conducts briefings and participates in technical meetings for internal external representatives concerning specifics operations.

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Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Math from an accredited institution with 5 years of experience in logistics leadership experience with emphasis in Support Equipment Design.

  • Must have an Active, In-Scope, DOD Secret Security Clearance or higher that has been granted / renewed within the past 5 years

  • Must have the ability to obtain and retain a DOD Top Secret Clearance

  • Demonstrated hands-on knowledge of IPT/Program Management processes (CAM processes, project planning and scheduling, cost control, change control, EVMS, staffing, coordination and oversight of technical work effort and risk and opportunity management)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated experience and a proven record of leading Logistics teams in developing Logistics Engineering, Support Equipment that meet quality, performance, cost, and schedule requirements

  • Demonstrated hands-on experience in requirements management inclusive of development, derivation, validation and verification of requirements

  • Experience working on both classified and unclassified Military programs

  • Understanding the development and coaching for leadership and performance

  • Experience leading a large department in a matrix environment

  • Practice with earned value management (EVMS) and internal tools (i.e. Integrated Management Operating Model (IMOM))

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 most positions.

Job Category : Engineering