Mission Assurance LeadNew Malden, GBR

Requisition ID: R10162483

  • Category: Mission and Quality Assurance

  • Location: New Malden, London, United Kingdom

  • Clearance Type: Security Check (SC)

  • Telecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking for this position

  • Travel Required: Yes, 25% of the Time

  • Relocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available

  • Positions Available: 1

Define Possible at Northrop Grumman UK

At Northrop Grumman UK, our mission is to solve the most complex challenges by shaping the technology and solutions of tomorrow. We call it Defining Possible.

This mind-set goes beyond our customer solutions; it’s the foundation for your career development and the impact we have within the community. So, what’s your possible?


This is more than just a job; it’s a mission.

As a Mission Assurance Lead within our UK Defence business you’ll manage the Mission Assurance activities on critical UK maritime defence programmes, directing the work of a team of Project Mission Assurance Engineers to support mission success. Reporting to the Mission Assurance Manager, you’ll be a linchpin in the MA/QA team.

A uniquely positioned team within the organisation, you’ll have the chance to engage with stakeholders at all levels of the programme, customer and subcontractor organisations to create working relationships focussed on mission success. We are passionate about solving the UKs most pressing technical challenges and are proud to deliver quality systems to our customers.

You’ll be at the forefront of a multi-disciplined assurance team supporting nationally important programmes. We bring a diverse range of process and technical knowledge across varied engineering disciplines to help ensure the success of UK Defence programmes.

Our UK Defence business is a Sovereign software and systems centre of excellence. As well as developing and supporting UK wide and internationally deployed multi-domain command and control systems, our work is critical to the modern backbone of the Royal Navy. We pioneer – with fierce curiosity, dedication, and innovation, we seek to solve the world’s most challenging problems.

“My purpose is to lead a team of mission assurance engineers dedicated to mission success of programmes that push the boundaries of UK defence capability.” Graeme McFarlane – Mission Assurance Manager@ Northrop Grumman UK


  • Oversee Mission Assurance activities on assigned bids and projects, providing independent oversight to ensure compliance with all required contractual quality requirements and processes

  • Oversight and tasking of Mission Assurance Engineers on assigned projects

  • Provide independent oversight of Risk and Opportunity Management activities to ensure best practice

  • Work with assigned project teams and Global Supply Chain team to assure supplier quality, including supplier on-boarding activities and ongoing supplier performance management

  • Liaise with customers, partners, suppliers and other third parties regarding all aspects of Quality Assurance for assigned projects

  • Ensure customer deliverables fulfil contractual requirements and standards for quality assurance


We can offer you a range of flexible and hybrid working options to suit you, including optional compressed working schedule with every other Friday off. Our benefits including private health care, career development opportunities and performance bonuses. For a comprehensive list of benefits, speak to our recruitment team.

We are looking for:

  • Leadership/Team Management experience

  • Delivery experience to identified Quality requirements across the project life cycle, ideally in a defence domain

  • Experience of UK Government contractual quality requirements including ISO 9001, AS9100, AQAP 2105 / 2110 / 2210 / 2310

  • Demonstrable experience of Risk Management

  • Experience of supply chain quality management through the programme lifecycle

Security clearance:

You must be able to gain and maintain the relevant UK Government security clearance in line with the job role (SC). Our requirement team is on hand to answer any questions and we will guide you through the process: .

Why join us?

  • Be part of our global team of 100,000 colleagues – The possibilities for your future career are only limited by your drive. Whether you’re looking for a hands-on internship or your next leadership position, we have career opportunities across the world. Northrop Grumman continues to expand and broaden our presence in global markets and strengthen our partnerships with local industry.

  • A mission to believe in Every day we contribute to building a more secure and connected world, expanding our reach from land, sea, and air to space and cyberspace. From engineering data and intelligence solutions, to developing maritime navigation and control systems and innovating command and control systems for the UK and NATO, what we do together matters.

  • A place to belong and thrive Every voice matters at our table meaning you can bring your authentic self to work. From our Employee Resource Groups backed by thousands of employees, to sponsoring Cheltenham Pride and our partnerships with Association For Black and Minority Ethnic Engineers, Forces Transition Group, Mind, and Women in Defence – we are passionate about growing and supporting our inclusive community where everyone can belong.

  • Your career, your way - Shape your career journey with diverse roles, mentorship, and development opportunities that fuel your curiosity, channel your expertise and nurture your passion. Looking for flexibility? Balance your professional career with your personal life, health and wellbeing benefits, discount schemes, pension benefits and investment in your future development. Speak to our team to find the balance that’s right for you.

Ready to apply?

Yes – Submit your application online. Your application will be reviewed by our team and we will be in touch.

Possibly, I’d like to find out more about this role – Reach out to our team for more information and support: .

No, I don’t think this role is right for me – Our extensive UK growth means we have exciting, new opportunities opening all the time. Speak to our team to discuss your career goals.


Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce, and encourages individuals from all backgrounds and all abilities to apply and consider becoming a part of our diverse and inclusive workforce.