Manager 2 Engineering - Structural Design (F-35)Redondo Beach, CA

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 sector is currently looking for a Mechanical Engineering Manager 2 (Section Manager) to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This leadership role is located in Redondo Beach, CA in support of the Composite Structures IPT on the F-35 program . This is a hand-on management role with approximately 80% engineering/20% functional work.

Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Lead a section of 10-20 composite designers located in Redondo Beach, CA

  • Perform functional management duties, including the following: Conduct employee performance assessments, career development discussions, staffing forecasts, and assimilate new members to the Composite Design team

  • Process oversight, participation in the performance review process, management of personnel records and participation in corrective or disciplinary actions

  • Staffing responsibilities to include hiring, recruiting of personnel, and working to ensure that engineers with the appropriate skills and experience are deployed

  • Develop, manage, and brief programmatic status and performance measures in support of recurring reviews with NG leadership and industry partners

  • Collaborate closely with the production line and provide solutions to producibility issues

  • As a design leader/manager you will conduct design reviews, provide technical design related feedback to the design staff's proposed change solutions with the intent to improve proposed design solutions

  • Participate in cross functional teams to improve program processes

  • Identify risks and issues and coordinate with project teams to mitigate and retire risks

  • Conduct root cause and corrective action analysis and define/execute corrective action plans to address quality escapes

  • Travel to other Northrop Grumman and/or customer sites as required

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's degree in a relevant STEM discipline and 9 years of related professional/military experience; OR Master's degree in a relevant STEM discipline and 7 years of professional/military experience

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret security clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Current, in-scope DoD Secret clearance (or higher)

  • Leadership experience in a people leadership role or matrixed environment

  • Degree in Aerospace Engineering or Mechanical Engineering

  • Experience with CAD tools (preferably CATIA V5)

  • Experience working on the F-35 or other military program

  • Experience developing and coaching for leadership and performance

  • Experience with systems engineering processes

  • Previous experience dealing with risks and issues

  • Cost Account Manager (CAM) & Earned Value Management Systems (EVMS) proficiency

Salary Range: $138,100 - $207,100

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 most positions.