Northrop Grumman Mgr Engineering 2 in Redondo Beach, California

Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems is looking for a Section Manger SpacecraftThermal Systemsreporting to the Department Manager of Dynamics & Thermal Systems in the Vehicle Integration Directorate. The Section Manager will lead a group of approximately 15 engineers responsible for thermal design, analysis, and test ranging from junior to senior grade levels located in Redondo Beach, CA. The selected candidate will also provide thermal support to multiple space programs in both unclassified and classified environments.

Approximately 20% of the section manager's time will be spent performing leadership, people management, and supervisory duties such as management of personnel, program design reviews, coordination of job assignments, staffing, recruiting, performance management, and enforcement of common tools and processes used by section members across programs. The remaining balance of the section manager's time will be spent supporting Spacecraft programs, participating in resolution of thermal problems for space based platforms and missions, executing thermal analysis and testing, and providing solutions to a variety of thermal related technical problems of varying complexity levels.

Further responsibilities include coordinating with program IPTs to ensure appropriate staffing/destaffing, understanding future skill mix needs, conducting performance appraisals to guide employee development, improving overall team engagement, and coordinating employee training and skill development. The candidate will be the first point of contact for technical issues on programs involving section members and will make decisions regarding required escalation and resources required for resolution. Responsibilities also include day-to-day operation of the organization including employee movement and balancing of resources among programs, and resolving critical/urgent program/technical issues.

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Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace or Mechanical Engineering from an accredited university

  • 5years of spacecraft thermal engineering experience in analysis and design of thermal control systems

  • In-depth knowledge of industry standard thermal analysis software (SINDA, TSS, Thermal Desktop, and/or NX-IDEAS/TMG, etc.)

  • Current/Active SCI Clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior functional management experience OR engineering team lead experience

  • Master's Degree in Engineering from an accredited university with an emphasis in the thermal science area (heat transfer, thermodynamics, or fluid mechanics)

  • Thermal engineering experience in analysis and design of thermal control systems, as well as in-depth hardware knowledge (heat pipes, thermal radiators, heaters, thermal doublers, temperature sensors, solid state and mechanical thermostats, multilayer insulations, heat exchangers, etc.)

  • Advanced knowledge of heat transfer, thermodynamics, numerical analysis techniques, computational fluid dynamics, and work experience using industry standard thermal analysis codes (SINDA, TSS, Thermal Desktop, NX- DEAS/TMG, FEMAP, PATRAN and MATLAB).

  • Must be a good communicator and work well in a team environment

  • CAD applications knowledge (CATIA / NX)

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