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Northrop Grumman Propulsion Manager Engineering 2 in Redondo Beach, California

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As an Engineering Manager of Engine Performance and Integration section, you will be a functional manager that reports into the Flight Sciences department of the South Bay Aircraft Design directorate in the Aeronautics Systems sector. As a manager, you will be responsible for the people, processes, tools, and technology to meet the current and future air-breathing propulsion engine performance and integration design and analysis needs of the unclassified and classified programs in Redondo Beach, California. You will establish interface with government customers to define future study areas and report status on current programs and technology development efforts. You will manage and coordinate with suppliers for major engine OEM's (Original Equipment Manufacturers) and interface with their management and technical teams to define new business relationships and technology initiatives for both IRAD (Internal Research and Development) and CRAD (Contractual Research and Development) efforts. You will have a concurrent position within one of these programs and will assume this functional management role as an additional duty.

Role and Functions:

  • Coordinate staffing requirements with all IPTs and support all staffing processes, including reviewing resumes and conducting interviews.

  • Support establishment and maintenance of Flight Sciences specific processes, design manuals, and common tools for sector programs.

  • Facilitate and promote improvement initiatives, and sharing of lessons learned and best practices between programs.

  • Support technical oversight across the sector, including independent reviews of major programs and support of proposals.

  • Identify technology needs essential to the current and future requirements of the program IPTs.

  • Administer the PMP and salary review processes in conjunction with program IPT leaders and the Flight Sciences functional home room to ensure timely, accurate input from the IPT leaders, and consistency across employees in the disciplines/skill areas.

  • Identify the capital asset, indirect, and training budgets required for the personnel to perform their statements of work.To learn more about our hiring process for manager positions, please view our "Selecting the Best Qualified Managers" video: "" SQMVideo


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace or Mechanical Engineering from an accredited institution with 7 years of experience in Aircraft Design & Analysis; or Master of Science degree in Aerospace or Mechanical Engineering from an accredited institution with 5 years of experience in Aircraft Design & Analysis

  • Must have an Active DoD Secret clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 10 or more years of relevant experience in conducting military aircraft engine performance analysis and integration with the airframe

  • Experience in engine modeling including NPSS (Numerical Propulsion Systems Simulation) and FORTRAN-based engine decks

  • Detailed knowledge of turbine engine cycle operating principles, thermodynamics, low-order modeling, and trade studies including installation

  • Familiarity with military engine integration challenges for subsonic and supersonic air vehicles (both inlet and nozzle)

  • Experience with government customers and program development

  • Demonstrated ability to create inclusive teams with engaged team members

  • Demonstrated ability to partner cross-department, cross-function and between Program and Functional Homeroom as part of a top performing functional team

  • Demonstrated mentoring and coaching skills

  • Effective communication skills (upward and downward)

  • Experience with Functional Homeroom processes (e.g., Staffing, Processes, Metrics, Training)

  • Strong technical trouble-shooting skills

  • Ability to integrate, engage, and lead team to perform at top level of performance

  • SAP/ SAR access

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Job Category : Engineering