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Northrop Grumman Sr Principal Mission Assurance Engineer in Redondo Beach, California

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Northrop Grumman SSSD has an opening for a Sr. Principal Mission Assurance Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Redondo Beach, CA.

The Sr. Principal Mission Assurance Engineer:

  • Defines and monitors mission assurance program specifications and processes to ensure mission success of programs.

  • Performs or assures quality, risk management, safety, reliability and maintainability of program achievements, subcontractors, and suppliers in accordance with contractual requirements.

  • Assesses program performance and risks, and determines resources to ensure mission assurance.

  • Assist the Program Quality Managers (PQM) with all Mission Assurance /Program Management requirements.

  • Generate, implement and maintain Quality Project Requirements (QPR).

  • Ensure functional area Program Quality Engineers (PQE) are aware of all program unique requirements.

  • Develop, implement and maintain the Program Quality Plans

  • Assign program tasks to the functional area PQE's.

  • Lead and facilitate program FRBs ensuring identification of root cause and proper implementation of corrective actions and reach back and reach across.

  • Assist PQM in preparation and execution of Program Preventive and Corrective Action Board (PCAB)

  • Develop and maintain Program Metrics.

  • Assist in the preparation of the Program Management Program Review packages

  • Represent PQM and present Mission Assurance charts at Program Management Reviews (PMR) as required.

  • Assess staffing requirements / forecasts and communicate staffing needs to functional areas.

  • Support cost reviews and financial forecasts for program

  • Assess impact of Out of scope activities, and support any re-plans.

  • Lead the efforts for Discrepancy Reporting (PDR's, SIR's, DR's, TDR's, TRS's, TSTR's, Waivers) Closures by functional area PQEs.

  • Support Program Materials and Parts Control Board (PMPCB) and Engineering in the validation and closure of Alerts.

  • Support PQM with Customer Corrective Action Requests

  • Support functional Area PQEs in Conditional Acceptance requirements and flow down.

  • Monitor timely closure of Conditionally Accepted hardware and work corrective actions with functional area PQEs.

  • Assist Functional area in addressing Incidents and track timely closure including Reach Across.

  • Support proposal activities in the development of Mission Assurance Task Descriptions and Basis of Estimates generation.

Northrop Grumman offers a competitive and robust benefits program. As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman, you are eligible for:

Medical, Dental & Vision coverage


Educational Assistance

Life Insurance

Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions

Paid Time Off

Health & Wellness Resources

Employee Discounts

Flexible Schedules: For example, some roles offer the ability to work a 9/80 work schedule, which allows an employee to work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday and take every other Friday off of work


Basic Qualifications:

  • Nine (9) years of experience inQuality Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Production Management, or related experience with a Bachelor's Degree

  • OR seven (7) years with a Master's Degree

  • OR four years with a PhD

  • Experience reviewing customer requirements and developing plans

  • Experience with Root Cuse and Corrective Action Analysis

  • Experience processing Material Review Board dispositions

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Government Security Clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior Program Mission Assurance leadership experience

  • Current DOD Secret and SCI/SSBI clearances

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