Consulting Chief Engineer Rolling Meadows, IL

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 Missions Systems is currently seeking a Consulting Chief Engineer at our Rolling Meadows, IL facility. This position is within Engineering and Sciences providing technical direction to the Aircraft Survivability (ACS) business unit engineering team and partnering with business unit leaders.

Key responsibilities include:

This role requires an exceptional degree of ingenuity, creativity, and resourcefulness to lead the technical planning and execution across multiple complex programs. Candidate will apply and/or develop highly advanced technologies, scientific principles, theories and concepts within our Infrared Countermeasures (IRCM) technology area. This role requires clear communication with senior executives within the division, across the Mission Systems Sector and within other areas of the corporation where technologies are being developed that support our ACS business. Performance in this role will be done with a high degree of discretion and latitude over multiple simultaneous ACS projects. Work accomplished supports long-range strategic goals by way of technology and product roadmap development as well as tactical oversight, and at times direct program engagement to resolve technical issues. Serves as consultant to top management in long-range company planning concerning new or projected areas of development and advancements and will often support competitive proposal development. Ensures our engineering teams are adhering to sound engineering processes in the development, production, test, and sustainment of products for our customers and are in compliance with company policies, procedures, and quality standards. Prime spokesperson to both internal and external stakeholders on ACS technical capabilities and future directions.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Domain expertise within the IRCM technology area

  • Current/Active Top Secret clearance

  • U.S. Citizenship required

  • Must be able to obtain Special Access Program access

  • Must have a Bachelor's degree in an Engineering discipline

  • 10+ years experience in sensor system architecture and product development

  • 20 years engineering experience with Bachelors, 18 years with masters, 15 years with PhD

  • Demonstrated leadership in developing large multifunction engineering teams

  • Candidate should have proven experience in developing and maintaining customer relationships

  • Platform/ prime level engineering experience

  • Must be willing and able to travel up to 10% of the time

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 10+ years experience in IRCM system architecture and product development

  • Demonstrated experience in establishing product line development and support

  • Experience in multi-sensor fusion

  • Demonstrated success balancing technical and business decisions

  • Experience in optimizing multi-disciplinary methods, analysis, and processes

  • Experience and/or training in Earned Value Management Systems

  • Excellent technical writing skills

  • Excellent verbal and interpersonal skills required to work closely with both internal staff and external customers and partners

Salary Range: $189,400 - $284,200

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.

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.