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Northrop Grumman GBSD GN&C Chief of Staff / Operations Lead in Roy, Utah

Embark on a career putting innovative, reliable, and agile products and ideas into orbit, and beyond. Northrop Grumman has opportunities waiting for you that play a vital role in human space exploration, national defense, and scientific discovery, supporting multiple programs across the universe. With us, you'll discover a culture of curiosity and collaboration that will have you Defining Possible from the day you start. Our space systems connect and protect millions of people on earth every day, now and for the future. Explore your future and launch your career today.

The GBSD program is seeking a Chief of Staff / Operations Lead. The qualified applicant will become part of Northrop Grumman's Space System team supporting the Air Force's Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD) program, working as part of the Guidance Navigation & Control, Power and Distribution team.

This position will be located in Roy, UT and will support the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD) program. Learn more about the GBSD program here.

This position requires travel up to 25% of the time to El Segundo, CA through Q4 2021, and 10% travel thereafter.

What You'll Get To Do:

The Chief of Staff / Operations Lead's primary responsibilities are to establish and maintain all of the GN&C and Power and Distribution element-level operations to execute the management of cost, schedule, and technical performance. Essential functions include, but are not limited to:

  • Supervisory or management responsibilities for projects engaged in research and/or product development in more than one engineering discipline.

  • Manages a program or a function within the larger organizational unit, setting & operating to objectives & providing guidance to subordinates based on goals, objectives & company policy. Program Manager responsibilities include: planning, risk management, and project performance addressing cost, schedule, and technical quality for related Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) elements on a large system development-type contract or full responsibility for all aspects of program performance on a large technical services-type contract

  • Provides guidance to subordinates based on organizational goals and company policy. Work is reviewed in terms of meeting the organizations objectives and schedules.

  • Advanced level of understanding in a specialized field or general understanding of several diverse disciplines. Involves a broad grasp of involved practices and procedures

  • Regularly requires analysis of alternative courses of action. Decisions have risk/reward implications for program or area of influence

  • Responsible for all projects assigned to the organizational group. Advisor to lower level managers and exempt employees. Helps meet established schedules or resolve technical or operational problems. Typically accomplishes results through lower level(s) of management or exempt employees.

  • Establishes operating procedures that affect organizational unit(s). Interprets, executes, and recommends modifications to organizational policies. Establishes operating policies and procedures that affect subordinate organizational units.

  • Develops and administers budgets and standards of performance

  • Accomplishes results through subordinate supervisors, or exempt specialist employees. Subject to approval, modifies the organizational structure of centralized functions and units. Often responsible for managing a staff function of the company.

  • Responsible for all projects assigned to the organizational unit. Acts as an advisor to subordinate supervisors or staff members to meet schedules or resolve technical or operational problems. Directly participates in establishing and administering many centralized functional projects. Develop and administers budgets, schedules, and performance standards.

  • Exerts influence in the development of overall objectives and long-range goals of the organization. Erroneous decisions or recommendations would normally results in critical delays and modifications to projects or operations; cause substantial expenditure of additional time, human resources, and funds; jeopardize future business activity.

As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman Space Systems, you are eligible for our robust benefits package including:

  • Medical, Dental & Vision coverage

  • 401k

  • Educational Assistance

  • Life Insurance

  • Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions

  • Paid Time Off

  • Health & Wellness Resources

  • Employee Discounts

This position's standard work schedule is a 9/80. The 9/80 schedule allows employees who work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday to take every other Friday off.



Job Qualifications:

You'll Bring These Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's of Science degree and 14 years of experience, Master's of Science Degree and 12 years of experience, or 9 years of experience with PhD; OR 4 years of additional experience in lieu of a degree

  • Active Secret clearance with ability to obtain Special Access clearance

  • 9+ years of relevant experience in GN&C(Guidance Navigation & Control) systems

  • Working knowledge of Earned Value Management System (EVMS) principles and application

  • Knowledge of configuration management best practices, scheduling, and cost estimation

  • Knowledge of Agile approaches and Model-Based Engineering (MBE)

  • Experience managing a multi-disciplinary team

  • Ability to deal with ambiguity and to meet program commitments in a highly concurrent engineering environment

  • Ability to effectively maneuver through political situations and anticipate roadblocks

These Qualifications Would Be Nice to Have:

  • Current or active Top Secret, SCI, and/or Special Access clearance or higher highly preferred

  • Bachelor's degree or higher in a STEM(Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) discipline

  • Experience leading GN&C teams

  • Experience on ICBM or missile programs

  • Experience leading hardware procurement/supply chain operations & experience with overseeing subcontracts for performance and accountability

  • Prior experience in a Management role, such as Section Manager

  • Possesses strong leadership qualities, as well as strong verbal and written communication skills

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