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Northrop Grumman Principal IPT Lead Systems Engineer / Sr.Principal IPT Lead Systems Engineer in Sunnyvale, California



At the heart of Defining Possible is our commitment to missions. In rapidly changing global security environments, Northrop Grumman brings informed insights and software-secure technology to enable strategic planning. We're looking for innovators who can help us keep building on our wide portfolio of secure, affordable, integrated, and multi-domain systems and technologies that fuel those missions. By joining in our shared mission, we'll support yours of expanding your personal network and developing skills, whether you are new to the field or an industry thought-leader. At Northrop Grumman, you'll have the resources, support, and team to do some of the best work of your career.

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems is a trusted provider of mission-enabling solutions for global security. Our Engineering and Sciences (E&S) organization pushes the boundaries of innovation, redefines engineering capabilities, and drives advances in various sciences. Our team is chartered with providing the skills, innovative technologies to develop, design, produce and sustain optimized product lines across the sector while providing a decisive advantage to the warfighter. Come be a part of our mission!

Rotating Machinery Integration and Test Engineering is seeking innovative, self-driven IPT (Integrated Product Team) Lead Systems Engineers to join our dynamic, multifaceted team. As one of us, your mission will be to ensure that the devices we create here to turn steam into electricity and propulsion for our nation's newest submarines and aircraft carriers meet the stringent standards our nation's fleet requires.

What You'll get to Do:

You will have responsibility for all test-related activity associated with one of our product lines. Under your indirect leadership will be an IPT consisting of leads from Engineering, Manufacturing, and Quality who are charged with accomplishing system-level test campaigns of large, precision, electromechanical machinery such as turbine-generators and gear-driven propulsion units. Between test campaigns, you will be responsible as well for leading teams to accomplish all associated readiness and continuous-improvement activities in support of these campaigns.

As a project manager, you will own the triple-constraint: scope, schedule, and cost. What this means in specific terms is that you will lead the team that turns requirements into plans and procedures and then accomplishes it. Scope changes will be your responsibility to review, accept, and define. The size of your IPT during test campaigns will be roughly 15 people in your immediate sphere. Your budget-approximately $4.5M spread over four years-will be spread over nine accounts, for which you will be the Control Account Manager (CAM). As CAM, you will perform daily and weekly analyses of your accounts, submit monthly Change Requests (CRs) to adjust time-phasing for budget and Estimate at Completion (EAC), and perform twice-yearly Comprehensive Estimate at Completion (CEAC) analyses and CRs. As owner of the triple constraint, you will be responsible for ensuring that cost, schedule, and resources are aligned to meet your objectives.

Note that our unique test campaigns require 24/7 effort. Leading the effort will take between 12 and 13 hours of your time each day. However, you will share the workload with peers such that the work schedule is nominally seven days on, seven days off-although the workload may span two and four weeks continuously in some cases. Although this workload may sound severe, we offer flexibility in taking paid time off and compensate for all additional hours worked. Travel is also required infrequently for meetings at customer sites.

Finally, note also that you will be expected, under this heavy workload, to manage upward, downward, and laterally while leading time-critical effort under customer watch with visibility at the VP level. Ingenuity, situational awareness, emotional intelligence, and executive presence will be key to your success. If this type of work plays to your strengths and goals, then we'd like to hear from you!

We are looking for you to join our team as a Principal IPT (Integrated Product Team) Lead Systems Engineer or Sr. Principal IPT (Integrated Product Team) Lead Systems Engineer based out of Sunnyvale, CA.

This requisition may be filled at a higher grade based on qualifications listed below:


Job Category : Engineering