Manager Engineering 3 – Instrumentation, Palmdale, Ca

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Palmdale, CA

Requisition ID: R10085017
Category: Engineering
Location: Palmdale, CA, USA
Citizenship Required: United States Citizenship
Clearance Type: Secret
Telecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
Shift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
Relocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available
Positions Available: 1

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.

The Instrumentation Engineering Manager leads a lead a large team of Engineers and Technicians installing, testing, and validating a large suite of Flight Test Instrumentation on an air vehicle. Responsibilities will include long range planning, day to day management and execution of instrumentation installation, checkout, test and validation at Palmdale.  

The ideal candidate will implement and sustain a high-performance team consisting of Instrumentation Engineering and Technician professionals that integrate with operations and customer personnel to execute with highly effective results. She/He will coordinate with the subject matter expert engineers that will follow the system from SIL testing to flight test and monitor system health and status during airborne testing. 

She/He must be a proven leader and will be responsible for all technical, cost, and schedule performance for the Instrumentation sub-IPT within the System Test Team IPT.  

The Instrumentation Engineering Manager will ensure configuration control for the instrumentation on the air vehicle is maintained at all times and will enhance customer satisfaction through timely communication, coordination, and progress reporting. He/she will provide resource forecasts to IPT/functional organizations and ensure proper staffing is in place to execute the SOW in accordance with an integrated schedule.  She/He will drive process rigor and ensures compliance to company, program and security requirements.  

This position is located in Palmdale, CA. 

Basic Qualifications: 

Bachelor’s degree of Science, Technology, Engineering or Math discipline (STEM) and 9 or more years of experience in Flight Test Instrumentation, Systems Test, or Electrical Instrumentation Design & Integration; 7 years of this same experience with a Master’s degree

Hands-on experience in a leadership role on a recent flight test program

Five or more years of experience as a manager of people

Experience using earned value management systems, and with highly integrated program schedules

The candidate must possess excellent leadership, interpersonal, and oral and written communication skills.

An Active DoD Secret Clearance (or equivalent) is required to start, and the candidate must be eligible for Top Secret Clearance and SCI.

Ability to obtain Program Access (PAR)

Preferred Qualifications: 

MS Degree in engineering or management

15 or more years of experience in Engineering, 

Flight Test Instrumentation, System Test, Systems Integration, Hardware Design, or Electrical Design

Program management experience

Experience with instrumentation installation or modification practices that meet DOD standards

Salary Range: $160,200 USD – $240,400 USD

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.

The health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority. The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. U.S. Northrop Grumman employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042

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.

Northrop Grumman / Equal Opportunity Employer

JBNGJ-R10085017 2023.01.14

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