Sr Staff Engineer Systems Test, Palmdale, Ca +1 More

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Palmdale, CA +1 more

Requisition ID: R10085425
Category: Engineering
Location: Palmdale, CA, USA +1 more
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, 50% 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.

Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems Flight Test has an immediate opening for a Flight & Ground Operations Standardization Team (FGOST) Flight Operations SME supporting all NGAS Flight Operations Programs. This position supports the Test and Evaluation (T&E) Flight Test through execution of internal evaluations and procedural management for flight & ground operations including, but not limited to B-2A, E-2D, RQ-4B Global Hawk, MQ-4C Triton, MQ-8C Fire Scout, Firebird, Special programs as well as experimental flying test bed aircraft including three series of Gulfstreams,  Diamond DA-52, Bell 407, Cessna 206, and a TBM-900s.  This position requires a highly experienced subject matter expert in the field of flight operations and must possess expert knowledge of DCMA 8210.1 series, FAA Part 91, NGAS requirements and Processes operations requirements as it applies to all NGAS programs and fielded operations. This position will take a lead role for Flight Operations to ensure all aspects of flight operations are standardized across the AS sector and NG. This individual will promote and assist in administering a new paradigm with a governance model that establishes oversight of all NGAS Flight Operations, including any subcontractor that operates NGAS products. This position will also serve as the FGOST Process Lead and tasked with oversight and management of the flight test operations database for all flight programs. This person serves as liaison between Principles & Operating Practices (PrOP) Focal Points, PrOP Analyst, FGOST, CoP Leadership, Site Leadership, Program Leadership, and the customer (Government Flight Representative (GFR)) for Flight Ground Contractor Operations Procedures/Standard Operating Procedures, Mishap Response Plan and Reference Documents. This position will require approximately 50% travel globally. 

The job duties and responsibilities include, but not limited to:

Represent Northrop Grumman as the flight operations SME at 8210.1 and Industry working groups
Audit all NGAS Flight Test Programs and fielded operations at least once a year in accordance with DCMA 8210.1, FAA Part 91 and NGAS requirements relating to flight operations.  Assist the programs and sites with resolution to audit findings and track to closure.
Conduct trend analysis for all NGAS Flight Test and fielded operations audits, and work with the Flight Test Community of Practice on developing, implementing, and driving process improvements applicable to all NGAS Flight Test and fielded operations.
Assist programs during GFR and AOI audits, and collaborate with the programs to respond to any resultant corrective actions 
Support the Flight, Ground, Flight Test Engineer, Mission Planner Operations Working Groups activities
Participate in the Flight Operations & Standardization Working Group
Participate in NG Airworthiness Working Groups
Participate as a lead or team member with NGAS Flight Operations-related CPATS, CARs, RCCA and IRTs
Manage all Flight and Ground Contractor Operation Procedure(s) (FGCOP)/Standard Operating Procedure(s) (SOP)/Mishap Response Plan(s) (MRP).
Serve as FGOST representative supporting Principles and Operating Practices (PrOP) reviews, updates, cancellations to NGAS and Corporate procedures.
Supports FGCOP/SOP/MRP document owners through notification of reference documents requiring updates/review.
Provides up-to date tracking and status management of FGCOP/SOP/MRP and referenced documentation for NGAS
Manage Technical Operations Data Base including all:
Flight Ground Contractor Operations Procedures
Standard Operating Procedures
Mishap Response Plans
Reference Documentation
Track Aviation Safety/incident/near miss statistics
Track CPATS (CAR)/process escape statistics
Track Audit Reports and Corrective Actions statistics
Conduct trend analysis for all NGAS Flight Test and fielded operations audits, and work with the Flight Test Community of Practice to develop, implement and drive process improvements applicable to all NGAS Flight Test and fielded operations.
Manage Aircrew Training Record database and maintains pilot records in accordance with FAA and NG regulations

Basic Qualifications:

20 years of experience with a bachelor’s degree in STEM; or 18 years of experience with a Master’s degree
Experience in aircraft flight operations or flight test engineering
Project Management experience
Ability to obtain a Secret Clearance
Travel up to 50% of the time

Preferred Qualifications:

Must have current Active DOD Secret security clearance, investigated within last 5 years
U.S. Military flight operations experience highly desired
Fluent with DCMA regulations and procedures
Fluent with DoD regulations and procedures
Fluent with FAA regulations and procedures
Experience building intranet websites for information, collaboration, and project tracking highly desired.
Expert level knowledge of MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Project to create reports, metrics development and tracking, present data to executives, management, and line personnel
Excellent vertical and horizontal communication skills
PMP certification or formal PM/MPM Degree

This position reports to Palmdale, CA, USA, however, this position can also be worked from Melbourne, FL, FL, USA.

Salary Range: $140,000 USD – $243,100 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-R10085425 2023.01.14

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