Manager Structural Engineering 3, Sunnyvale, Ca

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Sunnyvale, CA

Requisition ID: R10088581
Category: Engineering
Location: Sunnyvale, CA, USA
Citizenship Required: United States Citizenship
Clearance Type: Secret
Telecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking for this position
Shift: Days (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.

We are looking for you to join our team as a Structural Engineering Manager 3. In this role at Northrop Grumman you will have a challenging and rewarding opportunity to be a part of our Enterprise-wide Hardware Engineering Organization. Through the use of Model-based Engineering, Agile practices and robust engineering, we continue to evolve how we deliver critical national defense products and capabilities for the warfighter.  Our success is grounded in our ability to embrace change, move quickly and continuously drive innovation.  The successful candidate will be collaborative, open, transparent, and team-oriented with a focus on team empowerment & shared responsibility, flexibility, continuous learning, and a culture of automation.

What you’ll get to do:

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems is a trusted provider of mission-enabling solutions for global security.  Our organization 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. The Structures team at Northrop Grumman Mission Systems (NGMS) is looking for you to join our team as a Structural Engineering Manager.

The Structural Engineering Manager 3 is responsible for providing functional leadership and technical direction.  The team consists of a staff of three front line managers with approximately 45 engineers.    You will work with fellow engineers to solve the toughest challenges in the industry and deliver world-class performance.  As a Structural Engineering Manager, you will be responsible for the leadership, direct supervision, and employee development of a technical staff of structural engineers working on underwater launch, ship power generation and ship propulsion systems. Primary structural engineering group responsibilities include:

Analyzing, researching and developing structural engineering specifications involving metals, non-metallic or composite structural materials for product design
Analyzing product designs for damage tolerance, durability and design allowables in specific structural engineering specialties including dynamics, shock and vibration, operational loads, stability, fatigue, and thermal analysis
Maintaining and advancing state-of-the-art analytical software, modeling and simulation capabilities, tools, and high-performance computational SW and HW
Overseeing the maintenance and development plan for critical skillsets
Providing technical, cost and schedule performance oversight of multiple projects, including cost account management (CAM)
Reviewing and approving proposal estimates for new structural and acoustic work
Developing and implementing employee career development, knowledge sharing and training plans
Maintaining proper levels of staffing through forecasting and recruiting
Supporting strategic planning
Championing and executing continuous process improvements

As an engineering manager, the candidate will work to ensure all staffing needs are met, drives talent development, and instill a culture of technical ownership amongst the Power Electronics Group. The candidate must collaborate with functional and program leadership, business development, business management, mission assurance, product development, and global supply chain management to resolve complex issues in a timely manner often by leading from the front for nascent issues.  This manager is also expected to advice future business capture by leading technology road map development and research and development efforts.

Limited travel may be required.

Basic Qualifications:

Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering or a related field with 10 years of engineering experience; OR a Masters Degree in Mechanical Engineering or a related field with 8 years of engineering experience; OR a PhD in Mechanical Engineering or a related field with 6 years of engineering experience. 
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Ability to comprehend and analyze complex structural design problems and develop solutions
Ability to collaborate in a team environment
Ability to supervise and prioritize multiple projects on schedule and within cost
Ability to analyze data and make decisions that impact the organization’s credibility, operations and services
Ability to develop work products such as detailed reports, work?related manuals, publications, etc.
Ability to present material to those outside the immediate work function, to all levels of the organization, and to a variety of external customers
US Citizenship with ability to apply for DoD Secret clearance (or higher).

Preferred Qualifications:

Master’s Degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math) discipline (preferred Mechanical Engineering).
Demonstrated leadership, direct supervision, and employee development of a technical staff
A strong background in the following (or equivalent):  Nastran, Abaqus, NX, CREO 2, HyperMesh, Patran, MS Office products
A familiarity with the following standards: MIL-S-901, MIL-STD-167, MIL-STD-22, S9074-AR-GIB-10_278, PPD 802-6337550, Naval Shipboard Piping Structural Design Manual, British Standard 7608, ASME Section VIII, Division 2, API 579/ASME FFS, AISC Manual.

Salary Range: $176,100 USD – $264,100 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-R10088581 2023.01.14

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