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Northrop Grumman GBSD Manager Propulsion Engineering & SMT in Roy, Utah

Start your future with a new mission: Northrop Grumman Space Systems (NGSP). As a part of the NGSP Team, you will work with experts that develop systems and solutions to keep our world safe. Together we protect our troops, public safety, information, and our planet. It's unique work. It's challenging and rewarding. But most of all, it's work that makes a difference. 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. Join us and launch your career.

As a leader, you always act with integrity, and the highest ethical standards characterize everything you do. You enable your team to achieve predictable and balanced results, while satisfying the needs of internal and external partners. You treat all people with respect, and model personal growth and continuous development. You know how to build an inclusive environment that attracts, retains, and inspires a diverse and engaged team. You create trusted and valued customer relationships and communicate effectively, so that people throughout the organization feel engaged and connected to their work. You deliver excellence, strive for continuous improvement and respond vigorously to change. You ensure that your team has the information and tools needed to perform at their best. You demonstrate our committed pursuit of applying innovation to meet the requirements of our customer. You create and execute strategies that result in sustainable value creation that delivers measurable results.

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Northrop Grumman Space Systems is seeking Propulsion Engineering Manager/ SMT to lead an experienced team of mechanical engineers in the design, analysis, manufacture and test of Post boost missile propulsion systems. This position will be permanently located in Roy, Utah with some travel to El Segundo, California. Learn more about the GBSD program here.

Essential Functions:

  • Supervisory or management responsibilities in research and/or product development for post boost propulsion team

  • Senior Propulsion Engineer in charge of managing propulsion team consisting of 10-15 engineers and a Subcontract with major supplier valued at over $200M

  • Manages a function within the larger organizational unit, setting & operating to objectives & providing guidance to subordinates based on goals, objectives & company policy

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

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

  • Advisor to lower level propulsion lead and exempt employees. Helps meet established schedules or resolve technical or operational problems. Typically accomplishes results through lower level(s) of mgmt or exempt employees

  • Establish 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

  • Develop and administer budgets and standards of performance

  • Lead a team in Developing Post Boost Propulsion System architecture, System and component level analyses of complex fluid thermal systems, Component engineering and testing, Component and propulsion system manufacturing and test, Propulsion flight operations

  • Supporting testing and flight operations as well as authoring procedures and other engineering instructions for test or operating engineers or customer use

  • Represents the organization as the prime technical contact on contracts and projects. Interacts with senior external personnel on significant technical matters often requiring coordination between organizations

  • Work is performed without appreciable direction. Exercises considerable latitude in determining technical objectives of assignment. Completed work is reviewed from a relatively long- term perspective, for desired results

  • Research, analysis, system design and development of missile propulsion systems and flight hardware procurement and technical oversight with suppliers and interfacing with customers (SMT).

SMT Functions:

  • The SMT lead has ultimate responsibility, authority and accountability for the success of the subcontract

  • Conducts subcontractor technical performance tracking to insure proper visibility, insight, control, and management of subcontractor activities

  • Defines technical requirements and performs technical verification

  • Generates SSOW Technical Content and conducts peer review with Program Team, Engineering Functional Management, and GSC Functional Management

  • Conducts peer review of Technical Procurement Package with Program Team and Engineering Functional Management

  • Ensures review and approval of Subcontractor's technical SDRLs by Subject Matter Expert

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.



Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's of Science degree and 7 years of engineering experience; OR 5 years of engineering experience with a Master's degree

  • 3 years of Engineering management experience

  • Active Secret clearance.

  • Experience in fluid mechanics, compressible flow and/or thermodynamics of propulsion systems.

  • Experience with industry standard fluid/ thermal and/or mechanical analysis software, design standards and/or documentation related to propulsion system or subsystem design.

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

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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Current or active Top Secret/SCI clearance or higher highly preferred

  • Masters Degree in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering

  • Experience leading spacecraft propulsion testing

  • Experience leading hardware procurement/supply chain operations

  • Experience with overseeing subcontracts for performance and accountability

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

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

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 www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

Job Category : Engineering