Design Engineering Manager 1

CAGO02, United States


Full Time

24 days ago

Job description


RELOCATION ASSISTANCE: Relocation assistance may be available


TRAVEL: Yes, 10% of the Time


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 a Design Engineering Manager 1 to support  our Northrop Grumman facilities  in  Oxnard/Goleta CA. (% allocation varying throughout year based on site project goals/needs).The Northrop Grumman Space Systems, Payload and Ground Systems Division,  Strategic Business Deployables Operating Unit specializes in deployable systems for spacecraft such as solar arrays, instrument booms, extendible support structures, and reflector boom antennas/deployable booms/masts.

As a key strategic member of the Northrop Grumman Space Components and Strategic Businesses-Deployables leadership team, the Design Engineering Manager 1 is responsible for leading tooling and ground support equipment design for manufacturing, shipping, and all test tooling (static, dynamic, thermal) at both Oxnard and Goleta sites.  Engineering manager will also be responsible for the planning, standardizing, implementing and enhancing product design related to tooling, and processes and methods that support the value stream organization (VSO) and its objectives.

Through collaboration with Engineering product team leads and other functional managers, the Engineering Manager is responsible for resource management and prioritization to provide prompt response and situational resolutions to meet all VSO goals and objectives.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Accountable to the Space Components Director of Engineering Deployables operating unit for meeting the Engineering safety, quality, delivery and cost expectations of internal and external customers within entire product value streams. Ensures plans are developed and executed to meet internal and external customer requirements.
  • Leads team focused on tooling and ground support equipment design for manufacturing, shipping, and all test tooling (static, dynamic, thermal)
  • Subject matter expert on design tools, methods, and standards across value stream
  • Deploy Tooling and Ground Support Equipment engineering resources to meet customer demands. 
  • Manage resources in collaboration with Engineering Manager
    • Owns Requisitions, Hiring, Recruiting, and Interaction with HR
    • Escalation, assignments
    • Reviews and employee development
    • Manage Direct Labor Yield (DLY)
    • Verification and validation of work completeness and accuracy (Quality & Consistency)
  • Monitor program performance
    • SQDEC Daily Management
    • Escalation of technical, schedule, and financial issues
    • Lead and/or support peer reviews at product level
    • Track first pass yield and OTD
  • Monitor Program execution and support of SDRL and SOW deliverables
    • Ensure PDR, CDR, TRR technical compliance
    • Drawing release plan
    • Approval and sign off of all drawings in product value stream
    • Tooling and GSE plan and coordination with tool design group, manufacturing engineer, and test engineers
    • Focus value stream lessons learned, best practices, and continuous improvement implementations
  • Review and provide assessment for proposal Basis Of Estimates.  
  • Collaborates with Value Stream Owner (Site Operations Leader) for meeting the Engineering safety, quality, delivery and cost expectations of internal and external customers within entire product value streams. Ensures plans are developed and executed to meet internal and external customer requirements.
  • Continuously improve Engineering Daily Management, process standards, tools and risk management. Create, maintain and improve standards for all engineering drawings, specifications and design for manufacturability.
  • Ownership and accountability for effective hand-offs through all functional and process center areas.
  • Collaborate and coordinate with Master Scheduling, Product Value Stream Managers and Business Support Functions (Program Managers, Finance, Contracts, HR, etc.), including proposal support, to achieve product and site goals via sharing of resources, tools, equipment, processes, etc.
  • Provide Engineering leadership and owns employee development and mentoring.
  • Establish and maintain metrics that provide real-time visibility to measure, monitor, and control process performance, including key inputs, outputs, and early warning event triggers.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree, with a minimum of 5 years of relevant work experience, or 3 years experience with a Master’s Degree or 15 – 20 years work experience in Aerospace.  
  • 3 years leadership experience in a management role or combined years as a technical design lead.
  • Excellent communication skills – presentation, oral, written, and listening.
  • Proven track record of managing direct reports of various disciplines and ability to lead multiple engineering disciplines to reach common goals and objectives.
  • Ability to provide technical communication and coordination with senior leadership.
  • Experience with budget and cost management. Ability to organize and manage multiple products/programs with the focus on delivering within cost and on schedule.
  • Combination of industry knowledge, leadership skills, management expertise and in-depth knowledge of the design engineering process. Strong knowledge in engineering systems and processes such as CAD, PLM and GD&T.
  • Detailed knowledge of mechanical design, structures, mechanisms, release and drive actuators, and material selection.
  • Proven ability to perform problem solving and resolution using lean and continuous improvement tools and tactics to satisfy customer and business needs.
  • Requires knowledge and experience with implementation and execution of process standards, systems, processes, and business tools focused on engineering and technical risk management identification and mitigation.
  • Computer Aided Design Tools - Basic knowledge of computer aided design tools and systems (e.g., computer aided design/computer aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM), computer aided three dimensional interactive (NX), CREO, SolidWorks). Able to manipulate data sets, (e.g., compare NX to measurement data, create stereo lithography files).
  • Ability to travel between the Oxnard, CA and Goleta, CA sites and travel to support customers.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Secret Security Clearance
  • US Citizenship required

Preferred Qualifications:

  • BS or MS in Engineering
  • ASME GD&T Certification for ASME 14.5-2018

Salary Range: $104,600.00 - $156,800.00

The above salary range represents a general guideline; however, Northrop Grumman considers a number of factors when determining base salary offers such as the scope and responsibilities of the position and the candidate's experience, education, skills and current market conditions.

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 application period for the job is estimated to be 20 days from the job posting date. However, this timeline may be shortened or extended depending on business needs and the availability of qualified candidates.

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 all positions with a government clearance and certain other restricted positions.

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