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Engineering Design Manager 2 - Deployables

Company: Northrop Grumman
Location: Goleta
Posted on: May 13, 2022

Job Description:

Requisition ID: R10035152Category: EngineeringLocation: Goleta, California, United States of AmericaCitizenship Required: United States CitizenshipClearance Type: NoneTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this positionShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the TimePositions Available: 3At 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.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 Payload and Ground Systems organization within the Northrop Grumman Space Systems pushes the boundaries of innovation, redefines engineering capabilities, and drives advances in various sciences. Our team 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. Come be a part of our mission.Job SummaryNorthrop Grumman Space Components and Strategic Business Deployables Operating Unit specializes in deployable systems for spacecraft such as solar arrays, instrument booms, extendible support structures, and reflector booms antennas/deployable booms/masts.We are in search of three Engineering Manager 2's. These positions are available at the Northrop Grumman facility in Oxnard/Goleta CA (% allocation varying throughout year based on site project goals/needs).As a key strategic member of the Northrop Grumman Space Components and Strategic Businesses Deployables leadership team, the Engineering Manager 2 is responsible for leading the a design team for the planning, standardizing, implementing and enhancing product design, analysis and test processes and methods that support the value stream organization (VSO) and its objectives.Two manager positions are available to provide technical and functional leadership for design staff for following teams:Flexible Solar Array Value Stream team- Blanket arrays designed for ultra-lightweight, high stiffness and strength, compact stowage volume, scalable to high power levels.Deployable Booms and Mechanisms value stream team- Coilable and telescoping boom, articulated mast deployers, membrane deployers, solar sails, thermal shields, capture mechanisms. Rigid Solar Array value stream team- Rigid Solar Array Panel, modular designs, multiple configurations.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:Manager position 1 - Lead the Design Engineering Flexible Solar Array team on design for manufacturability, process capability, and production builds of new product or product revisions. Develop and implement an improved design development process.Manager position 2 - Lead the Design Engineering Booms and Mechanisms team on design for manufacturability, process capability, and production builds of new productManager position 3 - Lead the Design Engineering Rigid Solar Array team on design for manufacturability, process capability, and production builds of new product. Develop and implement an improved design development process.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.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.or product revisions. Develop and implement an improved design development process.Deploy engineering resources to meet customer demands. Manage department priorities.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.Assist Engineering Director on integration of the sites and improving overall engineering execution.Assist Engineering Director develop and implement the Deployables and Astro engineering operating model and organizational design. Evaluate and implement engineering best practices from the legacy Deployables and Astro businesses. Implement engineering daily management standards, business systems and tools, and align improvement focus with Operations team.Basic Qualifications:B.S. in Engineering required.A minimum of 9 years of relevant work experience with a Bachelor's Degree, or 7 years' experience with a Master's Degree.3 years leadership experience in a management role or combined years as a technical design lead, with 2 or more staff assigned to provide technical guidance or leadership.Excellent communication skills - presentation, oral, written, and listening.Proven track record of managing manager's 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, and GD&T.Detailed knowledge of mechanical design, structures, mechanisms, release and drive actuators, and material selection.Proven ability to perform problem analysis 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.Ability to travel between the Oxnard, CA and Goleta, CA sites and travel to support customers.Ability to obtain and maintain a Security Clearance is required.US Citizenship required.Preferred Qualifications:Engineering MS degree preferred.Salary Range: $130,500 USD - $195,700 USDEmployees 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 https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/.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 http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

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