Flight Physics Division Manager

Employer
The Boeing Company
Location
Washington, DC
Posted
Oct 16, 2019
Closes
Oct 20, 2019
Ref
413180250
Function
Management
Industry
Engineering
Hours
Full Time
Aurora Flight Sciences, a Boeing Company, is a leader in the development and manufacturing of advanced unmanned systems and aerospace vehicles. Our mission is to apply autonomy and robotics to the development, production, and operation of advanced aircraft. We aim to change the way we travel. We frequently achieve what others can't due to a combination of experience, persistence, collaboration, and a culture of innovation. Projects are ambitious and risky. We apply breakthrough technologies to create a new state of the art, rather than advancing the old one. During the last three decades, Aurora has designed, rapid prototyped, and flown an average of one new vehicle a year for both government and commercial customers. Now as an independent subsidiary of Boeing, Aurora's innovation is combined with Boeing's size and strength, creating an unprecedented opportunity to disrupt the future of the aerospace industry. Flight Physics Division Manager Cambridge, Massachusetts Apply Now Benefits Learn More * Compensation * Life * Career * Financial Security * Health * Community Job ID 2550 Date posted 09/03/2019 Location Cambridge, Massachusetts Company Job Description JOB DESCRIPTION: Reporting to the VP of Aurora Engineering, the Flight Physics Group Manager will lead the Engineering Groups responsible for Conceptual Design, Aerodynamic Analysis, Loads and Dynamics Analysis, and Mass Properties Engineering. This position is responsible for ensuring the highest level of technical and staff capability, consistency, quality and efficiency related to development, testing, modification, and creation of solutions to technical complexities within the associated design space. Additionally, the Flight Physics Manager is expected to mature the technical and team's capabilities and methods (processes, tools, organization, etc.) in these engineering disciplines. A combination of technical delivery and team leadership, the primary product lines for activities will be manned and unmanned aerial vehicles, optionally piloted vehicles, and modification of existing aircraft (fixed, VTOL, and rotary wing). The Flight Physics Manager is expected to fulfill the overall objectives of Aurora Engineering within its particular collection of disciplines: * Provide skilled, trained and equipped technical staff to execute Aurora's programs in areas related to Flight Physics. * Develop and apply consistent, effective technical methods used across the programs * Hire, reward and retain great people at Aurora's multiple engineering centers. * Translate theory to practice: Build things that work * Understand and advance appropriate means to introduce advanced technology and approaches to system and subsystem design for Aurora's aircraft and related products * Develop and grow the organizational capabilities needed to support programs in the execution of Engineering practices * Operate seamlessly and appropriately across a spectrum of programs types, from early-stage research to implementing capabilities on operational systems Specific Responsibilities: * Lead the definition and maturation of the company's capabilities and methods within the charter of the division. An essential aspect of the role is the selection, implementation, configuration control and use-training of suitable methods, tools and processes. Broadly, the idea is that a few methods used consistently and well across programs is better than repeated program-by-program reinvention. Seek opportunities to strengthen Engineering's other capabilities, both organizationally and technically. * The Flight Physics Manager plays a vital role in cultivating and growing a vibrant, capable and collaborative engineering team. Specific activities include identifying areas in which the team needs to grow in capability and/or in size, seeking out and recruiting exceptional potential employees, participating significantly in the recruiting process, and building and protecting esprit de corps among the team. Exemplifying Aurora's value of "Lead by Example" is essential. * The Flight Physics Manager has the responsibility and authority to manage the assigned members of the team, primarily the Group Managers. This includes the conduct of annual reviews, defining and monitoring program assignments, managing employee training plans, monitoring team accomplishments, and participating in the demand-forecast and assignment-planning process. The Division Manager is responsible for meeting assigned utilization goals. * An effective review process is a foundation for delivering high-quality technical designs and data. The Flight Physics Manager is responsible for defining and shepherding effective review processes within the team. In addition, he or she is expected to participate as a reviewer in gated technical program reviews. Delegation is to be expected on occasion. * The Manager plans and manages the overhead budget required to enable the group to do its work. This typically consists of a labor component and a material component (frequently specialized computer hardware and software items). * The Flight Physics manager is expected to support business development efforts for proposals involving the Flight Physics Division's areas of expertise. * The manager is expected to engage proactively as needed with program leaders to ensure that the right people are doing the right things in the right way succeed, and that program planning incorporates staff levels commensurate with the amount of work to be performed. Minimum Requirements: * Must be a US Person (US Citizen or US Permanent Resident/Green Card Holder). * A Bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline is required; advanced degrees are highly desired. * Must have broad level of knowledge of the Flight Physics domains, and depth in at least one of those areas. * System configuration development through Preliminary Design. * Aerodynamic design and analysis of aircraft to meet performance goals. * Load case definition and development to support vehicle design * Mass Properties methodologies for preliminary sizing and ongoing tracking of weights through product design. * 12 plus years of demonstrated experience managing engineering professionals and functions. * Demonstrated experience managing and mentoring engineering lead and manager level staff. * Effective English communication skills, both oral and written. Shift Requirements (specify if irregular work hours or shift work will be required): Occasionally required to work non-business hours to support experiments and travel to customer sites Aurora Flight Sciences, a Boeing Company, is a leader in the development and manufacturing of advanced unmanned systems and aerospace vehicles. Our mission is to apply autonomy and robotics to the development, production, and operation of advanced aircraft. We aim to change the way we travel. We frequently achieve what others can't due to a combination of experience, persistence, collaboration, and a culture of innovation. Projects are ambitious and risky. We apply breakthrough technologies to create a new state of the art, rather than advancing the old one. During the last three decades, Aurora has designed, rapid prototyped, and flown an average of one new vehicle a year for both government and commercial customers. Now as an independent subsidiary of Boeing, Aurora's innovation is combined with Boeing's size and strength, creating an unprecedented opportunity to disrupt the future of the aerospace industry. Division Aurora Flight Boeing is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic factors, military/veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. Apply Now Diversity and Inclusion We see the true value of diversity and inclusion both in our people and in our products and services. Learn More Community Engagement See how we're active, involved and engaged members of the community. Learn More Innovation With more than $3 billion invested annually in research and development, we drive innovation that will transform aerospace and defense as we know it. Learn More Benefits In addition to compensation, our Total Rewards program offers valuable health and well-being benefits programs to help employees and their families better manage the various phases of life. Learn More Environment We're focused on the future and implementing bold strategies to improve our footprint. Learn More Supporting the community * Must be a US Person (US Citizen or US Permanent Resident/Green Card Holder). * A Bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline is required; advanced degrees are highly desired. * Must have broad level of knowledge of the Flight Physics domains, and depth in at least one of those areas. * System configuration development through Preliminary Design. * Aerodynamic design and analysis of aircraft to meet performance goals. * Load case definition and development to support vehicle design * Mass Properties methodologies for preliminary sizing and ongoing tracking of weights through product design. * 12 plus years of demonstrated experience managing engineering professionals and functions. * Demonstrated experience managing and mentoring engineering lead and manager level staff. * Effective English communication skills, both oral and written. Shift Requirements (specify if irregular work hours or shift work will be required): Occasionally required to work non-business hours to support experiments and travel to customer sites Learn More * Compensation * Life * Career * Financial Security * Health * Community

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