Senior Staff Chief Engineer - Engineering Program Lead (EPL)

Northrop Grumman
Linthicum, MD
Nov 27, 2021
Nov 29, 2021
Engineer, Executive, Chief
Full Time
Requisition ID: R10014310 Category: Engineering Location: Linthicum - MD, United States of America Citizenship Required: United States Citizenship Clearance Type: Top Secret Telecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position Shift: 1st Shift (United States of America) Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time Positions Available: 3 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. T06 Senior Staff Chief Engineer - Engineering Program Lead (EPL) At the heart of Defining Possible is our commitment to missions. In rapidly changing global security environments, Northrop Grumman brings informed insights and software-secure technology to enable strategic planning. We're looking for innovators who can help us keep building on our wide portfolio of secure, affordable, integrated, and multi-domain systems and technologies that fuel those missions. By joining in our shared mission, we'll support yours of expanding your personal network and developing skills, whether you are new to the field or an industry thought-leader. At Northrop Grumman, you'll have the resources, support, and team to do some of the best work of your career. Northrop Grumman Space System is seeking an Engineering Program Lead (EPL) within the Payload and Ground Systems (PGS) Division. The EPL Lead will focus on program execution responsibilities. Programmatic focus will be on the activities to develop key technologies, integrate and shape solutions for Space Payload and Ground Systems Division while also supporting the creation of new strategies to win and execute future development programs. The EPL coordinates across the program's systems, software, and hardware teams. This individual ensures that all engineering teams adhere to sound engineering processes, in accordance with company policies, procedures, and quality standards. The selected candidate will perform in a fast-paced work environment with high expectations, significantly diverse assignments, and collaborative/team settings. The ideal candidate is expected to be self-motivated, highly organized, and detail oriented and possess effective verbal and written communication skills. This position will be located in Baltimore, MD and placement will be commensurate with qualifications. Typical EPL Responsibilities Include: Manage the technical development and direction for all aspects of engineering on a program including design, development, implementation, testing and delivery of product to a customer. Be responsible for the integration of the overall technical plan within the Integrated Master Schedule (IMS). Controls engineering project scope (eg within or outside established project baseline) Owns overall quality, technical, budget (ie: CAM experience) and schedule responsibility for the Engineering content of the assigned program. Ensure the program is adhering to sound engineering processes in development, production, test and sustainment in accordance with company policies, procedures, and quality standards. Make critical technical decisions using a structured approach in accordance with E250-MSO, Structured Decision Making. Drive process development, continuous improvement and affordability initiatives within their associated programs. Serve as chairing the Technical Review Board Serve as engineering team liaison for communications to/from program management, manufacturing, operations, customers, and other functional organizations. Coordinates with functional organization to ensure execution of program statement of work and technical program requirements are met. Collaborate with all Product Team Leads to resolve engineering conflicts and solves program unusually/complex technical problems and provides solutions that are highly innovative and achievable Work with the engineering functional management to ensure that standardized tools and development environments are used and applied, as applicable to contract scope. Collect and provide required data for Northrop Grumman SP program reporting (eg, IPRS) of engineering performance. Support the program manager risk and opportunity management by identifying and owning risks associated with system performance. Identify and insert reusable technologies and design products for current and future space programs Supports pursuit/proposal efforts by leading the development of innovative system payload concepts and architectures to meet mission objectives, applying new principles and theories where applicable Provides technical status/updates and assessment to PMO. Supports PMO in assessing cost and schedule impacts of technical decisions or customer requests Learn existing business related technologies, keep up to date with new emerging technologies for integration into product portfolio Basic Qualifications: Managed $50M+ (30+ FTEs) across system, software and hardware teams in a similar to-Engineering Program Manager role on a Non-NRE development program OR managed $ 100M+ (40+ FTEs) as an IPT lead on a Non-NRE development program Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or STEM-related discipline with 14 or more years of experience, or 12 years with a Master's Degree and 9 years of experience with a Ph.D. Candidate must have good communication skills, strong interpersonal skills, and good oral and written presentation skills Domain expertise in defense electronic systems Work experience and/or exposure to supply chain, manufacturing and suppliers Familiar with Mission Systems and/or Space System Hardware Design Process Experience in business capture engagement and proposals Deep understanding of DoD systems engineering requirements Experience in systems development, integration, and test Experience in product leadership across multiple engineering areas such as RF, Electrical, Digital, Power, Mechanical Designs, Antenna and Embedded Processing US Citizenship and Active top-secret clearance, with willingness to obtain TS/SCI, is required Preferred Qualifications ( in addition to the basic qualifications) : Master's degree in STEM or technical management Experience in fixed price contracts proposal Experience as SME, Technical lead, Integrated Product Team (IPT) Lead, or other engineering leadership role in a program office that demonstrated team building, organizational, and interpersonal skills Experience in Agile hardware programs Experience directly managing or leading engineering teams Support on product line development and technical roadmaps Expertise understanding of the Design, Manufacturing, and Test process Problem-solving experience in a team environment Active TS/SCI with counterintelligence polygraph Salary Range: 1 - 1 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. With the continuing impacts of COVID-19 around the world, we are taking action to protect the health and well-being of our colleagues and maintain the safety of the communities where we operate. As a federal contractor, and consistent with Executive Order 14042 ( we will require all newly hired employees in the United States to be fully vaccinated by January 18, 2022 or by your start date if it is after January 18th. Federal guidance allows for disability/medical and religious accommodations with respect to the vaccine requirement. Any requested accommodations must be reviewed and approved (if applicable) in advance of your start date. 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 US Citizenship is required for most positions.

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