Chief Engineer- Manager Structural Engineering 2

Are you interested in expanding your career through experience and exposure, all the while supporting a mission that seeks to ensure the security and freedom of our nation and its allies? If so, then Northrop Grumman may be the place you.

Northrop Grumman is a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products, and solutions in unmanned systems, logistics and modernization, cyber security, and C4ISR to government and commercial customers. We operate in all 50 states and 25 countries with 65,000 employees who are committed to innovation, development, and discovery. Here at Northrop Grumman, we seek to deliver the value of performance by bringing the next generation of technology to life.

Our professionals live and breathe different perspectives here; we are curious about the world, accepting of each other, and well aware that the more ideas, backgrounds, opinions, and experiences we bring to our work, the stronger that work will be. Just as you would invest your time and hard work into our company, we focus on investing back into you through enriching professional experiences and high-quality learning and development opportunities. We want you to bring your whole self to work and for you to have meaningful connections with your coworkers, customers, and communities, while providing the best products, systems, and technologies to protect our world.

Northrop Grumman is seeking a Chief Engineer for the SEMA CLS Program, supervising the technical sustainment a large fleet of US Army fixed wing ISR aircraft with multiple operational support centers. Assures engineering standards, policies, and procedures are in accordance with industry best practices, ensuring that technical programs meet or exceed program, OEM and US Army requirements. Leads the Systems Engineering Integration and Test (SEIT) IPT. Has definitive technical authority for all aspects of engineering. Leads a multi-disciplined engineering team managing the technical performance of the program. Coordinates requirements reliability engineering, development, hardware/software design, verification, and validation activities. Ensures program adheres to sound engineering processes. Maintains cognizance over technical activities within program IPTs and ensures horizontal integration of the best engineering practices. Directs the daily activities of the core sustainment engineering team and technically reviews all alteration and non-standard repair projects. Serves as the leading structural engineering representative for all air worthiness reviews and approvals for program, aircraft. Ensures the technical team fully supports fleet availability standards while fully responding to fleet service bulletins, requests for non-standard repairs and requests for engineering changes to include alterations and modernization programs. Integrates information assurance and cyber security standards into projects, ensuring that aircraft ATO's are maintained prior to returning to service.

This position will be located in Huntsville, AL.

This position is contingent upon proposal/task award.

Basic Qualifications:

  • BS in engineering or related field with 9 years of related experience
  • FAA Designated Engineering Representative (DER) Structural Engineer with rating for Major Alterations
  • Experience directly managing technical personnel
  • Experience with US Government Airworthiness Release (AWR) process
  • Active DoD Secret Clearance, with the ability to obtain TS/SCI
  • Ability to travel to operational sites both CONUS and OCONUS

Preferred Qualifications:

  • DoD Top Secret/SCI Clearance

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.


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