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Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems is seeking a Department Manager/Site lead Integration and Test Manager: The System Test & Operations Center is seeking a Department Manager 3 to lead a diverse team of flight test and instrumentation engineers, flight test technicians, UAS pilots, mission planners, and supporting personnel supporting company programs.

The successful candidate will help their Section Managers understand our organization's vision and principles, build a culture that empowers and motivates individual excellence, and establish functional homeroom shared accountability for program performance.

Department Manager responsibilities include:

  • Working closely with the Center Manager and Section Managers to implement department and center initiatives, ensuring successful planning and execution of programs in developmental testing of manned and unmanned systems at Patuxent River Naval Air Station Maryland.
  • Activities include oversight for all Flight Test employees and flight test resources based at Patuxent RiverServe and as the principle point of contact with NAVAIR and functional company leadership.
  • Provide direction and management for the welfare, safety, and security of the employees and Northrop Grumman resources.
  • Address site issues and concerns such as facilities and emergency planning.
  • Enforces Federal, State and Local regulations, as well as Northrop Grumman policies governing operations at Patuxent River.
  • Collaborate with programs to satisfy staffing needs and provide operations support (incident investigations, metrics collection and analysis, etc.), setting Talent+ goals and providing regular performance feedback to employees, supporting the annual salary review and promotion process, mentoring and developing the next generation of technical and project leadership, and improving and enforcing laboperations processes and procedures.
The position will be based at Patuxent River Maryland and will require travel to other Northrop Grumman program sites.

  • Bachelor's Degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) discipline from an accredited university
  • Minimum of 7 years of Engineering or Aerospace Experience
  • Active In-Scope DOD Secret Clearance
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain Special Program Access


  • MS Degree in engineering or management; Program management experience; Formal flight test training, such as test pilot school.
  • Experience with aircraft modification practices that meet DOD standards; Relocation Assistance is Available.
  • Hands-on experience in a leadership role on a recent Department of Defense flight test program.
  • Five or more years' experience as a manager.
  • Unmanned air vehicle experience.
  • Experience using earned value management systems.

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