Mgr Structural Engineering 2

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems in air and space that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our work preserves freedom and democracy, and advances human discovery and our understanding of the universe. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have a lot of 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. Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems has an opening for a Manager, Structural Engineering 2 to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Azusa, CA.

Essential Functions:

This position is for a Section Manager supporting the NGC MCS Hardware Engineering department in Azusa, CA. The Structural Analysis Section Manager is responsible for both functional management and technical supervision of a Structures and Dynamics engineering group in Azusa, CA.

This is a hybrid role balancing program technical demands and people management. Functional responsibilities include: ensuring the people, processes, and tools are in place to meet program cost, schedule, and technical performance requirements. The manager is responsible for staffing decisions, training, employee development, performance evaluation, compensation decisions, employee career development, and corrective or disciplinary actions when required. In the functional role, the section manager reports directly to the Director of Hardware Engineering.

Technical responsibilities include: technical oversight of the structural & dynamic analysis of spaced qualified hardware and systems. Areas of aptitude include: subsystem integration, durability and damage tolerance, material allowable development, quasi-static and dynamic structural modeling, methods of model validation, primary and secondary structure load paths and design margins, vibro-acoustics analysis and test, and space certification. The manager will be accountable to program office and IPT leadership for schedule, budget, and technical performance of structural & dynamics analysis tasks. The manager will also be responsible for oversight of technical reviews, analysis reports, special projects, trade studies, sustaining activities, MRB, and major customer reviews.

The section manager also has performance appraisal responsibilities to guide employee development, improve employee well-being, and add value to the organization. As first line management for many employees, the section manager will enhance and encourage employee development with career advice and training as well as notifying employees when suitable career advancement positions are available. The ideal candidate should have strong communications skills and the ability to connect to direct reports on multiple levels.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering or Physics from an accredited university.
  • Minimum of 10 years of spacecraft and/or aircraft structural analysis experience, including hand analysis and FEA/FEM.
  • Expert knowledge of Finite Element Analysis including Nx Nastran and FEMAP is required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering from an accredited university with an emphasis in aircraft structures.
  • 10 years of experience designing, and/or analyzing, testing and trouble-shooting spacecraft and/or payload assemblies and mechanisms.
  • Experience working with space qualified hardware Top Secret clearance is preferred.
  • A strong background in clean-sheet design and layout is preferred.
  • Prior management/leadership position is highly desired.
  • An active DoD Secret clearance with an investigation date within the last 5 years is preferred
  • Strong experience in classical and computer structural analysis techniques.
  • Candidate must have a strong understanding of load paths, free-body loads, and initial sizing approaches for metals and composites.
  • Ability to master the use of various analysis tools and to teach others how to properly and efficiently use them.
  • Proven track record in developing solutions to difficult problems that are rigorous, innovative, affordable, and consistent with program objectives.
  • Coordinates through clear communication with other disciplines.
  • Able to produce concise presentation and explanation of structural issues/solutions to internal management and customer representatives.
  • Able to evaluate engineering products for conformity to standards, procedures, and specifications.
  • Demonstrated leadership experience in a product development environment
  • Experience with layout sizing, and structural integrity evaluation
  • Must be able to obtain a DoD Secret clearance or higher

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 U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

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