Project Lead 3/4 - Hardware Engineering

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems sector is seeking a Project Lead to join our BWI Linthicum team. This position provides many opportunities to develop and strengthen project and technical leadership skills. The candidate must be detail-oriented, organized and proficient in multi-tasking.

This is an Engineering position, not a Management position

The Project Lead will direct development and production programs. The effort requires leading a cross-functional team during the proposal, design, and manufacture of complex HW/SW products; participating in negotiations; establishing and executing to project schedules; overseeing funding authorizations; initiating the launch of new designs and subsequent shop orders; and managing all cost/schedule-related activities. This effort includes, but is not limited to, oversight of Product Development Plans, internal/external customer interface, weekly and monthly interface with Engineering and Manufacturing, preparing workload forecasts, and supporting design reviews.

This position is a Dual Band and can be hired at a Band 3 or Band 4. The Basic Qualifications for each Level is listed below.

Basic Qualifications for Level 3:

  • Bachelor's in Engineering or other STEM-related degree
  • Minimum of 5 years of related experience with a Bachelor's, or minimum of 3 years of related experience with a Master's.
  • Candidates must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret (or higher) clearance
  • A good working knowledge of Excel
  • Candidates must also be detail-oriented, organized, independent and proficient in multi-tasking.
  • Candidates should have a basic understanding of the Design, Manufacturing and Test process; problem-solving experience in a team environment; and have helped establish and execute project schedules.

Basic Qualifications for Level 4:

  • Bachelor's in Engineering or other STEM-related degree
  • Minimum of 9 years of related experience with a Bachelor's, or minimum of 7 years of related experience with a Master's.
  • Candidates must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret (or higher) clearance
  • Candidates must also be detail-oriented, organized, independent and proficient in multi-tasking.
  • Candidates should have a basic understanding of the Design, Manufacturing and Test process; problem-solving experience in a team environment; have helped establish and execute project schedules; and have working experience with Earned Value Management System (EVMS).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience as Technical lead, Integrated Product Team (IPT) Lead, or other demonstrated leadership role to a program office.
  • Good working knowledge of Excel and basic SAP Production/Materials management tool

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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