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Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems has an opening for an experienced Structural Engineering Manager 3 to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals within Vehicle Engineering. This position will be located in Redondo Beach, California.
As a leader, you always act with integrity, and the highest ethical standards characterize everything you do. You enable your team to achieve predictable and balanced results, while satisfying the needs of internal and external partners. You treat all people with respect, and you model personal growth and continuous development. You know how to build an inclusive environment that attracts, retains, and inspires a diverse and engaged team. You develop trusted and valued customer relationships and communicate effectively, so that people throughout the organization feel engaged and connected to their work. You deliver excellence, strive for continuous improvement and respond vigorously to change. You ensure that your team has the information and tools needed to perform at their best. You demonstrate our committed pursuit of applying innovation to meet the requirements of our customer. You craft and execute strategies that result in sustainable value creation that delivers measurable results.
This Vehicle Engineering (VE) Manager is needed for Advanced Programs and will perform in the following roles & responsibilities:
Lead aircraft architecture definition, resiliency capability trades, cross-sector collaboration and accommodation of various missions for the initial phases of the respective efforts through delivery.
Lead a multi-disciplinary aircraft engineering team thru requirements and architecture definition, production, AI&T, delivery of products to VE AI&T and manage VE AI&T
Provide disciplinary oversight of Advanced Program efforts may include but are not limited to Mechanical, Thermal, and Electrical Design Integration, Structures, and Dynamics
Manage multiple subcontractors work scope
Manage VE cost, technical and schedule baseline and oversee cross-sector Advanced Program development
Perform as the primary customer interface regarding Advanced Program architecture and trades
Partner with GSC to lead planning and procurement of long-lead items
Perform supervisory or management responsibilities for projects engaged in research and/or product development in more than one engineering discipline.
In general, the VE Manager performs technical planning, system integration, verification and validation, cost and risk, and supportability and effectiveness analyses for various Advanced Program efforts. This includes concept, design, fabrication, test, installation, operation, maintenance and disposal.
Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace, Mechanical or Civil Engineering from an accredited institution with 9 years of defense industry experience in aircraft design and/or analysis OR Master of Science degree in Aerospace, Mechanical or Civil Engineering from an accredited institution with 7 years of defense industry experience in aircraft design and/or analysis
Experienced with analyzing composite and metallic structures for aerospace applications
Experience in Finite Element Analysis Tools including FEMAP and Nastran OR experience in Design Tools including NX
Experience leading a high performance team.
Candidate must have, and be able to maintain, at least ONE of the following active U.S. Government security clearances:
Dept of Defense Secret level with a background investigation date within 10 years
OR Dept of Energy L clearance with a background investigation date within 10 years
A Master of Science degree in Aerospace, Mechanical or Civil Engineering or a related STEM degree from an accredited university
10-15 years of related defense industry experience in aircraft design and/or analysis
Possess exceptional communication skills across all levels of the organization
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