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Director Propulsion Engineering 1 with Security Clearance

Company: Northrop Grumman
Location: Chandler
Posted on: November 10, 2019

Job Description:

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our pioneering and inventive spirit has enabled us to be at the forefront of many technological advancements in our nation's history - from the first flight across the Atlantic Ocean, to stealth bombers, to landing on the moon. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have 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 Innovation Systems designs, builds and delivers space, defense and aviation-related systems to customers around the world. Our main products include launch vehicles and related propulsion systems; missile products, subsystems and defense electronics; precision weapons, armament systems and ammunition; satellites and associated space components and services; and advanced aerospace structures. Director, Propulsion Engineering 1
Provides leadership to functional teams in an engineering department and is responsible for the development of multiple product lines within a division. This role is accountable for the technical design excellence of LVD products and the overhead costs of the department. Drives product development through efficient processes, domain technical expertise, timely decision making, personnel development, effective resource management and embracing a continuous improvement philosophy. Serve as a role model supporting the division's mission and values.
Job Responsibilities
1. Provides guidance, direction, and performance feedback to managers, staff engineers, and directors on highly complex challenges resulting in critical impact to the business.
2. Ensure the department's engineering leaders are educated on the importance of process excellence and applying continuous improvement methods. Lead by example in the use of strategy deployment, kaizen, problem solving, and lessons learned.
3. Coach, support, and motivate to ensure a high performing engineering team. Create and maintain development and succession plans for managers and staff engineers. Assign and approve recruiting efforts to maintain team capabilities.
4. Ensure hiring plans and staff development are aligned to overall capability and capacity strategy. Manage department budgets, schedules and resources to effectively meet business goals.
5. Support technology growth in innovation identification, roadmap development, and proposal preparation. Ensure alignment with other departments and division strategies related to technology development efforts.
6. Set and promote high standards for quality and safety. Maintains LVD's engineering process and drives technical excellence by ensuring department output meets technical standards. Identifies and assigns improvements needed at the division level.
7. Maintains knowledge of engineering best practices and technology innovations by attending industry events and educational activities. Serves as an independent reviewer in select product development process or technology areas.
8. Represent and communicate LVD technical capabilities and technologies to internal and external customers. Present deliverables at division leadership management reviews or technical committee meetings.
9. Lead performance and compensation management activities for a functional department at the division level.
10. Assign preparation, review, and approval of written technical proposals. Manage cost and schedule for independent research or process improvement projects assigned to your teams or departments. Participate in delegation for a functional department. Ensure alignment to division financial goals Basic Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree in Engineering is required; Master's Degree preferred. Twelve years of experience in leading cross-functional project teams or engineering teams is required. U.S. Citizenship is required Active Secret Security Clearance is required Experience leading and developing staff, including performance and compensation management, proven mentoring and coaching skills, managing conflict and administering performance improvement plans is required. Supervision of more than 8 employees.
* Interacts with all levels of the organization and external representatives at a higher level.
* Five years of supervisory experience is required.
* Knowledge of Word, Excel and Windows required. * Extensive experience as a responsible manager for a broad range of engineering activities is required. 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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