Director Propulsion Engineering 1 with Security Clearance
Company: Northrop Grumman
Posted on: November 10, 2019
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
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.
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
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
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
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