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Manager Aeronautical Engineering 2


RELOCATION ASSISTANCE: Relocation assistance may be available


TRAVEL: Yes, 10% of the Time


Join Northrop Grumman on our continued mission to push the boundaries of possible across land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace. Enjoy a culture where your voice is valued and start contributing to our team of passionate professionals providing real-life solutions to our world’s biggest challenges. We take pride in creating purposeful work and allowing our employees to grow and achieve their goals every day by Defining Possible. With our competitive pay and comprehensive benefits, we have the right opportunities to fit your life and launch your career today.

Northrop Grumman Defense Systems invites you to discover careers that change the world and further advancements in defense, technology, and engineering today at Northrop Grumman. Use your experience to grow your career and support our global customers with the technology, systems, and solutions they need to enable their missions on the front lines and secure our world every day. With Northrop Grumman, you’ll discover a culture built on diversity, respect, and above all teamwork. Together with our group of experts across the technical spectrum, you’ll discover opportunities to make a difference in our world and start solving some of the world’s most critical problems in the most innovative ways.

**Job Summary:**

We are seeking a manager for our Thermal and Structural Analysis Group at the Allegany Ballistics Laboratory (ABL) location in Rocket Center, WV. ABL develops and manufactures a broad range of products, primarily for defense, with a focus on tactical solid rocket propulsion. This technical management position oversees a technically diverse team of highly skilled engineering analysts who support our product teams in all phases of their programs’ lifecycles. The group’s duties center on the use of computer modeling and simulation tools, such as finite element and computational fluid dynamics analysis software, in designing and evaluating solid rocket motors and other defense and aerospace subsystems. Experience with solid rocket motors, composite structures, and gas or structural dynamics is highly desirable, but not required.

Responsibilities for this position include:

+ Manage the daily operations of the Analysis Group

+ Provide leadership and development support to the team members

+ Evaluate performance of individuals and provide feedback through periodic discussions

+ Work with program teams in developing analysis plans to meet requirements

+ Manage the workflow of analysis requests to meet program team schedules

+ Participate in the technical review of analyses performed by the group

+ Attend program design and test reviews when required

+ Assure established policies and procedures are being followed

+ Manage group staffing to meet workload

**Basic Qualifications** **:**

To be considered for this position, a candidate must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below:

+ BS or higher degree in Engineering or Physics and 9 years of relevant experience

+ 5 years of experience in design or analysis of complex systems

+ Strong knowledge of solid mechanics and structures

+ Knowledge of heat transfer analysis

+ Sound technical decision-making skills

+ Demonstrated attention to detail to achieve results

+ Excellent leadership skills

+ Strong interpersonal and communication skills with a wide range of individuals and audiences

+ Must be able to obtain a DoD Secret security clearance

**Preferred Qualifications:**

Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration:

+ Knowledge of composite materials

+ Knowledge of steady state and transient dynamic analysis

+ Knowledge of viscoelastic and hyperelastic materials

+ Knowledge of adhesives and adhesive joints

+ Knowledge of CFD

+ Prior demonstrated experience leading a team or complex effort; or prior managerial experience

+ Experience in an aerospace manufacturing facility

+ Position prefers a candidate with an active DoD Secret security clearance

**What to Expect:**

We offer highly competitive salaries, an array of benefits to give you the support you need, and the opportunity to connect with coworkers, remote and in-office, in an environment that is professional, creative and flexible. If you are a dynamic and motivated professional, Northrop Grumman is the company that will help further your experience and grow your career.

**What Makes This Location Great:**

Known for its scenic mountain landscapes, rolling hills and state parks, the region offers a multitude of outdoor recreational opportunities to include hiking, mountain biking, skiing, fishing, and whitewater rafting. We are an easy drive to Washington, D.C., Baltimore, and Pittsburgh, and not far from Philadelphia, Virginia, and New York. If you enjoy a beautiful all-weather climate, low cost of living, zero gridlock traffic, outdoor activities and easy access to major cities along the east coast - this area has a lot to offer!

This position falls under a Federal Explosives License issued by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) for this location. Candidates hired into this role will be required to complete and submit an Employee Possessor Questionnaire to ATF for approval to be a possessor.

Salary Range: $123,900.00 - $185,900.00

Employees may be eligible for a discretionary bonus in addition to base pay. Annual bonuses are designed to reward individual contributions as well as allow employees to share in company results. Employees in Vice President or Director positions may be eligible for Long Term Incentives. In addition, Northrop Grumman provides a variety of benefits including health insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, savings plan, Company paid holidays and paid time off (PTO) for vacation and/or personal business.

**The health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority** . The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. U.S. Northrop Grumman employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042 .

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.

We are a pioneering company.

With careers across all areas: air, cyber, land, sea and space – our 90,000 employees work as one to defend and define the future. Northrop Grumman careers and internships are as varied as your interests, with a lifetime of potential that will give you every opportunity to do your best work. Working together with people from many backgrounds, personal passions and disciplines, we share a drive to push the boundaries of science, technology and engineering to meet the ever evolving needs of our customers worldwide.

Manager Aeronautical Engineering 2

Full time
Rocket Center, WV 26753

Published on 10/05/2022

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