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Northrop Grumman Manager Mechanical Engineering 2 in Sykesville, Maryland


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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.

We are looking for you to join our team as a Mechanical Engineering Manager 2 at our Sykesville, MD location with Northrop Grumman. You will have a challenging and rewarding opportunity to be a part of the Sykesville Engineering Organization.

Our success is grounded in our ability to embrace change, move quickly and continuously drive innovation. The successful candidate will be collaborative, open, transparent, and team-oriented with a focus on team empowerment & shared responsibility, flexibility, continuous learning, and a culture of automation.

What You Will Get to Do:

The Mechanical Engineering Manager is responsible for providing functional leadership and direction to the engineers supporting our Power and Control Systems business which will consist of a staff of approximately 12 to 14 Mechanical Design engineers at our Sykesville, Maryland site for Northrop Grumman. Responsibilities include leading a diverse team of Mechanical engineers in the areas of Mechanical design and development, including electronics packaging of high power and control electronics for use in harsh military environments, incorporating innovative design solutions to thermal and structural challenges, as well as optimized solutions for the design of Welded and Machined/Bolted cabinets. The position responsibilities also include management of time keeping, performance reviews, staffing and resource planning, training, and team engagement for the team. Minimal travel is expected.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Provide project and technical oversight of design activities performed by the group

  • Prepare cost estimates, provide proposal inputs, and review proposal content for both internal and external customers

  • Increasing design engineering competencies through employee development and strategic hiring

  • Balancing employee needs with business goals

  • Provide ownership of and direction to the design processes used in the group

  • Basic understanding of the Design, Manufacturing and Test Integration process

  • Support department initiatives, forecasting and recruiting, technology roadmap creation, and champion continuous process improvements

Basic Qualifications :

  • Bachelor Degree in Mechanical Engineering or a related field with 9 years of engineering experience; OR a Master Degree in Mechanical Engineering or a related field with 7 years of engineering experience; OR a PhD in Mechanical Engineering or a related field with 5 years of engineering experience

  • US Citizenship, with the ability to receive DoD Secret clearance

  • Strong fundamentals in Mechanical Design Engineering

  • Experience in functional/people management

  • Production issues resolution

  • Strong leadership qualities, including excellent communication and collaboration, team engagement, and organizational skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master Degree in Mechanical Engineering

  • Experience as a Technical Lead, Project Manager, or other demonstrated leadership role related to program execution

  • Understanding of electronic power and control system principals of operation and design

  • Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE), requirements development, or technical project management experience preferred

  • Understanding and knowledge of Agile (SCRUM) techniques and activities.

  • Knowledge of Design Engineering processes, procedures and work instructions required to support both management and engineering tasks

  • Experience with proposals and Earned Value

  • Secret clearance

Salary Range: $124,600.00 - $186,800.00

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 https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/ .

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 http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO . U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.