At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems in air and space that impact peoples lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our work preserves freedom and democracy, and advances human discovery and our understanding of the universe. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have a lot of 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, theyre making history.San Diego Research Technology & Engineering Center of Excellence (CoE), Integration & Test Directorate, Test Operations Department is seeking a Section Manager. The Section Manager will be responsible for managing a team of approximately 10-15 direct reports whose responsibility is to oversee and manage the operational aspects of ongoing projects, serves as liaison between project management and planning, project team and line management. Reviews status of projects and budgets, manages schedules and prepares status reports. Assesses project issues and develops resolutions to meet productivity, quality, and client-satisfaction goals and objectives. Essential Functions: Oversees and manages the operational aspects of ongoing projects and serves as liaison between project management and planning, project team, and line management. Reviews status of projects and budgets; manages schedules and prepares status reports. Assesses project issues and develops resolutions to meet productivity, quality, and client-satisfaction goals and objectives. Develops mechanisms for monitoring project progress and for intervention and problem solving with project managers, line managers, and clients. The successful candidate will be responsible for providing functional leadership and direction to section members, ensuring members have sufficient statement of work, managing member performance (including engagement strategies for higher performers and corrective actions for lower performers), coordinating with programs to ensure appropriate staffing/de-staffing actions are developed and executed relative to their section, and ensuring their members are familiar with and use required engineering processes and tools. The candidate will be the first point of contact for performance issues on programs involving section members and will make decisions regarding required escalation and resources required for resolution. Responsibilities also include day-to-day operation of the functional organization including decisions regarding awards, performance evaluations, salary review process, staffing, employee movement between programs, balancing resources among programs, employee development and mentoring, ensuring proper charging practices are followed, meeting indirect budget targets, and interpreting higher level guidance for implementation within the organization. In addition to the people management responsibilities described above, which are expected to account for an average of 15 - 20% of the candidates time, the selected candidate will still perform most of his/her currently assigned project responsibilities. Tasking to be reassigned, if any, must be coordinated with candidates current project lead. Section personnel are located in Rancho Bernardo, California.
Basic Qualifications:- Bachelors of Science Degree - Minimum 1 year experience in any of the following: Systems Engineering, Avionics or Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Software Engineering, or Electrical Engineering. - Minimum of one year leadership experience either leading staff or projects
- MUST have an Active DoD Secret Clearance