Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems Sr Director, Safety & Mission Assurance in Promontory, Utah

Sr Director, Safety & Mission Assurance

Locations:Promontory, UT

Categories: Engineering and Sciences

Job Description

Job ID:JPW20182808-47259

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.

Northrop Grumman is currently seeking aSr Director of Safety & Mission Assuranceto join ourIntegrated Operationsteam in our Propulsion Systems Division inUtah.

Role Description & Responsibilities:

TheSr Director of Safety & Mission Assurancereports to the Vice President, Integrated Operations for Propulsion Systems and will lead the day to day execution of the Safety & Mission Assurance organization that support operations at Bacchus, Clearfield and Promontory, Utah, in addition to a field office in Florida.

Job Duties:

  • Accountable for and leads, through direct, double solid line, and matrixed reporting relationships, multiple organizations focused on delivery of quality hardware and products for a variety of government and commercial customers; including quality assurance, environmental services, audit, fire protection, industrial health and safety, laboratory testing, NDT, industrial security, and inspection.

  • Develops, communicates and implements vision, strategy, goals and metrics that align with and drive business objectives for cost, safety, quality, customer satisfaction, and continuous improvement.

  • Utilizes effective talent management strategies to attract, retain, develop and engage the right people for the organization.

  • Responsible for establishing and maintaining collaborative working relationships with work teams, customers, program management, and other support organizations within the Propulsion Systems Division.

Experience Requirements:

  • Minimum of 5 years strong senior management experience.

  • 7-10 years of leadership related experience in manufacturing operations, engineering, and/or program management is preferred.

  • Previous responsibility leading the day-to-day activities in energetics processing and operating areas is preferred.

    Preferred Skills & Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated ability to lead a large and diverse group, establish clear expectations and inspire commitment, building teams, value diversity and put people first.

  • Ability to further continuous yet controlled improvements in organizations and processes and strengthening of workforce skills through application of lean thinking principles and tools.

  • Ability to formulate and execute complex project plans and initiatives.

  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, writing, presentation and critical thinking skills. Demonstrated business acumen. Clearly demonstrated commitment to open communication and customer satisfaction.

  • Experience working with Government agencies.


  • Bachelors in Engineering. An advanced degree in engineering or business is preferred.

    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 U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

Job Type:Full Time

Desired Travel:less than 25%

Years of Experience:+10 Years