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GNC Engineering Manager

Irvine, CA 92618

Posted: 08/25/2023 Employment Type: Direct Industry: Engineering Job Number: 84503

Job Description

Our client is seeking an experienced Guidance, Navigation & Control (GNC) Engineering Manager to join their growing team in Irvine, CA. Reporting to the Head of GNC, the GNC Engineering Manager will lead a team of engineers responsible for a wide range of GNC analysis, software, hardware, testing, and documentation in a fast-paced environment. Responsibilities include but are not limited to, planning and execution of the necessary efforts to support projects, future pursuits, and programs. The GNC Manager is also responsible for functional requirements of staffing (manpower/resource planning), recruiting, training, talent development, engagement, and retention of employees. The manager proactively collaborates with functional and business leadership teams to support business growth and program requirements.
In this role, the selected candidate will communicate with internal and external stakeholders of the organization, including customers, vendors, executive leadership, and other engineering discipline managers, on GNC department statuses, proposals, and future work.
Key Duties and Responsibilities
  • Manage direct reports from a human resource perspective, conduct team meetings, One-on-Ones, timecard approval, performance reviews, and interviews as necessary
  • Coordinate with leadership to ensure appropriate engineering staff and resources are allocated to enable program execution
  • Work with Program Managers and leadership team to prioritize tasks and timelines for GNC engineers to execute programs
  • Identify and implement processes and tools to improve GNC department capabilities and efficiency in support of internal and external customers
  • Prepare and present formal and informal reports and status to upper management on a weekly basis
  • Ability to develop proposal estimates with a strong basis of justification.
  • Provide inputs and evaluation of documentation for program milestone reviews
  • Provide GNC subject matter expertise when required
  • Other duties may be assigned as needed

Job Requirements

Qualifications and Skills
  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering required
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience leading and/or managing engineers
  • Minimum of 7 years of relevant experience in GNC Engineering
  • Experience with Matlab/Simulink, Jira, and software configuration management tools
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to collect, organize, analyze, and disseminate information with attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to work simultaneously on a variety of projects; possesses strong organization and prioritization skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills to motivate and engage teams through innovation, collaboration, and mentorship initiatives
  • Strong writing, presentation, and oral communication skills
  • 100% Company-paid comprehensive medical, dental, and vision coverage for you and your dependents
  • Employee Equity Incentive Program
  • 401(k) Match
  • Unlimited PTO

Salary Range $160,000-$200,000 DOE
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