NASA’s deputy chief engineer is moving from Washington to Cleveland this winter to take the No. 2 post at the U.S. space agency’s Glenn Research Center.

Gregory L. Robinson, who is expected to report to his new position by March, spent 11 years at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., and six years at agency headquarters in Washington before being named NASA deputy chief engineer in 2005.

“I’m delighted Greg has accepted this position here at the Glenn Research Center,” Jim Free, the center’s director, said in a Jan. 14 statement. “He brings a wealth of rich experience and insights from headquarters that will help position our center, its projects and programs for success.”

Glenn employs roughly 1,600 federal employees and a like number of contractors.