Program Manager 3Aurora, CO

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.

NG Space Systems is looking for a Manager, Program Level 3 to provide leadership as a Program Manager for a critical program within the Mission Exploitation Operating Unit Tactical Edge portfolio supporting the Integrated National Systems Business Unit in the fast-growing Payloads and Ground Systems Division. The selected candidate will report to the Director, Programs in the Mission Exploitation Operating Unit and serve as a key member of the leadership team for the evolving MEX OU Portfolio.

The primary objective will be the delivery of all contractual requirements on cost and on schedule, while achieving all technical requirements and capabilities. The individual will lead a matrixed-functional team of Mission Leads and Product Leads aligned to common program performance goals for multiple Customer's through inception of idea to award and completion of scope.

The successful candidate will be assisting the Director, Programs in growth opportunities and as such, this position requires a comprehensive understanding of restricted and DoD customer communities, program management skills, proven strategic planning and business execution capabilities, as well as the ability to work collaboratively across the enterprise. The selected candidate must have a comprehensive knowledge of program management standards, policies, and guidelines. The selected individual must be able to interact with and influence executive level management and customer's and communicate effectively with both oral and written presentations.

Responsibilities may include but are not limited to:

  • Development of Customer and stakeholder relationships and cultivation of Customer intimacy

  • Adherence to all internal processes for Program Management

  • Identify continuous improvement opportunities for increased efficiency across Missions and Product area

  • Manage and monitor the working of the various functional organizations supporting the Program

  • Development and adherence to budget baselines

  • Development and delivery of presentations to customers, leadership, and program stakeholders

  • Proposal development / capture planning and strategy

  • Creation, review, and finalization of the program Statement of Work

  • Establishment of schedule milestones and spend-plan

  • Improve the operational systems, processes, and policies in support of the organizations mission - includes management reporting, information flow and management, business development process and organizational planning

  • Support the various internal and external program reviews throughout the organization.

  • Conduct regular meetings with the team to discuss issues, concerns, and resolution

  • Work in compliance with company policies and procedures

  • Partner with business development and business management to maximize investments

  • Closely coordinate with Quality and Mission Engineering, Security, IT and Facilities to ensure efficient support of the organization.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree and 12 years', or Master's and 8 years' experience working Government programs in engineering, program management or another related field. An additional 4 years of relevant experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.

  • Experience leading the performance of tasks on schedule, at cost and achieving all requirements as either project lead, integrated program team or cost account manager.

  • Minimum of 12 years of engineering experience

  • Background in systems and/or software engineering

  • Effective communications skills both verbal and written

  • Current Top Secret/SCI Clearances, with SSBI adjudicated within the past 6 years

  • Understanding of technical, cost, schedule impacts on a program and be able to adjudicate at Director held Program Review Authority reviews, proposal signoffs, and assess the technical impacts

  • Understanding of business development and capture strategies

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated leadership ability

  • Knowledge of MEX OU business portfolio and experience in organizational effectiveness and operations implementing best practices

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and a collaborative management style

  • Excels at operating at a fast pace, diverse environment

  • Open to direction and collaborative work style; commitment to get the job completed

Salary Range: $172,500 - $258,700

The above salary range represents a general guideline; however, Northrop Grumman considers a number of factors when determining base salary offers such as the scope and responsibilities of the position and the candidate's experience, education, skills and current market conditions.

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 application period for the job is estimated to be 20 days from the job posting date. However, this timeline may be shortened or extended depending on business needs and the availability of qualified candidates.

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.