Principal/SR Principal Project Management - Restricted Programs OUBaltimore, MD

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 Mission Systems (NGMS) is seeking Principal/SR Principal Project Managers to support the Restricted Programs Operating Unit (OU), operating within the Advanced Missions Capabilities Business Unit (BU) in the Airborne Multifunction Sensors (AMS) Division located in Baltimore, Maryland . The Restricted Programs OU is offering a unique opportunity for junior employees to jump-start their careers in program management in the Project Management field.

The Restricted OU is growing fast at approximately $300M in sales/year and is on track to continue to grow over the next few years. The Restricted portfolio has a unique range of cutting-edge technology programs spanning the entire lifecycle from early development through production and sustainment, while operating in a challenging and fast-paced environment to bring needed capability to the warfighter.

What You'll Get to Do:

Serves as liaison between Program management and planning, technical managers, 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 stakeholder-satisfaction goals and objectives. Develops mechanisms for monitoring project progress and for intervention and problem solving with program managers, line managers, and customers. Potential job duties may also include, but are not limited to:

  • Working side by side with the Program Manager and Integrated Product Team (IPT) leads on all program reporting and executive level presentations.

  • Ensuring that IPT processes and products result in quality, compliant, affordable, and on-time deliverables that achieve customer satisfaction.

  • Supports Risk and Opportunity management of the IPT and program.

  • Ensures implementation of new processes and implements process improvement changes.

  • Capturing, tracking and managing meeting action items to closure.

  • Creating, maintaining, and updating meeting attendance lists and rhythm.

  • Performing/Assisting as Cost Account Manager with Technical IPT lead.

  • Adherence to budget baselines utilizing Earned Value Management (EVM) or similar cost and schedule control methodologies and tools.

  • Managing Government/Customer supplied property or information (GFE/CFE, etc).

  • Management of suppliers to meet program objectives.

  • Adherence to all internal processes, policies and applicable industry standards.

  • Ensuring IPT understands and adheres to contract scope and manages change through control board activities.

  • Development and adherence to plans and schedules.

This requisition may be filled at either a Principal Project Manager level or a S R Principal Project Manager level.

Basic Qualifications for Principal Project Manager 3:

  • Bachelor's Degree and 6 years' or a Master's Degree and 4 years of experience supporting U.S. Government contracts or project management in other industries (Note: An additional 4 years of applicable work experience may be substituted for a Bachelor's Degree).

  • Proficiency with MS Office applications.

  • Solid understanding of business and financial concepts, cost account management, tools and processes to aid program decisions, actions and performance.

  • Experienced communicator that can work across teams with multiple stakeholders.

  • Experience with Risk and Opportunity Management.

  • Experience with monitor/control program plans, cost and schedule baselines to meet contractual requirements and stakeholder expectations.

  • US Citizenship.

  • Active DoD Secret clearance or higher (granted or renewed within the last 6 years) and ability to obtain special access clearances.

Basic Qualifications for SR Principal Project Manager 4:

  • Bachelor's Degree and 10 years' or a Master's Degree and 8 years of experience supporting U.S. Government contracts or project management in other industries (Note: An additional 4 years of applicable work experience may be substituted for a Bachelor's Degree).

  • Proficiency with MS Office applications.

  • Solid understanding of business and financial concepts, cost account management, tools and processes to aid program decisions, actions and performance.

  • Experienced communicator that can work across teams with multiple stakeholders.

  • Experience with Risk and Opportunity Management.

  • Experience with monitor/control program plans, cost and schedule baselines to meet contractual requirements and stakeholder expectations.

  • US Citizenship.

  • Active DoD Secret clearance or higher (granted or renewed within the last 6 years) and ability to obtain special access clearances.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in program management, engineering, manufacturing or supply chain.

  • Experience working development, production and/or sustainment programs.

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Project.

  • Cost Account Management Certification.

  • Experience/Training in Earned Value Management.

  • Experience with SAP or other Enterprise Resource Planning Systems.

  • Active special access clearance.

Salary Range: $84,600 - $127,000

Salary Range 2: $104,900 - $157,300

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 all positions with a government clearance and certain other restricted positions.