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Northrop Grumman Principal Manufacturing Operation Project Analyst in Dulles, Virginia

Program Management


The Tactical Space Systems Division Manufacturing organization has two openings for an Operational Project Manager (OPM) in Dulles, MD (may also reside in Gilbert, AZ) to support the Space Systems Division. The Manufacturing Operations Project Managers are the interface between the Business Division (Civil & Commercial Satellites and National Security Systems Satellites) and Manufacturing.

We are seeking an OPM to work closely with the Manufacturing Work Centers and Program Management. This position is responsible for schedule management and cost accountability of Manufacturing activities for their respective Business Division to determine the most practical and cost-efficient methods to obtain the optimal program execution.

The OPM candidate must possess excellent communication skills - both verbal and written; strong interpersonal skills; a good problem solving mindset; and the ability to present program visibility at internal/external meetings to include all levels of management including executive level.

This is not a Manager role. This is an individual contributor role.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Manage the production execution for Business Unit programs

  • Manage Manufacturing cost and schedule performance

  • Serve as Manufacturing lead for all proposals in the Business Unit

  • Ensure Manufacturing has the needed resources (resources Manufacturing needs as well as allocation of resources from Manufacturing) to execute the programs

  • Serve as Functional Manager and direct the work of the reporting Operations Project Managers

  • Managing and maintaining the day to day interfaces and communications between the assigned Program Management Office (PMO), Manufacturing, Test, Manufacturing Resource Planning (MRP), Mission Assurance (MA), Supply Chain (SCM), Engineering, and Shipping.

  • Facilitating internal meetings in a way to support design, production, and problem resolutions.

  • Reporting Earned Value Management System (EVMS) and serving as the Cost Account Management (CAM) for manufacturing projects.

  • Engage and collaborate with programs and functional organizations (from individual contributors to executive staff) to obtain, understand, and interpret manufacturing facilitation and scheduling requirements

Job Category : Program Management