Program Planning Manager 2- Dulles VADulles, VA

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.

Embark on a career putting innovative, reliable, and agile products and ideas into orbit, and beyond. Northrop Grumman has opportunities waiting for you that play a vital role in human space exploration, national defense, and scientific discovery, supporting multiple programs across the universe. With us, you'll discover a culture of curiosity and collaboration that will have you Defining Possible from the day you start. Our space systems connect and protect millions of people on earth every day, now and for the future. Explore your future and launch your career today.

Northrop Grumman Space Systems is seeking a Program Control Manager 2 to join our team of qualified and diverse individuals. This position will be located in Dulles, VA and support the Tactical Space Systems Division.

As a manager of a professional program planning team, the selected candidate must demonstrate mastery of the scheduling discipline, as well as the leadership qualities necessary to foster collaboration among team members and the programs they support. In this position, the manager must understand the detailed responsibilities of their team; demonstrate high caliber leadership skills; and drive top performance through subordinate management, employee, and customer engagement. The focus will be twofold: 1) mission success through quality deliverables and proactive vision; 2) enrichment of the employee experience through mentoring, training, and encouragement.

In this role, the selected candidate will be expected to perform and provide oversight, training and support in the following areas:

  • Act as the organizational lead to initiate a collaborative campaign across the equivalent levels of management related to your team - PM, CAM community, technical management, business management

  • Advocate for your team and their products and ensure business rhythms support necessary skills and time to produce best products possible with ability to generate excellent metrics and forecast abilities

  • Ensure major projects, program schedules and plans are horizontally and vertically integrated across company functional groups including finance, engineering, material, manufacturing, and quality.

  • Track plans and schedules, perform risk analysis, identifies and resolves critical path and network logic conflicts.

  • Utilize Gantt, PERT, milestone charts, earned value management and other project management techniques to assess progress and identify performance variances to facilitate focus and intervention on critical areas.

  • Prepare, develop and coordinate the Integrated Master Schedule (IMS) to meet all program objectives.

  • Ensure schedule products are compliant with latest Government, Corporate and Sector requirements and cover gaps in process/knowledge within the team organizational structure.

  • Implement scheduling best practices as prescribed by industry to include, but not limited to: IPMR DI-MGMT-81861, Earned Value Management System (EVMS), Critical Path Analysis, Schedule Risk Analysis (SRA), Schedule Performance Analytics and Schedule Health Analysis (DCMA 14-Point, DECM metrics).

  • Drive change management and ensure adoption and acceptance of change (i.e. analytics, process, innovative efficiencies).

  • Manage and develop a team of program schedule analysts and reporting managers; hold performance reviews; mentor and coach team members.

  • Conduct/organize new hire schedule analyst training, as well as ongoing/ recurrent training of existing employees as required.

  • Support business development efforts including proposal preparation and schedule creation/analysis.

  • Manage programs to evaluate and execute multiple priorities against ambitious timelines

  • Advise business managers in integrating project schedules with Earned Value Management

  • Demonstrate problem solving and decision making requiring excellent communication skills

As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman Space Systems, you are eligible for our robust benefits package including:

  • Medical, Dental & Vision coverage

  • 401k

  • Educational Assistance

  • Life Insurance

  • Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions

  • Paid Time Off

  • Health & Wellness Resources

  • Employee Discounts

This position's standard work schedule is a 9/80. The 9/80 schedule allows employees who work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday to take every other Friday off.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree with 10+ years of related experience - OR - a Master's degree with 8+ years of related experience. Additional 4 years of experience accepted in lieu of a degree.

  • Experience with manufacturing assemblies and process, and/or hardware/software knowledge.

  • Proficient in MS Project and MS Office Suite

  • Strong audit analysis experience with Integrated Master Schedules (IMS)

  • Experience using various Earned Value Management System tools such as Deltek COBRA, SSI Tools, etc.

  • High level of skill and experience with performing and interpreting Schedule Risk Assessments (SRA).

  • Experience leading a team, either as a lead, program manager, functional manager, or matrix manager.

  • Familiarity with the NDIA's Planning and Scheduling Excellence Guide (PASEG)

  • Experience in Aerospace and/or Defense programs and familiarity with Integrated Program Management Report (IPMR).Ability to obtain a Top Secret/SCI security clearance. US Citizenship is a prerequisite.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Current DoD Top Secret security clearance. US Citizenship is a prerequisite.

  • Master's degree in Business Administration, Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics Discipline

  • PMP, PgMP, PMI-RMP, PMI,SP, PSP certifications

  • Experience leading a team, either as a lead, program manager, functional manager, or matrix manager.

Salary Range: $138,100 - $207,100

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.