Program Manager 2 - Flight Test Integration (Clearance required)Edwards Afb, CA

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's Aeronautics Systems sector has an opening for a Program Manager 2 to join our qualified and diverse Flight Test Team on our Strike Program. This position will be based in Edwards Air Force Base, California.

The primary objective will be the delivery of all flight test program contractual requirements on cost and on schedule, while achieving all technical requirements and creating customer intimacy to support value creation strategies and actions. The successful candidate must have a record of achieving successful outcomes by leading diverse technical teams, navigating internal processes, communicating with customers, creating a work environment that engages our employees, bringing clarity and clear direction to ambiguous situations, excelling in the fundamentals of program management and perceptive use of predictive metrics.

We offer flexible work arrangements, 9/80 work schedule with every other Friday off, phenomenal learning opportunities, exposure to a wide variety of projects and customers, and a very friendly team environment. We are looking for self-motivated, proactive, and goal-oriented people to help us grow our services and become even better at what we do.

Due to the nature of the program and team, the position will need to support a dynamic flight test schedule with the ability to work during scheduled test flight operations, including weekend and evening hours. The position may also require up to 25% travel to support program operations.

As a leader, you always act with integrity, and the highest ethical standards characterize everything you do. You enable your team to achieve predictable and balanced results, while satisfying the needs of internal and external partners. You treat all people with respect, and you model personal growth and continuous development. You know how to build an inclusive environment that attracts, retains, and inspires a diverse and engaged team. You develop trusted and valued customer relationships and communicate effectively, so that people throughout the organization feel engaged and connected to their work. You deliver excellence, strive for continuous improvement and respond vigorously to change.

Technical areas of responsibility include but are not limited to the following:

  • Decompose program strategy into tasks for planners, maintainers and engineers.

  • Develop, maintain and publish integrated program schedule. Continually optimize schedule, reacting to discoveries and constraints. Forecast and track test milestones.

  • Perform integration across flight test disciplines and program to drive engineering solutions, break constraints, and verify requirements.

  • Identify and highlight test dependencies, risks and blockers. Mitigate or elevate appropriately.

  • Provide aircraft configuration requirements.

  • Management of program business systems and coordinating monthly business processes to enable the delivery of successful products to the program.

  • Interface with IPTs, Cost Management, and Schedule Management team to ensure accurate monthly Earned Value Management cost and schedule data for the program.

  • Support and management of Program Risks and Opportunities

  • Support the development of ECP costs as well as the monthly EVMS cost and schedule data of approved ECPs

  • High acumen for problem solving as this role requires the identification of issues and problems across multiple contracts in order to make recommendations to management for resolution

  • Ability to interpret and apply company policies & procedures that address compliance/charging guidance regarding labor, material, travel and other direct cost (ODC) expenses

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree and 10 years (or Bachelor of Science in STEM and 9 years) of related experience as defined below, OR a Master's degree and 8 years (or Master of Science in STEM and 7 years) of related experience as defined below.

  • Related experience includes professional and/or military experience to include a background in project management, program management, engineering, capture efforts, and/or business management related functions.

  • Must have an active DoD Secret or higher clearance (with a background investigation completed within the last 6 years or currently enrolled into Continuous Evaluation).

  • Must have the ability to obtain and maintain Special Access Program (SAP) clearance, prior to the commencement of employment.

  • Proven proficiency in Earned Value Management (EVMS)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree.

  • Experience with flight test and/or developmental test.

  • Experience with aircraft maintenance and sortie generation.

  • CAM with NG-EVM Certification.

  • Experience with Agile Development Process.

  • Experience with model-based engineering and digital thread.

  • Experience with manufacturing business systems, sustainment processes and parts management.

  • Experience leading a team, preferably within the Aerospace and Defense industry.

  • Experience within the Aerospace and Defense industry.

  • Strong written, verbal and presentation skills with proven ability to develop and maintain strong internal/external customer relationships.

  • The ability to apply knowledge, insights and understanding of business and financial concepts, tools and processes to the benefit of program decisions, actions, and performance.

  • The ability to identify and address program impacts through a systematic, proactive, approach to issue and problem resolution that identifies, communicates, monitors, and promptly resolves conflicts.

  • The ability to address program uncertainty through an organized and analytical forward-looking approach that identifies risks and opportunities, determines appropriate handling plans, and manages, controls, and communicates risks and opportunities.

Salary Range: $151,900 - $227,900

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.