Principal or Senior Principal Program Planning Analyst/SCHEDULER - TS/SCI with Polygraph REQUIRED (***10K SIGN-ON BONUS***)Linthicum, 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.

At the heart of Defining Possible is our commitment to missions. In rapidly changing global security environments, Northrop Grumman brings informed insights and software-secure technology to enable strategic planning. We're looking for innovators who can help us keep building on our wide portfolio of secure, affordable, integrated, and multi-domain systems and technologies that fuel those missions. By joining in our shared mission, we'll support yours of expanding your personal network and developing skills, whether you are new to the field, or an industry thought leader. At Northrop Grumman, you'll have the resources, support, and team to do some of the best work of your career.

We are looking for you to join our team as Principal or Senior Principal Program Planning Analyst/SCHEDULER based out of Linthicum, MD. This position offers the 9/80 work schedule.

$10K Sign on Bonus payable to selected external candidate holding a current TS/SCI clearance with Polygraph . Internal candidates are not eligible

What You'll Get to Do :

The Planner/Scheduler will be hired directly into our Scheduling Center of Excellence and placed on programs within the Mission Systems (MS) Sector. The MS scheduling organization focuses on skill development and, most importantly, creates a pathway for professional development and progression. The Center of Excellence provides training within a standard, common tool suite that allows for speed, productivity and integration while facilitating compliance and focusing on program execution.

The Planner/Scheduler is responsible for coordinating with engineering and operations teams to decompose scope and develop the program's schedule baseline. This position will work within a team environment consisting of program management, technical, production, financial and other supporting staff. This is a career building role that provides exposure to contract management, production operations, risk and opportunity management and program management practices.

The ideal candidate will have strong teambuilding skills, exhibit strong in, and possess comprehensive verbal and written communication/presentation skills.

Roles and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Apply knowledge of product development planning to establish and control the program schedule baseline; coordinate with a multifunctional teams to update status for management decision making on complex development and production programs.

  • Coordinate with business management and project management staff to develop an integrated program measurement baseline to manage cost, schedule and technical performance of the program

  • Use project scheduling software to plan and gauge progress against the plan. Identifies performance variances to facilitate focus and intervention on critical areas with the technical (engineering and operations) leads. Works with the program team to develop courses of action and risk mitigation strategies to address performance issues.

  • Perform thorough project analysis through metrics reviews and predictive analysis to enhance cost, schedule and technical performance.

  • Perform Schedule risk analyses and works with the program manager to resolve risky schedules, critical path issues and network logic conflicts.

This position may be filled as a Principal Program Planning Analyst/SCHEDULER or a Senior Principal Program Planning Analyst/SCHEDULER.

Basic Qualifications for a Principal Program Planning Analyst/Scheduler

  • Bachelor's degree with 6 years professional related experience -OR - a Master's degree with 4 years of professional related experience.

  • Will consider 10 years of applied experience in lieu of degree requirement.

  • 4 years of project scheduling experience using Microsoft Project, Oracle P6, Deltek Open Plan or other related scheduling tool.

  • Experience using MS Office Suite, specifically Excel, PowerPoint, and Word.

  • Ability to travel domestically 10% of the time.

  • A current, active DoD TS/SCI Clearance with Polygraph.

Basic Qualifications for a Senior Principal Program Planning Analyst/Scheduler

  • Bachelor's degree with10 years professional related experience -OR - a Master's degree with 8 years of professional related experience.

  • Will consider 14 years of applied experience in lieu of degree requirement.

  • 4 years of project scheduling experience using Microsoft Project, Oracle P6, Deltek Open Plan or other related scheduling tool.

  • Experience using MS Office Suite, specifically Excel, PowerPoint, and Word.

  • Ability to travel domestically 10% of the time.

  • A current, active DoD TS/SCI Clearance with Polygraph.

Preferred Qualifications for both levels:

  • Bachelor's degree or higher in Business Management, Industrial Engineering, Finance, Operations Management, Mathematics, Computer Science or related field

  • Experience with Schedule Analytics and Schedule Risk Assessment tools.

  • Working knowledge of EVMS guidelines and processes.

What We Can Offer You

Northrop Grumman provides a comprehensive benefits package and a work environment which encourages your growth and supports the mutual success of our people and our company. Northrop Grumman benefits give you the flexibility and control to choose the benefits that make the most sense for you and your family.

Your benefits will include the following: Health Plan, Savings Plan, Paid Time Off and Additional Benefits including Education Assistance, Training and Development, 9/80 Work Schedule (where available), and much more!

Salary Range: $93,000 - $139,600

Salary Range 2: $115,400 - $173,200

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.