Program Planning and Scheduling Manager 1 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 a Program Planning and Scheduling Manager 1 based out of Linthicum, MD . This position may be staffed as a hybrid role from the Linthicum, MD area. This position offers the 9/80 work schedule.

What You'll Get to Do:

The Program Planning & Scheduling Manager 1 will become part of the Northrop Grumman Mission Systems (MS) Sector, Program Scheduling and Compliance Center of Excellence. 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.

This position reports to the Eastern Region Scheduling Manager. The Program Planning & Scheduling Manager 1 will be responsible for leading a department with multiple program schedulers and will provide guidance and direction in the preparation and coordination of plans and integrated schedules for new and existing programs. The Manager will also be a partner with Program Management and Business Management leadership at the Linthicum site.

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

  • Manage all scheduling efforts and schedule baselines

  • Provide site schedulers with day-to-day hands on support, guidance, troubleshooting, and satisfying Programmatic requirements

  • Function as a change agent, creating an environment of trust, compliance, continuous improvement and learning

  • Project management including managing multiple priorities against ambitious timelines

  • Support/coordination of internal and external surveillance audits

  • Ensure full compliance with corporate and sector scheduling processes and procedures, with particular focus on implementation of the NGMS Earned Value Management System

  • Provide support to bids, bid reviews, integrated baseline reviews, and internal projects

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

  • Attend site business management meetings to define schedule needs and work with sector scheduling management on resource allocation needs

  • Assist sector scheduling group in evaluating goals and objectives for site schedulers

As Manager of a scheduling group, the selected candidate must demonstrate leadership qualities. It is the expectation of someone in a management position to bring their team together to foster collaboration and reach customer and company success, not only for the mission, but for each employee as well. We expect leaders to understand, manage and drive top performance through employee engagement.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree or higher with 6 years of related experience or a Master's degree with 4 years of related experience.

  • Will consider 10 years of related experience in lieu of degree requirement

  • 3 years' hands-on experience in Program Planning / Scheduling utilizing Microsoft Project or similar scheduling software

  • Strong understanding of project management and earned-value management principles and their application to complex projects

  • Proficiency in MS Office Programs (MS Project, MS PowerPoint, MS Excel, MS Word).

  • Experience using Schedule Health Analysis and Monte Carlo schedule risk Assessment tools

  • The ability to travel domestically 10% of the time.

  • The ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret clearance is required.

  • US Citizenship

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree or higher in a Business Administration or Engineering related field

  • Familiarity with Earned Value tools (MPM, Cobra,etc.)

  • Experience in a DOD manufacturing or engineering development environment

  • Experience in applying integrated cost/schedule and critical path methodologies within an Earned Value (EVMS) environment.

  • Familiarity with the NDIA's Planning and Scheduling Excellence Guide.

  • Experience in Aerospace and/or Defense programs and familiarity with Integrated Program Management Report (IPMR)

  • A current/active DoD Secret clearance

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: $97,200 - $145,800

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.

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 . U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.