EVMS Principal Program Planning and Scheduling Analyst Oklahoma City, OK

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.

This position is contingent upon anticipated award.

Put your skills to the test by pushing the boundaries of what's possible. From global defense to sustainment and modernization to mission readiness, your experience and ability will make it a reality. Our programs are built on equal parts of curiosity and collaboration. Our combined effort means our customers can connect and defend millions of people around the world. With Northrop Grumman, you'll have the opportunity to be an essential part of projects that will define your career, now and in the future.

Northrop Grumman Defense Systems (NGDS) is currently seeking a EVMS Principal Program Planning and Scheduling Analyst (Level 3) to assist with all business activities associated with several rapidly growing programs. This position is for the Lifecycle Sustainment & Modernization Solutions Operating Unit (OU) and partners with the applicable Program Management Team to establish strategy, prioritize requirements, and achieve financial goals while ensuring the integrity of business processes.

This position will require the selected candidate to work on-site in our NG site in Oklahoma City, OK.

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

  • Create valid and effective Program Integrated Master Schedule (IMS) that incorporate all dependencies, aligns to resource availability, and identifies and aligns program milestones with contractual need dates

  • Establish ground rules and assumptions, and ensure compliance with applicable Earned Value Management (EVMS) guidelines

  • Evaluate subcontract / supplier schedules and integrate into IMS

  • Identify & validate the critical path, run performance and health check metrics

  • Conduct trend analysis and report data, e.g. late start/finish, forecast dates impacts, manage program schedule margin, and changes to critical path(s)

  • Monitor and develop work around utilizing schedule acceleration techniques to achieve additional margin, monitor & de-conflict internal and external influences of resources and the critical path

  • Provide schedules visibility, reporting, and schedule analyses, performs risk analyses, and identifies and resolves critical path and network logic conflicts

  • Monitor the Program IMS to ensure the Performance Measurement Baseline (PMB) supports the program's execution plan

  • Works with the technical lead, functional managers and control account managers to identify internal and external dependencies, milestones and deliverables

  • Interface / collaborate with the financial team to ensure program cost and schedule integration

  • Prepare and validate month end IMS submittal to customer in accordance with contractual requirements (IPMR, IPMDAR) in conjunction with scheduling best practices

  • Develop and present weekly/monthly program schedule performance metrics, including Tier 1 summary schedules

  • Frequent use of industry scheduling best practices, and specific Scheduling Tool properties and functions for implementing scheduling best practices as prescribed by industry to include, but not limited to:

  • DCMA 14-point

  • IPMR DI-MGMT-81861

  • Schedule Risk Assessment (SRA)

  • Schedule Performance, Health Metrics and Analysis

  • Provides weekly status and reporting


Basic Qualifications:

Principal Program Planning and Scheduling Analyst (Level 3)

  • This position emphasizes skills and experience. Will consider high school diploma or equivalent (GED) with at least 10 years of professional related experience.Bachelor's degree with 6 years of related professional experience - OR - a Master's degree with 4 years of related professional experience

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, specifically Excel and PowerPoint and Word

  • 3 years of project scheduling experience using Microsoft Project or other related scheduling tool

  • Knowledge of EVMS practices and be able to support implementation on program with varying contract types

  • Experienced in subcontractor / supplier schedule management and integration

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Professional Certifications in Earned Value Management or Project Management a plus

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills to management and stakeholders

  • Experience leading programs in audits / reviews government agencies such as the DCMA and the Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA)

  • Experience with EVMS cost tools such as Deltek MPM or Cobra

Salary Range: $70,600 - $106,000

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 health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority . The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. U.S. Northrop Grumman employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042 https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/ .

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 most positions.

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