Program Manager 1- OKCOklahoma City, OK

Requisition ID: R10163671

  • Category: Program Management

  • Location: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States of America

  • Clearance Type: Secret

  • Telecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position

  • Shift: 1st Shift (United States of America)

  • Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time

  • Positions Available: 1

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.

Are you ready to put your years of experience to work at Northrop Grumman? If so, our Defense Systems Sector is seeking an Associate Program Manager to join our growing team in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma .

You will lead efforts on large projects within an Integrated Product Team (IPT), to include technical planning, requirements development and tracking, system integration, Systems Integrations Lab (SIL), ground and flight testing, verification and validation, airworthiness, system safety, risk, reliability / maintainability, and supportability and effectiveness analyses for total systems. Analyses are performed at all levels of total system product to include concept, requirements, design, fabrication, test, installation, operation, maintenance, and disposal. This person will lead project teams and be responsible for cost, schedule, and performance.


  • Directs all phases of programs from inception (proposal development) through completion (contract closeout)

  • Responsible for proposal development / capture planning and strategy

  • Develops customer relationships and customer intimacy

  • Responsible for the cost, schedule and technical performance of company programs

  • Develops and adheres to Integrated Master Schedules (IMS)

  • Develops and adheres to budget baselines utilizing Earned Value Management (EVM) methodologies

  • Integrates requirements vertically and horizontally across the project to ensure successful execution

  • Briefs Northrop Grumman management and Air Force customers on project status

  • Identifies and mitigates risks

  • Works with multiple teams and cross-functional departments

  • Participates in the negotiation of contract and contract changes

  • Coordinates the preparation of proposal work statements and specifications, operating budgets and financial terms/conditions of contract

Basic Qualifications:

  • Must have at least one of the following :

  • A bachelor’s with a minimum of 6 years’ experience supporting U.S. Government contracts and customers and/or project management in other industries

  • A master’s with a minimum of 4 years’ experience supporting U.S. Government contracts and customers and/or project management in other industries

  • A PhD with a minimum of 2 years’ experience supporting U.S. Government contracts and customers and/or project management in other industries

  • A minimum of 3 years or more experience managing technical programs

  • Understanding of the Integrated Management Framework (IMF) process and concepts

  • Ability to work on-site in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

  • Strong customer engagement skills

  • Aircraft Modernization and Sustainment experience

  • Must be a US Citizen and have the ability to obtain a U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Secret security clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Current Secret clearance with the ability to obtain special access

  • Experience managing/developing small to large proposals across Development, Production, and Sustainment type programs along with building and delivering program briefings for executive leadership

  • Experience related to contracts management and cost analysis is highly desirable as well

  • Experience in large program capture and execution strategy development and leadership

  • Significant experience in USAF aircraft modification and sustainment execution

  • Experience presenting project performance to upper management and customers

  • Risk Management experience

Salary Range: $103,500 - $155,300

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. U.S. Citizenship is required for all positions with a government clearance and certain other restricted positions.