Principal Project Management / Sr Principal Project Mgmt Palmdale, 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 is currently hiring a Principal Project Management/Senior Principal Project Management professional to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Palmdale or Rancho Bernardo, CA . Some travel between those sites may be required. Teleworking is not available as an option.

This position will report to the Program Integration Team (PIT), supporting Enterprise Operations, and oversees and manages the operational aspects of ongoing projects, serving as liaison between multiple Integrated Product Teams (IPTs), Technical Teams, Operating Units, project managers, and project teams.

Primary duties will include reviewing status of projects and budgets, managing schedules, and preparing status reports. The selected candidate will assess project issues and develop resolutions to meet productivity, quality, and client-satisfaction goals and objectives. Develops mechanisms for monitoring project progress and for intervention and problem solving with stakeholders, including internal and external customers. Gather requirements and works across multiple teams to support program SOW.

This requisition may be filled at a higher grade based on qualifications listed below.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university and 6 years of experience in Project Management, Program Integration/Execution; 4 years with Master's degree for a Principal level; or Bachelor's degree from an accredited university and 10 years of experience in Project Management, Program Integration/Execution; 8 years with Master's degree for a Sr. Principal level

  • Current, active DoD Top Secret clearance within 4 years of last investigation/adjudication

  • Experience with Microsoft Office Products (PowerPoint, Word, Excel, Project) and Agile principles including use of associated tools such as Jira and Confluence

  • Knowledge of Project Management principles

  • Ability to obtain and maintain Special Program Access

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Current Special Program Access

  • Master's Degree

  • Project integration experience, including strong written and verbal communication, work well with cross-functional and diverse groups, presentation skills, and working with senior leadership

  • Possess the ability to adapt quickly in a rapidly changing environment

  • Be able to organize and execute tasks well and to a level of completion that creates value given vague success criteria

  • SharePoint and Tableau experience

  • Have a positive attitude and be able to overcome obstacles well

  • Able to learn new processes and technical information quickly

  • Aerospace and/or Defense Industry Experience

Salary range Principal Project Manager : $86,300 - $129,500

Salary range Sr. Principal Project Manager : $107,000 - $160,600

Salary Range: $86,300 - $129,500

Salary Range 2: $107,000 - $160,600

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.