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Northrop Grumman Principal Project Management in Palmdale, California

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems in air and space that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our work preserves freedom and democracy, and advances human discovery and our understanding of the universe. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have a lot of 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 Aeronautics Systems has an opening for a Principal Project Manager to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Palmdale, CA.

The selected candidate will lead proposal development efforts and Request For Information (RFI) response efforts to include compiling cost, schedule, and technical elements in the development of proposals in accordance with request for proposal (RFP) and RFI specifications. In concert with the Capture / Proposal Manager, this position will develop Bid & Proposal estimates for the Product Support IPT for all logistics related tasks.

Project Management experience to include development and tracking of project milestones, measuring performance and ensuring successful completion of organizational goals. Experience integrating new software and hardware requirements through testing, evaluation, and documentation.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Interpreting RFP/SOW language to fully understand the scope of work to include derived requirements.

  • Develop and implement schedules for completion of milestones and tasks; oversee execution to completion.

  • Coordinate the collection and accumulation of cost, scheduling, and performance elements from the capture manager, technical leads, past performance leads, key personnel leads, contracts, HR, subcontracts and pricing.

  • Research and analyze historical data, develop cost models to support proposal efforts, coordinate activities and participates in fact-finding meetings, participate in should-cost and pricing reviews with management and/or customer representatives

  • Develop risk and opportunity assessment, quantification, and analysis

  • Conduct proposal review meetings

  • Author supplier SOWs and perform technical evaluation on supplier proposals

  • Brief program senior leadership


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree and a minimum 6 years of experience in project management or logistics.

  • Current and active DoD Secret Clearance and the ability to obtain and maintain special program access

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite of tools and applications

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree in Business, Finance, Mathematics, or Accounting

  • Current Top Secret Clearance with Special Program Access

  • 3 years of exposure or experience dealing with US government contracting in the defense industry

  • Prior experience in Pricing, Contracts, Business Management or Cost Estimating

  • Working knowledge and experience with Earned Value Management

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.

Job Category : Logistics