Program Cost Control Analyst (Clearance)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 Aeronautics Systems is seeking a qualified Program Cost Schedule & Control Analyst to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located on-site in Palmdale, CA and must be on-site each day. An active secret clearance is required to start.

Essential Functions:

This Program Cost Control Analyst position will, under minimal supervision, interface with the program managers, functional management, and cost account managers (CAMs) to provide financial and administrative support and analysis to meet program requirements.

The Program Cost Control Analyst will have experience with Earned Value Management and performance measurement baseline concepts and be able to apply them to multiple contracts for control accounts within an engineering Integrated Product Team (IPT). This position will be responsible for leading and training other analysts in full level 1 Earned Value contracts. This position will be responsible for supporting the business rhythm working closely with other business counterparts and the Business Manager on maintaining and enforcing the rhythm with programmatic and technical teams.

Earned Value Management (EVM) tasks include:

  • Establishing Work Breakdown Structure for execution of budgeted cost of work scheduled

  • Assessing and maintaining of objective performance criteria - developing, maintaining, analyzing, and justification of estimates to complete

  • Maintaining a solid cost and schedule integration as this position will be focused on the flight testing

  • Supporting internal and external reporting requirements for variance analysis and budgeting baseline

  • Analyzing funding, cost risk analysis/assessment and visibility reports - Preparing government cost performance reports and preparation and/or review of Performance measurement variance analysis

Additional responsibilities will include:

Perform analysis & prepare reports in order to ensure that contracts are within negotiated and agreed-upon parameters and government cost control guidelines. Be responsible for supporting the preparation and coordination of the monthly and quarterly financial forecasting and reporting processes. Provide internal reporting requirements to include incorporation of forecast, identification of staffing issues related to baseline/ETC, and execution of corrective action or updates using program reporting tools. This position is expected to work closely with the CAMs to maintain and own the data. Good leadership skills & the ability to work with the Program Office while leading a smaller team are essential. Solid critical thinking skills to be the voice of reason when it comes to balancing cost realism with schedule logic.

The successful analyst will possess the following traits and abilities: ability to use financial systems, with understanding of DoD financial rhythms; provide strategic guidance as required; develop and implement solutions of moderate scope and complexity; think independently and meet deadlines, analyze variances/trends and develop new methods and process techniques; work under very general supervision while completing numerous assignments per schedule and elevating potential issues to ensure proper management focus; exert influence on peers and internal customers; good interpersonal skills while representing the finance team on various projects.

We offer phenomenal learning opportunities, exposure to a wide variety of projects and customers, and a very friendly collaborative workplace. We are looking for self-motivated, proactive, and goal-oriented people to help us grow our services and become even better at what we do. Does this sound like you?

Our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) provide benefits for the member, our leaders and the company. Our ERGs offer opportunities to be a friend, be active, be a volunteer, be a leader, to be recognized and to be yourself! Every ERG is inclusive of all employees!

At Northrop Grumman, we are innovating-- building the next generation of sophisticated aircraft to protect our country. Our diverse portfolio of programs means there are endless paths to cultivate your career. We are well-known for our inclusive, family environment, as well as our excellent work/life balance. We also offer exceptional benefits/healthcare, a 9/80 schedule, and a great 401K matching program.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance or Business related discipline and/or relevant with entry level experience or a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance or Business related discipline with 2 years of experience including CAM experience .

  • Experience with Microsoft Office suite including Excel and PowerPoint

  • Experience successfully supporting a monthly financial forecasting rhythm

  • Experience with EAC development and analysis

  • Experience with Earned Value Management (EVM)

  • Active DOD Secret clearance required to start and must have the ability to obtain a Top Secret Clearance.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with MPM and/or Cobra

  • Experience developing CDRLs (CPR/CFSR/CSDR)

  • Experience with DoD Integrated Master Scheduling

Salary Range: $72,100 - $108,100

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 http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO . U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.