Northrop Grumman Program Planning Scheduling Analyst 4 - Palmdale, CA (SECRET CLEARANCE REQUIRED) 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.

The selected candidate will drive the following activities on all Programs:

Prepares, develops and coordinates the integrated master plan and integrated master schedule to meet all program objectives.

Ensures major projects and program schedules and plans are horizontally and vertically integrated across company functional groups including finance, engineering, material, manufacturing, and quality.

Tracks plans and schedules, performs risk analysis and network logic conflicts.

Utilizes Gantt, PERT, milestone charts, earned value management and other project management techniques to gauge progress and performance variances to facilitate focus and intervention on critical areas.

Manages scheduling statement of work (SOW) working with associated project controllers to ensure schedule and budget/forecast are consistent.

Analyzes schedule for critical path, recognizing implications of changes and assists in the development and incorporation of work-around plans into the schedule when change is required.

Develops necessary reports and metrics to enable management decisions.

Perform audits on divisional program deliverables, such as monthly CDRL submissions and conduct independent review and analysis of selected programs.

Create and implement business processes as needed to ensure the division is compliant with sector goals and direction.

Serve as program planning surge support for programs as needed.

Basic Qualifications:

Bachelor's Degree

Minimum of10 years combined experience with Bachelor's Degree or a minimum of8 years combined experience with a Master's Degree in any of the following: Business Management, Program Scheduling, Program Planning, Acquisition Planner, Technical Project Management, Program Management, Production Scheduling, or related field.

An Active DoD Secret or Top Secret Security Clearance with full investigation within the last 5 years and the ability to obtain program access.

Preferred Qualifications:

Master's Degree

Advanced proficiency in Program Planning, Program Scheduling, or Master Planning

Aerospace/Defense Industry Experience

Experience with Earned Value Management (EVM)

Experience with scheduling software tools to include any of the following: Primavera, SAP, Open Plan Professional, Cobra, or Microsoft Project (preferred tool)

Excel Macro/Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) Skills

Experience with Schedule Risk Assessment (SRAs)

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