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Program Planning Manager 2 - Secret Clearance (Dulles, VA)

Company: Northrop Grumman
Location: Sterling
Posted on: April 8, 2021

Job Description:

Embark on a career putting innovative, reliable, and agile products and ideas into orbit, and beyond. Northrop Grumman has opportunities waiting for you that play a vital role in human space exploration, national defense, and scientific discovery, supporting multiple programs across the universe. With us, you'll discover a culture of curiosity and collaboration that will have you Defining Possible from the day you start. Our space systems connect and protect millions of people on earth every day, now and for the future. Explore your future and launch your career today.
Northrop Grumman Space Systems has an opening for a Program Planning Manager 2 to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Dulles, VA.
As a manager of a professional Business Unit (BU) scheduling team, the selected candidate must demonstrate mastery of the scheduling discipline as well as the leadership qualities necessary to foster collaboration among team members and the programs they support. In this position, the manager must understand the detailed responsibilities of their team, manage and drive top performance through employee and customer engagement. The focus will be on mission success, through enrichment of the employee experience through mentoring, training, and encouragement.
In this role, the selected candidate will be expected to perform and provide oversight, training and support in the following areas:

  • Ensure major projects, program schedules and plans are horizontally and vertically integrated across company functional groups including finance, engineering, material, manufacturing, and quality.
  • Track plans and schedules, perform risk analysis, identifies and resolves critical path and network logic conflicts.
  • Utilize Gantt, PERT, milestone charts, earned value management and other project management techniques to assess progress and identify performance variances to facilitate focus and intervention on critical areas.
  • Prepare, develop and coordinate the Integrated Master Schedule (IMS) to meet all program objectives.
  • Ensure schedule products are compliant with latest Government, Corporate and Sector requirements.
  • Implement scheduling best practices as prescribed by industry to include, but not limited to: IPMR DI-MGMT-81861, Earned Value Management System (EVMS), Critical Path Analysis, Schedule Risk Analysis (SRA), Schedule Performance Analytics and Schedule Health Analysis (DCMA 14-Point/DECM Metrics).
  • Drive change management and ensure adoption and acceptance of change (i.e. analytics, process, innovative efficiencies).
  • Manage and develop a team of Operating Unit (OU) Managers and program schedule analysts; hold performance reviews; mentor and coach team members.
  • Conduct/organize new hire schedule analyst training, as well as ongoing/ recurrent training of existing employees as required.
  • Support business development efforts including proposal preparation and schedule creation/analysis.
  • Manage programs to evaluate and execute multiple priorities against ambitious timelines
  • Advise business managers in integrating project schedules with Earned Value Management
  • Demonstrate problem solving and decision making requiring excellent communication skills To learn more about our hiring process for manager positions, please view our "Selecting the Best Qualified Managers" video:


    Basic Qualifications:
    • Bachelor's degree and 5 years of relevant experience in program scheduling Or, in lieu of a degree, 9 years of relevant experience in program scheduling.
    • 2 years of experience leading a team, either as a lead, program manager, functional manager, or matrix manager.
    • Proficient with MS Project
    • Experience with EVMS program planning and scheduling following government best practice guidelines
    • Audit analysis experience with Integrated Master Schedules (IMS)
    • Must have a Secret clearance
    • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret clearance and SCI Preferred Qualifications:
      • Bachelor's/Master's degree in applicable discipline
      • Familiarity with the NDIA's Planning and Scheduling Excellence Guide (PASEG)
      • Strong audit analysis experience with Integrated Master Schedules (IMS)
      • Top Secret clearance
      • PMP, PgMP, PMI-RMP, PMI,SP, PSP certifications
      • Experience leading a team or ability to teach/train employees in complex scheduling activities
      • Experience in Aerospace and/or Defense programs and familiarity with Integrated Program Management Report (IPMR).
      • Experience with performing and interpreting Schedule Risk Assessments (SRA). 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.

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