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Program Manager 3 (Active Top Secret clearance required)

Company: Northrop Grumman
Location: Sterling
Posted on: September 22, 2022

Job Description:


RELOCATION ASSISTANCE: Relocation assistance may be available


TRAVEL: Yes, 25% of the Time


Join Northrop Grumman on our continued mission to push the boundaries of possible across land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace. Enjoy a culture where your voice is valued and start contributing to our team of passionate professionals providing real-life solutions to our world's biggest challenges. We take pride in creating purposeful work and allowing our employees to grow and achieve their goals every day by Defining Possible. With our competitive pay and comprehensive benefits, we have the right opportunities to fit your life and launch your career today.

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems and technology 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 are making history.

Northrop Grumman's Space Systems sector is looking for a Program Manager 3 to support the Nimbus Satellite Development within the Space Vehicles Operating Unit in the National Space Systems Business Unit. A successful candidate works well in a fast paced environment and enjoys the opportunity to define possible.

The primary objective will be the delivery of all internal and external technical and contractual requirements on cost and on schedule, while achieving creating customer intimacy to support value creation strategies and actions. The individual will lead a cross-functional organization aligned to common program performance goals.

Program Managers are responsible for leading all phases of the program life cycle from inception (proposal development) through startup, execution, and completion (contract closeout). Primary responsibilities are the management of cost, schedule, and technical performance of company programs or subsystems and include, but are not limited to:

* Cultivating customer relationships and intimacy to develop further opportunities within the customer community

* Developing new business opportunities through long term strategic planning, capture planning, and development of proposals and business plans

* Establishing a program organization that effectively addresses customer requirements and incorporates the necessary internal and external sub-organization

* Leading and directing cross-functional Integrated Program Teams (IPT) to meet program cost, schedule and technical performance objectives

* Measuring and reporting program performance

* Delivering presentations to customers, executive management and other program stakeholders

* Participating in the negotiation of contracts, contract changes, specifications, operating budgets, schedule milestones, and key terms and conditions

* Establishing design concepts, criteria, and engineering efforts for product research, development, integration and test

* Creation, review and finalization of the program Statement of Work

* Identification, distribution, tracking, and completion of program requirements

* Establishment and management of the program and subordinate baselines

* Development and adherence to budget baselines utilizing Earned Value Management (EVM) or similar cost & schedule control methodologies and tools

* Identifying, allocating and managing program resources, including workforce planning

* Managing Government/customer supplied property or information (GFE, CFE, etc.)

* Managing suppliers to meet program objectives

* Adherence to all internal processes, policies, and applicable industry standards

* Ensuring program team understands and adheres to contract scope, and manages change through control board activities

* Development and adherence to master plans and schedules

* Conducting thorough risk & opportunity management practices including identification, mitigation and realization

Qualifications - External

Basic Qualifications:

* Bachelor's Degree and 10 years, or Master's and 8 years' experience supporting U.S. Government contracts and customers and/or project management in other industries.

* 4 years demonstrated success leading teams/and or organizations to achieve a common goal (experience in professional, academic, and other relevant settings is acceptable).

* 4 years of experience leading the performance of tasks on schedule, at cost and achieving all requirements as either project lead, integrated program team or cost account manager.

* Active Top Secret Clearance with ability to obtain a SCI level access.

* Experience supporting Space DoD contracts.

* Planning, Scheduling & Earned Value: The ability to initiate, develop, integrate, execute, direct and control program plans and cost and schedule baselines that meet both program contractual requirements and stakeholder expectations.

* Program Integration: The ability to identify, orchestrate, coordinate and controls the management activities and processes that integrate program interdependencies throughout their life cycle to achieve successful program completion.

Preferred Qualifications:

* Project Management Professional (PMP) certification

* Capture and proposal experience.

* Experience in production of small satellites

* Experience managing various contract types to include CPFF, CPIF, FFP

* Business Acumen: The ability to apply knowledge, insights and understanding of business and financial concepts, tools and processes to the benefit of program decisions, actions, and performance.

* Capture Management: Insight into customer technical and business (financial, political, cultural) requirements and the ability to shape customer expectations with a solution that satisfies their needs and is advantageous to the company.

Salary Range: $171,000.00 - $256,400.00

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 health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority. The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. U.S. Northrop Grumman employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042

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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