Principal Program Cost Scheduling & Control Analyst 3 (CLEARANCE REQUIRED) - Palmdale or San Diego-19014638

Location: Palmdale
US Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes
Relocation Assistance: Yes
Clearance Type: Secret
Number of Openings : 1
Shift : 1st Shift


At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems in air and space that impact peoples 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, theyre making history.


Sets up cost control system, monitors and controls costs and schedules on contracts requiring validated cost schedule control system. Performs analyses and prepares reports in order to ensure that contracts are within negotiated and agreed-upon parameters and government cost control guidelines. Prepares budgets and schedules for contract work and performs and/or assists in financial analyses such as funding profiles, sales outlook, and variance analysis. Prepares program plans to ensure program requirements and statement of work are captured and scheduled. Performs schedule risk assessments to identify and mitigate program cost and scheduling risks. Ensures adequate funding availability by maintaining accurate records of expenditures, directing preparation of expenditure projections, and submitting timely requests for additional funding to the government. Incorporates contractual changes into control systems by staying aware of outstanding work against each contract in order to maintain realistic contract cost and schedule baselines.



Basic Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor's Degree with 6 years experience in Budgeting, Finance, Accounting or related experience or 4 years of experience with a Masters Degree.
  • Current in scope Secret Clearance within the last 6 years and the ability to obtain a Top Secret Clearance and Program access.
  • Familiar with Microsoft Office applications (Excel, Word and PowerPoint) 
  • Ability to analyze complex spreadsheets
  • Ability to prepare and analyze data and figures 
  • Ability to comprehend and analyze complex problems and develop solutions
  • Familiar with Earned Value Management Systems    

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Current Top Secret Clearance
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate in a team environment.

  • Masters in Business Administration

  • Working knowledge/ability to learn Micro-frame Program Manager (MPM and SAP

  • Advance knowledge of EVMS and Cost and Schedule integration


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 ID: 19014638

  Reasons to apply:

  1. Be part of a culture that thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work.
  2. Use your skills to build and deliver innovative tech solutions that protect the world and shape a better future.
  3. Enjoy benefits like flexible work schedules, education assistance and paid time off.
Secret Required