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Staff Cost Control Analyst- Dulles, VA

Requisition ID: R10074190

  • Category IconCategory: Business Management
  • Location IconLocation: Dulles, VA, USA
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Top Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking for this position
  • Shift IconShift: Not Applicable (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 1

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.

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 program has an opening for a Cost/Control Analyst that will interact with various business areas and division staff to support the Earned Value Management reporting requirements. The Analyst will interface closely with other Program Control Analysts, Control Account Managers (CAMs) as well as other management and Business/Finance to provide financial support and analysis. This position will be located in Dulles, VA.

Roles and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Leading all aspects of financial management on programs, including forecasting, planning, estimate-at-complete (EAC) maintenance, program control/Earned Value Management (EVMS), and ad hoc analyses and reporting.
  • Setting up and maintaining cost control system, monitor and control costs and schedules on contracts requiring validated cost schedule control system.
  • Performing analyses and prepare reports in order to ensure that contracts are within negotiated and agreed-upon parameters and government cost control guidelines.
  • Supporting the Control Account Managers (CAMs) in the Variance Analysis Reporting (VAR) process.
  • Leading the Baseline Change Control process by working with CAMs, Schedulers and other staff to document and implement change requests into the cost management system (Cobra).
  • Working with Control Account Managers to prepare budgets and schedules and forecasts for contract work and perform and/or assist in financial analyses such as funding profiles, sales outlook, and variance analysis.
  • Incorporating contractual changes into control systems by staying aware of outstanding work against each contract in order to maintain realistic contract cost and schedule baselines.
  • Performing monthly, quarterly and annual Estimates at Complete (EACs).
  • Setting up, prepare and follow up with all required financial reports.
  • Effectively communicating with leadership and customers regarding financial status, metrics and deliverables.
  • Participating in knowledge transfer and best practices sharing with peers.
  • Assisting in preparing for internal and external audits.
  • Establishing a budget/EAC, analyze capital expenditures and prepare reports for programs.

As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman Space Systems, you are eligible for our robust benefits package including:

  • Medical, Dental & Vision coverage
  • 401k
  • Educational Assistance
  • Life Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions
  • Paid Time Off
  • Health & Wellness Resources
  • Employee Discounts

This position’s standard work schedule is a 9/80. The 9/80 schedule allows employees who work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday to take every other Friday off.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree with 14+ years of related experience - OR - a Master's degree with 12+ years of related experience. Additional years of experience accepted in lieu of a degree.
  • Experience in cost management, finance management, or pricing & estimating.
  • Experience successfully managing and producing data with strict deadlines.
  • Experience with financial analysis and/or cost analysis reporting.
  • Earned Value Management System (EVM) experience and customer reporting.
  • Strong PC skills and advanced proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, including MS Excel.
  • Experience with EVM Cost Management Software (CMS).  Cobra experience preferred, or MPM/other CMS tools.
  • Strong analytical ability.
  • Ability to obtain a DoD Security Clearance.  US Citizenship is a prerequisite.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Current Top Secret/SCI clearance.  US Citizenship is a prerequisite.
  • Experience in DoD setting with understanding of government Cost Accounting - Standards, FAR, & DFARs.
  • Experience with program planning/scheduling.
  • Experience with Microsoft Project.
  • Aerospace/Defense Industry experience.

Salary Range: $129,000 USD - $193,400 USD

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 https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/.

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.



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What's great about
Northrop Grumman

  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 work-life balance, education assistance and paid time off.


Did you know?

Northrop Grumman leads the industry team for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, the largest, most complex and powerful space telescope ever built. Launched in December 2021, the telescope incorporates innovative design, advanced technology, and groundbreaking engineering, and will fundamentally alter our understanding of the universe.