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Principal Facilities Planner

Requisition ID: R10076275

  • Category IconCategory: Facilities/Real Estate
  • Location IconLocation: McLean, VA, USA
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Polygraph
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: No
  • 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.

Northrop Grumman is seeking a Principal Facilities Planner located in the Northern Virginia area and this position is a “roll up your sleeves” position responsible for supporting a full range of Facilities Support associated with a large 4-floor, 400,000 square foot building with an emphasis on protecting and supporting sensitive operations. 

Job Description:

The ideal candidate plans utilization of building space and facilities for company consistent with requirements of organizational efficiency, and available facility resources and funding.  Individual will be responsible for being the Program facilities POC and for leading the efforts of an assigned facilities planner in planning, directing, and managing all phases of equipment and machinery maintenance, facilities modification and building project upgrades from establishment of design concepts through development and implementation of final selected facilities solution(s).  Candidate will ensure project requirements are clearly defined and approved by the Program Manage prior to recommending to the customer.  Candidate will assume primary contact for facilities, and equipment and machinery maintenance, project activities and lead facility tasks for schedule and mechanical compliance with the Program Manager.  Candidate will work with the Program Manager to identify building issues and develop solutions to ensure no break to customer support.   May coordinate the work of employee(s) assigned to the project.  Assist the Program Manager establishes milestones and monitors adherence to master facility maintenance vendor schedules.  The Facilities Planner shall be responsible for supporting both internal and external customers in a dynamic and fast paced environment. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Overview and daily access the Program facilities database and accuracy track and monitor the status of submitted facility tickets

  • Provide status (either closure or update) each facility ticket each work day

  • Ensure daily facility rounds are completed with the purpose of heading off any potential issues before they are reported via the database

  • Works with the Program Manager to identify building facility issues and develop solutions, such as allocation of required resources or staffing potential project scope changes with the customer

  • Will coordinate the work of employee(s) assigned to the project

  • Will use Excel software for functional area, to assist PM compile and track facility tasks

  • Provides cleaning and other escort services when required

  • Reports directly to the Program Manager and performs job duties with minimal supervision

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and 6 years of facility related experience, or a Master's Degree and 4 years of facility related experience or 10 years or more of facility or construction experience may be considered in lieu of degree

  • Must have active/current TS/SCI Clearance with Full Scope Polygraph

  • Must have experience and working knowledge of facility topics such as: HVAC, UPS and diesel generator

  • Must have in-depth electrical and mechanical knowledge, and overall maintenance experience associated with a large, several story building (electric outlets, garbage disposals, overhead lighting and ballast)

  • Must have experience and success interacting successfully with customers and building facility vendors as candidate will very often serve as facility liaison with vendors

  • Candidate will be required to perform hands-on building corrective maintenance as well as address emergency building/facility issues when they arise and must know what facilities tasks can be completed by Program Staff or by Vendor personnel

  • Ability to maintain flexibility to deal with changing priorities, deadlines, and emergent requirements and adjust work time schedule

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word and Excel)


Salary Range: $86,300 USD - $129,500 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.