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Manager Programs 2- ICBM Targets Program Secret Clearance Required

Requisition ID: R10078280

  • Category IconCategory: Program Management
  • Location IconLocation: Chandler, AZ, USA
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift (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.

Northrop Grumman Space Systems is searching for a Manager of Programs, M2, to join the Program Engineering Management team within Launch Vehicles business unit in support of the ICBM Targets Program located in Chandler, AZ.  This $1.5B program with annual revenue in excess of $100M is the mainstay of the Missile Defense Agency’s (MDA) Long Range Targets portfolio, and provides both ground and air-launched targets used to test various MDA interceptors. Production efforts are focused in Chandler, AZ; Huntsville, AL; and Promontory, UT, while missions are executed in a campaign style from numerous forward staging areas in the Pacific Ocean.

Role Description & Responsibilities:

This position reports to the Targets Program Chief Engineer and supports the IRBM Product Manager.  The IRBM Program Engineering Manager is responsible for leading a cross functional team of approximately 20 people consisting of Engineering, Manufacturing, and Quality personnel in the successful execution of all phases of the IRBM life cycle, including Pre-Mission Analysis, Launch Vehicle Missionization, Launch Execution, and Post Mission Analysis. 

  • Lead the team to achieve 100% mission success.

  • Execute project management for IRBM launch vehicles, including integrated milestone schedule (IMS) management, earned value management system (EVMS) management and daily issue resolution.

  • Provide oversight, technical direction, and guidance across a multi-discipline engineering, manufacturing, and test team.

  • Manage, control, and administer the successful performance of technical tasks.

  • Help resolve programmatic and technical problems that would affect cost, schedule and system performance.

  • Participate in the Configuration Control and Risk Review Boards.

  • Manage the resolution of component and supplier issues related to these vehicles

  • Represent these vehicles as required in meetings and management boards with the

Missile Defense Agency

  • Brief senior management on project status and technical details approximately monthly

Basic Qualifications:

  • This position requires Bachelor of Science Engineering degree plus 9 years of experience; Masters degree plus 7 years of experience; or PhD plus 4 years of experience.

  • Candidate must have Secret security clearance

  • U.S. Citizen

  • Ability to Travel Occasionally (6-8 trips/year)

  • Candidate must have a minimum of 7 years directly related experience in project management

  • Direct internal as well as external customer interface experience

  • Demonstrated verbal and written communication excellence with customers and all levels of management

  • Experience developing project cost and schedules and managing efforts via EVMS

  • Exceptional leader of a multi-disciplined team

  • Thorough understanding of design standards, procurement processes and configuration management

  • Ability to work under limited supervision and complete projects on time and on budget

  • Multi-disciplinary engineering experience -or- system engineering experience

  • Perform other duties, as necessary, commensurate with the role of Program Manager.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Candidate must have a minimum of 10 years directly related experience in project management

  • Earned Value Management System (EVMS) management experience


Salary Range: $123,900 USD - $185,900 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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Northrop Grumman

  1. Be part of a culture that thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work.
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  3. Enjoy benefits like work-life balance, education assistance and paid time off.


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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.