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Principal Project Management

Requisition ID: R10079358

  • Category IconCategory: Program Management
  • Location IconLocation: Unknown City, AZ, USA
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: None
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking for this position
  • Shift IconShift: Days (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 3

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 is an industry-leading provider for prime satellite and payload capabilities and directed energy and electronics solutions for national security, military, and civil customers. We are built on a heritage of providing innovative, affordable and reliable aerospace and defense products that our customers rely on to achieve mission success. Join the Space revolution and make the impossible, possible.

Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems has an opening for a Principal Project Management to join our team of qualified, Diverse individuals.

The Principal Project Management role will lead a medium-sized cross functional team consisting of Engineering, Manufacturing and Quality personnel to successfully complete and deliver complex components and avionics. The candidate will be responsible for setting weekly rates, ensuring on time delivery to commits, and driving resolutions to issues impacting the work cells delivery performance.  

Job responsibilities may include but are not limited to:

  • Oversees and manages the operational aspects of ongoing projects and serves as liaison between project management and planning, project team, and line management.

  • Reviews status of projects and budgets; manages schedules and prepares status reports.

  • Assesses project issues and develops resolutions to meet productivity, quality, and client-satisfaction goals and objectives.

  • Develops mechanisms for monitoring project progress and for intervention and problem solving with project managers, line managers, and clients.

  • Operate as one highly functioning team to reduce cycle time, increase quality, reduce waste, maximize value added work, and improve employee job satisfaction.

  • Provide product priorities to engineering, assembly, test, conformal coat and quality teams to deliver a quality product on or ahead of program need

  • Establish a balanced manufacturing cadence based on accurate operational touch times and cycle times for each product and each operation

  • Establish standardized material movement procedures to release picks, create kits and transport products

  • Proactively and reactively identify opportunities for mistake proofing in work instructions, fixtures, visual management, etc.

  • Create a visual workplace to identify if we are ahead or behind our manufacturing cadence, have too much or too little inventory, signal non-standard conditions and/or when help is required

  • Continually improve the process to increase quality and reduce cycle times, touch times and inventory

Basic Qualifications:                                                                                                                                               

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Business or Related Field with 6 years minimum of experience.6 Years with Bachelors; 4 Years with Masters

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work well with all levels in the organization

  • Very strong Excel, Power Point and Word skills

  • Previous experience leading a small work team a plus

  • Previous manufacturing experience a plus

Preferred Qualifications

  • Active security clearance adjudicated within the last 5 years

  • Experience in Leadership roles within the Aerospace and Defense industry, or within the military.

  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certified

  • Experience maintaining facilities for classified work

As an employee of Northrop Grumman, you are eligible for our robust benefits package which includes:

•      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 9/80. The 9/80 schedule allows an employee to work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday and take every other Friday off of work.

To learn more about our hiring process for manager positions, please view our Selecting the Best Qualified Managers” video: www.northropgrumman.com/SQMVideo

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Salary Range: $72,400 USD - $108,600 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.