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Sr Principal Project Management

Requisition ID: R10060358

  • Category IconCategory: Program Management
  • Location IconLocation: San Diego, CA, USA
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: None
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 2

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 Mission Systems (NGMS) is looking for you to join our team as a Sr. Principal Project Manager based out of our San Diego (Rancho Carmel/Spectrum Technology Center locations).

The CAM/OPM (Control Account Manager / Operations Project Manager)  is responsible for the establishment and maintenance of control account budgets, schedules, scope and technical performance measurement. Responsible for all manufacturing efforts of project execution, cost and schedule with development hardware through transition to production and sustainment.

The chosen candidate will manage to a line of balance, oversee and/or guide root cause and corrective actions to closure. Reviews status of projects and budgets; manages schedules and prepares status reports. The candidate will be responsible for interfacing with technical leadership, program management, engineering, production control, global supply chain, and production supervisors to ensure hardware modules are built within cost and budget while meeting operation build schedules.

Basic Qualifications for a Level 4 (Sr Principal):

  • Bachelor’s degree with 7 years relevant work experience, or 5 years with a Master’s degree 
  • Must have experience with project planning, scheduling and cost performance / Earned Value Management
  • Earned Value Management System (EVMS) Experience or Financial Forecasting/Financial Analysis

Preferred for Level 4 Qualifications:

  • Experience in Baselining new projects/contracts based on scope/schedule autonomously
  • Financial analysis experience in variance analysis, program estimates at complete & general cost analysis
  • Material Resource Planning or Enterprise Resource Planning knowledge with understanding of supply chain process / Material MRP
  • Experience in EVMS Audit / Compliance Interviews (ex DCMA/DCAA/Internal Audit)
  • Experience with AGILE project management software (e.g., Atlassian Jira/Confluence/Bitbucket, Microsoft Azure DevOps).
  • Experience in Continuous Improvement techniques (e.g., Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma)
  • Project Management certification

Salary Range: $103,900 USD - $155,900 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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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.