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Sr Principal/Principal Project Management

Requisition ID: R10072330

  • Category IconCategory: Program Management
  • Location IconLocation: Melbourne, FL, 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: 4

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 Aeronautics Systems has an opening for a Principal Project Management/Sr. Principal Project Management to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Melbourne, FL.

The selected candidate will support the capture operation lead. Position requires oversight and management the capture projects.  The candidate will serve as liaison between capture team and IPT leadership, as well as, control project actions, track budgets, manage schedules, prepare status reports, assess risks and issues, and develop resolutions to meet productivity, quality, and client-satisfaction goals and objectives. The selected candidate will also develop processes and tools for monitoring project progress and for intervention and problem solving with program integration team, project team leads, and program support functions.

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.


Essential duties include, but are not limited to:

Act as capture focal for integration to the PIT organization for all PIT services needed to support the capture team
Be the capture team interface between Integration IPT and other program IPTs and stakeholders
Serve as consultant between Program integration and other IPTs across the Program on integration projects
Collaborate across all functions within the program to develop advance concepts, techniques and requirements for new application and tools
Facilitate and lead process improvement projects, implement improvement initiative, and develop mechanisms to audit improved processes
Assist in the identification and documentation of risks, issues, and opportunities


Manage Capture Risks and Issues, track mitigation and corrective action plans
Develop and deliver presentations to Capture and Program Leadership
Provide solutions to complex problems that are consistent with the organization’s objectives
Identify opportunities for change and champion needed change in the organization
Actively track and report capture status on a regular interval basis
Develop and analyze performance metrics


The selected candidate should thrive in a fast-paced work environment with high expectations, significantly diverse assignments, and collaborative/team settings across all levels.  Candidate should also have strong organization and communication skills, the ability to champion actions, and complete tasks with little supervision.  

Please note that this position can hired at either a Principal Project Management or Sr. Principal Project Management level.

Basic Qualifications for Principal Project Management:

Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university and 6 years of experience in Project Management, Program Operations, or Program Integration OR Master’s Degree and 4 years of related experience in Project Management, Program Operations, or Program Integration, and Microsoft Office skills (PowerPoint, Word, Excel)
Experience preparing and presenting presentations
Current and active DoD Secret security clearance


Preferred Qualifications:

PMP certification
Familiar with proposal capture
Knowledge of project management principles and practices
Bachelor's or Master’s degree in Science, Technical, Engineering or Math (STEM) related field

Basic Qualifications for Sr. Principal Project Management:

Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university and 10 years of experience in Project Management, Program Operations, or Program Integration OR Master’s Degree and 8 years of related experience in Project Management, Program Operations, or Program Integration, and Microsoft Office skills (PowerPoint, Word, Excel)
Experience preparing and presenting presentations
Current and active DoD Secret security clearance


Preferred Qualifications:

PMP certification
Familiar with proposal capture
Knowledge of project management principles and practices
Bachelor's or Master’s degree in Science, Technical, Engineering or Math (STEM) related field

Salary range for Principal Project Management:  $72,400 - $108,600

Salary range for Sr. Principal Project Management:  $89,800 - $134,600


Salary Range: $72,400 USD - $108,600 USD
Salary Range 2: $89,800 USD - $134,600 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.