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Principal Project Management/Physical Security Project Management

Requisition ID: R10068828

  • Category IconCategory: Program Management
  • Location IconLocation: Linthicum, MD, 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 Mission Systems is seeking a Project Manager/Sr. Project Manager to support our physical security team as an individual contributor.  This position will be responsible for managing physical security projects across the sector, performing security assessments and independently identifying countermeasures to mitigate risks.  Completes project documents including design drawings and statements of work for access control, intrusion detection and video systems.  Oversees and manages the operational aspects of physical security projects and serves as liaison between stakeholders and selected suppliers.  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, intervention and problem solving with other stakeholders and selected suppliers. 

This position may be filled at either a level 3 or 4.

Basic Qualifications for level 3 Principal Project Management:

  • Active Secret clearance with ability to obtain/maintain top-secret clearance/ SCI.
  • Bachelor’s degree 6+ years experience or (4+ with a Masters) managing physical security projects to include construction specifications, access control, intrusion detection and video systems. An additional 4 years of applicable work experience may be substituted for Bachelor's degree.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office tool suite; the ability to create, manage, and manipulate the tools, especially PowerPoint, Word, and Excel.
  • Proven success managing multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Experience interfacing with all levels of employees and Leadership.
  • Ability to lead and manage projects related to IDS, Lenel, Video Systems and other physical/technical security related systems.
  • Ability to prioritize and complete multiple tasks within critical deadlines.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Excellent organizational, verbal and written communication skills, as well as project management, analytical, planning and presentation skills are required.
  • Demonstrated ability to build and foster effective relationships with others.
  • Ability to travel as required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • TS/SCI Clearance.
  • Knowledgeable in ICD 705, NISPOM and applicable UL standards.
  • 7+ years experience managing physical security projects involving Lenel, Digital Monitoring Products, MAS, Milestone, Razberi systems. 
  • Physical Security Professional (PSP) certificate
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certificate
  • SharePoint experience

Basic Qualifications for level 4 Senior Principal Project Management:

  • Active Secret clearance with ability to obtain/maintain top-secret clearance/ SCI.
  • Bachelor’s degree 10+ years experience or (8+ with a Masters) managing physical security projects to include construction specifications, access control, intrusion detection and video systems. An additional 4 years of applicable work experience may be substituted for Bachelor's degree.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office tool suite; the ability to create, manage, and manipulate the tools, especially PowerPoint, Word, and Excel.
  • Proven success managing multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Experience interfacing with all levels of employees and Leadership.
  • Ability to lead and manage projects related to IDS, Lenel, Video Systems and other physical/technical security related systems.
  • Ability to prioritize and complete multiple tasks within critical deadlines.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Excellent organizational, verbal and written communication skills, as well as project management, analytical, planning and presentation skills are required.
  • Demonstrated ability to build and foster effective relationships with others.
  • Ability to travel as required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • TS/SCI Clearance,
  • Knowledgeable in ICD 705, NISPOM and applicable UL standards.
  • 11+ years experience managing physical security projects involving Lenel, Digital Monitoring Products, MAS, Milestone, Razberi systems. 
  • Physical Security Professional (PSP) certificate
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certificate
  • SharePoint experience


Salary Range: $82,400 USD - $123,600 USD
Salary Range 2: $102,200 USD - $153,200 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.