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Principal Project Management

Requisition ID: R10082032

  • Category IconCategory: Program Management
  • Location IconLocation: Linthicum, MD, USA
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: SCI
  • 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: 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.

The Payload and Ground Systems organization within the Northrop Grumman Space Systems pushes the boundaries of innovation, redefines engineering capabilities, and drives advances in various sciences. Our team is chartered with providing the skills, innovative technologies to develop, design, produce and sustain optimized product lines across the sector while providing a decisive advantage to the warfighter. Come be a part of our mission!

Northrop Grumman, Space Systems is looking to fill a Project Management role to support the Remote Sensing Programs (RSP) business unit in the fast-growing Payload & Ground Systems (PGS) Division.  The selected individual will be a valued member of the Program Operations team, focused organizational efficiency and business operations.

In this role, the candidate understands the goals and priorities of the RSP organization, ensuring all activities are aligned with these objectives, interpreting and developing organizational strategies, policies and practices to meet business objectives. Responsibilities will include, but may not be limited to:

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

  • Review status of projects and budgets; manage schedules and prepare status reports.

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

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

  • Coordinate reporting to Division, Sector, and other internal partners

  • Plan Leadership events, including customer and executive visits, offsite strategy events, and more

  • Collaborate with (BU) leaders to develop and maintain effective business rhythm

  • Collaborate with IT and other business partners to leverage / implement tools for improved organizational efficiency

  • Identify and execute process improvements

  • Ensure accountability among leadership teams for BU initiative, such as workforce demand planning, status reporting, action item closure, etc.

To be successful in this role, the candidate must be a self-starter, have excellent written and oral communication skills, be highly collaborative, team oriented, have strong people leadership skills, and be able to effectively multi-task competing priorities and schedules across the organization

Basic Qualifications:

  • 7 years of relevant experience with an Associates degree; 5 years with a Bachelor’s degree; 3 years with a Master’s degree. An additional 4 years of relevant experience will be accepted in lieu of a degree.

  • Excels at operating in a fast paced, dynamic environment and can adapt to change.

  • Strong attention to detail and the ability to function independently, meet deadlines, and drive tasks to completion.

  • Must have current TS clearance with the ability to obtain and maintain an active TS/SCI clearance.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in Space industry.

  • Current TS/SCI clearance with relevant special accesses.

Salary Range: $82,400 USD - $123,600 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

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 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.