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Technical Integration Program Manager 3

Requisition ID: R10074622

  • Category IconCategory: Program Management
  • Location Icon Location: Rocket Center, West VA, USA   |  Elkton, MD, USA +1 more
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 50% 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.


Directs all phases of programs from inception through completion. Responsible for the cost, schedule and technical performance of company programs or subsystems of major programs. Participates in the negotiation of contract and contract changes. Coordinates the preparation of proposals, business plans, proposal work statements and specifications, operating budgets and financial terms/conditions of contract. Acts as primary customer contact for program activities, leading program review sessions with customer to discuss cost, schedule, and technical performance. Establishes design concepts, criteria and engineering efforts for product research, development, integration and test. Develops new business or expands the product line with the customer. Establishes milestones and monitors adherence to master plans and schedules, identifies program problems and obtains solutions, such as allocation of resources or changing contractual specifications. Directs the work of employees assigned to the program from technical, manufacturing and administrative areas.

This position will be based at the ABL facility in Rocket Center, West Virginia. Consideration will be given for candidates to work at the Elkton, Maryland location.

Position Summary:
Serves as a cross-functional manager for integration of advanced technologies and processes within a business unit operating at multiple geographic sites with a diverse product portfolio.  The Technical Integration Program Manager will be responsible for establishing and maintaining processes and procedures for the development and application of technical investments and pursuits that cross functional disciplines and operating sites.  The incumbent will execute duties through assigned and/or matrixed staff and will establish/chair Integrated Product Teams (IPTs) and other cross-functional working groups to address performance, product and process of key business unit pursuits and contracted efforts. 

Manages execution of technical pursuits across the Missile Products Business Unit (MPBU) operating sites, setting objectives & establishing metrics based on business strategy and technical goals. Responsibilities include: planning, risk management, and project performance addressing cost, schedule, and technical quality for all aspects of overall program performance. 

The primary objective will be the delivery of all program/contractual requirements on cost and on schedule, while achieving all technical requirements and creating customer intimacy to support value creation strategies and actions. The individual will lead a cross-functional organization aligned to common program performance goals.

Program Managers are responsible for leading all phases of the program life cycle from inception (proposal development) through startup, execution, and completion (contract closeout).  Primary responsibilities are the management of cost, schedule, and technical performance of company programs or subsystems and include, but are not limited to:  

  • Leading and directing cross-functional Integrated Program Teams (IPT) to meet program cost, schedule and technical performance objectives
  • Measuring and reporting program performance
  • Delivering presentations to customers, executive management and other program stakeholders
  • Participating in the negotiation of contracts, contract changes, specifications, operating budgets, schedule milestones, and key terms and conditions
  • Creation, review and finalization of the program Statement of Work
  • Identification, distribution, tracking, and completion of program requirements
  • Establishment and management of the program and subordinate baselines
  • Development and adherence to budget baselines utilizing Earned Value Management (EVM) or similar cost & schedule control methodologies and tools
  • Identifying, allocating and managing program resources, including workforce planning
  • Managing Government/customer supplied property or information
  • Managing suppliers to meet program objectives
  • Adherence to all internal processes, policies, and applicable industry standards
  • Ensuring program team understands and adheres to contract scope, and manages change through control board activities
  • Development and adherence to master plans and schedules
  • Conducting thorough risk & opportunity management practices including identification, mitigation and realization
  • Cultivating customer relationships to develop further opportunities within the customer community
  • Developing new business opportunities through long term strategic planning, capture planning, and development of proposals and business plans

Basic Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated success leading teams/and or organizations to achieve a common goal
  • Basic competency in Project Management skills and toolsets
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to manage a project team daily and communicate effectively with leadership regarding status, awareness’s, and escalations
  • The ability to effectively plan, define, establish, communicate, monitor, and control scope to ensure that all of the work required and only the work required is performed.
  • The ability to initiate, develop, integrate, execute, direct and control program plans and cost and schedule baselines that meet both program contractual requirements and stakeholder expectations.
  • Ability to resolve disputes and negotiate with a positive outcome while maintaining good relationships with customers and within the organization
  • The ability to define proposal strategy, lead proposal teams, analyze and shape RFPs, produce and deliver winning proposals, effectively track and incorporate Review Team comments and findings, and manage post-proposal submittals (orals, finding responses).
  • The ability to address program uncertainty through an organized and analytical forward looking approach that identifies risks and opportunities, determines appropriate handling plans, and manages, controls, and communicates risks and opportunities throughout the lifecycle of the program.
  • Competent in standard Microsoft Office Software Suite
  • Able to obtain a secret security clearance. (US Citizenship is a requirement)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A degree in a science, engineering, or a business program.
  • Experience as a Program/Project or Systems Engineering Manager in the aerospace/defense industry or within the Department of Defense or NASA. 
  • A combination of training and experience in the area of the Department of Defense Acquisition Process.
  • Demonstrated ability to define technical and other aspects of material solutions for new and emerging technologies/capabilities.
  • Experience in the creation and synthesis of technical documents, detailed execution plans, and decision maker briefings.
  • Experience with Digital Transformation/Digital Engineering principles and implementation
  • Manufacturing, Process Engineering and Production experience for propulsion and ordnance systems
  • Experience with Materials and Process Engineering, to include composite materials and their application to missile and ordnance systems
  • Experience in communicating with customers and senior organizational leaders to solve complex problems and implement innovative solutions
  • Active Security Clearance

This position reports to Rocket Center, West VA, USA, however, this position can also be worked from Elkton, MD, MD, USA.

Salary Range: $147,700 USD - $221,500 USD
Salary Range 2: $163,200 USD - $244,800 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.