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Principal/Sr. Principal Operations Program Manager

Requisition ID: R10069276

  • Category IconCategory: Program Management
  • Location IconLocation: Annapolis, Maryland, United States of America
  • 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 Undersea Systems Manufacturing is looking for a Principal/Sr. Principal Operations Project Manager (OPM) to serve as the program facing lead supporting projects in their Annapolis, Maryland facility.


Please note that this is an individual contributor role and not a management role.


What You'll Get to Do:

  • Function as a cost account manager (CAM) and utilize earned value management principles
  • Execute both production and development programs
  • Provide labor and material proposal inputs and serve as the Operations proposal lead
  • Develop production schedules and contribute to the program Integrated Master Schedule
  • Manage production across electrical, mechanical and acoustic disciplines
  • Contribute to the development of manufacturing and production test procedures and processes
  • Manage a diverse team of Operations personnel including technicians, engineers, supply chain planners, production control planners, and facilities staff
  • Conduct presentations for NGC upper management and customers
  • Lead production and test readiness reviews


Ideally the Operations Program Manager will have a technical background in a hardware engineering discipline; electrical/mechanical manufacturing experience; solid organizational skills; an ability to lead program teams to achieve program milestones and delivery objectives; program planning and scheduling skills; solid communication skills; and familiarity with earned value management.


Knowledge of welding, machining and mechanical/electrical assembly is desired but not required. The ideal candidate will have a background in undersea systems and the unique product lines and manufacturing processes that support such systems.
 

Basic Qualifications for a Principal Operations Program Manager:

  • Bachelor’s Degree plus 6 years of relevant experience or Master’s degree plus 4 years of relevant experience
  • Experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Department of Defense (DoD) Secret clearance 

Basic Qualifications for a Sr. Principal Operations Program Manager:

  • Bachelor’s Degree plus 10 years of relevant experience or Master’s degree plus 8 years of relevant experience
  • Experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Department of Defense (DoD) Secret clearance 

 Preferred Qualifications for both levels:

  • Degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math) discipline (moved from BQ’s)
  • Earned Value Management (EVM) experience   (moved from BQ’s)
  • A technical background in a hardware engineering discipline
  • Demonstrated knowledge in both electrical and mechanical manufacturing in a production and development environment
  • Experience in program planning and scheduling
  • Experience with earned value management.
  • Experience with Material Requirements Planning
  • Familiarity with SAP, technical proposal writing, and cost estimating
  • Knowledge of welding, machining, non-metallic bonding and sonar/ molded cable/mechanical/electrical assembly
  • A background in undersea systems and the unique product lines and manufacturing processes that support such systems
  • Current Secret clearance or higher

MANUMS


Salary Range: $96,900 USD - $145,300 USD
Salary Range 2: $120,000 USD - $180,000 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.