Engineering Operations Project Manager (OPM)

Requisition ID: 20020477

  • Category IconCategory: Program Management
  • Location IconLocation: Baltimore
  • Citizenship IconUS Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Top Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No –Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 10 % of the Time
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 2


Embark on a career putting innovative, reliable, and agile products and ideas into orbit, and beyond. Northrop Grumman has opportunities waiting for you that play a vital role in human space exploration, national defense, and scientific discovery, supporting multiple programs across the universe. With us, you’ll discover a culture of curiosity and collaboration that will have you Defining Possible from the day you start. Our space systems connect and protect millions of people on earth every day, now and for the future. Explore your future and launch your career today.

The Northrop Grumman Space Systems Sector - located in Linthicum, MD - has an immediate need for several Operations Project Managers (OPM). The OPM must be a self-starter, self-motivated individual who can work in a fast paced environment.

The responsibilities of an OPM include:
•Managing and maintaining the day to day interfaces and communications between the assigned Program Management Office (PMO), Manufacturing, Test, Manufacturing Resource Planning (MRP), Mission Assurance (MA), Supply Chain (SCM), Engineering, and Shipping.
•Achieving targeted cost and schedule requirements.
•Facilitating internal meetings in a way to support design, production, and problem resolutions.
•Reporting Earned Value Management System (EVMS) and serving as the Cost Account Management (CAM) for manufacturing projects.
•Representing manufacturing as a subject matter expert at Non Advocate Reviews / Independent Cost Evaluations (NARICE).
•Leading or participating on a product team, responsible for product-level requirements analysis, engineering and manufacturing of the products assigned, product tracking, and product visibility.
•Representing manufacturing at the program Risk Review Board (RRB) meetings and creating / managing any applicable manufacturing risks and/or opportunities from the program risk register.
•Supporting and generating proposal documentation as needed to foster new work.

The OPM candidate must possess excellent communication skills - both verbal and written; strong interpersonal skills; a good problem solving mindset; and the ability to present program visibility at internal/external meetings to include all levels of management including executive level.  

This is not a Manager job. This is an individual contributor role.



Basic Qualifications:
•A Bachelor's degree and 3 years of relevant work experience or 1 year of relevant work experience with a Master's degree
•The candidate must have experience in leadership and project management.
•Experience in engineering or manufacturing
•Ability to obtain and maintain a Top Secret Clearance per business requirements (US citizenship required)
•Experience with SAP or other Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system and MS Office applications including Excel, Word, Project, and Power Point

Preferred Qualifications:
•Master’s degree in Engineering or Business Management
•Experience with cost, schedule, project leadership, and/or process improvement
•Experience with bases of estimates, shop order creation, and Earned Value Management Systems (EVMS)
•Active Secret clearance

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 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.


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We offer an array of benefits to give you the support you need, including matching 401K, tuition assistance, health insurance and wellness options, coaching, mentoring and more.