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FTU Operations Manager (Manager Programs 2)

Requisition ID: R10066417

  • Category IconCategory: Program Management
  • Location IconLocation: Beale AFB, California, 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’s Aeronautics Systems sector is looking for an FTU Operations Manager (Manager, Programs 2) to support the Operations & Sustainment organization/business unit. This position will be located at Beale, AFB in California.

The primary objective will be the delivery of all 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:

  • Cultivating customer relationships and intimacy 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
  • Establishing a program organization that effectively addresses customer requirements and incorporates the necessary internal and external sub-organizations
  • 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.
  • Establishing design concepts, criteria, and engineering efforts for product research, development, integration and test.
  • 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 (GFE, CFE, etc.)
  • 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

As a leader, you always act with integrity, and the highest ethical standards characterize everything you do. You enable your team to achieve predictable and balanced results, while satisfying the needs of internal and external partners. You treat all people with respect, and you model personal growth and continuous development. You know how to build an inclusive environment that attracts, retains, and inspires a diverse and engaged team. You develop trusted and valued customer relationships and communicate effectively, so that people throughout the organization feel engaged and connected to their work. You deliver excellence, strive for continuous improvement, and respond vigorously to change.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree with 9 years of related experience supporting U.S. Government contracts and customers and/or project management in other industries; OR a Master’s Degree and 7 years’ experience supporting U.S. Government contracts and customers and/or project management in other industries
  • Experience leading the performance of tasks on schedule, at cost and achieving all requirements as either project lead, integrated program team, or cost account manager
  • Demonstrated success leading teams/and or organizations to achieve a common goal
  • Current or former Certified aircrew/Command Pilot/Aircrew Instructor experience with the USAF or similar rated operations role preferably with the military customer.
  • Active DoD Secret clearance with ability to obtain and maintain Top Secret clearance.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain SAP/SAR within a reasonable amount of time as determined by the company to meet its business needs. This SAP/SAR must be obtained prior to commencement of employment.  

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Current TS/SCI with program access SAP/SAR
  • Current rated aircrew Instructor/Operator qualification
  • Former USAF/military officer with operational command experience


Salary Range: $137,000 USD - $205,600 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 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.