Senior Project Manager

Requisition ID: R10042745

  • Category IconCategory: Program Management
  • Location IconLocation: Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United Kingdom Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Developed Vetting (DV)
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking for this position
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 25% 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 Senior Project Manager oversees and manages the operational aspects of ongoing projects and serves as liaison between project management and planning, project team, and line management. Reviews status of projects and budgets; manages schedules and prepares status reports. Assesses project issues and develops resolutions to meet productivity, quality, and client-satisfaction goals and objectives. Develops mechanisms for monitoring project progress and for intervention and problem solving with project managers, line managers, and clients.


The main tasks and responsibilities of this role is as follows:


  • Responsible for the financial management of projects, including understanding of risk and cost mitigation for delivery.

  • Responsible for the profitability of the project, and identifying and raising potential opportunities of how to increase profitability of the project.

  • Responsible for delivering the project within the contracting constraints, including to time, budget and quality for T&M and FP contracts.

  • Responsible for the performance of the team both from a customer deliverable perspective and from a commercial perspective.

  • Responsible for building and maintaining a high-performing team, ensuring they are motivated, collaborating and working well.

  • Maintain delivery momentum by focusing the team on what is most important to the current project priorities.

  • Encourage and facilitate continuous improvement of the delivery team.

  • Coach and mentor team members to apply the most appropriate agile and lean tools and techniques.

  • Utilise customer relationships to identify potential areas for new opportunities.

  • Identify and develop opportunities for research and development work and feed it directly to the Account Leads

  • Responsible for organic growth within allocated project.

  • Apply the understanding of customer problems by working with technical subject matter experts (SME) to understand when it is appropriate to recommend use of existing capability (either customer or commercial), and when to recommend standing up a new capability.

  • Have knowledge of key senior stakeholder relationships to cultivate and contribute to the achievement of the company strategy.


Key criteria required

  • Proven experience in a Delivery/Project Management roles, with evidence of collaborative working.

  • Experience supporting the management of Project Schedule.

  • Exemplary Leadership Characteristics

  • Set performance goals, perform one-to-one meetings and undertake performance reviews for assigned personnel

  • Recent experience supporting IT/Software/Cyber projects in Government or similar organisations.

  • Experience with in a Defence or Cyber environment.

  • Working practices, including PRINCE2, Agile Project Management (APM) and Managing Successful Programmes (MSP).

  • Have a degree of responsibility and knowledge within the Account, setting strategy and defining process; influencing decisions.

  • Be responsible for project closedown, including performance reviews, lessons learned and ensuring that reusable artefacts are used, updated or generated to ensure process improvement.

  • Skills in influencing and negotiation methods and techniques.

  • An adaptive style in being able to communicate technical ideas in simple terms to multiple stakeholders.

  • You must hold and maintain UK Government clearances

Looking for flexibility? At Northrop Grumman UK we have hybrid working arrangements. Talk to us at the application stage about what may be possible.

Northrop Grumman is committed to equality and diversity in our workplace. Northrop Grumman provides equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants without regard to an individual's protected status, including race/ethnic origin, color, nationality, national origin, ancestry, sex/gender, gender identity/expression, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, marriage/civil partnership, pregnancy/maternity, religion or belief, creed, age, disability, genetic information, or any other protected status or characteristic.

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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.