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Principal Project Risk Manager 3 / Sr. Principal Project Risk Manager (Active/Current Top Secret security clearance) – Satellite Programs

Requisition ID: R10017354

  • Category IconCategory: Program Management
  • Location IconLocation: Dulles - VA, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Top 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.

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems and technology that impact people’s lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our work preserves freedom and democracy, and advances human discovery and our understanding of the universe. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have a lot of 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 are making history.

Northrop Grumman’s Space Systems sector is looking for a Product line risk manager to support the ESPASat Product line within the Satellite Programs Department. A successful candidate works well in a fast paced environment and enjoys the opportunity to define possible. Risk manager assists in the definition, planning, organizing, directing, and controlling of risk and opportunity management efforts. Risk manager consists of a wide breadth of tasks including: approving risk and opportunity while handling approaches, mitigation planning and approval of opportunity exploitation plans, and coordination product line managers, and external Customers. Risk manager will assure integration of the EVMS (Earned Value Management) process with the risk and opportunity management process. A successful risk manager informs and advises higher level management on critical project risks with appropriate mitigations and facilitates meetings and coordinate risks within a program. As a risk manager, you are in charge of determining important financial safety and security risks for Northrop Grumman’s satellite programs. An effective risk manager will find ways to reduce those risks through proactive planning and problem-solving. Risk manager should be able to think outside the box to envision future risks that might be otherwise unnoticeable to others.

This requisition may be filled at a higher grade based on qualifications listed below.

Basic Qualifications:

This requisition may be filled at either a Principal level or a Senior Principal level.

Basic Qualifications for Principal Project Risk Manager 3:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and 6 years of experience supporting U.S. Government contracts and customers and/or project management in other industries or 4 years of experience with a Masters Degree. In lieu of a degree, 10 years of applicable experience will be considered.
  • Risk Management experience
  • Candidate must have US Citizenship and a Top Secret clearance with ability to obtain an SCI level access.

Basic Qualifications for Sr. Principal Project Risk Manager 4:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and 10 years of experience supporting U.S. Government contracts and customers and/or project management in other industries or 8 years of experience with a Masters Degree. In lieu of a degree, 10 years of applicable experience will be considered.
  • Risk Management experience
  • Candidate must have US Citizenship and a Top Secret clearance with ability to obtain an SCI level access.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Active Top Secret with SCI Clearance
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification
  • Risk management certification
  • Experience in the space industry
  • Strong organizational and leadership skills
  • Technical editing skills

Salary Range: 83600 - 125400
Salary Range 2: 103700 - 155500

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. With the continuing impacts of COVID-19 around the world, we are taking action to protect the health and well-being of our colleagues and maintain the safety of the communities where we operate. As a federal contractor, and consistent with Executive Order 14042 (https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/) we will require all newly hired employees in the United States to be fully vaccinated by January 18, 2022 or by your start date if it is after January 18th. Federal guidance allows for disability/medical and religious accommodations with respect to the vaccine requirement. Any requested accommodations must be reviewed and approved (if applicable) in advance of your start date.

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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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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