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Proposal Illustrator

Requisition ID: R10067666

  • Category IconCategory: Communications
  • Location IconLocation: Dulles, Virginia, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking for this position
  • Shift IconShift: Not Applicable (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.

Embark on a career putting innovative, reliable, and agile products and ideas into orbit, and beyond. Northrop Grumman Space Systems 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.

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.  Are you interested in expanding your career through experience and exposure, all while supporting a mission that seeks to ensure the security of our nation and its allies? If so, then Northrop Grumman Space Systems sector is the place for you. Northrop Grumman’s Tactical Space division is currently seeking a Proposal Illustrator 3/4 to join our team in Dulles VA.

As a Proposal Illustrator, you will be creating technical illustrations and graphics in conjunction with direct internal customer interaction ensuring on-time delivery of company proposals. You will also be updating proposal reference manual, creation of posters, signage, brochures and formatting internal customer briefings.

Job responsibilities will include, but not be limited to:

  • Supporting new business development by direct involvement in proposal production in response to civil and government Solicitations (i.e., RFPs, RFI, BAAs, etc.).
  • Serving as proposal lead responsible for on-time production of proposal graphics, creation and quality control of proposal graphics, attending proposal kick-off and daily stand-up meetings, creating art templates per RFP requirements, providing metrics of proposal graphics for future planning, and developing proposal art processes.
  • Collaborating with off-site departments to develop company standards/formats including proposal art templates, color palette, and guidelines.
  • Leading, training and mentoring others in proper execution of department standards, formats and proposal production procedures.
  • Updating Proposal Reference Manual.
  • Mentoring the proposal operations and graphics support personnel.

As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman Space Systems, you are eligible for our robust benefits package including:

  • Medical, Dental & Vision coverage
  • 401k
  • Educational Assistance
  • Life Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions
  • Paid Time Off
  • Health & Wellness Resources
  • Employee Discounts

This position’s standard work schedule is a 9/80. The 9/80 schedule allows employees who work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday to take every other Friday off.

Basic Qualifications: 

This role may be filled at either a level 3 or a level 4.

Basic Qualifications for a Level 3:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university and 5+ years of technical illustration experience in support of technical publications – OR – a Master’s degree and 3+ years of technical illustration experience in support of technical publications. May consider four additional years of experience in lieu of the degree.

Basic Qualifications for a level 4:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university and 9+ years of technical illustration experience in support of technical publications – OR – a Master’s degree and 7+ years of technical illustration experience in support of technical publications. May consider four additional years of experience in lieu of the degree.

Additional Basic Qualifications for both levels:

  • Advanced skill in Adobe Creative Cloud (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, and Acrobat).
  • Advanced skill in Microsoft Office Software (Powerpoint and MS Word).
  • Ability to travel to support internal customers.
  • Active Secret Security Clearance. US citizenship is a prerequisite.

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Aerospace and Defense contracting experience.

Salary Range: $83,800 USD - $125,800 USD
Salary Range 2: $103,900 USD - $155,900 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.