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Program Planning Manager 2

Requisition ID: R10051662

  • Category IconCategory: Program Management
  • Location IconLocation: Dulles, Virginia, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: None
  • 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: 2

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 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.

Northrop Grumman Space Systems is seeking a Program Control Manager 1 to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Dulles VA. 

Roles and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Providing a primary interface between Program Business Operations and Program Management, including the Customer Program Office.
  • Acting as a schedule subject matter expert (SME) in the development and statusing of mid-sized technically complex schedules. Acting as a manager for a small number of schedulers supporting a product line.
  • As a Scheduling Manager, directing the development, implementation and execution of the program business rhythm through training, coordination and facilitation of Control Account Managers (CAMs) and Program Planning personnel.
  • Supporting integrated program reporting and variance analysis for explaining and interpreting impact of results against program baseline plans/forecast and facilitate the tracking and implementation of corrective/preventative actions, including baseline change requests (BCRs).
  • Working in conjunction with the Northrop Grumman Earned Value Management Systems (EVMS) Teams to assist in the maintenance of cost and schedule baselines and forecasts that meet the program and company requirements.
  • Leading the CAMs in preparing for and participating in Integrated Baseline Reviews and follow-up surveillance and audits.
  • Supporting the execution of an earned value management system compliant with Northrop Grumman internal system description standards to include organizing the work, developing cost and schedule baselines, updating forecasts, performing monthly analysis, and managing scope change control.
  • Assist in supporting program EVMS status to program leads as well as supporting internal management financial performance reviews.
  • Supporting proposal efforts and other duties as required.

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:

  • Bachelor’s degree with 7+ years of related experience - OR - a Master's degree with 5+ years of related experience. Additional years of experience accepted in lieu of a degree.
  • Experience in a lead or supervisory role.
  • Experience with building and maintaining schedules in systems development life-cycle using MS-Project 2013/2016.  Minimum of 3 years of experience.
  • Experience in forecasting and estimating, and/or cost/schedule integration techniques, including subcontractor integration in a program’s Integrated Master Schedule (IMS)
  • Experience in critical path analysis, program management reports, risk management tracking and/or corrective action plans.
  • Ability to obtain a DoD security clearance.  US Citizenship is a prerequisite.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Active DoD security clearance.  US Citizenship is a prerequisite.
  • Experience using scheduling tools such as MS-Project 2013/2016 in developing and maintaining large schedules/IMS.  Working with Control Account Managers (CAMs) to develop and maintain task data.
  • Integrated Baseline Review (IBR) training, preparation and conducting.
  • Experience with writing baseline change requests (BCRs).
  • Understanding of Earned Value Management System (EVMS).
  • Supporting program surveillance reviews and oversight.
  • Controlling major subcontractors with compliant earned value systems requirements and Integrated Program Management Report PMR) Deliverables.
  • Leadership of proposal and change activity with subsequent integration into the Program Management Baseline (PMB).
  • Familiarity with industry standard accounting, and cost management software tools such as Cobra, Open Plan, Acumen, Costpoint, and/or Cognos.


Salary Range: $118,600 USD - $178,000 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.