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Operations/Principal Operations Project Manager (OPM)-1

Requisition ID: R10014071

  • Category IconCategory: Program Management
  • Location IconLocation: Elkridge - MD, 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: No
  • 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 successful candidate should have experience working with teams, effective communication skills, and the ability to schedule work plans to meet scheduled commitments. He/she must also have the ability to work in a manufacturing environment and adhere to safety and safe shop practices; and the ability to adapt and work independently to meet short term requests and provide reporting on multiple programs to a variety of customers with limited supervision.


Additional Responsibilities include:

  • 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
  • Duties include setting and meeting sales objectives; monitoring costs, tracking material consumption, replenishments and interplant shop orders; and ensuring the program performance meets the terms and conditions of the contract
  • Customer interface extends to external and internal customers: responding to customer inquiries, providing customized status reports, acting as liaison between the Logistics Programs and Manufacturing Operations to ensure the timely repair and return of government assets and material
  • May facilitate self-directed work teams, provide training in core skill areas to teams and peers, and interact with internal and external customers with respect to product planning, and problem resolution

TAGS: MANUMS

Basic Qualifications for an OPM:

  • Bachelor's degree with 3 years of relevant experience or Master's degree with 1 year of relevant experience
  • Proficiency with Microsoft system application tools
  • Experience and/or knowledge in a manufacturing and/or repair depot environment
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Secret level security clearance (US Citizenship is a prerequisite.)


Basic Qualifications for a Principal OPM:

  • Bachelor's degree with 6 years of relevant experience or Master's degree with 4 years of relevant experience
  • Proficiency with Microsoft system application tools
  • Experience and/or knowledge in a manufacturing and/or repair depot environment
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Secret level security clearance (US Citizenship is a prerequisite.)


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of repair depot operations strongly preferred
  • Experience interpreting engineering drawings
  • Technical background
  • Experience in proposal roles and responsibilities a plus
  • Experience in SAP (MES) (or related) and Gold knowledge
  • Experience working with radar related technologies
  • Operational and sustainment repair support experience
  • Material management experience
  • Vendor and logistics/supply chain experience
  • Experience with cost, schedule, project leadership
  • BS in Business, Mechanical or Electrical Engineering, Industrial Engineering,
  • People leadership and familiarity with DOD Operations

Salary Range: 76000 - 78000
Salary Range 2: 79800 - 119800

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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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.


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We offer an array of benefits to give you the support you need, including matching 401K, tuition assistance, health insurance and wellness options, coaching, mentoring and more.