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Program Cost Schedule Control Analyst Level 3 or Level 4 – Finance

Requisition ID: R10009570

  • Category IconCategory: Business Management
  • Location IconLocation: Elkton - MD, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: None
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: Yes- May Consider Occasional/Part-Time Teleworking 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.

Northrop Grumman Weapons Systems is currently seeking a Program Cost Scheduling Control Analyst Level 3 or Level 4 – Finance for our Elkton, Maryland location.

The Northrop Grumman Propulsion Systems and Controls (PS&C) facility in Elkton, Maryland began solid-propellant rocket operations in 1948. Today, the Elkton PS&C facility designs, develops, and produces solid-propellant propulsion and ordnance systems in programs professionally managed for a wide variety of Government and commercial customers.  The facility also serves as the hub for offsite engineering and test facilities in Ronkonkoma, NY, Palm Beach Gardens, FL and San Jose, CA.

Elkton, Maryland is located on the Upper Chesapeake Bay, midway between Philadelphia and Baltimore. Discover charming small towns, parks with miles of trails, specialty and antique shops, award winning restaurants, and inns.  You can hike, bike, camp, bird watch, ride horseback, or drop a fishing line.  Five rivers, Chesapeake Bay and the C&D Canal can be explored by boat or by land. Experience panoramic views from Turkey Point Lighthouse on a bluff overlooking the Bay, or from the banks of the C&D Canal where ships from around the globe cruise. https://www.ccgov.org/government/tourism

Job Summary:

As a Program Cost Scheduling Control Analyst you will be responsible for supporting our strategic and space related business programs. This position will work very closely with Northrop Grumman program management, operational leaders, and internal and external customers.

Responsible for the preparation of budgets and schedules for contract work and financial analyses such as funding profiles, sales outlook, and variance analysis.  Performs data gathering and analysis to ensure adequate funding availability by maintaining accurate records of expenditures, preparation of expenditure projections, and submittal of timely requests for additional funding to the government. Aides in incorporating contractual changes into control systems to maintain realistic contract cost and schedule baselines.

Responsibilities will include, but not limited to the following tasks:

  • Setting up cost control systems, monitoring and controlling costs and schedules on contracts requiring a validated cost schedule control system.
  • Preparing budgets for contract work and performing and/or assisting in financial analyses such as funding profiles, sales outlook, and variance analysis.
  • Preparing and analyzing financial reports and communicate recommendations to management in a clear, organized summary.
  • Working with the program team to integrate project cost with scheduled activity.
  • Providing monthly / quarterly reporting and analysis to support business processes.
  • Assist in planning and forecasting program financial performance.  Prepare future strategic plans.
  • Serving as a resource to management in understanding results by reporting and investigating variances.
  • Analyzing business processes and making recommendations to improve process efficiency and support continuous improvement.
  • Identifying potential profit impacts to programs, and making recommendations for mitigation and improving profit margin
  • Preparing and tracking key performance metrics to direct management

#NGSkills

Put your skills to the test by pushing the boundaries of what’s possible. From global defense to sustainment and modernization to deterring and defeating any adversary, your experience and ability will make it a reality. Our programs are built on equal parts of curiosity and collaboration. Our combined effort means our customers can connect and defend millions of people around the world. With Northrop Grumman, you’ll have the opportunity to be an essential part of projects that will define your career, now and in the future.

This requisition may be filled at either a Principal Program Cost Schedule Control Analyst (Level 3) or a Sr. Principal Program Cost Schedule Control Analyst (Level 4), depending on years of experience and qualifications.

Basic Requirements Principal Program Cost Schedule Control Analyst (Level 3):

  • This position emphasized skills and experience. Must have 10 or more years of finance experience. Will also consider a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field from an accredited four-year college or university (will be verified) and 6 years of experience or a Master’s degree in Accounting, Finance or related field and 4 years of experience.
  • Knowledge of applications in a computerized environment, including spreadsheet applications and data bases (e.g. MS Excel, MS Access, MS Power Point).
  • Ability to extract, compile, document and analyze data.
  • Ability to work in a team environment and build relationships with others
  • Possess excellent analytical, problem solving and reporting skills
  • Independent self-starter and proactive contributor. Seeks to continually improve business processes and add value.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.
  • Ability to prioritize multiple assignments in order to meet deadlines.  Organize deliverables in a clean and presentable format.
  • Be able to obtain and maintain a U.S. Government security clearance (U.S. citizenship is a pre-requisite)

Basic Requirements Sr. Principal Program Cost Schedule Control Analyst (Level 4):

  • This position emphasized skills and experience. Must have 14 or more years of finance experience. Will also consider a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field from an accredited four-year college or university (will be verified) and 10 years of experience or a Master’s degree in Accounting, Finance or related field and 8 years of experience.
  • Knowledge of applications in a computerized environment, including spreadsheet applications and data bases (e.g. MS Excel, MS Access, MS Power Point).
  • Ability to extract, compile, document and analyze data.
  • Ability to work in a team environment and build relationships with others
  • Possess excellent analytical, problem solving and reporting skills
  • Independent self-starter and proactive contributor. Seeks to continually improve business processes and add value.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.  
  • Ability to prioritize multiple assignments in order to meet deadlines.  Organize deliverables in a clean and presentable format.
  • Be able to obtain and maintain a U.S. Government security clearance (U.S. citizenship is a pre-requisite)

Preferred Requirements:

  • Prior team participation experience (professional/community/extracurricular)
  • Experience in developing and delivering presentations and leading small groups
  • Aerospace and/or DoD intern/working experience
  • Knowledge of Earned value management systems (EVMS)
  • Experience executing programs with contractual EVMS requirements.
  • Prior Experience with Deltek financial applications (CostPoint, Cobra, OpenPlan, PM Compass).
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Salary Range: 79800 - 119800
Salary Range 2: 99000 - 148400

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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