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Northrop Grumman (DoD SkillBridge) Principal Project Manager/ Project Manager Grand Forks, ND

Requisition ID: R10067855

  • Category IconCategory: Program Management
  • Location IconLocation: Emerado, North Dakota, 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.

NG- Military Internship Program Description: 

As one of the largest global security companies in the world, Northrop Grumman is proud to help our nation’s military personnel make the transition to civilian careers. Approximately 1/4th of Northrop Grumman’s 90,000 employees self-identify as veterans, and more than 1,600 are reservists.

The Northrop Grumman Military Internship Program (NG-MIP) is an approved SkillBridge Program under Dept. of Defense Instruction 1322.29 .The NG-MIP program is an opportunity for transitioning service members to gain valuable civilian work experience through an individual internship during their last 6 months of service, for up to 180 days. The Northrop Grumman Military internship Program is open to all ranks and experience levels. SkillBridge participants are not eligible for compensation from Northrop Grumman, as they continue to receive military compensation and benefits as active-duty service members. 

Responsibilities for this internship position are:

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NGC) has developed the Northrop Grumman – Military Internship Program (DoD SKillbridge) utilizing the DoDI guidance for Skillbridge.  During this program the service member will be on-site at his or her host company performing an individual internship in an entry to mid-level career type role. The service member will be on the job training supporting a work schedule equivalent to 40hrs per week. Outlined below are the Goals, Objectives, and Outcomes for the program. 

Goals – Provide transitioning service members fellowship-style job skills training during the last portion(s) of their military commitment. This program is specifically designed to offer internships that result in the potential to transition to a full-time opportunity as the conclusion of the training.  Interns will serve as a pipeline for high-speed, motivated military candidates into NGC.

Objectives - Service Members who complete the Intern program will be highly-trained, capable, future employees that align to the specific needs of the organization and are prepared to meet the NG mission “Defining Possible” on Day 1. This program provides a comprehensive internship experience including professional development, networking with leadership, and training specifically focused on NG leadership principles, company history, customer/stakeholder engagement, product and service overview, and core job responsibilities.

Outcome – Offer transitioning service member a rewarding opportunity to join the Northrop Grumman team.

DoD SkillBridge Eligibility:

  • Has served at least 180 days on active duty
  • Is within 12 months of separation or retirement
  • Will receive an honorable discharge
  • Has taken any service TAPS/TGPS
  • Has attended or participated in an ethics brief within the last 12 months
  • Received Unit Commander (first O-4/Field Grade commander in chain of command) written authorization and approval to participate in DoD SkillBridge Program prior to start of internship.

Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems has an opening for a Principal Project Manager/ Project Manager to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Grand Sky ND for the Program Integration Team.

As a member of the Program Integration Team (PIT), you will be responsible for insuring the timely execution of the top level tasks associated with all projects at Grand Sky. Specifically, the PIT is responsible for monitoring and managing those elements that require oversight across the Site and functional teams, ensuring timeliness and compliance consistent with NG Corporate requirements and the contractual scope of any and all of the programs supported at Grand Sky. The PIT accomplishes this by monitoring key elements of program execution to ensure that the Grand Sky Leadership team is aware of, and performing tasks required to complete contractual actions and closures consistent with contracts and deliverable milestones

  • Candidate must possess Project Management experience to include development and tracking of project milestones, measuring performance and ensuring successful completion of organizational goals. Additionally must have experience integrating new software and hardware requirements through testing, evaluation, and documentation. 
  • Candidate will oversee and manage ongoing projects and serve as liaison between project management, business management, and integrated product teams. 
  • Responsible for planning and program performance addressing cost, schedule, technical performance, and quality of a contract deliverables on a large development-type contract. 
  • Will review status of projects and budgets; manage schedules and prepare status reports. Must be able to assess project issues and develop resolutions to meet productivity, quality, and customer-satisfaction goals.
  • Candidate must thrive in a fast-paced work environment with high expectations, significantly diverse tasks, and a collaborative team setting across all business and function levels of management and integrated employees. 
  • Must be able to coordinate with senior Cost Account Managers (CAMs), organizing cost and schedule management teams to maintain Earned Value (EV) of work packages and program schedules. 
  • Development of IMS and managing project technical execution of myriad projects inside a large-scale development effort.
  • Develop customer and partner relationship across multiple levels/functions
  • Coordinate with Business Development to translate customer needs into specific requirements and identifying / tailoring company services and solutions into offerings
  • Assist in all aspects proposal planning, preparation, and submittal efforts
  • Develop accurate program cost and schedule estimates for new business opportunities.
  • Provide direction to multi-disciplinary program management and engineering teams in business capture and proposal efforts.

The candidate will be responsible for providing regular briefings to the customer and Northrop Grumman program leadership at monthly reviews and at all major program milestones.

Basic Qualifications : Principal Project Manager
  • Must have a Bachelor's degree AND 6 years of related professional/military experience that includes a background in project management or 10 years of related professional/military experience that includes a background in project management in lieu of a degree
  • 2+ years of  PowerPoint and Excel skills
  • Must have an Active DoD Secret clearance
  • Ability to receive Unit Command approval
Basic Qualifications : Project Manager
  • Must have a Bachelor's degree AND 2 years of related professional/military experience that includes a background in project management or 6 years of related professional/military experience that includes a background in project management in lieu of a degree
  • 2+ years of  PowerPoint and Excel skills
  • Must have an Active DoD Secret clearance
  • Ability to receive Unit Command approval

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience leading the performance of tasks on schedule, at cost and achieving all requirements as either project lead, integrated program team or cost account manager. 
  • Demonstrated success aligning teams, organizations or employee resource groups to achieve a common goal. 
  • The ability to address program uncertainty through an organized and analytical forward-looking approach that identifies risks and opportunities, determines appropriate handling plans, and manages, controls, and communicates risks and opportunities throughout the lifecycle of the program.
  • The ability to initiate, develop, integrate, execute, direct and control program plans and cost and schedule baselines that meet both program contractual requirements and stakeholder expectations.
  • The ability to plan for, identify, estimate, cost, acquire, schedule, and retire resources needed to satisfy program requirements within organizational constraints.
  • Bachelors Degree preferred
  • Received Unit Commander approval to participate in DoD SkillBridge

Salary Range: $72,400 USD - $108,600 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.