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Program Manager 3

Requisition ID: R10059413

  • Category IconCategory: Program Management
  • Location IconLocation: Fairfax, Virginia, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: SCI
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available 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.

NG Space Systems is looking for a Program Manager 3 with RF hardware and/or grounds system experience to support the Integrated National Systems Business Unit in the fast-growing Payloads and Ground Systems Division. The selected candidate will report to Program Manager in the Mission Exploitation Operating Unit and serve as a key member of the leadership team for the evolving MEX OU Portfolio. The primary objective will be the delivery of all contractual requirements on cost and on schedule, while achieving all technical requirements and capabilities. This position is contingent upon contract award.

This position will be onsite in Fairfax, VA.

The individual will lead a matrixed cross-functional team aligned to common program performance goals for multiple Customer’s through inception of idea to award and completion of scope. The successful candidate will be assisting the Program Manager in growth opportunities and as such, this position requires a comprehensive understanding of restricted and DoD customer communities, program management skills, proven strategic planning and business execution capabilities, as well as the ability to work collaboratively across the enterprise.

The selected candidate must have a comprehensive knowledge of program management standards, policies and guidelines. The selected individual must be able to interact with and influence executive level management and customer’s and communicate effectively with both oral and written presentations.

Responsibilities may include but are not limited to:

  • Development of Customer and stakeholder relationships and cultivation of Customer intimacy

  • Adherence to all internal processes for Program Management

  • Identify continuous improvement opportunities for increased efficiency across Mission’s and Product area

  • Manage and monitor the working of the various functional organizations supporting the Program

  • Development and adherence to budget baselines

  • Development and delivery of presentations to Customers, leadership and program stakeholders

  • Proposal development / capture planning and strategy

  • Creation, review and finalization of the program Statement of Work

  • Establishment of schedule milestones and spend-plan

  • Improve the operational systems, processes and policies in support of the organizations mission - includes management reporting, information flow and management, business development process and organizational planning

  • Support the various internal and external program reviews throughout the organization.

  • Conduct regular meeting with team to discuss issues, concerns and resolution

  • Work in compliance with company policies and procedures

  • Partner with business development and business management to maximize investments

  • Closely coordinates with Quality and Mission Engineering, Security, IT and Facilities to ensure efficient support of the organization.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's + 9 years of experience; Master's + 7 years of experience; PhD + 4 years of experience. An additional 4 years of relevant experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.

  • 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.

  • Minimum of 9 years of engineering experience

  • Experience with RF hardware and/or ground system development.

  • Effective communications skills both verbal and written

  • Current Top Secret/SCI Clearances, with SSBI adjudicated within the past 6 years

  • Understanding of technical, cost, schedule impacts on a program and be able to adjudicate at PRAs, ECP signoffs, and assess the technical impacts

  • Understanding of business development and capture strategies

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated leadership ability

  • Experience negotiating with and managing suppliers and/or subcontractors.

  • Knowledge of MEX OU business portfolio and experience in organizational effectiveness and operations implementing best practices

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and a collaborative management style

  • Excels at operating at a fast pace, diverse environment

  • Open to direction and collaborative work style; commitment to get the job completed


Salary Range: $171,000 USD - $256,400 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.