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Sr Principal Program Cost and Schedule Control Analyst

Requisition ID: R10053826

  • Category IconCategory: Business Management
  • Location IconLocation: Huntsville, Alabama, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift (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.

Northrop Grumman Space Systems is seeking a Sr Principal Program Control Analyst to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position is located in Huntsville, AL and supports the Missile Defense Solutions Business Unit as part of the Launch and Missile Defense Solutions Division. This position will be located in Huntsville, AL.

This Program Cost Control Analyst will interface with leadership, program managers, functional management, control account managers (CAMs) and business managers to provide financial support and analysis to meet program requirements. 

Roles and responsibilities may include and are not limited to the following:

  • Set up cost control system, monitors and controls costs and schedules on contracts requiring validated cost schedule control system.
  • Perform analyses and prepare reports in order to ensure that contracts are within negotiated and agreed-upon parameters and government cost control guidelines.
  • Prepare budgets for contract work and perform or assist in financial analyses such as funding profiles, sales outlook, and variance analysis
  • Prepare program plans to ensure program requirements and statement of work are captured and scheduled
  • Responsible for ensuring adequate funding availability by maintaining accurate records of expenditures, directing preparation of expenditure projections, and submitting timely requests for additional funding to the government.
  • Incorporate contractual changes into control systems by staying aware of outstanding work against each contract in order to maintain realistic contract cost and schedule baselines.
  • Perform program financial analyses and provides both external and internal reporting(s).
  • Interface with program and functional management to provide financial support and analysis to meet program requirements.
  • Participate in knowledge transfer and best practices sharing with peers.
  • Create and provide the following to program management teams:
    • Work Breakdown Structures (WBS)
    • Program base-linings
    • Risk and opportunities assessment
    • Visibility reports
    • Performance measurement (Earned Value Management-EVM)
    • Variance analyses
    • Estimates To Complete (ETC) and Estimates At Completion (EAC).
  • Assists in preparing for internal and external audits
  • Establishing a budget/EAC, analyzing capital expenditures and preparing reports for programs
  • Prepare work authorizations
  • Be fully versed in the operation of all EVMS processes/procedures and generate baseline and contract performance report (CPR) data for a complex program.
  • Prepares and updates ETC, Baselines, Task Description and Basis of Estimate (TD/BOE), and establishes Performance Measurement reporting/customer reporting requirements
  • Establish and analyze resource (manpower) plans for multiple projects and cost centers within an IPT
  • Creates “what-if” scenarios and supports work-around plans
  • Evaluates assigned work packages for inconsistencies and trends

The ideal candidate will be a proven team leader with strong communication skills.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Sr. Principal Program Control Analyst: Bachelors degree in Finance, Economics, Accounting, Business Administration, or related field with 10 years of experience or a Master's degree as described above with 8 years of experience.
  • Prior leadership experience - leading a program, project, or personnel.
  • Prior related experience with financial analysis and/or reporting.
  • Strong PC skills required with high level Excel skills (including: the ability to insert pivot tables, vlookup, and conditional formatting, etc.)
  • The ability to obtain and maintain a US Secret level security clearance is required. U.S. Citizenship is a prerequisite.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Defense Industry experience
  • Demonstrated ability to prepare and analyze data and figures
  • Experience preparing and presenting complex financial analysis to executive level management.
  • Experience with GAAP, as well as Government Financial accounting practices
  • Prior program cost control experience
  • Earned Value Management Customer Reporting experience
  • Secret level security clearance or higher
  • Experience with Cobra, SAP and EVMS.
  • Experience with work breakdown structures and the integration of Scope, Cost, and Schedule.
  • Familiarity with FAR/DFAR

As an employee of Northrop Grumman, you are eligible for our robust benefits package which includes:
•      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 9/80. The 9/80 schedule allows an employee to work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday and take every other Friday off of work.

To learn more about our hiring process for manager positions, please view our Selecting the Best Qualified Managers” video: www.northropgrumman.com/SQMVideo 


Salary Range: $94,500 USD - $141,700 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.