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E-6B Program Manager 2

Requisition ID: R10014091

  • Category IconCategory: Program Management
  • Location IconLocation: Lake Charles - LA, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Top Secret
  • 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.

Northrop Grumman Defense Systems is seeking a Program Manager (level 2) to join our diverse team of professionals located at Lake Charles with the E-6 to support a contingent maintenance program. The Navy E-6 is an airborne command post and communications relay based on the Boeing 707 platform the aircraft are utilized primarily for long-range patrols along the entire U.S. border, and in source and transit zone countries. This platform, now modified to the E-6B standard, conveys instructions from the National Command Authority to fleet ballistic missile submarines, a mission known as TACAMO ("Take Charge And Move Out").

Program Managers are responsible for leading all phases of the program life cycle from inception (proposal development) through startup, execution, and completion (contract closeout).  Primary responsibilities are the management of cost, schedule, and technical performance of company programs or subsystems and include, but are not limited to:   

Cultivating customer relationships and intimacy to develop further opportunities within the customer community

Developing new business opportunities through long term strategic planning, capture planning, and development of proposals and business plans

Establishing a program organization that effectively addresses customer requirements and incorporates the necessary internal and external sub-organizations

Leading and directing cross-functional Integrated Program Teams (IPT) to meet program cost, schedule and technical performance objectives

Measuring and reporting program performance

Delivering presentations to customers, executive management and other program stakeholders

Participating in the negotiation of contracts, contract changes, specifications, operating budgets, schedule milestones, and key terms and conditions

Establishing design concepts, criteria, and engineering efforts for product research, development, integration and test

Creation, review and finalization of the program Statement of Work

Identification, distribution, tracking, and completion of program requirements

Establishment and management of the program and subordinate baselines

Development and adherence to budget baselines utilizing Earned Value Management (EVM) or similar cost & schedule control methodologies and tools

Identifying, allocating and managing program resources, including workforce planning

Managing Government/customer supplied property or information (GFE, CFE, etc.)

Managing suppliers to meet program objectives

Adherence to all internal processes, policies, and applicable industry standards

Ensuring program team understands and adheres to contract scope, and manages change through control board activities

Development and adherence to master plans and schedules

Conducting thorough risk & opportunity management practices including identification, mitigation and realization

Directs the work of employees assigned to the program from technical, manufacturing and administrative areas.

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

Basic Qualifications:
1. Bachelor’s degree in a technical discipline related to aviation industry in a Production and/or Maintenance and Repair Operation and a minimum of 8 Years’ experience in an aviation manufacturing/product support/repair environment; An additional 4 years of relevant experience may be considered in lieu of the degree requirement.
2. Demonstrated proficiency with MS Office including Excel and PowerPoint
3. Experience presenting complex technical programs and concepts to senior management and customers
4. Ability to comprehend and analyze complex problems and develop solutions
5. Ability to prioritize and adjust tasks to accomplish the project result
6. Able to prepare and analyze data and figures
7. Ability to develop and present material outside the immediate work function
8. Ability to change physical locations based upon need (including physical ability to travel)
9. Ability to obtain/maintain a Top Secret Clearance.


Preferred Qualifications:
1. 15 or more years’ experience in a manufacturing or product support/repair environment
2. A Master's degree in a technical discipline

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Salary Range: 121400 - 182000

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.