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Principal Engineering Operations Project Management (OPM)/ Sr. Principal Engineering Operations Project Management (OPM) – Technical

Requisition ID: R10059892

  • Category IconCategory: Program Management
  • Location IconLocation: Linthicum, Maryland, 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.

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.

The Payload and Ground Systems organization within the Northrop Grumman Space Systems pushes the boundaries of innovation, redefines engineering capabilities, and drives advances in various sciences. Our team is chartered with providing the skills, innovative technologies to develop, design, produce and sustain optimized product lines across the sector while providing a decisive advantage to the warfighter. Come be a part of our mission!

The Northrop Grumman Space Systems Sector has an immediate need for several Principal Engineering Operations Project Management (OPM)/ Sr. Principal Engineering Operations Project Management (OPM) - Technical in Linthicum, MD.

The OPM candidate must possess excellent communication skills - both verbal and written, strong interpersonal skills, a strong problem-solving mindset, and the ability to present program visibility at internal/external meetings (to include all levels of management- including executive level). The OPM must be a self-starter and self-motivated individual who can work in a fast paced environment.

In addition, this role will be responsible for reviewing engineering designs from concept to drawing stage for: manufacturability, helping to develop production test solutions, and identifying gaps in existing infrastructure to complete program objectives. Consistent interface with design team to ensure manufacturing design guidelines are met.

The responsibilities of an OPM include, but are not limited to:

• Managing and maintaining the day to day interfaces and communications between the assigned Program Management Office (PMO), Manufacturing, Test, Manufacturing Resource Planning (MRP), Mission Assurance (MA), Supply Chain (SCM), Engineering, and Shipping.

• Achieving targeted cost and schedule requirements.

• Facilitating internal meetings in a way to support design, production, and problem resolutions.

• Reporting Earned Value Management System (EVMS) and serving as the Cost Account Management (CAM) for manufacturing projects.

• Representing manufacturing as a subject matter expert at Non Advocate Reviews / Independent Cost Evaluations (NARICE).

• Leading or participating on a product team, responsible for product-level requirements analysis, engineering and manufacturing of the products assigned, product tracking, and product visibility.

• Representing manufacturing at the program Risk Review Board (RRB) meetings and creating / managing any applicable manufacturing risks and/or opportunities from the program risk register.

• Supporting and generating proposal documentation as needed to foster new work.

This is not a Manager job. This is an individual contributor role.

This position can be filled as a Principal (Level 3) or Senior Principal (Level 4) based on the qualifications below.

Basic Qualifications for a Principal (Level 3):

• Bachelor's degree with 5+ years of relevant work experience, or Master's degree with 3+ years of relevant work experience

• Demonstrated experience in leadership and/or project management

• Experience in engineering, manufacturing, testing, and/or design

• Ability to obtain and maintain a Top Secret or SCI security clearance per business requirements (US citizenship is required)

• Experience with SAP or other Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system and MS Office applications including: Excel, Word, Project, and Power Point

Basic Qualifications for a Senior Principal (Level 4):

• Bachelor's degree with 9+ years of relevant work experience, or Master's degree with 7+ years of relevant work experience

• Demonstrated experience in leadership and/or project management

• Experience in engineering, manufacturing, testing, and/or design

• Ability to obtain and maintain a Top Secret or SCI security clearance per business requirements (US citizenship is required)

• Experience with SAP or other Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system and MS Office applications including: Excel, Word, Project, and Power Point

Preferred Qualifications:

• Bachelor's Degree in Industrial, Manufacturing, or Quality Engineering

• Masters degree in Engineering or Business Management

• Experience with cost, schedule, project leadership, and/or process improvement

• Experience with bases of estimates, shop order creation, and Earned Value Management Systems (EVMS)

• Active Top Secret or SCI clearance


Salary Range: $96,600 USD - $145,000 USD
Salary Range 2: $119,800 USD - $179,600 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.