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Principal Project Management

Requisition ID: R10067859

  • Category IconCategory: Program Management
  • Location IconLocation: Madison, Alabama, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Interim 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 in Huntsville / Madison, Alabama has an opening for a Principal Project Management. Selected candidate oversees and manages the operational aspects of ongoing projects and serves as liaison between project management and planning, project team, and line management. Reviews status of projects and budgets; manages schedules and prepares status reports. Assesses project issues and develops resolutions to meet productivity, quality, and client-satisfaction goals and objectives. Develops mechanisms for monitoring project progress and for intervention and problem solving with project managers, line managers, and clients.

Roles and responsibilities:


Acting as the primary liaison between Huntsville Operations and the Program Manager (PM) with regards to assigned project or project area.

•Working with the PM and Engineering, Manufacturing & Logistics leads to ensure products can be efficiently manufactured by the manufacturing team, and that the production is consistent with existing tools and techniques.

•CAM (Control Account Manager) managing Earned Value, including planning and monitoring assigned projects using standard project monitoring techniques and keeping EM&L management updated on issues impacting the manufacturing quality, cost and schedule performance.

•Maintaining an accurate Integrated Master Schedule(IMS) ensuring alignment with project master schedule.

•Providing roll-up status of manufacturing activities to the PM/DPM as input to the for the overall program.

•Achieving targeted cost and schedule requirements.

•Resolving scheduling conflicts with PM/DPM and helping determine best way forward when issues or delays cause for re-planning of activities.

•Leading change control for the products to resolve issues/defects in production quickly and effectively including working with Process Team Leaders to resolve out-of-cycle scenarios in a timely manner.

•Working with the PM/DPM to ensure on time delivery of engineering and design information to manufacturing to meet production quality, cost and schedule.

•Working with Global Supply Chain (GSC) and Supplier Quality to ensure technical information is accurate and timely to and from vendors, and expediting material issues and receipts.

•Supporting required activities to ensure compliance with provided requirements and delivery dates for production to meet customer delivery of final product.

Basic Qualifications for Project Management:

Bachelor's degree plus 6 years of progressive experience in manufacturing, engineering, and/or program management. 4 years with Masters degree.
•Demonstrated leadership skills and abilities as evidenced by prior experience leading a team or project in a production environment.
•Ability to develop solutions to complex problems requiring the use of ingenuity, creativity, and participation of internal and/or external personnel & teams.
•Strong communications skills, both verbal and written, interpersonal skills and good problem solving mindset.
•Ability to effectively communicate with internal and external customers.
•Ability to collaborate in a team environment.
•Ability to compose materials such as detailed reports, work-related manuals, publications. 

•Ability to get and to maintain a Department of Defense (DoD) Secret security clearance. Must be a US Citizen.


Preferred Qualifications: 
•Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Systems Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Business Management, Business Administration, Communications or other related field.
•Demonstrated experience as an OPM, project manager, program manager or engineering program manager in leading a team of engineering and/or manufacturing personnel in military grade product development or repair.
•Proficiency in Risk and Opportunity management.
•Experience with basis of estimates, proposal generation and EAC development.
•PMP Certification

•Proficiency in Earned Value Management System (EVMS)techniques, which includes program cost and schedule management.

Salary Range: $76,200 USD - $114,400 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

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 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.