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Program Cost Control Manager 2 (No Clearance Required to Start) Redondo Beach, CA

Requisition ID: R10061659

  • Category IconCategory: Business Management
  • Location IconLocation: Manhattan Beach, California, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: None
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: No
  • 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.

Embark on a career putting innovative, reliable, and agile products and ideas into orbit, and beyond. Northrop Grumman has opportunities waiting for you that play a vital role in human space exploration, national defense, and scientific discovery, supporting multiple programs across the universe. With us, you’ll discover a culture of curiosity and collaboration that will have you Defining Possible from the day you start. Our space systems connect and protect millions of people on earth every day, now and for the future. Explore your future and launch your career today.

Strategic Space Systems Division (SSSD) is an industry-leading provider for prime satellite and payload capabilities and directed energy and electronics solutions for national security, military, and civil customers. We are built on a heritage of providing innovative, affordable and reliable aerospace and defense products that our customers rely on to achieve mission success. Join the Space revolution and make the impossible, possible.

SSSD has an opening for a Program Cost Control Manager 2 on our Cost Management team in Redondo Beach, CA.

The Program Cost Control Manager 2 will be supporting the Comm Systems Business Unit and report into the Milsatcom Business Manager. This position provides supervision, guidance, and development to a staff of 5 exempt cost management analysts. This position requires thorough understanding and working knowledge of Program Management: financial Contract Data Requirements List (CDRL) deliveries, Earned Value Management Systems (EVMS), funding analysis, proposal development, requirements, organization, team structures, planning, risk management, corrective action process, and team leadership. Candidate should have understanding of financial forecasting, including Annual Operating Plan (AOP), Long Range Strategic Plan (LRSP), and fee sheets. The Program Cost Manager interfaces regularly with Customer, Contracts, Human Resources, Compliance, and Security and will be responsible for all project level reporting, customer counterpart interface and maintaining customer relationship. 

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Management of program business systems and coordinating monthly business processes to enable the delivery of successful products to the program and customer
  • Responsible for compliance to internal/external Earned Value Management System (EVMS) requirements
  • Interface with IPTs and Schedule Management team to ensure accurate monthly Earned Value Management cost and schedule data for the program
  • Provide guidance and direction over Intercompany Work Order (IWO) and Subcontract performers.
  • Assist in financial planning/reporting/analysis, including profitability assessments, financial forecasting, and cash management.
  • High acumen for problem solving as this role requires the identification of issues and problems across multiple contracts in order to make recommendations to management for resolution
  • Resources planning and staffing; employee engagement, staff development, including employee goal setting, annual reviews, and issues resolution
  • Collaborate across other functional teams to ensure the success of program priorities
  • Ability to interpret and apply company policies & procedures that address compliance/charging guidance regarding labor, material, travel and other direct cost (ODC) expenses

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree with 6 years of experience in business finance to include program cost control and planning or 4 years of stated experience with a Master’s Degree
  • Leadership Experience
  • Experience with Earned Value Management (EVMS)
  • High level of proficiency in MPM/COBRA, MS Office Tools

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree
  • Current or previous experience working with restricted customers
  • Department of Defense (DoD) Clearance
  • Financial analysis and reporting including AOP, fee sheet, and cash flow analysis

Northrop Grumman offers a competitive and robust benefits program. As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman, you are eligible for:

  • Medical, Dental & Vision coverage
  • 401k
  • Educational Assistance
  • Life Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions
  • Paid Time Off
  • Health & Wellness Resources
  • Employee Discounts
  • Flexible Schedules:  For example the ability to work a 9/80 work schedule, which allows an employee to work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday and take every other Friday off of work

For more details, please view Northrop Grumman Benefits.


Salary Range: $130,500 USD - $195,700 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

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.