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Principal Technical Project Manager

Requisition ID: R10064835

  • Category IconCategory: Program Management
  • Location IconLocation: Melbourne, Florida, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: 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 Aeronautics Systems has an opening for a Principal Technical Project Manager to join our team of diverse, qualified individuals within our Integration and Test organization of engineers and technicians within the Lab Operations group on the E-2D platform. This role is located in Melbourne, FL.

In this role, you will report to the System Architect and Lab Manager, supporting Lab Operations, and overseeing/managing the operational aspects of ongoing projects, serving as liaison between engineering, project management, project teams, and lab management. The main areas of focus are Change Control Board (CCB ) Administrator, Property Focal Point (PFP) and Property Liaison for LabOps, Configuration Manager, and other various assignments.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Coordinates and conducts all live (conference call) and Ad Hoc (email only) Change Control Requests (CCRs) for the Main SIL Board members
  • Sends notifications for weekly CCB opportunities and answers related questions
  • Provides training to new members about the CCB process
  • Signs as the official approver and documents/archives all records in SharePoint
  • Primary NGC Capital and Government asset manager; provides services to Property Management (i.e. Leads DCMA/Internal audits, ensuring proper tags, tracking movements); 3 Buildings (219, 221, 228)
  • Responsible for AssetSmart updates and movements; provides checks/balance reports to property management
  • Barcodes new property and maintains non-asset tagged equipment within the Barcode system (including movements, additions, error corrections, etc.) for all LabOps areas
  • Coordinates Surplus Move Orders (SMO) and Property Move Orders (PMO) for all LabOps areas, including delivery driver support (provides JCN, make equipment available at the dock, help load, etc.)
  • Maintains inventories for 4 separate storage areas; provides access to these areas for most team members and outside entities (meaning, the doors are locked and only a few of us have access)
  • LabOps POC for annual classified destruction runs; responsible for maintaining, separating, documenting, and identifying classified assets that are no longer used/obsolete
  • Primary QA for all E-2 LabOps engineer drawings (checks for accuracy, maintains drawing logs, notifies team of releases/changes, maintains archives)
  • Serves as Quality Assurance (essentially) for the Main SIL, Radar SIL, Cockpit Simulator, B1 Lab (Rm 1927), and the SDL to ensure the lab is correctly configured as prescribed in the SUP Tool
  • Schedules, approves, deconflicts, and provides metrics for all lab testing within the SUP Tool; 5 separate areas within E-2 (Radar, B1, CIC, Cockpit SIM, and SDL)
  • Coordinates with outside entities to change lab layouts/removes hardware; liaison for Facilities Maintenance changes
  • Creates SAP16 forms to bring new equipment/hardware inside DoD closed areas
  • Wipe down labs with COVID exposures
  • Escort people to/from the warehouse to retrieve items for use
  • Help uncrate new equipment (and assemble/disassemble as needed)
  • Assists with calibration efforts (just helping to locate items, not the administration), including loaning equipment to other E-2 entities
  • Serves as backup for procurement (i.e. receiving/issuing items);

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree AND 6 years’ experience in complex working environment OR Master’s degree AND 4 years’ experience in complex working environment
  • Must have an active DoD Secret or higher clearance (with a background investigation completed within the last 6 years or currently enrolled into Continuous Evaluation)
  • Must have the ability to obtain and maintain Special Access Program (SAP) clearance
  • Must have skilled use of Microsoft Office Products (PowerPoint, Word, Excel)
  • Must have working knowledge of electronics
  • Must have a willingness to do tasks outside regular scope of work
  • Must have the ability to lift and move hardware (30lbs)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Degree in a Technical (i.e. STEM) discipline
  • Current Special Program Access
  • Project integration experience
  • Possess the ability to adapt quickly in a rapidly changing environment
  • Be able to organize and execute tasks well and to a level of completion that creates value given vague success criteria
  • Have a positive attitude and be able to overcome obstacles well
  • Able to learn new processes and technical information quickly
  • Excel in an environment with multiple stakeholders giving input into tasks
  • Have good communication and work well with cross-functional and diverse groups
  • Aerospace and/or Defense Industry Experience

Salary Range: $72,400 USD - $108,600 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.