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Assistant Project Manager

Requisition ID: R10011310

  • Category IconCategory: Program Management
  • Location IconLocation: New Malden - POST-LON, United Kingdom
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United Kingdom Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Security Check (SC)
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: Yes- May Consider Occasional/Part-Time Teleworking for this position
  • 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.

The Assistant Project Manager supports the Programme Manager and Project Managers in the delivery of Naval Ships & Naval Services projects.

Key Responsibilities

  • Support the PM team in the organisation and management of the cross-discipline, matrixed project teams
  • Meet schedule and cost targets as defined in the master schedule and in accordance with contracted KPIs
  • Ensure the smooth running of customer meetings and periodic reviews
  • Ensure the project delivery team is responsive to customer needs
  • To deputise for the Programme Manager or Project Manager in his or her absence

General Operational Duties

  • Provide the Programme and Project Managers with status reports on key Programme activities in accordance with the project drumbeat
  • Support the preparation of presentation material for both internal and external meetings
  • Attend discipline and project meetings and ensure actions are tracked to closure
  • Support the generation of technical and commercial responses to RFQs
  • Remain compliant with all Command Media Processes and procedures
  • Understand and apply all policies, processes and procedures around compliance and governance

Person Specification

Essential qualifications / experience 

  • Some experience as part of a project delivery team
  • Familiarity with basic project management tools e.g. Microsoft Project
  • Degree educated in engineering or other numerate subject (2i or higher)

Preferred qualifications / experience 

  • Professional Project Management qualifications such as  Prince2 / PMP
  • Understanding of UK/US export control
  • Understanding of processes for working with UK protectively marked material
  • Familiarity with complex electronics/Defence electronics systems

Competency/Skill requirements

  • Adept at problem-solving, able to develop solutions to a variety of problems
  • Good attention to detail
  • Organised, adept at workload management and prioritising appropriately to meet deadlines
  • Flexible and responsive to changing priorities
  • Proactive team worker, equally self-motivated and able to work autonomously
  • Good interpersonal skills, able to engage effectively with all audiences/stakeholders
  • Proficient user of MS office
  • Competent in PowerPoint (and face-to-face presentation delivery – if required)
  • Fluent in written and spoken English
  • Strong customer focus
  • Engaging ‘can do’ attitude

Other requirements

  • Travel requirements: Occasional UK travel may be required to attend team/customer meetings and training activities
  • Clearance requirements: Post-holder must be able to achieve UK Government clearance (SC)
  • Looking for flexibility? Speak to us at application stage about what may be possible.


Northrop Grumman is committed to equality and diversity in our workplace. Northrop Grumman provides equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants without regard to an individual's protected status, including race/ethnic origin, color, nationality, national origin, ancestry, sex/gender, gender identity/expression, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, marriage/civil partnership, pregnancy/maternity, religion or belief, creed, age, disability, genetic information, or any other protected status or characteristic.


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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?

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.