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Deputy Program Manager F-5 CLS

Requisition ID: R10064461

  • Category IconCategory: Program Management
  • Location IconLocation: New Orleans, Louisiana, 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: Yes, 25% 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.

Put your skills to the test by pushing the boundaries of what’s possible. From global defense to sustainment and modernization to mission readiness, your experience and ability will make it a reality. Our programs are built on equal parts of curiosity and collaboration. Our combined effort means our customers can connect and defend millions of people around the world. With Northrop Grumman, you’ll have the opportunity to be an essential part of projects that will define your career, now and in the future.

Directs all phases of programs from inception through completion. Responsible for the cost, schedule and technical performance of company programs or subsystems of major programs. Participates in the negotiation of contract and contract changes. Coordinates the preparation of proposals, business plans, proposal work statements and specifications, operating budgets and financial terms/conditions of contract. Acts as primary customer contact for program activities, leading program review sessions with customer to discuss cost, schedule, and technical performance. Develops new business or expands the product line with the customer. Establishes milestones and monitors adherence to master plans and schedules, identifies program problems and obtains solutions, such as allocation of resources or changing contractual specifications. Directs the work of employees assigned to the program from technical, manufacturing and administrative areas.

This position serves as the NGDS Deputy Program Manager of the US Navy F-5N/F Contractor Logistics Services (CLS) Program.   The Deputy Program Manager supports the Program Manager as the company's points of contact for program activities and program review sessions with the customer to discuss cost, schedule, and technical performance.  Oversees multiple sites across the F-5 enterprise ensuring contract required metrics are maintained at an acceptable level and actively pursues process improvement to enhance contract performance.  Assists in establishing plans, milestones, requirements, and organizational infrastructure to sustain the contractual obligations and NGC goals.  Provides oversight and verification of all DoD and NGC program requirements.  Monitors adherence to sites Statement Of Work (SOW), integrated master schedules, identifies program problems and recommends solutions, such as allocation of resources or changing contractual specifications. Participates in the negotiation of contract and contract changes.  Directs the work of employees assigned across multiple sites following corporate policies in administration of staff and program.

Job Attributes/Responsibilities

  • Act as the Program Manager in the absence of the Program Manager.
  • Balance manpower and equipment resources across multiple sites.
  • Oversee and coordinate deployments/detachments across multiple sites.
  • Manage stand-up/relocations of work sites as required.
  • Oversee and manage aircraft maintenance to standardize and improve maintenance processes.
  • Review all corrective action reports (CAR) generated by the sites and forward to the Program Manager for approval.
  • Sets and maintains high ethical environment standard that leads to safe aircraft operations.
  • Assist in conducting on-site reviews on contract performance.
  • Assist in conducting Program Reviews with the subcontractor and the government.

Basic Qualifications

  • Must have 14 years of total experience. Will consider the applicant to have a Bachelor of Science degree in a technical discipline from an accredited university with 10 years of experience supporting U.S. Government contracts and customers and/or project management in other industries or equivalent military experience. 
  • Shall have five years management and supervisory experience (within the last ten years) in the directing multisite aviation maintenance/logistics programs.
  • At least two year (within the six years) management experience shall be in technical program or project work related to Naval Aircraft Maintenance.
  • Knowledge of the Naval Aviation Maintenance Program and the reporting process using NALCOMIS and OOMA.
  • Knowledge of DCMA 8210 series

Preferred Qualifications

  • Education: Bachelor of Science degree in a technical discipline from an accredited university or equivalent military experience. 
  • Work experience leading multiple disciplines at multiple geographically diverse sites.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the aviation maintenance process from aircraft recovery through aircraft launch.
  • Ability to work seamlessly through subcontractors to meet the contract goals.
  • Experience in working with a staff covered by a union collective bargaining agreement


Salary Range: $155,400 USD - $233,200 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.