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Principal Project Management (w/Active Clearance)

Requisition ID: R10062543

  • Category IconCategory: Program Management
  • Location IconLocation: Northridge, California, 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.

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 efforts 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. 

Northrop Grumman Defense Systems is looking for an Principle Project Management professional to join our Advanced Weapons Program Support team located in Northridge, CA. This is an individual contributor role, and is not a management position.

This position will support multiple program teams responsible for the development of advanced weapon systems, as well as the Advanced Programs (AP) Program Management Office responsible for overseeing the execution of various weapon system contracts and managing program performance baselines. This includes integration with cross functional disciplines to support workforce planning, business management, investment management and planning, process improvement initiatives, coordination activities, and more. This position regularly interfaces with senior management.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Effectively communicate and interface with team members and program office leadership

  • Provide meeting facilitation, coordination, documentation, and action item tracking

  • Develop and deliver high-level briefings to support PMO with program reporting and Customer Engagement

  • Maintain Program Dashboard including access control of internal/external users

  • Support activities associated with proposal development

  • Development and maintain program documentation to include Risk and Opportunity plan

  • Process charge code authorizations

  • Identify opportunities for process improvement changes and champion needed changes in the organization

  • Coordinate and collaborate across multiple functions to develop, implement, and manage program processes and tools

  • Monitor cross functional dependencies, identify bottlenecks, and visualize progress for overall program control and reporting

  • Review and report status of projects and budgets, manage schedules, track and report on actions, and prepare status reports

  • Ability to engage in ad hoc activities required, to ensure streamlined cadence for program operations and execution

  • Oversee and manage the execution of CAPEX projects and serve as liaison between program management, program controls, program teams, and functional management

  • Assess project issues, support data driven decision making, and provide solutions to complex problems that are consistent with the organization’s objectives for productivity, quality, and program satisfaction

Successful candidates will have the following key attributes:

  • Motivated – willing to take the next step in issue identification and resolution and comfortable with change and unstructured program demands

  • Organized – ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously with demanding deadlines

  • Proactive – anticipates requirements from management, and initiates and completes actions required to meet those requirements

  • Perceptive – sees the “big picture” but is also able to focus on the details and follows all of them through to completion

  • Composed – maintains a “level head” in a dynamic, fast-paced, and demanding environment, especially when working closely with management on projects with highly compressed timelines and tight deadlines

  • Independent – willing to work independently under Program Management guidance  to meet complex demands and produce optimum deliverables for the realization of an organization’s benefit and goals

Basic Qualifications:

  • High school diploma/GED and a minimum of 10 years of related experience. Will consider a Bachelor's Degree with 6 years related experience or a Master's Degree with 4 year of project management or relative experience

  • Must have an active DoD Secret clearance (or higher)

  • Ability to obtain and maintain Special Program Access

  • Proven success managing multiple projects simultaneously

  • Skilled use of Microsoft Office Products (PowerPoint, Word, Excel, Project, SharePoint)

  • Knowledge and experience leading CAPEX projects

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Program integration experience

  • Strong Project Management, Leadership and Organization Skills

  • Knowledge and experience with Salesforce

  • Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification

  • Experience in SCIF/SAPF environments

  • Scheduling experience

  • Process/continuous improvement experience

  • Background in finance and budget management


Salary Range: $83,800 USD - $125,800 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.