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Program Manager 2- OKC

Requisition ID: R10065744

  • Category IconCategory: Program Management
  • Location IconLocation: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking 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.

Our Defense Systems Sector is seeking a Program Manager 2 to join our growing team in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.  

Our Lifecycle Sustainment and Modernization Solutions (LSMS) team is seeking a Program Manager to join our team of qualified and diverse individuals.  You will become part of a Northrop Grumman team of professionals who are actively developing sustainment solutions for the E-3G AWACS 40/45 Performance Based Logistics (PBL) program. This program includes a broad range of sustainment support activities for the E-3G platform and ground systems to include running a Contractor-Inventory Control Point (C-ICP), field support, engineering support, cyber security support, obsolescence management, logistics support, classified destruction, and commercial software license management. We are seeking a cleared or clearable Program Manager for a critical role in our organization to be responsible for ensuring delivery of all contractual requirements on cost and on schedule, while achieving all technical requirements and creating customer intimacy to support value creation strategies and actions. The individual will lead a cross-functional organization aligned to common program performance goals.

This Program Manager 2 position directs all phases of the program. It is responsible for the cost, schedule, and technical performance of the E-3 40/45 PBL program to include participation in the negotiation of follow-on contracts and contract changes. They will coordinate the preparation of proposals, business plans, proposal work statements and specifications, operating budgets, and financial terms/conditions of contract. They will also act as primary customer contact for program activities, leading program review sessions with customer to discuss cost, schedule, and technical performance. This position will need to lead a technical team that will establish design concepts, criteria and engineering efforts for product research, development, integration, and test. Additionally, the selected application will develop new business opportunities and work to expand the product line with the customer. In order to ensure successful program execution, this position will establish milestones and monitor adherence to master plans and schedules, identifies program problems and obtains solutions, such as allocation of resources or changing contractual specifications. They will have both direct and indirect supervision of the work of employees assigned to the program from technical, logistics, functional and administrative areas.


  • Cultivating customer relationships and intimacy to develop further opportunities within the customer community

  • Developing new business opportunities through long term strategic planning, capture planning, and development of proposals and business plans

  • Establishing a program organization that effectively addresses customer requirements and incorporates the necessary internal and external sub-organizations

  • Leading and directing cross-functional Integrated Program Teams (IPT) to meet program cost, schedule and technical performance objectives

  • Measuring and reporting program performance

  • Delivering presentations to customers, executive management and other program stakeholders

  • Participating in the negotiation of contracts, contract changes, specifications, operating budgets, schedule milestones, and key terms and conditions.

  • Establishing design concepts, criteria, and engineering efforts for product research, development, integration and test.

  • Creation, review and finalization of the program Statement of Work

  • Identification, distribution, tracking, and completion of program requirements

  • Establishment and management of the program and subordinate baselines

  • Development and adherence to budget baselines utilizing Earned Value Management (EVM) or similar cost & schedule control methodologies and tools

  • Identifying, allocating and managing program resources, including workforce planning

  • Managing Government/customer supplied property or information (GFE, CFE, etc.)

  • Managing suppliers to meet program objectives.

  • Adherence to all internal processes, policies, and applicable industry standards

  • Ensuring program team understands and adheres to contract scope, and manages change through control board activities  

  • Development and adherence to master plans and schedules

  • Conducting thorough risk & opportunity management practices including identification, mitigation and realization 

Basic Qualifications:

  • Must have at least one of the following:

    • A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university and 5 years of project/program management experience

    • A Master’s degree from an accredited university and 3 years of project/program management experience

  • Demonstrated expertise in leading programs/projects with direct responsibility for the management of cost, schedule, and technical performance of programs or subsystems

  • Understanding of the Integrated Management Framework (IMF) process and concepts

  • A US Citizen able to obtain a U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Secret security clearance

  • Ability to work on-site in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

 Preferred Qualifications:

  • Active DoD Secret Security Clearance (or higher)

  • Experience managing/developing small to large proposals across Development, Production, and Sustainment type programs along with building and delivering program briefings for executive leadership

  • Experience related to contracts management and cost analysis is highly desirable

  • Demonstrated ability in large program capture and execution strategy development and leadership

  • Significant experience in USAF aircraft modification and sustainment execution

  • Experience presenting project performance to upper management and customers

  • Risk Management experience.

  • Experience managing teams that are working a combination of locations to include remote and on-site efforts


Salary Range: $117,400 USD - $176,200 USD
Salary Range 2: $0 USD - $146,800 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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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.