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Principal Program Cost Schedule Control Analyst or a Senior Principal Program Cost Schedule Control Analyst

Requisition ID: R10053831

  • Category IconCategory: Business Management
  • Location IconLocation: Palmdale, 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.

Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems (NGAS) is seeking either a Principal Program Cost Schedule Control Analyst or a Senior Principal Program Cost Schedule Control Analyst to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. The selected candidate will become an integral part of a Sector level Home Room team tasked with providing Earned Value compliance support, process and procedure guidance, subcontractor data review, program execution training, and support to the NGAS suite of programs. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in Earned Value Management, Planning, Program Control, and subcontractor surveillance. This position will be located on-site in Palmdale, CA.

Essential Functions:

  • Serve as the EVM focal point between technical, cost, schedule, and program management teams

  • Review, analysis and corrective action assessment on common cost / schedule management data artifacts including IPMR, IMPDAR, CFSR, Estimate At Completion (EAC), Variance Analysis Reports (VAR), reconciliation logs, etc

  • Monthly review of DCMA Earned Value Compliance Metrics (DECM) for independent analysis of program risk areas and reporting of issues to senior management

  • Build partnerships with program personnel to support program execution while maintaining compliant EVM implementation in accordance with EIA-748 and corporate command media

  • Prepare analysis in support of monthly NGAS Sector cost/schedule metrics reviews

  • Facilitate Variance Analysis Report (VAR) and Estimate at Complete (EAC) development and approval

  • Provide guidance, oversight, and approval of program baseline implementation and changes

  • Support Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) reviews/audits

  • Lead and participate in both internal and subcontractor EVMS surveillance

  • Identify and implement EVM process & procedure updates and improvements

  • Develop and deliver Program Execution, EVM, Agile, and Best Practice training to build a shared understanding and increased capability of compliance and best practices in order to support program execution

  • Familiarity with Earned Value Management principles, practical knowledge of EIA-748 standards, experience with Customer, Internal, and DCMA Earned Value surveillance activities

  • Understanding of common cost management tools such as MPM and / or COBRA

  • Understanding of common scheduling tools such as MS Project, Primavera, or Open Plan

We offer flexible work arrangements, phenomenal learning opportunities, exposure to a wide variety of projects and customers, and a very friendly inclusive environment! We are looking for self-motivated, proactive, and goal-oriented people to help us grow our services and become even better at what we do.

Our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) provide benefits for the member, our leaders and the company. Our ERGs offer opportunities to be a friend, be active, be a volunteer, be a leader, to be recognized and to be yourself. Every ERG is inclusive of all employees! Does this sound like what you're looking for?

At Northrop Grumman, we are on the cutting edge of innovation-- building the next generation of sophisticated aircraft to protect our country. Our diverse portfolio of programs means there are endless paths to cultivate your career.

We are well-known for our inclusive, family environment, as well as our excellent work/life balance. We also offer exceptional benefits/healthcare, a 9/80 schedule, and a great 401K matching program

Basic Qualifications for Principal Program Cost Schedule Control Analyst:

  • Bachelor's degree with 5 years of cost/schedule management and/or business-related experience, or a Master's degree with 3 years of experience in the following areas: Cost Scheduling, Program Control, Scheduling, Financial Analyst and/or related industry experience.

  • Experience with Earned Value Management

  • Microsoft Office including Excel with Pivot tables, V-Look ups, and Macros & PowerPoint

  • Candidate must have at least an Interim Secret Clearance and the ability to obtain Special Program Access

  • Ability to work on-site weekly in Palmdale, CA

Basic Qualifications for Senior Principal Program Cost Schedule Control Analyst:

  • Bachelor's degree with 9 years experience or a Master's degree with 7 years of experience in the following areas: Cost Scheduling, Program Control, Scheduling, Financial Analyst and/or related industry experience.

  • Experience with Earned Value Management

  • Ability to obtain and maintain Secret Clearance and Special Program Access

  • Ability to work on-site weekly in Palmdale, CA

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with common cost management tools such as MPM and/or COBRA

  • Experience with common scheduling tools such as MS Project, Primavera, Empower and/or Open Plan (OPP)

  • Experience interfacing with government audit agencies such as the DCMA and the Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA)

  • Experience with Subcontractor surveillance and data management

  • Active DOD Secret clearance


Salary Range: $83,800 USD - $125,800 USD
Salary Range 2: $103,900 USD - $155,900 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.