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Principal Project Management

Requisition ID: R10054344

  • Category IconCategory: Program 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: 2

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 has an opening for a Project Management 3 to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Palmdale, CA.

  • In-office, no telecommute option available at this time.

  • First shift work – Will be available to work 9/80 schedule

This position is seeking a highly motivated, strong communicator to join the GSCPM – Integration & Affordability team. This position will be in fast-paced, classified environment support a bi-coastal team.

Essential Functions:


  • Establishes rhythms, processes, and tool aids to synchronize GSC functions across enterprise and division. 

  • Present to enterprise leadership on program and business status. Manage up and out and prepare business stakeholders for program meetings. 

  • Drive dashboard creation using program tools, including Tableau


  • Coordinate with business stakeholders to identify and implement potential initiatives. Communicate plan and status to program leadership through classified and unclassified data calls.

Baseline, Monitor/Control and Reporting

  • Provide the progress of work against the schedule and update forecast based in conjunction with cost planners. 

  • Review sales forecast with business stakeholders and implement changes. Communicate updates and status on monthly basis to leadership. 

  • Identify scope changes and coordinate budget and schedule impacts with business management as well as business owners via Change Requests. Support program development of Change Board packages. 

  • Analyze and report significant cost and schedule variances to business stakeholders. Develop and complete the variance analysis report (VAR) and close outstanding action items.


  • Support major stakeholders in Risk, Issue and Opportunity development to bring to the program. Exercise mitigation steps to close actions. 

Change Execution

  • Review change board packages and assess for potential impacts

  • Coordinate with Cost Management to process budget/scope and/or EAC EVCR

  • Track implementation of scope change to closure

  • Report and accuracy monthly to program and GSC leadership

Basic Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree with 6 year’s experience, 4 year’s experience with a masters, or 10 years total work experience may be considered in place of degree. Experience should be primarily within supply chain, procurement, contracts, or project management experience in a manufacturing environment.

  • Must have an Active, In-Scope, DOD Security clearance or higher that has been granted / renewed within the past 5-6 years.

  • Must have the ability to obtain program access

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Previous experience in Supply Chain, including supply/demand tracking and planning within a manufacturing environment

  • SAP Knowledge

  • CAM Experience

  • Excellent communication, interpersonal skills and the ability to interface with all levels of employee and 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.