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Sentinel (GBSD) – Maintenance Planning Lead Manager – 8503

Requisition ID: R10060999

  • Category IconCategory: Program Management
  • Location IconLocation: Roy, Utah, 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.

Embark on a career putting innovative, reliable, and agile products and ideas into orbit, and beyond. Northrop Grumman has opportunities waiting for you that play a vital role in human space exploration, national defense, and scientific discovery, supporting multiple programs across the universe. With us, you’ll discover a culture of curiosity and collaboration that will have you Defining Possible from the day you start. Our space systems connect and protect millions of people on earth every day, now and for the future. Explore your future and launch your career today.

Northrop Grumman Space Systems is seeking a Maintenance Planning Lead Manager 2 to join its team of diverse professionals in support of the Sentinel (GBSD) program. This leadership role is located in Roy, Utah. Learn more about the Sentinel (GBSD) program here.  Northrop Grumman supports the Air Force’s sustainment, development, production and deployment of hardware and system modifications for Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) Ground and Airborne Launch Control Systems, Launch Facilities and associated infrastructure.

What you will get to do:

As the Maintenance Planning Lead for Sentinel, the selected candidate will support the Integrated Logistics Support (ILS) Program Manager in the identification, planning, resourcing and implementation of maintenance concepts and requirements. The Maintenance Planning Lead will be responsible for leading the Maintenance Planning and Management activities for Sentinel and will integrate with design teams, sustaining engineering and logistics functions to ensure success.

Roles and responsibilities:

  • The Maintenance Planning Lead is responsible for:
  • Influencing product design for supportability
  • Assisting the government customer in refining their Maintenance Planning requirements
  • Ensuring program compliance with all applicable government weapon system maintenance regulations and instructions
  • Establishing and implementing maintenance concepts, plans, and processes
  • Planning for the eventual deployment and sustainment of the Sentinel weapon system
  • Delivering Maintenance Planning products and services to sustain system operational readiness to include Maintenance Task Analysis (MTA), Support Equipment Requirements Documents (SERD), Level of Repair Analysis (LORA), and Logistics Product Data (LDP)
  • Partners with the Technical Orders and Training teams to inform maintenance tasks and support equipment required
  • Briefing program leadership and customers on all Maintenance Planning aspects of the program
  • Managing Maintenance Planning program Cost, Schedule and Technical performance and the reporting of Earned Value Metrics
  • Respond to government RFIs and RFPs and participate in the negotiation of contracts and contract changes
  • Establish and execute to program Milestones and award fee criteria
  • Direct the work of the employees assigned to Maintenance Planning

As a leader, you always act with integrity, and the highest ethical standards characterize everything you do. You enable your team to achieve predictable and balanced results, while satisfying the needs of internal and external partners. You treat all people with respect, and you model personal growth and continuous development. You know how to build an inclusive environment that attracts, retains, and inspires a diverse and engaged team. You develop trusted and valued customer relationships and communicate effectively, so that people throughout the organization feel engaged and connected to their work. You deliver excellence, strive for continuous improvement, and respond vigorously to change.

As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman Space Systems, you are eligible for our robust benefits package including:
- Medical, Dental & Vision coverage
- 401k
- Educational Assistance
- Life Insurance
- Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions
- Paid Time Off
- Health & Wellness Resources
- Employee Discounts

This positions standard work schedule is a 9/80. The 9/80 schedule allows employees who work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday to take every other Friday off.

This role may offer a competitive relocation assistance package.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in a field related to Program Management or Logistics disciplines with 6 years of experience in related Product Support functional areas
  • Current DoD Secret Clearance investigated within the last 5 years
  • Must have the ability to obtain SAP/SAR access
  • 1 year of experience leading a technical project and/or driving performance against schedule


  • Master of Science Degree in a field related to Program Management or Logistics disciplines
  • Current or ability to gain Top Secret DoD Clearance
  • Experience with LSA/data developed in accordance with GEIA-STD-0007, logistics footprint data, level of repair analysis and support equipment requirements
  • Experience with NG software tools (SAP, DoD, Eagle, Reliasoft and practices)
  • Experience leading a Product Support team
  • Experience with Microsoft Office tool suite

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.