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Sentinel (GBSD) Principal Project Management/ Sr Principal Project Management – 8710*

Requisition ID: R10068615

  • 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: 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.

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.


The Sentinel (GBSD) program is looking for a Project Manager/ Sr Principal Project Manager to join our Program Integration Team located in Roy, UT

What You’ll Get To Do:

This position is responsible for managing the vertical and horizontal integration for the Air Vehicle Segment within the Sentinel (GBSD) program. Integration activities include performing or managing work related to planning, configuration and data management, digital engineering, business management, risk management, processes and tools, and engineering. This position regularly interfaces with senior management within the Segment, across the program and with our customers. The selected candidate will oversee and manage the operational aspects of ongoing projects and serve as liaison between project management and planning, the project team, and line management. The candidate will also review status of projects and budget, manage schedules, assess project issues and develop resolutions to meet productivity, quality, and client-satisfaction goals and objectives. The selected candidate will also develop mechanisms for monitoring and reporting project progress and for intervention and problem solving with senior management and managers.

This position’s 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.  

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Oversees and manages the operational aspects of ongoing projects and serves as liaison between project management and planning, project team, and line management.

  • Reviews status of projects and budgets; manages schedules and prepares status reports.

  • Assesses project issues and develops resolutions to meet productivity, quality, and client-satisfaction goals and objectives. Develops mechanisms for monitoring project progress and for intervention and problem solving with project managers, line managers, and clients.

  • Integrate and manage within the Air Vehicle Segment Team, and between program Segments, performing tactical day to day operations for the Integrated Product Teams.

  • Serve as an overall integration function engaging in a variety of ad hoc activities required to ensure streamlined cadence and execution.

  • Collaborate across all functions within the program to develop advanced concepts, techniques and requirements for new and existing applications and tools.

  • Coordinate schedules, and provide Liaison assistance between the interfacing IPTs.

  • Ensure IPT compliance with program processes and procedures, and implement improvements.

  • Coordinate and prepare executive and customer presentations.

  • Evaluate and report health metrics for the IPT.

  • Facilitate, coordinate and track preparation and submission of contract and other data deliverables to the customer.

  • Coordinate and manage efforts surrounding key program events.

Basic Qualifications:

This requisition may be filled at either a Principal Project Manager or a Sr Principal Project Manager.

  • Principal Project Manager: 6 years of relatable work experience with Bachelors; 4 years with Masters.

  • Sr Principal Project Manager: 10 years of relatable work experience with Bachelors; 8 years with Masters.

  • Must have U.S. Citizenship  with a current or active Secret level clearance.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of project management fundamentals.

  • Experience using Microsoft Office applications (PowerPoint, Word, Project, Excel)

  • Demonstrated ability to lead a team.


Preferred Qualifications:

These qualifications are preferred, but not required:

  • Previous experience leading a team in successful completion of projects.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite - Project, PowerPoint, Excel and Word.   Program management, operations, or cost estimating experience.

  • Ability to effectively manage competing priorities and deadlines.

  • Ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment.

  • Excellent problem solving and organizational skills.

  • Experience with SAFe agile methodologies and tools.

  • Experience in technical data development is a plus.

  • Experience with earned value management in a program management capacity.

  • Experience with Agile Project Management.

  • DoD Top Secret clearance or previously held.

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 


Salary Range: $72,400 USD - $108,600 USD
Salary Range 2: $89,800 USD - $134,600 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.