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Sentinel (GBSD) – Program Manager 1 – 4491-2

Requisition ID: R10070038

  • 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 Program Manager 1 to join our team of highly-qualified and diverse individuals in support of the Training Systems Segment of Sentinel. This position will be located in Roy, UT. Learn more about the Sentinel 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:

The successful candidate will possess a solid understanding of government contracting regulations and be prepared to perform with minimal supervision as part of a subcontracts team in support of Sentinel EMD efforts that often require developing solutions to complex problems. Primary responsibilities are the management of cost, schedule, and technical performance of supplier including but are not limited to:

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Manage suppliers to meet program objectives and key program milestones the sub-IPT is aligned to
  • Ensure program team understands and adheres to contract scope, and manages change through control board activities 
  • Addresses subcontract uncertainty through an organized and analytical forward-looking approach that identifies risks and opportunities, determines appropriate handling, manages, and communicates risks and opportunities throughout the life cycle of the Subcontract.
  • Understand and provide financial control and maintenance of budgets including EVMS metrics (specifically IPMDAR evaluation and reviewing leading/lagging metrics and how they can be applied to performance management) and Variance Explanations in support of the Control Account Manager for your supplier
  • Effectively plans, defines, establishes, communicates, monitors and controls scope by establishing and controlling changes to the Subcontract Baseline
  • Analyzes changes to balance technical, cost, schedule, quality requirements and develops alternatives that address program needs and expectations
  • Prepares higher level management briefings and develops mechanisms for monitoring project progress and tools for intervention and problem solving with project managers, line managers, and customers.
  • Manages labor and material dollars in support of EVMS weekly and monthly deliverables.
  • Prepares and manages schedules and prepares status reports on the health of the projects
  • Interprets schedules from suppliers to understand impact on program schedule and milestones
  • Key personnel in developing and reviewing Supplier Statements of Work (SSOWs)
  • Develops and maintains Requests for Proposals (RFPs)
  • Configuration management of supplier SDRL submittals
  • Reviews supplier proposal responses, including performing technical evaluations, reviewing supplier Basis of Estimates (BOEs), overall proposal quality reviews, and attending proposal related reviews
  • Will have responsibilities for evaluating proposal submissions, identifying risk and mitigation strategies, developing negotiation plans and negotiating, and preparing subcontract files in compliance with Northrop Grumman principles and operating practices

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

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


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelors (BS/BA) degree with a minimum of 6 years of progressive program management experience, or Masters Degree with a minimum of 4 years equivalent experience (proposal creation, scheduling, budget tracking).
  • 2 years of experience managing a Program effort or Major Subcontract (in either a supply chain, SMT, or program/project management role)
  • 1 year of experience leading a project and/or driving performance against schedule
  • 1 year of experience with/knowledge of FAR/DFARS and associated Federal Contracting regulations is requisite
  • Active Secret clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced Degree and / or Professional Certifications (MBA, Six Sigma, Supply Chain CSCPM or related is a plus)
  • Experience with SAP Procurement & Accounting Systems
  • Experience with specific tools available for Subcontract management associated with the terms and conditions of the Subcontract (Award Fee/incentive fee flow downs, supplier assessment/evaluation, Corrective Action Requests, Letters of Concern, etc.)
  • Proficiency in driving programmatic battle rhythm
  • Active Secret/Top Secret security clearance
  • Solid understanding of subcontracts principles, policies, procedures, and regulations
  • Capable of working in a fast-paced environment, able to multi-task, make decisions in a timely manner and display strong interpersonal skills
  • Financial experience in EVMS or similar cost and schedule management systems
  • Strong organizational skills and demonstrated ability to effectively communicate with myriad levels of the organization including but not limited to developing and delivering to sector, division, business unit and Customer Leadership
  • Ability to demonstrate independent creative thinking and problem-solving capabilities
  • Must be able to obtain and hold a Secret clearance


Salary Range: $103,300 USD - $154,900 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

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.