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Northrop Grumman Military Internship Program (DoD SkillBridge) – Sr Principal Project Management – Salt Lake City, UT

Requisition ID: R10000160

  • Category IconCategory: Program Management
  • Location IconLocation: Salt Lake City - UT, 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: No
  • 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.

As one of the largest global security companies in the world, Northrop Grumman is proud to help our nation’s military personnel make the transition to civilian careers. Approximately 1/4th of Northrop Grumman’s 90,000 employees self-identify as veterans, and more than 1,600 are reservists.   The Northrop Grumman Military Internship Program (NG-MIP) is an approved SkillBridge Program under Dept. of Defense Instruction 1322.29 .The NG-MIP program is an opportunity for transitioning service members to gain valuable civilian work experience through an individual internship during their last 6 months of service, for up to 180 days. The Northrop Grumman Military internship Program is open to all ranks and experience levels. SkillBridge participants are not eligible for compensation from Northrop Grumman, as they continue to receive military compensation and benefits as active-duty service members. Responsibilities for this internship position are:   Northrop Grumman Corporation (NGC) has developed the Northrop Grumman – Military Internship Program (DoD SkillBridge) utilizing the DoDI guidance for SkillBridge.  During this program the service member will be on-site at his or her host company performing an individual internship in an entry to mid-level career type role. The service member will be on the job training supporting a work schedule equivalent to 40hrs per week. 

Outlined below are the Goals, Objectives, and Outcomes for the program.  

Goals – Provide transitioning service members fellowship-style job skills training during the last portion(s) of their military commitment. This program is specifically designed to offer internships that result in the potential to transition to a full-time opportunity as the conclusion of the training.  Interns will serve as a pipeline for high-speed, motivated military candidates into NGC.

Objectives - Service Members who complete the Intern program will be highly-trained, capable, future employees that align to the specific needs of the organization and are prepared to meet the NG mission “Defining Possible” on Day 1.  This program provides a comprehensive internship experience including professional development, networking with leadership, and training specifically focused on NG leadership principles, company history, customer/stakeholder engagement, product and service overview, and core job responsibilities.

Outcome – Offer transitioning service member a rewarding opportunity to join the Northrop Grumman team.  

DoD SkillBridge Eligibility:  

  • Meets DoD SkillBridge Qualifications as per DODI 1322.29
  • Has served at least 180 days on active duty
  • Is within 12 months of separation or retirement
  • Will receive an honorable discharge
  • Has taken any service TAPS/TGPS
  • Has attended or participated in an ethics brief within the last 12 months
  • Received Unit Commander (first O-4/Field Grade commander in chain of command) written authorization and approval to participate in DoD SkillBridge Program prior to start of internship.

Job Description -

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems sector is seeking a Principal Project Manager (Level 4) to support the Life Cycle business unit located in Salt Lake City, UT. The primary objective includes management of issues and risks to ensure successful and on-time project delivery. Additionally, this role will play a key role in process improvement initiatives, maintaining customer relationships and supporting program leads with developing sustainment solutions and risk mitigation plans.

A Principal Project Manager (Level 4) is responsible for coordinating and managing all phases of execution, from inception (proposal development) through completion (contract closeout). This position will be responsible for managing overhaul and repairs, spares, system upgrades and engineering projects.

NG serves a varied customer base, both domestic and international, commercial and military (all service branches), and also foreign military customers.

 

Primary responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

  • 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
  • Contributes to the development of new concepts, techniques, and standards
  • Demonstrates the skill and ability to perform complex tasks
  • Able to communicate effectively and clearly present technical approaches and findings
  • Develops solutions to complex problems which require the regular use of ingenuity and innovation
  • Ensures solutions are consistent with organization objectives
  • Most assignments are complex and performed independently without appreciable direction. Exercises considerable latitude in determining objectives and approaches to assignment.
  • Serves as consultant to management and special external spokesperson for the organization on major matters pertaining to its policies, plans, and objectives. Acts as an advisor to senior management and customers.

Basic Qualifications:  

  • Bachelor's Degree, plus 10 years of Program/Project Management or Engineering Program Manager or Cross function Team Lead experience, which includes program cost, schedule and technical management.
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills to communicate effectively with all levels of management and individual contributors and customers.
  • Demonstrated success in leading and developing cross functional teams.
  • Ability to make decisions that impact the organization’s credibility, operations and services.
  • Ability to comprehend and analyze complex problems and develop solutions.
  • U.S. citizenship with the ability to obtain and maintain a U.S. Government, DoD Secret clearance, clearance not required to start.
  • Must have quantitative/qualitative analytical, and presentation expertise
  • Strong skills in Microsoft Office programs including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

Preferred Qualifications:  

  • The ability to recognize and respond to customer needs in order to develop additional sales that support organizational objectives
  • The ability to identify, orchestrate, coordinate and controls the management activities and processes that integrate program interdependencies throughout their life cycle to achieve successful program completion.
  • The ability to plan and execute a project quality management system to satisfy quality requirements and create a project value system, which emphasizes prevention over inspection and continuous process improvement.
  • The ability to establish and apply a technical performance baseline to monitor and compare key program technical performance measures, assess program and product status, and take appropriate action to maintain conformance with the baseline.
  • The ability to effectively plan, define, establish, communicate, monitor, and control scope to ensure that all of the work required and only the work required is performed.
  • The ability to apply knowledge, insights and understanding of business and financial concepts, tools and processes to the benefit of program decisions, actions, and performance.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Access or similar data analysis tools
  • Working knowledge of Tableau or similar data representation tools
  • Experience making presentations to various all levels including Senior Management

Salary Range: 1 - 1

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. With the continuing impacts of COVID-19 around the world, we are taking action to protect the health and well-being of our colleagues and maintain the safety of the communities where we operate. As a federal contractor, and consistent with Executive Order 14042 (https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/) we will require all newly hired employees in the United States to be fully vaccinated by January 18, 2022 or by your start date if it is after January 18th. Federal guidance allows for disability/medical and religious accommodations with respect to the vaccine requirement. Any requested accommodations must be reviewed and approved (if applicable) in advance of your start date.

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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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.


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