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Program Planning and Scheduling Manager 2

Requisition ID: R10063611

  • Category IconCategory: Program Management
  • Location IconLocation: San Diego, California, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: None
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking 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.

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems is seeking a Manager 2 - Program Planning & Scheduling to join the Program Scheduling organization. The Manager will be responsible for leading a department with multiple program schedulers. This position reports to the Sector Director of Scheduling and Compliance. The Manager will provide guidance and direction in the preparation and coordination of plans and integrated schedulesfor new and existing programs.

Specific roles and responsibilities of the Manager include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Manage all scheduling efforts and schedule baselines
  • Provide site schedulers with day to day hands on support, guidance, troubleshooting, and satisfying Programmatic requirements
  • Function as a change agent, creating an environment of trust, compliance, continuous improvement and learning
  • Project management including managing multiple priorities against ambitious timelines
  • Support/coordinate internal and external surveillance audits
  • Ensure full compliance with corporate and sector scheduling processes and procedures, with particular focus on implementation of the NGMS Earned Value Management System
  • Provide support to bids, bid reviews, integrated baseline reviews, and internal projects
  • Advise business managers in integrating project schedules with Earned Value Management
  • Attend site business management meetings to define schedule needs and work with sector scheduling management on resource allocation needs
  • Assist sector scheduling group in evaluating goals and objectives for site schedulers
  • Perform in a fast paced, frequently changing, and demand driven environment
  • Problem solving and decision making requiring excellent communication skills
  • Travel 10%

As a manager of a scheduling group, the selected candidate must demonstrate leadership qualities. It is the expectation of someone in a management position to bring their team together to foster collaboration and reach customer and company success, not only for the mission, but for each employee as well. We expect leaders to understand, manage and drive top performance through employee engagement.

Basic Qualifications:

  • BA/BS degree with experience relevant to the position as described above with 9 year of related experience.
  • 7 years’ hands-on experience in Program Planning / Scheduling utilizing Microsoft Project or similar scheduling software
  • Demonstration of a strong understanding of project management and earned-value management principles and their application to complex projects.
  • Experience in a DOD manufacturing or engineering development environment.
  • Proficiency in MS Office Programs (MS Project, MS PowerPoint, MS Excel, MS Word).
  • Experience using Schedule Health Analysis and  Monte Carlo schedule risk Assessment tools
  • The willingness and ability to travel domestically 25% of the time.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • BA/BS in a BusinessAdministration or Engineering.
  • Familiarity with Earned Value tools (MPM, Cobra,etc.)
  • Experience in applying integrated cost/schedule and critical path methodologies within an Earned Value (EVMS) environment.
  • Familiarity with the NDIA's Planning and Scheduling Excellence Guide.
  • Experience in Aerospace and/or Defense programs and familiarity with Integrated Program Management Report (IPMR).
  • Current, active US Secret clearance or h

Salary Range: $118,600 USD - $178,000 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 https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/.

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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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.