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Principal OR Sr Principal Project Management

Requisition ID: R10069743

  • Category IconCategory: Program Management
  • Location IconLocation: San Diego, California, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret
  • 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.

This requisition may be filled as either a level 3 Principal Program Manager or a level 4 Sr Principal Program Manager.

Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems has an opening for either a level 3 or level 4 Project Manager to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals! This position will be located on site in San Diego with a hybrid telework option available.

The selected candidate will report to and work closely with the Director of Airworthiness and other Airworthiness leaders to meet the goals and objectives of the Airworthiness organization. The candidate will serve as the business management point-of-contact and primary interface for the Global Surveillance program leaders as well as interact with Airworthiness personnel and other business management employees.

This position will have a heavy emphasis on EVM and business/project management support to the Global Surveillance Airworthiness organization. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Workforce and financial data tracking and analysis for monthly reporting requirements and reviews
  • Compiles cost, schedule, elements in the development of proposals in accordance with request for proposal (RFP)
  • Coordinates the collection and accumulation of cost, scheduling, and performance elements and prepares status reports
  • Oversees and manages the operational aspects of ongoing projects and serves as liaison between organizations
  • Researches and analyzes historical data, develops cost models to support estimating and proposal efforts
  • A variety of ad hoc tasks/exercises

This requisition may be filled as either a level 3 Principal Program Manager or a level 4 Sr Principal Program Manager.

Basic Qualifications for a Principal Program Manager:

  • Bachelor’s degree with 5 years of Finance, Accounting, Economics, or Business experience; OR a Master's degree with 3 years of related experience
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word)
  • Knowledge and experience of Earned Value Management
  • Strong communication skills

Basic Qualifications for a Sr Principal Program Manager:

  • Bachelor’s degree with 9 years of Finance, Accounting, Economics, or Business experience; OR a Master's degree with 7 years of related experience
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word)
  • Experience in Proposal activities to include cost, schedule, and planning activities
  • Knowledge and experience with Earned Value Management
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to obtain/maintain DoD Secret Clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Resource management experience (EVM, indirect, NCTA, Capital)
  • Knowledge of Tableau and SAP
  • Financial reporting and accounting principles
  • Extensive experience in Proposal activities to include cost, schedule, and planning activities
  • Extensive knowledge and experience with Earned Value Management
  • PMP Certification
  • Ability to multi-task and support multiple programs and address leadership needs
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Active DoD Secret

We offer flexible work arrangements, phenomenal learning opportunities, exposure to a wide variety of projects and customers, and a very friendly team environment. We are looking for self-motivated, proactive, and goal-oriented people to help us grow our services and become even better at what we do.

Our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) provide benefits for the member, our leaders and the company. Our ERGs offer opportunities to be a friend, be active, be a volunteer, be a leader, to be recognized and to be yourself. Every ERG is inclusive of all employees!

At Northrop Grumman, we are on the cutting edge of innovation-- building the next generation of sophisticated aircraft to protect our country. Our diverse portfolio of programs means there are endless paths to cultivate your career. We are well-known for our inclusive, family environment, as well as our excellent work/life balance. We also offer exceptional benefits/healthcare, a 9/80 schedule, and a great 401K matching program.


Salary Range: $83,800 USD - $125,800 USD
Salary Range 2: $103,900 USD - $155,900 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 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.