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Sr Principal Facilities Planner

Requisition ID: R10060446

  • Category IconCategory: Facilities/Real Estate
  • Location IconLocation: Sunnyvale, California, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Confidential
  • 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.

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems is seeking a talented Sr. Principal Facilities Planner to join our team in Sunnyvale, CA.

The Sr. Principal Facilities Planner will:

  • Manage/coordinate in partnership with the Construction Managers, Project Managers, and Facilities Engineering Managers the planning and utilization of Facilities and Real Estate department. This includes oversight of Capital and Expense funds allocated of all phases of equipment acquisition, rentals, maintenance; facilities modification of infrastructure and building projects from Architectural and Engineering phase through design and implementation of buildout; and, consider overtime and weekend rotations as needed. 
  • Act as primary contact for facilities project activities; schedule contractors, and provide input of project reviews of cost, schedule and technical/period of performance. Establishes milestones and monitors adherence to master plans, budgets and schedules. Identifies/informed of problems that may occur throughout the project-life-cycle and develops solutions, such as allocation of resources or changing project scope.
  • Also initiate Purchase Requisitions and track Purchase Orders, submittals, and Change Notices working closely with Global Supply Chain to meet facility and project planning needs. Monitors operating budgets established, and assure financial contract changes of terms/conditions identified.

In addition the Sr. Principal Facilites Planner:

  • Plans utilization of space and facilities for company consistent with requirements of organizational efficiency, and available facilities and funds. Plans, directs and manages all phases of equipment and machinery maintenance, facilities modification and building projects from establishment of design concepts through design and implementation. Ensures project requirements are defined, contract and contract changes are negotiated, operating budgets established, and financial terms/conditions of contract are identified. Acts as primary contact for facilities, and equipment and machinery maintenance, project activities and leads project reviews of cost, schedule and technical performance. Establishes milestones and monitors adherence to master plans, budgets and schedules. Identifies problems and develops solutions, such as allocation of resources or changing project scope. May coordinate the work of employees assigned to the project.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree and 10+ years of relevant experience (OR 14+ years of relevant experience in lieu of a degree).
  • Experience initiating Purchase Requisitions and tracking Purchase Orders, submittals, and Change Notices.
  • Experience developing/Understanding of Scope of Work.
  • Strong Problem Solving Skills.
  • MS Office Suite Experience.
  • Ability to obtain a Confidential Clearance.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience having oversite of capital expenses and funding.
  • EVM experience.
  • Experience working with architects and engineers.
  • Global supply chain experience.


Salary Range: $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.