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Program Control Manager 3 -Sagittarius (TS and/or SCI Required to Start) Redondo Beach, CA

Requisition ID: R10101415

  • CategoryCategory: Business Management
  • LocationLocation: Manhattan Beach, CA, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: Top Secret
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • ShiftShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel RequirementsTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • Relocation AssistanceRelocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available
  • Number of Positions AvailablePositions 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’s Strategic Space Systems Division (SSSD) is an industry-leading provider satellite payloads and directed energy solutions for national security, military, and human exploration missions. We are built on a strong heritage of innovative, innovative, affordable, and reliable aerospace and defense products our customers and nation rely on our team to achieve mission success. Join the Space revolution and make the impossible, possible. 

SSSD has an opening for a Senior Manager on our Business Management team in Redondo Beach, CA. This position will report directly to the Sagittarius Business Manager, AIM Operating Unit.

The Program Control Manager 3 will be leading the program control efforts on the Sagittarius Program. In this role, the candidate will provide business management leadership to a program control team including managers and have a close working relationship with contracts, pricing, and schedule management organizations. A successful candidate will be able to provide a vision for financial execution, planning, and staff development for the business management team. The candidate will have customer interactions on financials, funding, risks, and Earned Value Management Systems (EVMS).  The Cost Manager interfaces regularly with the Customer, Contracts, Scheduling, Human Resources, and Compliance.

The candidate selected will have a thorough understanding and working knowledge of Program Management to include financial Contract Data Requirements List (CDRL) deliveries, Earned Value Management Systems (EVMS), funding analysis, proposal development, risk management, and team leadership.

This position requires the incumbent to possess a Department of Defense (DoD) active Top Secret (TS) security clearance or access to Special Compartmentalized Information (SCI).

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Management of program business systems and coordinating monthly business processes to enable the delivery of successful products to the program and customer.
  • Responsible for compliance to internal/external Earned Value Management System (EVMS) requirements
  • Communicating financial impacts to VPs and customer based on program execution, risks, and contractual requirements.
  • Interface with IPTs and Schedule Management team to ensure accurate monthly Earned Value Management cost and schedule data for the program.
  • Provide guidance and direction over Intercompany Work Order (IWO) and Subcontract performers.
  • Customer counterpart interface and maintaining customer relationship. 
  • High acumen for problem solving as this role requires the identification of issues and problems across multiple contracts to make recommendations to management for resolution.
  • Resources planning and staffing; employee engagement, staff development, including employee goal setting, annual reviews, and issues resolution.
  • Collaborate across other functional teams to ensure the success of program priorities.
  • Ability to interpret and apply company policies & procedures that address compliance/charging guidance regarding labor, material, travel, and other direct cost (ODC) expenses.

Basic Qualifications:

  • An active DoD TS Clearance and/or SCI Access is required.
  • Bachelor’s Degree with 10 years of experience in business finance to include program cost control and planning or 8 years of stated experience with a Master’s Degree
  • Leadership Experience
  • Experience with Earned Value Management (EVMS)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree
  • Experience leading programs and staff.
  • Current or previous experience working with restricted customers.
  • 5 or more years on large programs requiring contractual EVMS implementation.
  • Experience as a user of COBRA and MPM

Northrop Grumman offers a competitive and robust benefits program. As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman, you are eligible for:

  • Medical, Dental & Vision coverage
  • 401k
  • Educational Assistance
  • Life Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions
  • Paid Time Off
  • Health & Wellness Resources
  • Employee Discounts
  • Flexible Schedules:  For example the ability to work a 9/80 work schedule, which allows an employee to work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday and take every other Friday off of work

For more details, please view Northrop Grumman Benefits.


Salary Range: $160,200 USD - $240,400 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.