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Principal or Senior Principal Program Cost Control Analyst

Requisition ID: R10105969

  • CategoryCategory: Business Management
  • LocationLocation: San Diego, CA, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: None
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking 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.

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems Sector is seeking a Principal or Senior Principal Program Cost Control Analyst to support the Strategic Networks, Applications and products (SNAP) Operating Unit.

This position is located in San Diego, CA and offers a hybrid work schedule.

This Lead Program Control Analyst position will report to the SNAP OU Business Manager, and will be responsible for leading various business management functions within the C3 Solutions Department.  The individual will interact with various department and operating unit staff to solve reporting program issues and meet reporting requirements. In addition, the Analyst will interface with program managers, functional management, control account managers (CAMs) and other business management staff to provide financial support and analysis.

Roles and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Sets up cost control system, monitors and controls costs and schedules on contracts requiring validated cost schedule control system.
  • Support audits and reviews requested by programs, customers, and company management. fact-finding and negotiation support.
  • Prepares budgets and schedules for contract work and performs and/or assists in financial analyses such as funding profiles, sales outlook, cash forecasting, and variance analysis.
  • Ensures adequate funding availability by maintaining accurate records of expenditures, directing preparation of expenditure projections, and submitting timely requests for additional funding to the government.
  • Perform analysis and prepare reports in order to ensure that contracts are within negotiated and agreed-upon parameters and government cost control guidelines.
  • Support the preparation and coordination of financial forecasting and reporting, Annual Operating Plan and Resource Plan
  • Prepare financial inputs to internal reports and presentations(IPRS, Dashboards, BARs, Etc.)
  • Perform Earned Value Metric (EVM) tasks including: Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) development, budget baseline, cost risk analysis/ assessment and visibility reports, development and analysis of estimates to complete.

This position may be filled at either a Principal or Senior Principal Level based on the qualifications outlined below.

Basic Qualifications for a Principal level:

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, or related field with 6 years of related professional experience - OR - a Master's degree as described above with 4 years of related professional experience
  • Experience with Earned Value and performance measurement baseline concepts and ability to apply them to multiple contracts, CLINs and control accounts.
  • Ability to use financial systems, with hands on cost performance reporting/analysis skills
  • Willingness and ability to travel 10% of the time.
  • Willingness to obtain and maintain a Secret level security clearance.
  • US Citizenship.

Basic Qualifications for a Senior Principal level:

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, or related field with 10 years of related professional experience - OR - a Master's degree as described above with 8 years of related professional experience
  • Experience with Earned Value and performance measurement baseline concepts and ability to apply them to multiple contracts, CLINs and control accounts.
  • Ability to use financial systems, with hands on cost performance reporting/analysis skills
  • Willingness and ability to travel 10% of the time.
  • Willingness to obtain and maintain a Secret level security clearance.
  • US Citizenship.

Preferred Qualifications for both levels:

Experience with COBRA and PM COMPASS, SAP


Salary Range: $86,300 USD - $129,500 USD
Salary Range 2: $107,000 USD - $160,600 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.