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Principal Program Planning and Scheduling Analyst

Requisition ID: R10107567

  • CategoryCategory: Business Management
  • LocationLocation: Boulder, CO, 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 Space Sector is seeking a Principal Program Planning and Scheduling Analyst 3 to join our team of diverse and talented individuals. This position is located in Boulder, CO.

In this role, the selected candidate will be responsible for but not limited to the following:

  • Provide Engineering planning/scheduling support to Integrated Product Teams (IPTs) and Control Account Managers (CAMs) to establish program baseline and manage program execution.
  • Evaluate subcontract / supplier schedules and integrate into IMS.
  • Level where / when needed to support internal CAMs, supplier & customer events.
  • Collaborate with IPTs/CAMs to determine, monitor, and update program schedules with consideration of operational budgets, and manpower requirements.
  • Track plans and schedules, performs risk analysis, prepare & implement change requests, identify and resolve critical path and network logic conflicts.
  • Interface / collaborate with the financial team to ensure program cost and schedule integration.
  • Perform detailed schedule, resource, work, and cost analysis in deriving solutions / recommendations to address program issues.
  • Effective engagement with multiple functional teams, supplier teams, and the Program/Project Manager. 
  • Develop and present weekly/monthly program schedule performance metrics, including Tier 1 summary schedules.
  • Formulates and recommends corrective action measures such as schedule revisions, manpower adjustments, and work requirements.  
  • Prepare and validate month end IMS submittal to customer in accordance with contractual requirements (IPMR, IPMDAR) in conjunction with scheduling best practices.
  • Understands Engineering Statement of Work (SOW), product details, and processes to provide recommendations for critical management decisions.
  • Prepares and support program events including Integrated Baseline Reviews (IBR), Internal Surveillance Reviews (ISR) and Joint Surveillance Reviews (JSR) audits.
  • Implements scheduling best practices as prescribed by industry to include, but not limited to:
    • DCMA DECM metrics
    • IPMR, IPMDAR DI-MGMT-81861
    • Earned Value Management System (EVMS)
    • Critical Path Analysis
    • Schedule Risk Analysis (SRA)
    • Schedule Performance and Health Metrics and Analysis
  • Develop / support new business proposal efforts.
  • Understanding of schedule performance impacts on program financials.
  • Participate in company / organization process improvement, automation, and innovation initiatives.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration / Management, Supply Chain, or STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) which may include related business and technical fields, in conjunction with 5-years of work experience in Planning/Scheduling, Finance, Pricing, Program Management, Business Management, Supply Chain, or STEM.  Master’s degree in same fields requires 3 year of work experience in above disciplines.
  • Experienced in subcontractor / supplier schedule management and integration.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Project [Server], Office Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint) and possess the ability to work multiple tasks within a team environment.
  • Possess / ability to obtain minimum, DOD Secret security clearance.
  • Work expected to be conducted 100% onsite in Boulder office.  Option of hybrid schedule (3 days onsite) at management discretion.
  • Working knowledge of EVMS
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal skills, and the ability to interface with all levels of employees, management, and executive leadership.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Business Administration / Management, Supply Chain, or STEM with minimum 3 years of related experience.
  • Advanced experience with Microsoft Project or Microsoft Project Server
  • Knowledge with Integrated Master Plan (IMP) and Integrated Master Schedule (IMS) development; Schedule Risk Assessment (SRA) approach and execution.
  • Active, DOD Top Secret and/or SCI Clearance.

Offer will be commensurate to applicable work experience and skillset.

Salary Range: $86,300 USD - $129,500 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.