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Program Planning and Control Manager – Level 1

Requisition ID: R10112276

  • CategoryCategory: Program 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: Days (United States of America)
  • Travel RequirementsTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • 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 Space Systems is seeking a Program Planning & Control Manager to join our team of qualified and diverse individuals. This position will be located in Boulder, CO, will offer a hybrid work schedule and will support our Ground-Based Weapon Systems (GWS) program.

As a manager of a professional program planning team, the selected candidate must have experience with the scheduling discipline, as well as the leadership qualities necessary to foster collaboration among team members and the programs they support. 

The focus of this role will be twofold:

1) Mission success through quality deliverables and proactive vision

2) Enrichment of the employee experience through mentoring, training, and encouragement

Job duties & responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Be the organizational lead to initiate a collaborative campaign across the equivalent levels of management
  • Advocate for team and products, ensuring business rhythms support skills and time to generate metrics and forecast abilities
  • Ensure major projects, program schedules and plans are horizontally and vertically integrated across company functional groups
  • Track plans and schedules, perform risk analysis, identifies and resolves critical path and network logic conflicts
  • Utilize Gantt, PERT, milestone charts, Earned Value Management (EVM) and other project management techniques to assess progress and identify performance variances to facilitate focus and intervention on critical areas
  • Prepare, develop and coordinate the Integrated Master Schedule (IMS) to meet all program objectives
  • Ensure schedule products are compliant with latest Government, Corporate and Sector requirements and cover gaps in process/knowledge within the team organizational structure
  • Implement scheduling best practices as prescribed by industry to include, but not limited to: IPMR DI-MGMT-81861, Earned Value Management System (EVMS), Critical Path Analysis, Schedule Risk Analysis (SRA), Schedule Performance Analytics and Schedule Health Analysis (DCMA 14-Point, DECM metrics)
  • Drive change management and ensure adoption and acceptance of change (i.e. analytics, process, innovative efficiencies).
  • Manage and develop a team of program schedule analysts and reporting managers

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree and 6+ years related program planning and control experience – OR – a Master’s degree and 4+ years related program planning and control experience 
  • Will consider 4+ years of work experience in lieu of a degree
  • Experience with MS Project and MS Office Suite
  • Experience with Integrated Master Schedules (IMS)
  • Understanding of Earned Value Management System tools
  • Experience with Schedule Risk Assessments (SRA)
  • Familiarity with the National Defense Industrial Association’s Planning and Scheduling Excellence Guide (NDIA - PASEG)
  • Experience in Aerospace and/or Defense programs and familiarity with Integrated Program Management Report (IPMR)
  • US Citizen

Preferred Qualifications  

  • Master's degree in Business Administration, Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics Discipline
  • PMP, PgMP, PMI-RMP, PMI, SP, PSP certifications
  • Leadership or people management experience
  • Current DoD Secret or Top Secret security clearance

This position’s standard work schedule is a 9/80. The 9/80 schedule allows employees who work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday to take every other Friday off. 

Salary Range: $101,800 USD - $152,800 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.