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Sr Principal Project Management – Program Execution & Ops

Requisition ID: R10100260

  • CategoryCategory: Program Management
  • LocationLocation: Linthicum, MD, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: Secret
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking for this position
  • ShiftShift: 1st Shift (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.

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems (NGMS) sector is currently seeking a SR Principal Project Management Specialist to join our growing Program Execution and Operations (PE&O) team in the Emerging Capabilities Development (ECD) Division in Linthicum, Maryland. In this position you will have the opportunity to serve as Program Management Support personnel for the ECD Program Execution and Strategy Teams.

The candidate must possess strong leadership abilities, excellent communication skills and effective problem-solving capabilities. They must be knowledgeable of Program Execution and Operations functions, scheduling techniques, continuous improvement strategies, readiness assessments, compliance requirements and financial practices to execute cost and schedule objectives and implement key strategic initiatives.

What You'll Get to Do:

Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Serves as liaison between the PE&O team and Strategy, as well as, other functions and sector/divisions to share information and provide support to benefit overall operational efficiency. 
  • Assesses project issues and develops resolutions to meet productivity, quality, and client-satisfaction goals and objectives across the BUs and OUs.
  • Develops mechanisms for monitoring PE&O goal progress and for intervention and problem solving with ECD staff and support functions. 
  • Supports functional focus areas initiatives for improvement/streamlining, development and execution of PE&O & Strategy; assist with initiatives that eliminate non-value-added activities.
  • Responsible for preparing for and facilitating a broad range of Functional PE&O organization meetings and events including TechFest, IRAD Awareness Reviews, Bilat Review with Production Divisions, in-person PE&O meetings and Agile projects.
  • Creates Teams Planner Bilat Action Tracking and Collaboration tasks with Production Division POCs.
  • Provides presentation support for PM training and tracks training modules and PM attendance.
  • Integrates day-to-day operational objectives to meet PE&O organization goals. Assists in managing the Linthicum campus site operations.

Basic Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree with 10+ years of related experience, or Master's degree and 8+ years of related experience (Note: An additional 4+ years of applicable work experience may be substituted for a Bachelor's degree).
  • Demonstrated leadership, critical thinking and innovative behaviors in past projects, roles or experiences in a fast-paced dynamic environment.
  • Experience effectively multi-tasking and responding to competing priorities and schedules.
  • Experience setting up task schedules, tracking progress, and compiling data for status reporting metrics.
  • Experience in communication, both written and verbal, with customers and senior management.
  • Demonstrated experience with cross campus or multi-discipline collaboration.
  • US Citizenship with the ability to obtain and maintain a DOD Secret Security Clearance. 

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • In depth knowledge of NG or large-scale corporate systems, policies and procedures.
  • The ability to identify and address project impacts through a systematic, proactive, approach to issue and problem resolution that identifies, communicates, monitors, and promptly resolves conflicts across all levels of the project.
  • Active Secret Clearance.

Salary Range: $102,200 USD - $153,200 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.