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Principal Project Management

Requisition ID: R10088712

  • CategoryCategory: Program Management
  • LocationLocation: Manhattan Beach, CA, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: None
  • 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: 3

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.

Job Description

Strategic Space Systems Division (SSSD) is an industry-leading provider for prime satellite and payload capabilities and directed energy and electronics solutions for national security, military, and civil customers. We are built on a heritage of providing innovative, affordable and reliable aerospace and defense products that our customers rely on to achieve mission success. Join the Space revolution and make the impossible, possible

Northrop Grumman, Strategic Space Systems Division, has an opening for a Principal Project Management to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Manhattan Beach, California.

Oversees and manages the operational aspects of ongoing projects and serves as liaison between project management and planning, project team, and line management. Reviews status of projects and budgets; manages schedules and prepares status reports. Assesses project issues and develops resolutions to meet productivity, quality, and client-satisfaction goals and objectives. Develops mechanisms for monitoring project progress and for intervention and problem solving with project managers, line managers, and clients.

  • Schedule a sequence of fabrication, assembly, installation, and other manufacturing operations relating to a specific portion of the product for guidance of production work, material readiness and all aspects of scheduling related to meeting program needs:

  • Load, analyze and monitor demands in the ERP system to create robust & attainable schedules.

  • To support future capabilities for the sector, candidate should also have knowledge of capacity & resource planning to work in parallel with Industrial Engineering for level loading of schedules.

  • Project Management and analysis of manufacturing scheduling activities including coordination across multiple disciplines such as: production planning, quality assurance, manufacturing, purchasing, engineering, inventory control, material requirements planning and Program Scheduling.

  • Ensure production control and parts integrators expedite appropriate material based on master production schedule and critical path analysis.

  • Provides visibility into and advises management of the status of work in progress, material availability, and potential production risks to ensure that personnel, equipment, materials and services are provided as needed to meet production and Program needs.

  • Able to schedule and plan detailed operations from engineering drawings, engineering orders, change notices, and other engineering releases.

  • The ideal candidate will have strong verbal communication and customer service skills and able to work in a teamwork environment.

  • Presents schedules, power point presentations to leadership, leads schedule meetings with IPT’s.

As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman Space Systems, you are eligible for our robust benefits package including:

  • Medical, Dental & Vision coverage

  • 401k

  • Educational Assistance

  • Life Insurance

  • Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions

  • Paid Time Off

  • Health & Wellness Resources

  • Employee Discounts

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.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree plus 6 years of experience in Manufacturing, Operations, Project Management, Logistics, Material Requirements Planning OR Masters Degree plus 4 years experience OR High School Diploma/G.E.D plus 10 years of experience in Manufacturing Operations, Project Management, Material Requirements Planning. 

  • Experience with Scheduling, SAP, ERP, or MRP systems 

  • Proven leadership experience on a project and/or team.

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Top Secret clearance OR SCI access 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Business, Supply Chain, Project Management or Engineering

  • Data analysis and problem solving skills 

  • APICS Certification 

  • Understanding of Master Production Scheduling principles 

  • Experience in managing manufacturing processes, productivity, capacity and efficiency measurements 

  • Experience in Aerospace or Defense Industry 

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.