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Principal Technical Services Project Management (Operations Project Manager)

Requisition ID: R10086010

  • CategoryCategory: Program Management
  • LocationLocation: Apopka, FL, 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
  • 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.

This position will be responsible for performing various duties on assigned programs, which include, but are not limited to the following:

• Serves as Manufacturing team liaison between the assigned Program Management Office (PMO), Engineering, Manufacturing Operations, Supply Chain (SCM), Mission Assurance (MA) and customers.

• 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 program managers, line managers, and clients.

• Cost Account Manager (CAM) for Manufacturing Operations budget, including Earned Value Management reporting and variance reporting. Ensures that the required manufacturing and test resources are forecasted and secured to execute the job (people, equipment, and facilities).

•  Representing Manufacturing at program Configuration Control Board, ensuring proper implementation of design changes.

•  Active participant in program risk management activity, ensuring any applicable Manufacturing risks and/or opportunities are captured and managed in the program risk register

• Supporting and generating proposal documentation as needed to foster new work.

*Please note this is an individual contributor role and not a management role*.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree with 5+ years of relevant work experience; Master's degree with 3+ years of relevant work experience; or 9 years of related experience.

  • Experience in engineering, manufacturing, testing, and/or design.

  • Experience with Earned Value Management System (EVMS) or Control Account Management (CAM) techniques, which includes program cost and schedule management.

  • Ability to effectively communicate, both written and verbal, with several layers of coworkers and management.

  • Ability to prioritize and complete multiple tasks within critical deadlines.

  • Demonstrated experience in leadership and/or project management.

  • Ability to develop solutions to complex problems requiring the use of ingenuity, creativity, and participation of internal and /or external personnel & teams.

  • Proficiency with MS Office applications including Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.

  • U.S. Citizenship is required with the ability to obtain and maintain a Department of Defense (DoD) Secret security clearance.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a STEM field.

  • Experience with cost, schedule, project leadership, and/or process improvement.

  • Experience with Basis of Estimates, Risk Management, Return to Green plans, managing budgets and Earned Value Management (EVM).

  • Experience working on government contracts.

  • Proficiency in Risk and Opportunity management.

  • Active Department of Defense (DoD) Secret security clearance.


Salary Range: $90,400 USD - $135,600 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

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.