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Principal Project Manager

Requisition ID: R10111909

  • CategoryCategory: Program Management
  • LocationLocation: Cape Canaveral, 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.

At Northrop Grumman, you’ll have the resources, support, and team to accomplish the best work of your career.  Marine Systems-Cape Canaveral specializes in providing deployed systems support for launching and handling systems for the US Navy US/UK TRIDENT II SSBN programs.  Our Cape Canaveral Space Force Station location provides the opportunity to support a vital national defense program, impact the lives of Americans all over the globe, and enjoy all that Florida’s Space Coast has to offer.

Northrop Grumman Marine Systems – Cape Canaveral is seeking a Principal Project Manager to manage operational and financial aspects of alteration projects and serve as liaison between the customer, other government agencies, and the internal teams including program management, business management, supply chain, field, logistics, and engineering. This position is a project manager role within the Launcher Program Office located at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station.

The ideal candidate demonstrates a broad skill set that is balanced between interpersonal and business capabilities. The candidate has excellent communication skills and is comfortable engaging with project stakeholders, functional teams, and both internal and external customers to achieve project goals.  The candidate is committed to ethics, integrity, and innovation while challenging traditional ways of doing business.

Responsibilities include the following:

  • Oversee and manage activities of assigned programs/projects
  • Act as the primary contact for both internal and external stakeholders/customers
  • Maintain and review status of project activities to ensure cost, schedule, and technical commitments are being met
  • Be responsible for the compliance to all financial tracking processes such as formal and informal EVMS systems.
  • Coordinate customer meetings (conference room, visitor requests, agenda planning, action items, meeting minutes, etc)
  • Prepare, submit and track letters to customer
  • Support proposal development by gathering and organizing data and preparing cost estimates and rationale
  • Assess project/technical issues and develop corrective actions to meet productivity, quality, and customer satisfaction goals and objectives
  • Lead status review sessions with internal management and customer to discuss status of project cost, schedule, and technical performance
  • Develop and maintain schedules, risk registers, lessons learned, status reports and other project documentation to document project execution and performance
  • Monitors status of procurement and production hardware for assigned projects

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree with 6 years’ experience or Masters with 4 years’ experience
  • Prior experience in Program/Project Management
  • Working knowledge of Earned Value Management
  • Prior experience working with cross-functional organizations (Program Office, Engineering, Manufacturing, Purchasing, Business Management, Field Operations, etc.)
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite, Microsoft Project and SAP MRP (or similar) system.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen with the ability to obtain a clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of TRIDENT II Launcher Subsystem and Support Equipment
  • Design and operational knowledge of Navy Programs
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, leadership, and problem solving abilities


Salary Range: $74,600 USD - $111,800 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.