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Principal Project Manager

Requisition ID: R10101370

  • CategoryCategory: Program Management
  • LocationLocation: Ocean Springs, MS, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: Secret
  • 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: 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 is a trusted provider of mission-enabling solutions for global security.  Our Engineering and Sciences (E&S) organization pushes the boundaries of innovation, redefines engineering capabilities, and drives advances in various sciences. Our team is chartered with providing the skills, innovative technologies to develop, design, produce and sustain optimized product lines across the sector while providing a decisive advantage to the warfighter.  Be a part of our mission!


We are looking for you to join our team as a Principal Project Manager based out of Ocean Springs, MS. In this role at Northrop Grumman, you will have a challenging and rewarding opportunity to be a part of our Enterprise-wide digital transformation. Using Model-based Engineering, DevSecOps and Agile practices we continue to evolve how we deliver critical national defense products and capabilities for the warfighter.  Our success is grounded in our ability to embrace change, move quickly and continuously drive innovation.  The successful candidate will be collaborative, open, transparent, and team-oriented with a focus on team empowerment & shared responsibility, flexibility, continuous learning, and a culture of automation.


What you’ll get to do:

Marine Systems specializes in the development, manufacture, assembly, and testing of missile launching and handling systems and propulsion and power generation systems for naval surface ships and submarines.


The Technical Publications organization, a component of the Engineering Department, produces missile launcher manuals for the Strategic Systems Programs organization and other programs, as well as propulsion and power generation manuals for EB/NAVSEA.


The candidate must have a track record as an effective communicator, team leader, and project manager who is able to develop excellent working relationships with internal and external stakeholders.


Responsibilities Include:

  • Oversees and manages the operational aspects of ongoing projects and serves as liaison between project management and planning, project team, and line management within the Technical Publications group.
  • Reviews status of projects and budgets; manages schedules and prepares status reports.
  • Performs editorial reviews of technical documents such as technical procedure manuals, user manuals, programming manuals, service manuals, operational specifications, and related technical publications.
  • Communicate clearly and effectively technical specifications and instructions to a wide range of audiences.
  • Develop subject knowledge by interviewing product developers, observing performance of production methods, referring to technical specifications, blueprints, engineering illustrations, and trade journals.
  • Takes strong ownership to drive documentation through process from inputs to final distribution.
  • Conducts preparation of illustrative materials, selecting drawings, sketches, diagrams, and charts.
  • Assesses project issues and develops resolutions to meet productivity, quality, and client-satisfaction goals and objectives.
  • Executes verification/validation of procedures through hardware design, testing, up to final document distribution.
  • Develops new concepts, techniques, and standards; able to communicate effectively and clearly present technical approaches and findings.  Support implementation to a team of technical writers and text processors
  • Works with management on major matters pertaining to its policies, plans, and objectives. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills in presenting to internal and external stakeholders at reviews/documentation conferences.  Develop agendas and captures minutes to assess documentation impacts.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree with a minimum of 6 years relevant experience; Master’s Degree with a minimum of 4 years’ experience. Additional 4 years’ experience may be considered in lieu of Degree.  
  • Experience with CAM/EVM systems.
  • US Citizenship with the ability to obtain and maintain a Secret Clearance.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • PMP Certification.
  • Experience with Microsoft Project.
  • Familiarity with database structures for supporting of technical information databases.
  • Active Security Clearance.

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.