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Sentinel (GBSD) – Principal Project Controls Specialist/Sr Principal Project Controls Specialist – 7995, 7996

Requisition ID: R10101498

  • CategoryCategory: Program Management
  • LocationLocation: Roy, UT, 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: 2

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.

Embark on a career putting innovative, reliable, and agile products and ideas into orbit, and beyond. Northrop Grumman has opportunities waiting for you that play a vital role in human space exploration, national defense, and scientific discovery, supporting multiple programs across the universe. With us, you’ll discover a culture of curiosity and collaboration that will have you Defining Possible from the day you start. Our space systems connect and protect millions of people on earth every day, now and for the future. Explore your future and launch your career today.

Northrop Grumman Space Systems is seeking a Principal Project Controls Specialist/Sr Principal Project Controls Specialist. This position will be located in Roy, UT and will support the Sentinel (GBSD) program. 

What You’ll Get To Do: 

Specific duties to include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Manage Project Controls for one or more projects, including project planning, scheduling, cost tracking, performance measurement, and reporting in an EVMS environment.

  • Develop WBS and project cost coding structures.

  • Utilize project management systems and tools to update and manage project budgets, commitments, expenditures, and forecasts.

  • Develop and maintain cost loaded or resource loaded schedules using critical path methodology.

  • Conduct project performance analysis using industry standard earned value management processes and techniques.

  • Support project controls reporting requirements for weekly and monthly status reporting.

  • Maintain project budgets and forecast spending plans.

  • Prepare labor and subcontractor commitment analysis reports.

  • Prepare program and project cash flow analysis.

  • Develop and maintain project accrual reports.

  • Provide support for proposals and project change requests to include schedule development, estimate development, pricing proposals, and client negotiations.

  • Lead administrative and document control support across multiple construction projects in execution.

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.  

You’ll Bring These Qualifications:

  • Principal Project Controls Specialist: 6 Years of experience with Bachelor’s degree; 4 Years with Masters; 4 additional years of experience in lieu of a degree.

  • Sr Principal Project Controls Specialist: 10 Years of experience with Bachelor’s degree; 8 Years with Masters; 4 additional years of experience in lieu of a degree.

  • US Citizenship and ability to obtain a DOD Secret clearance.

  • Experience related to project controls/cost-schedule on federal construction projects.

  • Knowledge of Earned Value Management System principles.

  • Proficiency with the Microsoft Office software suite of applications to include MS Project.

These Qualifications Would be Nice to Have:

  • Master’s Degree in Business Management, Engineering, Project Management, Construction Management.

  • Proficiency with Primavera P6.

  • Formal professional certification (PMI, AACE, etc.).

  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and strong interpersonal skills.

  • Strong organizational skills.

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 


Salary Range: $74,600 USD - $111,800 USD
Salary Range 2: $92,400 USD - $138,600 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.