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Sr. / Principal Project Manager: Electrical Engineering (Top Secret)– Space / Satellite Systems (Dulles, VA or Gilbert, AZ)

Requisition ID: R10096034

  • CategoryCategory: Program Management
  • LocationLocation: Dulles, VA, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: Top Secret
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking for this position
  • ShiftShift: Days (United States of America)
  • Travel RequirementsTravel Required: No
  • 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.

We have an opening for a Project Manager: Electrical Engineering to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals in the Tactical Space organization. This position will be located in Dulles, VA or can also be located in Gilbert, AZ.

In this role you will:

  • Oversee and manage the operational aspects of ongoing projects and serves as liaison between project management and planning, project team, and line management
  • Review status of projects and budgets
  • Manage schedules and prepare status reports
  • Assess project issues and develop resolutions to meet productivity, quality, and client-satisfaction goals and objectives
  • Develop mechanisms for monitoring project progress and for intervention and problem solving with project managers, line managers, and clients

Daily Responsibilities Include:

  • Development of Integrated Master Schedules for engineering work as well as maintenance and execution of the schedule
  • Generation of Basis of Estimate (BOEs) for engineering labor and material
  • Serve as a liaison within the Electrical Engineering Organization and other internal and external organizations such as Global Supply Chain (GSC) and suppliers
  • Provide oversight for Electrical Engineering financial control and maintenance of budgets including EVMS indices and Variance reporting, and Baseline Change Request
  • Prepare status reports on the health of projects. Identify risks and opportunities as well as Return to Green plans. Retire Risks
  • Brief Electrical Engineering Mgmt. in critical weekly status reviews, Proposal signoffs, Program Reviews, etc.
  • Support engineering with creation of Statement of Works for both internal and external deliverables
  • Coordinate supplier deliverables
  • Lead a diverse team of engineers in design and development of new products within cost and schedule

To be successful you should have:

  • Experience leading a cost account to include conducting Earned Value (EVMS) cost -control
  • Experience leading a multi-discipline team in design & development of a new product
  • Experience managing and directing subcontracts
  • Project Management experience in an engineering and/or manufacturing environment such as harness, electrical power, command and data handling, test engineering, ground support design & development, and/or RF engineering
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Project

This position can be filled at the Principal or Sr. Principal level.

Basic Qualifications:


  • 6 year of experience with a Bachelor’s degree (4 years with a Masters.)  Experience can be considered in lieu of degree
  • Active Top Secret clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Project Management Profession (PmP) Certification
  • EVMS Certification / Training
  • STEM degree

The Northrop Grumman Tactical Space Division is a strategic partner specializing in commercial and classified partnerships with the design, delivery, operation and sustainment of satellites and human spacecraft.  We support science and space exploration through our various partnerships, including NASA’s Artemis program with the goal to return humans to the Moon in 2024 and the TESS (Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite) program that has discovered more than twenty confirmed plants.  Recognized as an industry leader, we also develop highly specialized space and satellite components. 

Northrop Grumman offers a competitive and robust benefits program.

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


Dental & Vision coverage


Educational Assistance

Life Insurance

Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions

Paid Time Off

Health & Wellness Resources

Employee Discounts

Flexible Schedules (For example the ability to work a 9/80 work schedule, which allows an employee to work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday and take every other Friday off of work)

For more details please visit our total rewards site or chat with one of our recruiters to learn more.





Space System

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Salary Range: $74,600 USD - $111,800 USD
Salary Range 2: $107,000 USD - $160,600 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.