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Operations Project Analyst – Manufacturing 2/3 – (Space/Satellite)

Requisition ID: R10100203

  • CategoryCategory: Program Management
  • LocationLocation: Sterling, VA, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: None
  • 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.

The Tactical Space Systems Division Manufacturing organization has an opening for a Operations Project Analyst in Dulles, VA (may also reside in Gilbert, AZ) to support the Space Systems Division. The Program Operations Engineer 2 are the interface between the Business Division (Civil & Commercial Satellites and National Security Systems Satellites) and Manufacturing.
We are seeking a Operations Project Analyst to work closely with the Manufacturing Work Centers and Program Management. This position is responsible for schedule management and cost accountability of Manufacturing activities for their respective Business Division to determine the most practical and cost-efficient methods to obtain the optimal program execution.  
The Operations Project Analyst candidate must possess excellent communication skills - both verbal and written; strong interpersonal skills; a good problem solving mindset; and the ability to present program visibility at internal/external meetings to include all levels of management including executive level. This is not a Manager role. This is an individual contributor role.  

Responsibilities Include:

  • Coordinate the production execution for Business Unit programs 

  • Coordinate Manufacturing cost and schedule performance 

  • Serve as Manufacturing lead for all proposals in the Business Unit 

  • Ensure Manufacturing has the needed resources (resources Manufacturing needs as well as allocation of resources from Manufacturing) to execute the programs 

  • Managing and maintaining the day to day interfaces and communications between the assigned Program Management Office (PMO), Manufacturing, Test, Manufacturing Resource Planning (MRP), Mission Assurance (MA), Supply Chain (SCM), Engineering, and Shipping. 

  • Facilitating internal meetings in a way to support design, production, and problem resolutions. 

  • Reporting Earned Value Management System (EVMS) and may service as the Cost Account Management (CAM) for manufacturing projects.

  • Engage and collaborate with programs and functional organizations (from individual contributors to executive staff) to obtain, understand, and interpret manufacturing facilitation and scheduling requirements


Basic Qualifications:

  • Operations Project Analyst 2 - A Bachelor's degree and 3 years of relevant work experience or 1 year of experience with a Master's degree (Additional Years of experience will be accepted in lieu of degree)

  • Operations Project Analyst 3 - A Bachelor's degree and 6 years of relevant work experience or 4 year of experience with a Master's degree (Additional Years of experience will be accepted in lieu of degree)

  • MS Office applications including Excel, Word, Project, and Power Point

  • Experience with SAP or other Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system and MS Office applications including Excel, Word, Project, and Power Point Experience in engineering or manufacturing 

  • Must be a US citizen

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Business Management, Manufacturing, Industrial or Quality Engineering 

  • Working knowledge of Cost Point and Material Requirements Planning (MRP) systems

  • Active security clearance or ability to obtain one

  • Demonstrated expertise in the following systems and concepts:

  • MRP and IMS Scheduling 

  • Windchill, TipQA, Cognos

  • Earned Value Management

  • Continuous Improvement, Lean Manufacturing and Manufacturing 

  • Excellent presentation and communication skills

  • Program execution experience 

  • Experience in engineering or manufacturing

Salary Range: $70,200 USD - $105,200 USD
Salary Range 2: $86,300 USD - $129,500 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.