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Manager Programs 3

Requisition ID: R10087022

  • CategoryCategory: Program Management
  • LocationLocation: Chandler, AZ, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: Top Secret
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • ShiftShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel RequirementsTravel Required: Yes, 25% 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 Space Sector is searching for a Manager of Programs, M3, to join the Program Engineering Management team within Launch Vehicles business unit located in Chandler, AZ. 

The Program Engineering (PEM) leads the technical management for development of an advanced missile system. The PEM leads a multi-disciplinary team to define the performance requirements and interfaces for the booster system. The PEM executes project management, including integrated master schedule (IMS) and earned value management system (EVMS). The PEM provides technical leadership of the multidisciplinary engineering team to successfully complete the required design and mission reviews to ensure compliance with both internal and customer requirements, ensures timely completion of customer deliverables, and leads resolution of significant technical issues. The ideal candidate will have broad knowledge regarding missile system technologies and operations. Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the demonstrated ability to lead multidisciplinary teams in resolving complex problems are essential.

Role Description & Responsibilities:

This position functionally reports to the LVBU Chief Engineer and supports the Advanced Programs Program Manager.  Directs all phases of programs from inception through completion. Responsible for the cost, schedule and technical performance of company programs or subsystems of major programs. Participates in the negotiation of contract and contract changes. Coordinates the preparation of proposals, business plans, proposal work statements and specifications, operating budgets and financial terms/conditions of contract. Acts as primary customer contact for program activities, leading program review sessions with customer to discuss cost, schedule, and technical performance. Establishes design concepts, criteria and engineering efforts for product research, development, integration, and test. Develops new business or expands the product line with the customer. Establishes milestones and monitors adherence to master plans and schedules, identifies program problems and obtains solutions, such as allocation of resources or changing contractual specifications. Directs the work of employees assigned to the program from technical, manufacturing, and administrative areas.

Basic Qualifications:

Bachelor of Science Engineering degree plus 9 years of experience; Master’s of Science Engineering degree plus 7 years of experience.

  • Candidate must have an Interim Top Secret or Active Top Secret security clearance

  • U.S. Citizen

  • Ability to Travel Occasionally (6-8 trips/year)

  • Candidate must have a minimum of 7 years directly related experience in project management

  • Position is located in Chandler, AZ and requires 100% on-site support.

  • Direct internal as well as external customer interface experience

  • Demonstrated verbal and written communication excellence with customers and all levels of management

  • Experience developing project cost and schedules and managing efforts via EVMS

  • Exceptional leader of a multi-disciplined team

  • Thorough understanding of design standards, procurement processes and configuration management

  • Ability to work under limited supervision and complete projects on time and on budget

  • Multi-disciplinary engineering experience -or- system engineering experience

  • Perform other duties, as necessary, commensurate with the role of Program Manager.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Candidate will have a minimum of 10 years of directly related experience in project management

  • Earned Value Management System (EVMS) management experience

  • Experience with missile systems including field operations


Salary Range: $152,100 USD - $228,100 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 https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/.

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 http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. 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.