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Sentinel (GBSD) – Construction Operations Manager 3 – 9267

Requisition ID: R10090930

  • 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: 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.

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 Construction Operations Manager 3. This position will be located in Roy, UT and will support the Sentinel (GBSD) program.  Learn more about the Sentinel program here.  Northrop Grumman supports the Air Force’s sustainment, development, production and deployment of hardware and system modifications for Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) Ground and Airborne Launch Control Systems, Launch Facilities and associated infrastructure.

What you will get to do:

The Construction Operations Manager position within the Sentinel Infrastructure segment will be responsible for the leadership and successful delivery of multiple construction projects to meet program objectives.  Individual projects will range in size and complexity, typically valued at $5-100 million, with simultaneous construction projects in execution in excess of $1 billion.  Will require extensive coordination and schedule integration with an Engineering, Procurement, Construction (EPC) contractor and various stakeholders, including the United States Air Force (USAF) and the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE).


Construction Operations responsibilities include leading Northrop Grumman construction management teams, management of the EPC contractor and integration with small businesses; lead all aspects of project execution planning, project execution, and reporting.  The Construction Operations Manager participates in the negotiation of contracts, contract management, and contract changes. Leads the execution of multiple projects simultaneously with projects located in several states.  Develops project execution plans and manages program safety, quality, cost and schedule objectives.  Identifies program challenges and develops solutions, such as allocation of resources or changing contractual specifications.

Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Management and mentoring of construction operations staff members.
  • Ensure strict adherence to ethics and compliance requirements for all projects.
  • Plan for resources to manage current developing and future workload.
  • Leads teams to create and communicate construction project plans, and schedules.
  • Manages project cost, safety, schedule, and quality performance.
  • Supports preconstruction efforts, including proposal development, budgeting, planning, estimating, constructability reviews, value engineering, purchasing and bidding, and cost control for major construction and environmental remediation projects.
  • Provides leadership of risk evaluation, contract negotiations, fee and pricing decisions.
  • Establishes and maintains effective relationships with principal subcontractor and consultant leadership.
  • Leads all construction operations.

As a leader, you always act with integrity, and the highest ethical standards characterize everything you do. You enable your team to achieve predictable and balanced results, while satisfying the needs of internal and external partners. You treat all people with respect, and you model personal growth and continuous development. You know how to build an inclusive environment that attracts, retains, and inspires a diverse and engaged team. You develop trusted and valued customer relationships and communicate effectively, so that people throughout the organization feel engaged and connected to their work. You deliver excellence, strive for continuous improvement, and respond vigorously to change.

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

These positions will have a standard work schedule of 9/80. The 9/80 schedule allows employees who work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday to take every other Friday off.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture, Engineering, or Construction Technology/Management and at least 10 years of construction industry experience with experience with U.S. Federal Government projects.
  • 10 years of experience with/knowledge of federal acquisition regulations (FAR) and their application to design and military construction.
  • 10 years of experience with/knowledge of construction management.
  • 4 years of experience with multi-faceted USG construction; specifically, requires expertise with construction projects of military/Air Force systems, to include MILCON and NEPA, Safety and Quality Assurance requirements associated with such projects.
  • Must be able to obtain Active DoD Secret security clearance.
  • 3 years of experience leading teams and managing and mentoring direct reports.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree in related field.
  • Active DoD Secret security clearance.
  • Specific relevant experience with fixed price and cost-plus price construction for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and/or Naval Facilities Engineering Command.
  • Strong time management and project management skills and a proven record of meeting very aggressive schedules.
  • 2 years of Earned Value Management Experience (EVMS).
  • Successfully worked in fast paced environment; ability to multitask is essential.
  • Ability to proficiently use various Microsoft Office applications.
  • Experience with integrated project management systems, including LEAN Construction, Supply Chain Management, Building Information Modeling (BIM) and new and evolving construction technologies.
  • Experience with launch systems or nuclear construction.
  • Experience with US Air Force Civil Engineering Center (AFCEC)
  • Experience with US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)
  • Aerospace and Defense program management experience

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

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.