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Sr Principal Technical Services Project Management

Requisition ID: R10080469

  • CategoryCategory: Program Management
  • LocationLocation: Charlottesville, VA, 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
  • 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.

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems sector is seeking a Senior Principal Technical Services Project Management to join our team of qualified and diverse individuals. This position will be located in Charlottesville, VA and will report to the Manager of Operations Project Management.

This position will be responsible for performing various duties on assigned programs, which include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Leads and directs one or more project teams in the professional services arena. 
  • Prepares project execution plan and coordinates activities between client and company personnel.  Monitors project completion from initiation through delivery to meet revenue and cost projections. 
  • Oversees performance of projects or engagements and typically utilizes management skills more than technical skills.  Provides technical and analytical guidance to project team(s).
  • Reviews status of projects and budgets; manages schedules and prepares status reports.
  • Assesses project issues and develops resolutions to meet productivity, quality, and customer-satisfaction goals and objectives.
  • Develops mechanisms for monitoring project progress and for intervention and problem solving with project managers, operations management, and customers.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Typical Minimum Education or Experience - 9 Years with Bachelors; 7 Years with Masters; 4 years with PHD
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and abilities as evidenced by prior experience leading a team or project in a production environment.
  • Experience with Earned Value Management System (EVMS) or Control Account Management (CAM) techniques, which includes program cost and schedule management.
  • Ability to develop solutions to complex problems requiring the use of ingenuity, creativity, and participation of internal and/or external personnel & teams.
  • Ability to prioritize and complete multiple tasks within critical deadlines.
  • Strong communications skills, both verbal and written, interpersonal skills and good problem solving mindset.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with internal customers.
  • Ability to collaborate in a team environment.
  • Ability to compose materials such as detailed reports, work-related manuals, publications.
  • Proficiency with MS Office applications including Excel, Word, Project and PowerPoint.
  • U.S. citizenship with the ability to obtain and maintain a Department of Defense (DoD) Secret security clearance.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Systems Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Business Management, Business Administration, Communications or other related field.
  • Demonstrated experience as an Operations Project Manager, Project Manager or Engineering Program  Manager in leading a team of engineering and/or production personnel in military grade product manufacturing or repair.
  • Experience with SAP or other Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system.
  • Proficiency in Risk and Opportunity management
  • Experience with basis of estimates, proposal generation and EAC development.
  • PMP Certification
  • U.S. citizenship with an active Department of Defense (DoD) Secret security clearance.

Salary Range: $112,000 USD - $168,000 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.