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Sentinel (GBSD) – Sr. Principal Project Management – 9303

Requisition ID: R10092543

  • 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 Sr Principal Project Management to join our System Test Team. This position will be located in Roy, Utah and will support the Sentinel (GBSD) program. 

What You’ll Get To Do: 

Integration activities include performing or managing work related to operations, planning, configuration and data management, digital engineering, business management, global supply chain, risk management, processes and tools, and engineering. This position regularly interfaces with senior management within the IPT, across the program, and with our customers. The selected candidate will oversee and manage the operational aspects of ongoing projects and serve as liaison for the team. The selected candidate will be a strong self-starter with excellent problem-solving skills.  The position will have the opportunity to define solutions to operational challenges to streamline work and generate efficiencies. The selected candidate will help to instill operational discipline and rigor within the team to enable high performance. The candidate will be adaptable and able to demonstrate agility relative to evolving priorities.

Specific duties to include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Serve as an overall integration function for the test program engaging in many ad hoc activities required to ensure streamlined cadence for test operations and execution.

  • Collaborate across all functions within the program to develop advanced concepts, techniques and requirements for new applications and tools.

  • Facilitate internal and external meetings to support the System Test Team and represent Test in appropriate program reviews or boards.

  • Identify and mitigate project risks throughout project life cycle.

  • Support and generate proposal documentation as needed to foster new work.

  • Develop and deliver high level briefings to Test Leadership.

  • Provide solutions to complex problems that are consistent with the organization’s objectives.

  • Identify opportunities for change and champion needed changes in the organization.

  • Monitor cost, schedule, scope, and risks.

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 

This position’s standard work schedule is a 9/80. The 9/80 schedule allows employees who work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday to take every other Friday off.  

You’ll Bring These Qualifications:

  • Sr Principal Project Management - 10 years of experience with Bachelors’ degree; 8 years of experience with a Masters’ degree; 4 years of additional experience may be substituted in lieu of a degree.

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen and be able to obtain and maintain Special Access Program (SAP).

  • Must have a Secret level security clearance adjudicated within the last 6 years prior to commencement of employment.

  • Experience using Microsoft Office applications (PowerPoint, Word, Project, Excel).

  • Experience leading a team.

These Qualifications Would be Nice to Have:

  • Project management, business administration, or other related fields.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite - Project, PowerPoint, Excel, and Word.  Program management, operations, or cost estimating experience.

  • Ability to effectively manage competing priorities and deadlines.

  • Ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment.

  • Excellent problem solving and organizational skills.

  • Experience with SAFe agile methodologies and tools.

  • Experience in technical data development is a plus.

  • Experience with earned value management in a program management capacity.

  • Experience with Agile Project Management.

  • DoD Secret/Top Secret clearance.


Salary Range: $92,400 USD - $138,600 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.