Program Planning Scheduling Analyst - SCI RequiredAurora, CO

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 Systems sector is seeking a Program Planning Scheduling Analyst to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. The selected candidate will become part of Northrop Grumman's Program Scheduling and Compliance Center of Excellence. This position is located in Aurora, CO and will be onsite.

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.

The Analyst is responsible for the implementation of standard processes and tools, and program planning and control practices. This position will work within a team environment consisting of program management, technical, production, financial and other supporting staff.

The ideal candidate will have strong teambuilding skills, exhibit strong leadership potential, and possess comprehensive verbal and written communication/presentation skills.

Roles and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Create valid and effective Program Integrated Master Schedule (IMS) that incorporate all dependencies, aligns to resource availability, and identifies and aligns program milestones with contractual need dates

  • Establish ground rules and assumptions, and ensure compliance with applicable EVMS guidelines

  • Identify & validate the critical path, run performance and health check metrics

  • Conduct trend analysis and report data, e.g. late start/finish, forecast dates impacts, manage program schedule margin, and changes to critical path(s)

  • Monitor and develop work around utilizing schedule acceleration techniques to achieve additional margin, monitor & de-conflict internal and external influences to resources and the critical path

  • Provide schedules visibility, reporting, and schedule analyses, performs risk analyses, and identifies and resolves critical path and network logic conflicts

  • Monitor the Program IMS to ensure the Performance Measurement Baseline (PMB) supports the Programs execution Plan & ensures cost/schedule integration

  • Works with the technical lead, functional managers and control account managers to identify internal and external dependencies, milestones and deliverables

  • Frequent use of industry scheduling best practices, and specific Scheduling Tool properties and functions

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree with 3+ years of related professional experience - OR - a Master's degree with 1+ years of related professional experience

  • 7+ years of related experience may be accepted in lieu of degree

  • Project scheduling experience using Microsoft Project or other related scheduling tool

  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite, specifically Excel and PowerPoint and Word

  • Current, active DoD SCI Security Clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Degree in Business Management, Industrial Engineering, Finance, Operations Management, Mathematics, Computer Science or related field

  • 3+ years project scheduling experience and advanced scheduling skills in Microsoft Project or other related scheduling tools

  • Integrated Master Scheduler (IMS) experience

  • Experience using Schedule Health Analysis (SHA) tools and Schedule Risk Assessment (SRA) tools

  • Experience working with SAP production schedules

  • Experience supporting Projects/Program of different size, contract types, and complexity

  • Experience with Earned Value Management (EVM)

  • Working knowledge of EVMS guidelines and processes

Salary Range: $75,700 - $113,500

The above salary range represents a general guideline; however, Northrop Grumman considers a number of factors when determining base salary offers such as the scope and responsibilities of the position and the candidate's experience, education, skills and current market conditions.

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 application period for the job is estimated to be 20 days from the job posting date. However, this timeline may be shortened or extended depending on business needs and the availability of qualified candidates.

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.