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Northrop Grumman Project Management in Baltimore, Maryland

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems and technology that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our work preserves freedom and democracy, and advances human discovery and our understanding of the universe. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have a lot of 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 are making history.

Northrop Grumman's Advanced Tactical Programs (ATP) Operating Unit (OU), operating within the Air Dominance and Strike Business Unit, Airborne Multifunction Sensors (AMS) Division, is offering a unique opportunity for junior employees to jump-start their careers in program management in the Associate Project Management field. This position will be located in Baltimore, Maryland. We are looking to hire approximately 8-10 project management professionals across multiple bands.

The ATP OU is one of the fastest growing programs in the AMS Division and has a unique range of cutting-edge technology programs spanning development and production, while operating in a challenging and fast-paced environment to bring needed capability to the warfighter.

Position Summary/Responsibilities:

Serves as liaison between Program management and planning, technical managers, and line management. Reviews status of projects and budgets; manages schedules and prepares status reports. Assesses project issues and develops resolutions to meet productivity, quality, and client-satisfaction goals and objectives. Develops mechanisms for monitoring project progress and for intervention and problem solving with program managers, line managers, and customers. Potential job duties may also include, but are not limited to:

  • Working side by side with the Program Manager and Integrated Product Team (IPT) leads on all program reporting and executive level presentations.

  • Ensuring that IPT processes and products result in quality, compliant, affordable, and on-time deliverables that achieve customer satisfaction.

  • Ensures implementation of new processes and implements process improvement changes.

  • Capturing, tracking and managing meeting action items to closure.

  • Creating, maintaining, and updating meeting attendance lists and rhythm.

  • Supports Risk and Opportunity management of the IPT and program.

  • Performing as Scrum Master for Agile team execution.

  • Performing/Assisting as Cost Account Manager with Technical IPT lead.

  • Adherence to budget baselines utilizing Earned Value Management (EVM) or similar cost and schedule control methodologies and tools.

  • Managing Government/Customer supplied property or information (GFE/CFE, etc).

  • Management of suppliers to meet program objectives.

  • Adherence to all internal processes, policies and applicable industry standards.

  • Ensuring IPT understands and adheres to contract scope and manages change through control board activities.

  • Development and adherence to plans and schedules.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree, 3-5 years' experience supporting U.S. Government contracts or project management in other industries. Or 1 year with Master's Degree. 4 years additional experience in lieu of a college degree.

  • Proficiency with MS Office applications

  • Active DoD Secret clearance or higher (granted or renewed within the last 6 years) and ability to obtain special access clearances.

  • The ability to apply knowledge, insights and understanding of business and financial concepts, tools and processes to the benefit of program decisions, actions and performance.

  • The ability to manage communications with stakeholders through organized processes to ensure that program information is defined, collected, shard, understood, stored and retrieved in a manner that effectively meets program stakeholder needs.

  • The ability to identify and address program impacts through systematic, proactive, approach to issue and problem resolution that identifies, communicates, monitors and promptly resolves conflicts across all levels of the program.

  • The ability to monitor/control program plans, cost and schedule baselines that meet both program contractual requirements and stakeholder expectations.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in program management, engineering, manufacturing or supply chain

  • Experience working development, production and/or sustainment programs

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Project

  • Cost Account Management Certification

  • Experience/Training in Earned Value Management

  • Experience with SAP or other Enterprise Resource Planning Systems

  • Agile Training

  • Scrum Master Experience/Training

  • Active DoD Top Secret Clearance (granted or renewed within the last 6 years) and ability to obtain special access clearance

  • Active special access clearance

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.

Job Category : Program Management