Northrop Grumman Sr. Program Manager in Chandler, Arizona

Sr. Program Manager

Locations:Chandler, AZ

Categories: Program Management

Job Description

Job ID:MO20181107-46523

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 Innovation Systems designs, builds and delivers space, defense and aviation-related systems to customers around the world. Our main products include launch vehicles and related propulsion systems; missile products, subsystems and defense electronics; precision weapons, armament systems and ammunition; satellites and associated space components and services; and advanced aerospace structures.


The Sr. Program Manager must have a minimum 10 years of experience developing/producing launch vehicles, with a minimum of 5 years at an Engineering Manager or equivalent role (this is important because we need someone who has already been a PEM or Chief Engineer since they’ll be directing very senior people at those levels).

Experience supporting MDA as a customer is preferred and is a significant plus

Previous or current experience working on Targets is a plus

  • Execute project management for Internal Research and Development projects that are relatively large in scope and span multiple engineering disciplines

  • Provide technical leadership and guidance relative to concept development, requirements development, design and integration/test.

  • Develop project plan, including resource loaded milestone schedule and earned value management system.

  • Develop budgetary estimates-to-complete for active projects.

  • Develop time phased budgetary estimates and detailed technical proposals for new projects.

  • Provide weekly written reports on project status, including accomplishments, issues and near term events.

  • Brief senior management on project status and technical details approximately monthly.

Manage the resolution of all issues related to these lines both technical and supplier related.

Experience Requirements:

  • Candidate must have a minimum of 14 years directly related experience in Program Management or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Direct experience managing hardware/software integration

  • Direct internal as well as external customer interface experience

  • Verbal and written communications with all levels of management

  • Extensive experience managing multiple projects simultaneously

  • Experience developing project cost and schedules and managing efforts via EVMS

  • Exceptional leader of a multi-disciplined teams including avionics, software, propulsion and structural

  • Extensive experience creating and delivering presentations to customers and senior leadership teams

  • Thorough understanding of design standards procurement processes and configuration management

  • Ability to work under limited supervision and complete projects on time and on budget

  • Multi-disciplinary engineering experience or system engineering experience

  • U.S. Citizen

  • Secret Clearance required

  • Ability to Travel Infrequently (3-4 trips/year)

Experience Preferred:

Earned Value Management System (EVMS)

Education/Certifications Preferred:

BS in Business, Management, Science, or Technical discipline is required

BS in Electrical, Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering Degree or other Technical degree applicable

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 U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

Job Type:Full Time

Desired Travel:less than 25%

Years of Experience:+10 Years