Programs, Manager 3 - Active Top Secret/SCI Required - SpaceDulles, VA

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's Space Systems sector is looking for a Program Manager 3 to support the Tactical Space Systems Division. A successful candidate works well in a fast-paced environment and enjoys the opportunity to define possible.

The primary objective will be the delivery of all contractual requirements on cost and on schedule, while achieving all technical requirements and creating customer intimacy to support value creation strategies and actions. The individual will lead a cross-functional organization aligned to common program performance goals.

Program Managers are responsible for leading all phases of the program life cycle from inception (proposal development) through startup, execution, and completion (contract closeout). Primary responsibilities are the management of cost, schedule, and technical performance of company programs or subsystems and include, but are not limited to:

  • Cultivating customer relationships and intimacy to develop further opportunities within the customer community.

  • Developing new business opportunities through long term strategic planning, capture planning, and development of proposals and business plans

  • Establishing a program organization that effectively addresses customer requirements and incorporates the necessary internal and external sub-organizations.

  • Leading and directing cross-functional Integrated Program Teams (IPT) to meet program cost, schedule and technical performance objectives.

  • Measuring and reporting program performance

  • Delivering presentations to customers, executive management and other program stakeholders

  • Participating in the negotiation of contracts, contract changes, specifications, operating budgets, schedule milestones, and key terms and conditions

  • Establishing design concepts, criteria, and engineering efforts for product research, development, integration and test

  • Creation, review and finalization of the program Statement of Work.

  • Identification, distribution, tracking, and completion of program requirements.

  • Establishment and management of the program and subordinate baselines.

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

  • Identifying, allocating and managing program resources, including workforce planning.

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

  • Managing suppliers to meet program objectives.

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

  • Ensuring program team understands and adheres to contract scope, and manages change through control board activities.

  • Development and adherence to master plans and schedules.

  • Conducting thorough risk & opportunity management practices including identification, mitigation and realization.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree and 12 years, or Master's and 10 years' experience supporting U.S. Government contracts and customers. In lieu of a degree, 16 years of relevant experience will be considered.

  • Must possess an active/current Top-Secret/SCI.

  • 5 years of experience supporting and/or managing Space programs.

  • Experience developing spacecraft, satellites, ground systems, and/or space payload systems.

  • Must have experience managing programs from concept through design, prototyping, manufacturing, integration, and delivery.

  • 5 years demonstrated success leading teams/and or organizations to achieve a common goal (experience in professional, academic, and other relevant settings is acceptable).

  • 5 years of experience leading the performance of tasks on schedule, at cost and achieving all requirements as either project lead, integrated program team or cost account manager.

  • Experience with Earned Value Management (EVM) methodologies and tools (Earned Value Management System).

  • Experience managing programs with restricted/classified customers and understanding of restricted infrastructure and networks. (ie networks, sites, space, clearances, etc.)

  • Business Acumen: 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.

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

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

  • Program Integration: The ability to identify, orchestrate, coordinate and controls the management activities and processes that integrate program interdependencies throughout their life cycle to achieve successful program completion.

  • Quality: The ability to plan and execute a project quality management system to satisfy quality requirements and create a project value system which emphasizes prevention over inspection and continuous process improvement

  • Risk & Opportunity: The ability to address program uncertainty through an organized and analytical forward looking approach that identifies risks and opportunities, determines appropriate handling plans, and manages, controls, and communicates risks and opportunities throughout the lifecycle of the program.

  • Capture Management: Insight into customer technical and business (financial, political, cultural) requirements and the ability to shape customer expectations with a solution that satisfies their needs and is advantageous to the company.

  • International Program Management: The ability to effectively manage both cultural differences and ways of doing business in countries other than the United States; while ensuring that items, commodities and technologies entering or leaving the United States do so within the proper US legal and regulatory framework.

  • Logistics: The ability to manage the maintenance and support of delivered products including spares availability; product reliability, maintainability, and testability; support equipment; modeling and simulation; training systems; prognostics and health management; field and fleet support; and program support management.

  • Program Growth: The ability to recognize and respond to customer needs in order to develop additional sales that support organizational objectives.

  • Proposal Management: The ability to define proposal strategy, lead proposal teams, analyze and shape RFPs, produce and deliver winning proposals, effectively track and incorporate Review Team comments and findings, and manage post-proposal submittals (orals, finding responses).

  • Requirements: The ability to define, document, analyze, trace, prioritize, and confirm requirements throughout the entire program life cycle.

  • Resources: The ability to plan for, identify, estimate, cost, acquire, schedule, and retire resources needed to satisfy program requirements within organizational constraints.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Active Top Secret with SCI Clearance

  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification

  • Experience in production of small to medium satellites

  • Experience managing various contract types to include CPFF, CPIF, FFP

  • International Program Management: The ability to effectively manage both cultural differences and ways of doing business in countries other than the United States; while ensuring that items, commodities and technologies entering or leaving the United States do so within the proper US legal and regulatory framework.

  • Logistics: The ability to manage the maintenance and support of delivered products including spares availability; product reliability, maintainability, and testability; support equipment; modeling and simulation; training systems; prognostics and health management; field and fleet support; and program support management.

  • Program Growth: The ability to recognize and respond to customer needs in order to develop additional sales that support organizational objectives.

  • Proposal Management: The ability to define proposal strategy, lead proposal teams, analyze and shape RFPs, produce and deliver winning proposals, effectively track and incorporate Review Team comments and findings, and manage post-proposal submittals (orals, finding responses).

  • Requirements: The ability to define, document, analyze, trace, prioritize, and confirm requirements throughout the entire program life cycle.

  • Scope, Configuration & Change: The ability to effectively plan, define, establish, communicate, monitor, and control scope to ensure that all of the work required and only the work required is performed.

  • Supplier & Subcontractor: The ability to identify, select, direct and manage subcontract and supply chain elements of the program in a manner that supports program goals and company strategy.

  • Technical Performance: The ability to establish and apply a technical performance baseline to monitor and compare key program technical performance measures, assess program and product status, and take appropriate action to maintain conformance with the baseline.

  • Customer intimacy: Consistently makes time to seek and incorporate input from customers and understand their expectations. Demonstrates commitment and energy to meet customer needs. Builds strong relationships with strategic partners and key suppliers. Guides program team and support functions on how to take action to satisfy customer expectations.

Salary Range: $176,100 - $264,100

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.