Senior Principal Program Cost and Schedule Control Analyst- Dulles VADulles, 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.

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, but they're also 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 qualified Senior Principal Program Cost and Schedule Control Analyst (Level 4) that will interact with various business areas and division staff to support the Earned Value Management reporting requirements. The Analyst will interface with the program managers, functional management, cost account managers (CAMs) and business managers to provide financial support and analysis to meet program requirements. This position will require a presence in the Dulles, VA office.

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

  • Serves as the Lead for Earned Value Management (EVM) and Cost Management System (Cobra); Interface with Cost Account Managers and provides monthly cost/schedule data for the program.

  • Supporting financial management on the program, including forecasting, planning, estimate-at-complete (EAC) maintenance, and program control/Earned Value Management (EVMS).

  • Providing guidance on policies and procedures.

  • Setting up and maintaining cost control system, monitor and control costs and schedules on contracts requiring validated cost schedule control system.

  • Performing analyses and prepare reports to ensure that contracts are within negotiated and agreed-upon parameters and government cost control guidelines.

  • Supporting the Control Account Managers (CAMs) in the Variance Analysis Reporting (VAR) process.

  • Leading the Baseline Change Control process by working with CAMs, Schedulers and other staff to document and implement change requests into the cost management system (Cobra).

  • Working with Control Account Managers to prepare budgets and forecasts for contract work and perform and/or assist in financial analyses such as funding profiles, sales outlook, and variance analysis.

  • Incorporating contractual changes into control systems by staying aware of outstanding work against each contract in order to maintain realistic contract cost and schedule baselines.

  • Performing monthly, quarterly, and annual Estimates at Complete (EACs).

  • Supporting Earned Value Management (EVM) deliverables, Financial Planning and Reporting, Process Improvements and Proposal Support.

  • Effectively communicating with leadership and customers regarding financial status, metrics and deliverables.

  • Supporting program IPMR reporting with an integrated cost, schedule, and performance database synchronized with enterprise and program business rhythms and requirements.

  • Assisting in preparing for internal and external audits.

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.

Basic Qualifications for Level 4:

Bachelor's degree with 10 years of experience or a Master's degree with 8 years' experience in the following areas: business, finance, accounting, program control and/or similar industry related fields. An additional 4 years of experience accepted in lieu of a degree.

Additional Basic qualifications:

  • Earned Value Management System (EVM) experience and customer reporting.

  • Experience with Deltek Cobra Reporting Tool

  • Experience with financial systems including cost performance reporting and analysis.

  • Experience successfully managing and producing data with strict deadlines.

  • Strong PC skills and advanced proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, including MS Excel.

  • Strong analytical ability.

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a US Secret level security clearance. US Citizenship is a prerequisite.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Current Top Secret security clearance. US Citizenship is a prerequisite.

  • Experience in DoD setting with understanding of government Cost Accounting - Standards, FAR, & DFARs.

  • Experience with program planning/scheduling.

  • Experience with Costpoint, Cognos, SAP.

  • Experience with Power BI.

  • Aerospace/Defense Industry experience.

Salary Range: $109,900 - $164,900

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.