Program Mgr 1 Fabrication and Production CenterLake Charles, LA

Requisition ID: R10163425

  • Category: Program Management

  • Location: Lake Charles, Louisiana, United States of America

  • Clearance Type: Secret

  • Telecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position

  • Shift: Days (United States of America)

  • Travel Required: Yes, 25% of the Time

  • Positions Available: 1

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.

Put your skills to the test by pushing the boundaries of what’s possible. From global defense to sustainment and modernization to mission readiness, your experience and ability will make it a reality. Our programs are built on equal parts of curiosity and collaboration. Our combined effort means our customers can connect and defend millions of people around the world. With Northrop Grumman, you’ll have the opportunity to be an essential part of projects that will define your career, now and in the future.

Are you ready to put your Management experience to work at Northrop Grumman? If so, our Defense Systems wants you to join our team as a Program Manager 1 and join our diverse team of professionals located at Lake Charles to manage the Fabrication and Production Center.

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.

  • Development of bottoms up Estimates at Complete (EACs).

  • Measuring and reporting program performance.

  • Delivering presentations to customers, executive managers, 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, integrated plans and schedules, and change management procedures and tools

  • 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.

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

  • Defines the work of employees assigned to the program from matrix organizations.


Basic Qualifications:

  1. A minimum of 9 years of experiernece in an aviation manufacturing/product support/repair environment. A Bachelor’s degree in a technical discipline related to aviation industry in a Production and/or Maintenance and Repair Operation and a minimum of 5 Years’ experience in an aviation manufacturing/product support/repair environment may also be considered.

  2. Experience presenting complex technical programs and concepts to senior management and customers.

  3. Ability to comprehend and analyze complex problems and develop solutions.

  4. Ability to prioritize and adjust tasks to accomplish the project result.

  5. Ability to develop and present material outside the immediate work function.

  6. Ability to change physical locations based upon need (including physical ability to travel).

  7. Ability to obtain/maintain a Secret Clearance.

  8. Proven experience working in a fast-paced environment with customers on-site.

  9. Experience leading a team of fabrication and production technicians.

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Experience with Earned Value Management System or related processes.

  2. Demonstrated proficiency utilizing program management tools like Risk & Opportunities, Alpha contracting, Program Execution Framework, etc.

  3. Master's degree in a technical discipline.

  4. Experience working with Service Contract Act efforts.

  5. Knowledge and previous experience in execution of proposals and contracts under FFP.

  6. Ability to obtain a Top Secret Clearance.

Salary Range: $109,300 - $163,900

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. U.S. Citizenship is required for all positions with a government clearance and certain other restricted positions.