Program Planning and Scheduling AnalystLinthicum, MD

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 the heart of Defining Possible is our commitment to missions. In rapidly changing global security environments, Northrop Grumman brings informed insights and software-secure technology to enable strategic planning. We're looking for innovators who can help us keep building on our wide portfolio of secure, affordable, integrated, and multi-domain systems and technologies that fuel those missions. By joining in our shared mission, we'll support yours of expanding your personal network and developing skills, whether you are new to the field, or an industry thought leader. At Northrop Grumman, you'll have the resources, support, and team to do some of the best work of your career.

We are looking for you to join our Program Scheduling and Compliance Center of Excellence as a Program Planning Analyst /SCHEDULER based out of Linthicum, Maryland. This position may be staffed as a Hybrid role.

What You'll Get to Do

The Program Planning Analyst/SCHEDULER interfaces with Program Managers, Engineering, Operations and Business Management to develop program plans and schedules. The selected candidate will prepare, maintain, and analyze a program Integrated Master Schedule (IMS) which incorporates all program scope and identifies program milestones with contractual need dates. The Program Planning Analyst/Scheduler works with Control Account Managers to decompose program scope into clearly defined tasks, identifies internal and external task dependencies, analyzes forecast dates impacts, and analyzes impacts to the critical path(s).

The Program Planning Analyst/Scheduler supports the business management team with developing an estimate to complete based on assessing resource requirements for scheduled tasks. This role is responsible for managing status updates, development of internal and external reports on program status and identification of risks impacting the achievability of program schedule requirements. In addition, this role will ensure compliance with applicable EVMS Guidelines.

Schedulers are hired directly into our Scheduling Center of Excellence and placed on programs within the Mission Systems (MS) Sector. The MS Scheduling organization focuses on skill development and, most importantly, creates a pathway for professional development and progression. The Center of Excellence provides training within a standard, common tool suite that allows for speed, productivity and integration while facilitating compliance and focusing on program execution.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution with a minimum of 3 years of related work experience or a Master's degree with 1 year of related experience.

  • Will consider 7 years of applied experience in lieu of degree requirement.

  • Project scheduling experience using Microsoft Project, Oracle P6, Deltek Open Plan or other related scheduling tools.

  • Proficiency with MS Office Suite, specifically Excel, PowerPoint, and Word.

  • The ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret clearance is required

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or higher in Business Management, Industrial Engineering, Systems Engineering, Finance, Operations Management, or related field

  • Experience using Schedule Health Analysis tools and Schedule Risk Assessment tools.

  • Working knowledge of EVMS guidelines and processes.

  • Active DoD Secret clearance

Salary Range: $75,700 - $113,500

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 all positions with a government clearance and certain other restricted positions.