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Northrop Grumman Program Planning Scheduling Analyst 2/3 - Top Secret Required (Linthicum, MD) in Linthicum, Maryland

*This position may be filled at either a level 2 or a level 3.

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 sector is seeking Program Planning Scheduling Analyst 2 or 3 to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. The qualified applicant will become part of Northrop Grumman's Program Scheduling and Compliance Center of Excellence. This position is located in Linthicum, MD.

The Program Planning Scheduling Analyst is responsible for the implementation of standard processes and tools, and program planning and control practices. This position will work within a team environment consisting of program management, technical, production, financial and other supporting staff.

The ideal candidate will have strong teambuilding skills, exhibit strong leadership potential, and possess comprehensive verbal and written communication/presentation skills.

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

  • Create valid and effective Program Integrated Master Schedule (IMS) that incorporate all dependencies, aligns to resource availability, and identifies and aligns program milestones with contractual need dates.

  • Establish ground rules and assumptions, and ensure compliance with applicable EVMS guidelines.

  • Identify & validate the critical path, run performance and health check metrics.

  • Conduct trend analysis and report data, e.g. late start/finish, forecast dates impacts, manage program schedule margin, and changes to critical path(s).

  • Monitor and develop work around utilizing schedule acceleration techniques to achieve additional margin, monitor & de-conflict internal and external influences to resources and the critical path.

  • Provide schedules visibility, reporting, and schedule analyses, performs risk analyses, and identifies and resolves critical path and network logic conflicts.

  • Monitor the Program IMS to ensure the Performance Measurement Baseline (PMB) supports the Programs execution Plan & ensures cost/schedule integration.

  • Works with the technical lead, functional managers and control account managers to identify internal and external dependencies, milestones and deliverables.

  • Frequent use of industry scheduling best practices, and specific Scheduling Tool properties and functions.



Basic Qu alifications:

*This position may be filled at either a level 2 or a level 3.

Basic Qualifications for a Level 2:

  • Bachelor's degree with 3 years of related professional experience - OR - a Master's degree with 1 year of related professional experience. 7 years of related experience may be accepted in lieu of degree.

Basic Qualifications for a Level 3:

  • Bachelor's degree with 6 years of related professional experience - OR - a Master's degree with 4 years of related professional experience. 10 years of related experience may be accepted in lieu of degree.

Additional Basic Qualifications both levels:

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

  • The willingness and ability to travel domestically 10% of the time.

  • Current Top Secret Clearance

  • 1 year of project scheduling experience using Microsoft Project or other related scheduling tool.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or higher in Business Management, Industrial Engineering, Finance, Operations Management, Mathematics, Computer Science or related field.

  • 3 years project scheduling experience and advanced scheduling skills in Microsoft Project or other related scheduling tools

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

  • Experience working with SAP production schedules.

  • Experience supporting Projects/Program of different size, contract types, and complexity.

  • Experience with Earned Value Metrics.

  • Working knowledge of EVMS guidelines and processes.

  • Current Top Secret/SCI

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 most positions.

Job Category : Business Management