Manager Programs 2 - OKC (AHT) Oklahoma City, OK

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.

Are you interested in expanding your career through experience and exposure, all while supporting a mission that seeks to ensure the security of our nation and its allies? If so, then Northrop Grumman is the place for you. As a leading global security company, we provide innovative systems, products and solutions to our customers worldwide. We are comprised of diverse professionals that bring different perspectives and ideas, understanding that the more experiences we bring to our work the more innovative we can be. As we continue to build our workforce, we look for people that exemplify our core values, leadership characteristics, and approach to innovation.

Our Defense Systems Sector is seeking a Program Manager to join our growing team in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma .

You will become part of Northrop Grumman's Lifecycle Sustainment and Modernization Solutions (LSMS). LSMS provides sustainment support for the US Air Force B-1 and B-2 Bombers, E-3 Sentry, Airborne Warning and Control System, and numerous other Government platforms. Our team members complete engineering, reverse engineering, and logistics solution efforts to solve complex obsolescence problems and ensure warfighter supportability.

You will lead efforts on large projects within an Integrated Product Team (IPT), to include technical planning, requirements development and tracking, system integration, Systems Integrations Lab (SIL), ground and flight testing, verification and validation, airworthiness, system safety, risk, reliability / maintainability, and supportability and effectiveness analyses for total systems. Analyses are performed at all levels of total system product to include concept, requirements, design, fabrication, test, installation, operation, maintenance, and disposal. This person will lead project teams and be responsible for cost, schedule and performance.


  • Directs all phases of programs from inception (proposal development) through completion (contract closeout)

  • Responsible for proposal development / capture planning and strategy

  • Develops customer relationships.

  • Responsible for the cost, schedule and technical performance of company programs

  • Develops and adheres to Integrated Master Schedules (IMS)

  • Develops and adheres to budget baselines utilizing Earned Value Management (EVM) methodologies

  • Integrates requirements vertically and horizontally across the project to ensure successful execution

  • Briefs Northrop Grumman management and Air Force customers on project status

  • Identifies and mitigates risks

  • Works with multiple teams and cross-functional departments

  • Participates in the negotiation of contract and contract changes.

  • Coordinates the preparation of proposal work statements and specifications, operating budgets and financial terms/conditions of contract

Basic Qualifications:

  • Must have at least one of the following educational requirements:

  • A Bachelors in Science or Engineering with a minimum of 10 years' experience supporting U.S. Government contracts and customers and/or project management in other industries.

  • A Master's in Science or Engineering with a minimum of 8 years' experience supporting U.S. Government contracts and customers and/or project management in other industries.

  • A PhD in Science or Engineering with a minimum of 6 years' experience supporting U.S. Government contracts and customers and/or project management in other industries.

  • A minimum of 6 years or more experience managing technical programs

  • Understanding of the Integrated Management Framework (IMF) process and concepts

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Secret security clearance.

  • Ability to work on-site in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

  • Strong customer engagement skills

  • Aircraft Modernization and Sustainment experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Current Secret clearance with the ability to obtain special access.

  • Experience managing/developing small to large proposals across Development, Production, and Sustainment type programs along with building and delivering program briefings for executive leadership.

  • Experience related to contracts management and cost analysis is highly desirable as well.

  • Experience in large program capture and execution strategy development and leadership

  • Significant experience in USAF aircraft modification and sustainment execution

  • Experience presenting project performance to upper management and customers.

  • Risk Management experience

Salary Range: $121,000 - $181,400

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 health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority . The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. U.S. Northrop Grumman employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042 .

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.

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