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Northrop Grumman Project Management in Palmdale, California

Climb to new heights on your journey when you start Defining Possible with Northrop Grumman. Enjoy a purposeful career in aeronautics that is crucial to the way we connect and protect our world across land, sea, and air. Bring your experience and take advantage of this opportunity to discover how you can start to push past possible and achieve your goals today. Enjoy a diverse, collaborative environment with professionals across the nation ready to help launch your career.

Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems has an opening for a Project Manager to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Palmdale, California.

The selected candidate will oversee and manage the operational aspects of ongoing projects and serve as liaison between the Affordability team and other teams. Candidate must be comfortable interfacing and collaborating with all levels of employees. This individual should possess leadership and team building capabilities and have strong interpersonal skills. Must possess solid organization abilities and be a motivated, flexible team player. Some travel may be required.

Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Overseeing and managing the operational aspects of new and ongoing projects to support program affordability.

  • Work side by side with the Affordability Program Manager on all program reporting and executive level presentations.

  • Capturing, tracking, and managing meeting action items to closure.

  • Creating, maintaining, and updating meeting attendance lists and rhythm.

  • Supporting the development, implementation, and maintenance of tools/templates for monitoring project progress.

  • Tracking status of trade studies and cost reduction initiatives through coordination with project owners.

  • Reviewing affordability initiative submittals for completeness and clarity of content.

  • Interfacing with Cost Management to verify initiatives have a sound business case.

  • Assessing project issues and assisting in developing resolutions to meet productivity, quality, and customer-satisfaction goals and objectives.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree and 3 years of project management/related industry experience or Master's degree and 1 year of project management/related industry experience.

  • Proven success managing multiple projects simultaneously

  • Microsoft Office skills (Power Point, Word, Excel)

  • Active Secret DoD Clearance that was granted or renewed within the last 6 years

  • The ability to obtain Special Program Access

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Aerospace Manufacturing and/or Aerospace Engineering knowledge

  • Previous Project Management (or similar) knowledge/experience

  • Knowledge of Project Management principles and experience, ability to utilize them professionally

  • Practice in implementing Lean/Agile principles and methodologies

  • Experience using SharePoint

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 : Program Management