Sr Principal Project Management - SecretPalmdale, CA

Requisition ID: R10160200

  • Category: Program Management

  • Location: Palmdale, California, United States of America

  • Clearance Type: Secret

  • Telecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position

  • Shift: 1st Shift (United States of America)

  • Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time

  • Relocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available

  • 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 start defining possible with Northrop Grumman? If so, our Defense Systems is seeking a Sr Principal Project Management (level 4) to join our team of qualified and diverse individuals in Palmdale, CA.

You will serve as the prime consultant and external spokesperson for the organization on highly significant matters relating to operations and maintenance technical manuals, metrics, capabilities, and long-range goals and objectives of the technical publication organization. You will also chair review boards, working groups, and improvement initiatives while overseeing and executing the operational aspects of ongoing projects as a subject matter expert. You will serve as the primary liaison between program management, engineering, technical publications, and CLS Maintenance/Operations professionals.

Additionally, you will demonstrate a broad skill set that is balanced between interpersonal, program, and technical capabilities. You will develop and present senior leadership level briefings and use databases to efficiently gather data and analyze reports. You will have demonstrated ability to lead complex efforts under limited direction while achieving impactful results.

You will be supporting a critical program in the Restricted Programs Sustainment & Operations (RPSO) operating unit within the Strike & Special Mission Aircraft (SSMA) business unit. The standard work schedule is a 9/80 and due to the classified nature of the program, remote work is not available.


Basic Qualifications:

  • High school diploma and 14 years of relevant military / Project management experience; or Bachelor’s degree with 10 years of relevant military / Project management experience, or master’s degree and 8 years of relevant military / Project management experience.

  • Advanced Microsoft Office skills with an emphasis in Excel, PowerPoint and SharePoint.

  • Familiarity with military Technical Order Systems, Life Cycles, and Technical Manuals.

  • Current Secret DoD clearance with ability to maintain that clearance.

  • Ability to obtain and retain Special Program access clearance within 365 days from submission is a condition of employment.

  • Willing to work a flexible work schedule that may include extended shifts, holidays, and weekends and support on call status for 24 hours-a-day, 7 days-a-week, 365 days a year.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Active Top Secret with Special Program access clearance.

  • Prior Contractor Logistics Support/military experience with background in aircraft maintenance and/or operations.

Salary Range: $109,900 - $164,900

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.