Sr Principal Project ManagementPalmdale, CA

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.

Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems is seeking an experienced Sr. Principal Project Manager to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Palmdale, CA.

The selected candidate will be responsible for overseeing and managing the operational aspects of ongoing projects and serves as liaison between project management and planning, project team, and line management. Reviewing status of projects and budgets; managing schedules and prepares status reports. Assessing project issues and develops resolutions to meet productivity, quality, and client-satisfaction goals and objectives. Developing mechanisms for monitoring project progress and for intervention and problem solving with project managers, line managers, and clients.

You must have an Active/in-scope Top Secret Clearance to be considered for this role

We are looking for someone to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This job is 100% ONSITE at a Northrop Grumman facility, supporting a restricted Strike program. The selected candidate will work 50% of the time in Palmdale, and 50% of the time at Edwards AFB.

Specific statement of work includes:

*Identify, orchestrate, coordinate and control the program management activities for this specific operating unit.

*Initiate, develop, integrate and execute cost and schedule baselines, as well as technical performance baselines that meet program contractual requirements.

*Taskable Engineering (TE)/proposal development including managing the process, writing proposal responses and working w/ contracts and pricing.

*Develop content and manage the operational aspects of ongoing projects, utilizing various tools including PowerPoint, SharePoint and Excel.

*Support the Risk, Issue and Opportunity process

*Drive Action Item adjudication w/ operating unit team, Enterprise and Customer.

*Lead entire Contractual Deliverable (CDRL) commitment and ensure on-time/early delivery to customer.

Basic Qualifications:

Bachelor's Degree with 10+ years of specific project management experience, including strong proposal experience, or a master's degree with 8 years of related project management experience, including strong proposal experience.

Active Top-secret clearance (last investigation completed within last 6 years)

Must be able to attain and maintain Special Program Access (PAR/SAP) within a reasonable amount of time as determined by business needs

Preferred Qualifications:


Current/Active Special Program Access

Program Management Professional (PMP) Certification

Control Account Manager (CAM) Certification

Salary Range: $109,000 - $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 most positions.