Program Planning and Scheduling AnalystPlymouth, MN

Requisition ID: R10163854

  • Category: Business Management

  • Location: Plymouth, Minnesota, United States of America

  • Clearance Type: None

  • 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.

Northrop Grumman is seeking a Program Planning and Scheduling Analyst for our location in Plymouth, MN . Our location in Plymouth, MN is our Armament Systems Business Unit. We specialize in ammunition and gun products.


  • Prepares, develops and coordinates the integrated master plan and integrated master schedule.

  • Ensures projects are horizontally and vertically integrated across functional groups including finance, engineering, material, manufacturing and quality.

  • Supports the organization by managing and coordinating program schedules that support meeting our customer’s goals and expectations.

  • Responsible for supporting their respective programs by closely working with the Program Manager(s), Material Program Manager(s) and other key program personnel on schedule requirements.

  • Understands overall requirements of the proposal, design, procurement, manufacturing and testing as they apply to specific programs and generate schedules capable of tracking all these activities.

  • Responsible for analyzing schedules at least weekly to ensure program requirements are being met.

  • Monitors the schedules and reports status to the Program Manager and appropriate IPT leads.

  • Helps to prioritize and expedite tasks as necessary to ensure the schedule requirements are fulfilled.

  • Schedules must be accurate and maintained from program inception through contract closeout.

  • Identifies and resolves critical path and network logic conflicts.

  • Utilizes Gantt, PERT, milestone charts, earned value management (EVMS) and other project management techniques to gauge progress and identify performance variances to focus on critical areas.

  • Coordinate with the Program Manager on financial reports, quarterly EAC’s and all EVMS requirements.

Program Level Required Skills:

  • 7 years of work experience. Would consider a BA or BS degree with 3 years of work experience, MS with 1 years of experience.

  • 2-4 years of scheduling experience.

  • Excellent math and communication skills.

  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, and PowerPoint).

  • Minor domestic travel required. Oversea travel opportunities may exist.

  • Must be a US Citizen

Program Level Desired Skills:

  • MBA preferred

  • Thorough working knowledge of precedence diagramming scheduling methods, critical path methods, and all aspects of network logic and diagraming

  • Thorough understanding of 14-point schedule health and strength assessment tools

  • Thorough understanding of EVMS

  • Capable of building an IMP/ IMS for large programs with complicated assemblies and multiple locations

  • Thorough understanding of Open Plan and Microsoft Project tools

  • Thorough understanding of the interface requirements between Open Plan and Cobra

  • Thorough understanding of Schedule Risk Analysis

Salary Range: $75,700 - $113,500

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.