F-35 Project Management Manager 3Redondo Beach, CA

Requisition ID: R10163691

  • Category: Program Management

  • Location: Redondo Beach, California, United States of America

  • Clearance Type: None

  • Telecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position

  • Shift: Not Applicable (United States of America)

  • Travel Required: Yes, 25% 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 Aeronautics Systems has an opening for a F-35 Project Manager 3 to join our team of qualified and diverse individuals within our F-35 Business Unit (BU). This leadership role is located onsite in Redondo Beach, California.

We offer flexible work arrangements, 9/80 work schedule with every other Friday off, phenomenal learning opportunities, exposure to a wide variety of projects and customers, and a very friendly team environment. We are looking for self-motivated, proactive, and goal-oriented people to help us grow our services and become even better at what we do.

Our Leaders at Northrop Grumman live our values daily and encourage our teams to do the same. We do the right thing: upholding the highest ethical standards and facilitating a safe and respectful environment that attracts, retains, and inspires a diverse and engaged team. We do what we promise: holding yourself and others accountable to meet predictable and balanced results. We commit to shared success: operating as OneNG and removing barriers for our teams. Finally, We pioneer: setting a vision that shapes the future and inspires others.

As a Project Manager 3, you will be responsible for all F-35 Proposal submittals from receipt of request to submittal to the customer, you will apply proven proposal planning and execution strategies and processes to lead teams across the F-35 BU to develop successful, compliant, integrated, compelling, and on time proposal submissions. This role will report directly through the Program Office to the Program Integration & Operations Director. The proposals you will lead include major long-term Production follow-on efforts, Support Equipment follow-on and growth efforts, Development, Field Support Services, Major A/B Change Requests and all other F-35 proposals. Candidates for this position will demonstrate a broad skill set that is balanced across leadership, collaboration, innovation, communication, project management, stakeholder management, change management, risk management, and proposal-based capabilities.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Manage a direct team of proposal leads as well as a matrix team of Contracts, Pricing & Estimating, Master Planning Integration, Air Systems Integration, Global Supply Chain, Production Operations, Engineering, and Mission Assurance in support of all four Operating Units (OUs) across the F-35 BU

  • Develop efficient and effective proposal preparation and development plans in response to complex solicitations from the external customer, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics

  • Lead collaborative proposal kick-offs with relevant program and functional stakeholders to ensure communication of proposal strategy, requirements and schedule

  • Manage engaged teams to develop, review, and submit proposals that effectively represent our strategy, baseline and requirements while eliminating RFP and FAR/DFARS non-compliances

  • Deploy support functions in accordance with program priorities and objectives to provide timely inputs for complete and comprehensive proposal estimates, schedules and SOW integrated into proposal volumes

  • Coordinate with Program Management and all functions on proposal issues and drive proposal and estimating task completions to closure in support of program milestones

  • Provide clear direction on schedule requirements and changes of all proposals

  • Manage program budgets for Marketing & Selling (M&S) and Bid & Proposal (B&P) budgets​

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree and 10 years of related experience as defined below OR a Masters degree and 8 years of related experience as defined below

  • Related experience includes professional and/or military experience to include a background in project management, quality, program management, business management, global supply chain, engineering, contracts management, proposals and/or capture efforts, and/or business management related functions

  • Must have a minimum of 4 years of experience leading a team, processes, and/or projects

  • Knowledge and understanding of the U.S. Government’s acquisition process including federal procurement regulations: FAR/DFARS

  • Must have experience leading, training, and directing activities of team members through execution of competitive and/or sole source proposals of $250M in value or greater

  • Must be able to travel 25% of the time as determined by the Company to meet its business needs

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in the Aerospace and Defense industry

  • Program execution and Proposals Experience

Salary Range: $149,400 - $224,000

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.