Principal or Senior Principal Program Planning Analyst/SCHEDULER - SECRET Clearance (**$10K Sign-on Bonus**) Rolling Meadows, IL

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 Mission Systems sector is seeking a Principal or Senior Principal Program Planning Analyst/SCHEDULER to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. The qualified applicant will become part of Northrop Grumman's Program Scheduling and Compliance Center of Excellence.

This position is located in Rolling Meadows, IL. This is a full-time onsite position.

$10 K Sign on Bonus payable to qualified new external hires only. Internals are not eligible

Schedulers are hired directly into our Scheduling Center of Excellence and placed on programs within the Mission Systems (MS) Sector. The MS scheduling organization focuses on skill development and, most importantly, creates a pathway for professional development and progression. The Center of Excellence provides training within a standard, common tool suite that allows for speed, productivity and integration while facilitating compliance and focusing on program execution.

The Principal or Senior Principal Program Planning Analyst/SCHEDULER is responsible for coordinating with engineering and operations teams to decompose scope and develop the program's schedule baseline. This position will work within a team environment consisting of program management, technical, production, financial and other supporting staff. This is a career building role that provides exposure to contract management, production operations, risk and opportunity management and program management practices.

The ideal candidate will have strong teambuilding skills, exhibit strong in, and possess comprehensive verbal and written communication/presentation skills.

Roles and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Applies knowledge of product development planning to establish and control the program schedule baseline; coordinates with a multifunctional teams to update status for management decision making on complex development and production programs.

  • Coordinates with business management and project management staff to develop an integrated program measurement baseline to manage cost, schedule and technical performance of the program

  • Uses project scheduling software to plan and gauge progress against the plan. Identifies performance variances to facilitate focus and intervention on critical areas with the technical (engineering and operations) leads. Works with the program team to develop courses of action and risk mitigation strategies to address performance issues.

  • Performs thorough project analysis through metrics reviews and predictive analysis to enhance cost, schedule and technical performance.

  • Performs Schedule risk analyses and works with the program manager to resolve risky schedules, critical path issues and network logic conflicts.

This position may be filled at either the Principal or Senior Principal Level based on the qualifications below.

Basic Qualifications for a Principal Level:

  • Bachelor's degree with 6 years professional related experience -OR - a Master's degree with 4 years of professional related experience. Additional years of related industry experience may be accepted in lieu of degree.

  • 4 years of project scheduling experience using Microsoft Project, Oracle P6, Deltek Open Plan or other related scheduling tool.

Basic Qualifications for a Senior Principal Level:

  • Bachelor's degree with 10 years' related professional experience -OR - a Master's degree with 8 years' related professional experience. Additional years of related industry experience may be considered in lieu of degree.

  • 6 years of project scheduling experience using Microsoft Project, Oracle P6, Deltek Open Plan or other related scheduling tools.

Additional Basic Qualifications for a both levels:

  • Experience using MS Office Suite, specifically Excel, PowerPoint, and Word.

  • Willingness and ability to travel domestically 10% of the time.

  • Willingness to obtain and maintain a Secret level security clearance

  • Current, active Secret level security clearance (Clearance active within the past two years may also be considered)

Preferred Qualifications for both levels:

  • Bachelor's degree or higher in Business Management, Industrial Engineering, Finance, Operations Management, Mathematics, Computer Science or related field

  • Experience with Schedule Analytics and Schedule Risk Assessment tools.

  • Working knowledge of EVMS guidelines and processes.

  • Current TS Security clearance

Salary Range: $82,400 - $123,600

Salary Range 2: $102,200 - $153,200

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 health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority . The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. U.S. Northrop Grumman employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042 .

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.

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