Northrop Grumman Project Manager 4/Operations Program Manager (OPM) in San Diego, California

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems has an immediate need for a Project Manager 4/Operations Program Manager (OPM). The OPM will work within Manufacturing and support the Advanced Tactical Networks Operating Unit

located in San Diego, CA.

The responsibilities of an OPM include:

  • The Operations Program Manager (OPM) 4 leads and directs activities between Manufacturing, Engineering, Global Supply Chain and Mission Assurance to develop and execute manufacturing build plans.

  • This position is responsible for coordinating schedules, cost requirements, and manufacturing visibility to both the Program Office and the Customer and maintaining quality, cost, and schedule requirements.

  • The OPM will work to targeted cost and schedule requirements.

  • The OPM will facilitate internal meetings to support design, production, and problem resolution.

  • The OPM will represent manufacturing at the program Risk Review Board (RRB) meetings and create / manage any applicable manufacturing risks and/or opportunities from the program risk register. Furthermore, the OPM will support and generate proposal documentation as needed to foster new work.

  • This position requires acting as a leader or member of a product team, responsible for product-level requirements analysis, design, engineering and fabrication of the products assigned.

Please be aware that this is a Professional Staff Band 4 position, not a Management position



Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree with a minimum of 10 years relevant work experience; 8 years work experience with a Master's Degree.

  • Experience in a multi-disciplined manufacturing environment.

  • Experience supporting the manufacturing discipline.

  • Experience in Firm Fixed Price contracts and earned value management knowledge.

  • Strong communication (verbal and written) including presentation skills.

  • Must be able to obtain a Secret clearance.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree.

  • Experience with cost, schedule, project leadership, and/or process improvement.

  • Experience performing PRR/MRA and bringing new products to volume production.

  • Experience with Risk Management, RTG plans, and Forecasting EACs, and managing budgets.

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