Sentinel (GBSD) Principal Project Engineer/Sr. Principal Project Engineer – Program Planning – 7060, 7450, Roy, Ut

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Roy, UT

Requisition ID: R10087389
Category: Engineering
Location: Roy, UT, USA
Citizenship Required: United States Citizenship
Clearance Type: Secret
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: 2

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.

Embark on a career putting innovative, reliable, and agile products and ideas into orbit, and beyond. Northrop Grumman has opportunities waiting for you that play a vital role in human space exploration, national defense, and scientific discovery, supporting multiple programs across the universe. With us, you’ll discover a culture of curiosity and collaboration that will have you Defining Possible from the day you start. Our space systems connect and protect millions of people on earth every day, now and for the future. Explore your future and launch your career today.

The Sentinel (GBSD) Program is looking for a Principal Project Engineer/Sr. Principal Project Engineer to join a diverse program team of highly motivated professionals located in Roy, UT.

This role may offer a competitive relocation assistance package.

What You’ll Get To Do: 

This individual will support Major Program Event Leads for the GBSD Program.  The selected candidate will perform analysis and lead projects in service of:

Monitoring schedule control points and support adjudication of pressures between IPTs.

Monitoring and supporting IMP execution. 

Driving horizontal integration of schedule logic and IMS integrity for their MPE.

Partnering with IPT Leads and CAMs to ensure schedule execution to plan.

Monitoring GFx dependencies with the government and G/R dependencies across IPTs within their MPE.

Continuously assessing executability of the plan, and identifying/characterizing risk across the prime and subcontractor scope. 

Monitoring risks and opportunities within their MPE.

Supporting SRA activities to quantitatively characterize schedule execution risk.

Championing opportunity identification and proactively look for opportunities to gain schedule margin.

Monitoring accuracy of schedule forecasts.

Participating in and supporting baseline change board activities relative to their respective MPE Supporting/brokering cross-IPT MPE integration.

Supporting/attending major supplier activities for critical MPE drivers.

This position’s standard work schedule is a 9/80A. The 9/80 schedule allows employees who work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday to take every other Friday off.

You’ll bring these qualifications:

Principal Project Engineer: Bachelor in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) related degree and 5 years related experience; OR master’s degree and 3 years of related experience; 0 Yrs with PhD.

Sr. Principal Project Engineer: Bachelor in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) related degree and 9 years related experience; OR master’s degree and 7 years of related experience; 4 Yrs with PhD. 

2+ years’ experience in Program Planning or engineering working on program planning activities for complex programs.

Project management and earned-value management (EVM) experience and experience applying EVM application to complex projects.

The willingness and ability to travel domestically 10% of the time.

Current active DoD Secret level security clearance is required.

These qualifications are nice to have:

Experience in a government contractor manufacturing or engineering development environment. 

Experience leading program teams through baseline planning activities.

Experience managing givers/receivers across subcontractors, IPTs, and customers.

Experience with IMS structure design and integration process across a complex program with multiple subcontractors and IPTs. 

Experience with Monte Carlo schedule risk assessments and analysis.

Experience managing givers/receivers across subcontractors, IPTs, and customers.

Experience with baseline planning activities.

Experience applying integrated program planning and management methodologies within an Earned Value (EVMS) environment on a complex program with multiple IPTs and subcontractors.

Experience with Oracle Primavera P6 software. 

Experience in Aerospace and/or Defense programs and familiarity with Integrated Program Management Report (IPMR) or Integrated Program Management Data and Analysis Report (IPMDAR).

As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman Space Systems, you are eligible for our robust benefits package including:

Medical, Dental & Vision coverage


Educational Assistance

Life Insurance

Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions

Paid Time Off

Health & Wellness Resources

Employee Discounts 


Salary Range: $98,700 USD – $148,100 USD

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.

Northrop Grumman / Equal Opportunity Employer

JBNGJ-R10087389 2023.01.14

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