Principal Project Management, Palmdale, Ca

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Palmdale, CA

Requisition ID: R10089454
Category: Program Management
Location: Palmdale, CA, 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: 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 Project Management 3 to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position is located onsite Palmdale, CA.

Essential Functions:

This position is seeking a highly motivated, strong communicator to join the Global Supply Chain Program Management (GSCPM) – Integration & Affordability team. This position will be in fast-paced, classified environment supporting a bi-coastal team.

Tasks include:


Establishes rhythms, processes, and tool aids to synchronize Global Supply Chain (GSC) functions across enterprise and division. 

Presents to enterprise leadership on program and business status. Manage up and out and prepare business stakeholders for program meetings. 

Drive dashboard creation using program tools, including Tableau


Coordinate with business stakeholders to identify and implement potential initiatives. Communicate plan and status to program leadership through classified and unclassified data calls.

Baseline, Monitor/Control and Reporting

Manages material and/or labor control portfolios related to the GSC Statement of work

Provide the progress of work against the schedule and update forecast based in conjunction with cost planners and business stakeholders.

Review sales forecast with business stakeholders and implement changes. Communicate updates and status on monthly basis to leadership. 

Identify scope changes and coordinate budget and schedule impacts with business management as well as business stakeholders via Change Requests. Support program development of Change Board packages. 

Analyze and report significant cost and schedule variances to business stakeholders. Develop and complete the variance analysis report (VAR) and close outstanding action items.


Facilitate and aid development of major stakeholders in Risk, Issue and Opportunity and bring to the program. Exercise and track mitigation steps to close actions. 

Change Execution

Review change board packages and assess for potential impacts

Coordinate with Cost Management to process budget/scope and/or EAC EVCR

Track implementation of scope change to closure

Report and accuracy monthly to program and GSC leadership

Basic Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree with 6 years of business experience or Master’s Degree with 4 years of business experience (10 years of business experience in lieu of a degree). Business experience shall be in supply chain management, logistics, subcontracts management, contracts management, proposal price/cost analysis, and/or strategic sourcing.
Must have an active Secret DoD Clearance
Ability to obtain and maintain Special Program Access
Intermediate MS Excel Skills
Intermediate SAP Skills`

Preferred Qualifications:

Aerospace background
Supply chain, cost mgmt. or CAMs
CAM Certified
MS office Suite knowledge

We offer flexible work arrangements, 9/80 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.

Salary Range: $86,300 USD – $129,500 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-R10089454 2023.01.14

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