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Ground Element Project Manager - Program Manager 3

Company: Northrop Grumman
Location: Morrisville
Posted on: August 4, 2022

Job Description:

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.The Ground Element (GE) Project Manager provides the programmatic, technical and people leadership necessary to define, develop, integrate, deliver, and operate complex cloud-based services supporting complex mission management, mission control, and 3rd party mission processing solutions. This person will help manage and set organization objectives for all ground element sub-teams, currently envisioned as SEIT, Mission Management, Mission Processing, Command & Control, External Interfaces, and Operations. Position provides effective and engaged leadership of a multidisciplinary and geographically disperse team to ensure the Integrated National Systems (INS) Business Unit delivers on our ground element contractual commitments, provides the best OneNG solutions possible, and advances NG's strategic objectives for a first-of-its-kind operational system. Position reports functionally to the director of Ground Enterprise Systems (GES), an INS Operating Unit, who also serves as your Program Review Authority for the INS ground element scope. To ensure full alignment on the program's contractual priorities, the position reports programmatically to the SSSD Program Manager and works with them and other element project managers to achieve program success.Potential locations for this position are Aurora CO, Redondo Beach CA, Morrisville NC, and Baltimore MD.Key responsibilities include:

  • Manage the ground element's cost, schedule, and technical performance across all program phases (e.g., conceptual design through delivery and operations of fully integrated mission management / control / processing and supporting services).
  • Act as primary customer contact for the ground element and provide ground leadership for program reviews with customer and/or NG leadership to address cost, schedule, and technical performance.
  • Advance program and NG strategic objectives by building and maintaining trusted relationships with customers and other stakeholders and by engaging in internal and customer forums related to the program's roles in the broader end-to-end Enterprise.
  • Support the program office and contracts organizations in the preparation of proposals, business plans, proposal work statements, specifications, operating budgets, and financial terms/conditions of the contract. For changes affecting ground element scope, lead these efforts and ensure appropriate GES/INS reviews and sign-off.
  • Ensure any scope changes for the ground element are fully understood and impacts to cost, schedule and risk are addressed and coordinated with appropriate stakeholders.
  • Establish milestones, ground element product roadmaps, inter- and intra-program dependencies, and ensure adherence to master plans and schedules
  • Ensure effective identification and management of issues, risks and opportunities across all program elements. Drive issues to closure and make informed, timely decisions based on competing points of view, constraints, customer/stakeholder priorities and company strategic objectives.
  • Leverage NG's mission, architecture, and software development expertise to implement forward-thinking solutions that conform to customer constraints (e.g., required functionality, available funding, capabilities of interfacing systems, etc.).
  • Build and sustain an effective, engaged, and integrated team in a complex, geographically disperse, partner-rich, and dynamic environment.
  • In partnership with GSC, identify, coordinate and direct subcontractors and suppliers.
  • Effectively coordinate and collaborate with INS functional and profit & loss leadership to ensure required staffing, processes, tools, training, infrastructure, etc. are provided to support successful ground element project execution.
  • As a senior leader, support color teams or other independent reviews when requested (consistent with program commitments).
  • Provide leadership support to program and OU engagement and DE&I initiatives.Basic Qualifications:
    • Bachelor's in STEM + 9 years of exp; Master's + 7 years of exp; PhD + 4 years of exp
    • 6 years of experience in program/project management with prior experience in software development, integration, and test, and/or system deployments supporting U.S. Government contracts and customers
    • TS/SCI clearance w/SSBI
    • Demonstrated ability to create trusted customer relationships
    • Ability to lead complex and geographically disperse program teams comprised of engineering, business, contracts, law, supply chain, and mission/quality assurance
    • Excellent interpersonal skills, a collaborative management style, and an inherent drive to deliver on commitmentsPreferred Qualifications:
      • BS or MS in EE/CS/CE
      • Mission management, command, control and/or data processing experience in defense industry
      • Demonstrated depth of experience in System Engineering and/or Software Development
      • Familiarity with Agile/Dev*Ops software development and sustainment in virtual and cloud environments
      • Knowledge and familiarity with the program's customer and business area
      • Demonstrated conflict management, personnel management, and negotiation skills
      • Proven ability to effectively work across multiple organizations to form teams, gain internal support, act with speed, and make tough decisions Salary Range: $155,400 USD - $256,400 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 https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/ .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 http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO . U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

Keywords: Northrop Grumman, Cary , Ground Element Project Manager - Program Manager 3, Executive , Morrisville, North Carolina

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