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Northrop Grumman Program Manager 1 in Kennedy Space Center, Florida

Program Management


At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems and technology that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our work preserves freedom and democracy, and advances human discovery and our understanding of the universe. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have a lot of 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 are making history.

Northrop Grumman is currently seeking a Program Manager 1 for the NASA Program organization in our Propulsion Systems Business Unit located at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

The SLS Booster program has exciting opportunities for aspiring program managers to grow their careers. The selected candidate will be responsible for managing, refurbishing and maintaining primary structures for the SLS Boosters. Scope entails all aspects supporting refurbishment of the primary structures, associated material procurements, oversight of NDE and Modification service contracts and management & support of value added changes to in support of a fixed price contract structure. In addition, insuring certification of design and processes, and management of program risk, budget and schedule.

Primary Responsibilities:

Responsible for the management of cost, schedule, and technical performance of program objectives and include, but are not limited to:

• Leading and directing cross-functional Integrated Program Teams (IPT) to meet program cost, schedule and technical performance objectives

• Identification, distribution, tracking, and completion of program requirements

• Conducting thorough risk & opportunity management practices including identification, mitigation and captures

• Development and adherence to master plans and schedules

• Development and adherence to budget baselines utilizing Earned Value Management (EVM) or similar cost & schedule control methodologies and tools

• Identifying, allocating and managing program resources, measuring and reporting program performance

• Continuously improving by addressing customer concerns and implementing corrective actions as necessary

• Supporting new business opportunities through long term strategic planning, capture planning, and development of proposals and business plans

• Delivering presentations to customers, management and other program stakeholders

• Establishing design, processes and supply chain concepts, criteria, and engineering efforts for product development, integration and maintaining certification for flight

• Managing Government/customer supplied property or information to meet contract requirements

• Facilitate generation of contract change estimates and proposals in response to customer and program needs

• Have the capacity to understand people issues impacting the business

• Continuously drive for results and challenge the status quo

• Have proven ability to influence others

• Strategic thinking to successfully complete the program to the requirements, within cost and on-time

• Thorough understanding of the procurement process flow through purchase order release

• Managing suppliers to meet program objectives including cost management, negotiation of change orders and driving on time deliveries

• Adherence to all internal processes, policies, and applicable industry standards

• Ensuring IPT adheres to contract scope, and manages change

Job Category : Program Management