Principal Project Management - Production Test

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems in air and space 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're making history.
Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems has an opening for a Principal Project Management Production Test join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Melbourne FL.

Essential Functions:
* This position functionally reports to the Strike Project Manager Section Manager and will be assigned to the Strike Ground and Flight Test Manager.

* This is a high visibility role that requires vertical and horizontal integration across the IPT to ensure successful program execution.

* This individual should possess leadership and team building capabilities, strong verbal and written communication skills, and strong interpersonal skills.

* Must possess solid organization abilities and be a motivated, flexible team player.

* Supports the Production Test organization by overseeing and managing the operational aspects of emerging and ongoing projects and serves as liaison between project management and planning, project teams, and System Test leadership.

* Reviews status of projects and budgets; manages schedules and prepares status reports, both at a project and organizational level.

* Assess Production Test project issues and develop resolutions to meet productivity, quality, and client-satisfaction goals and objectives.

* Responsible for developing mechanisms for monitoring progress, metrics and for intervention while problem solving with engineers, management as well as providing status to leadership.

* Coordination with internal customers, external customers, partners, suppliers, and project team members.

* Prepare status charts, presentation slides, and tracking spreadsheets; must be capable of developing and delivering presentations.

* Develop solutions to complex project problems and ability to positively influence the organizational long-range goals through project management principles

The selected candidate should thrive in a fast-paced work environment with high expectations, significantly diverse assignments, collaborative/team settings across all levels.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited university and 6+ years of Aerospace and/or Defense industry experience OR
  • Master's Degree from an accredited university and 4+ years of Aerospace and/or Defense industry experience
  • Demonstrated experience working in a Project Management function
  • A current DoD Secret or Top Secret/SCI level security clearance, to include a Single Scope Background Investigation, a periodic reinvestigation, or an original adjudication date completed within the last 6 years
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain program access prior to start

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Program Access
  • Master's Degree from an accredited university
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification
  • Previous experience managing technically driven, engineering projects
  • Previous experience supporting Systems Test
  • 2+ years of experience working in a Project Management Function
  • Advanced Experience with an Earned Value Management System (EVMS)
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal skills, and the ability to interface with all levels of employees and management.

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.

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