Principal/ Senior Principal Operations Project Manager (OPM)

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems in Elkridge, Maryland is seeking a Principal or Sr. Principal OperationsProject Manager (OPM) for our Lifecycle Sustainment Operations (LCSO) Business Area.

The LCSO Operations Project Manager coordinates and directs activities between Manufacturing, Engineering, Materials and Test to develop and execute manufacturing sustainment work. He/she is responsible for coordinating schedules and cost requirements; manufacturing visibility to both the Program Office and the Customer; and maintaining quality, cost, and schedule requirements. The Project Manager will act as a leader of a product team - responsible for coordinating repair, modification, and sustainment projects for DoD and commercial contracting customers.

This is a fast paced logistics program support position in a high energy, team centered environment where emphasis is on customer satisfaction. This position provides an excellent opportunity for the well-rounded professional to experience another dimension of professional responsibility.?

The successful candidate should have experience working with teams, effective communication skills, and the ability to schedule work plans to meet scheduled commitments. He/she must also have the ability to work in a manufacturing environment and adhere to safety and safe shop practices; and the ability to adapt and work independently to meet short term requests and provide reporting on multiple programs to a variety of customers with limited supervision.

Oversees and manages the operational aspects of ongoing projects and serves as liaison between project management and planning, project team and line management
Reviews status of projects and budgets; manages schedules and prepares status reports
Assesses project issues and develops resolutions to meet productivity, quality, and client-satisfaction goals and objectives
Develops mechanisms for monitoring project progress and for intervention and problem solving with project managers, line managers, and clients
Duties include setting and meeting sales objectives; monitoring costs, tracking material consumption, replenishments and interplant shop orders; and ensuring the program performance meets the terms and conditions of the contract
Customer interface extends to external and internal customers: responding to customer inquiries, providing customized status reports, acting as liaison between the Logistics Programs and Manufacturing Operations to ensure the timely repair and return of government assets and material
May facilitate self-directed work teams, provide training in core skill areas to teams and peers, and interact with internal and external customers with respect to product planning, and problem resolution

Managing and maintaining the day to day interfaces and communications between the assigned Program Management Office (PMO), Manufacturing, Test, Manufacturing Resource Planning (MRP), Mission Assurance (MA), Supply Chain (SCM), Engineering, Logistics and Shipping.

Reporting Earned Value Management System (EVMS) and serving as the Cost Account Management (CAM) for manufacturing projects.

Supporting and generating proposal documentation as needed to foster new work.

The OPM candidate must possess excellent communication skills - both verbal and written; strong interpersonal skills; a good problem solving mindset; and the ability to present program visibility at internal/external meetings to include all levels of management including executive level.

This is an Operations position, not a Management position.


This position can be filled as a Principal Project Manager or Senior Principal Project Manager based on the below qualifications.

Basic Qualifications for a Principal OPM:

Bachelor's degree with 6 years of relevant experience or Master's degree with 4 years of relevant experience

Proficiency with Microsoft system application tools
Experience in and/or knowledgeof a manufacturing and/or repair depot environment

Ability to obtain and maintain a Secret level security clearance (US Citizenship is a prerequisite.)

Basic Qualifications Senior Principal OPM:

Bachelor's degree with 10 years of relevant experience or Master's degree with 8 years of relevant experience

Proficiency with Microsoft system application tools

Experience and/or knowledge in a manufacturing and/or repair depot environment

Ability to obtain and maintain a Secret level security clearance (US Citizenship is a prerequisite.)

Preferred Qualifications:

Knowledge of repair depot operations strongly preferred

Experience interpreting engineering drawings

Technical background

Experience in proposal roles and responsibilities a plus

Experience in SAP (MES) (or related) and Gold knowledge

Experience working with radar related technologies

Operational and sustainment repair support experience

Material management experience

Production Program Experience using SAP / ERP systems

Vendor and logistics/supply chain experience

Experience with cost, schedule, project leadership

BS in Business, Mechanical or Electrical Engineering, Industrial Engineering,

People leadership and familiarity with DOD Operations

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 www.northropgrumman.com/EEO . U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.


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