Program Manager of Nuclear Weapon Systems

Northrop Grumman Technology Services Sector is looking for an experienced, dynamic and innovative leader to be Program Manager for the Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) program. SNL is the premier engineering and design lab, responsible for design, test, and production of the life extension programs for our nation's nuclear weapons stockpile.

The top priority of the laboratory is to ensure the reliability, safety and security of our nation's nuclear weapons stockpile. This position will be located in Albuquerque, NM.

Are you interested in expanding your career through experience and exposure, all the while supporting a mission that seeks to ensure the security and freedom of our nation and its allies? If so, then Northrop Grumman may be the place you.

Our professionals live and breathe different perspectives here; we are curious about the world, accepting of each other, and well aware that the more ideas, backgrounds, opinions, and experiences we bring to our work, the stronger that work will be. Just as you would invest your time and hard work into our company, we focus on investing back into you through enriching professional experiences and high-quality learning and development opportunities. We want you to bring your whole self to work and for you to have meaningful connections with your coworkers, customers, and communities, while providing the best products, systems, and technologies to protect our world.

This position will be responsible for managing task order(s) from inception through completion. Responsible for the cost, schedule and technical performance of products, processes, subsystems and/or services provided to SNL. Participates in the negotiation of contract and contract changes. Coordinates the preparation of proposals, business plans, proposal work statements and specifications, operating budgets and financial terms/conditions of contract. Acts as customer contact for program activities, leading activities / sessions with the customer to achieve contracted requirements.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Directs the activities of experts performing technical assessments, participating in independent program reviews, and related services in support of National Technology & Engineering Solutions of Sandia (NTESS) LLC
  • Identifies, recruits, and assigns knowledgeable personnel from within Northrop Grumman or through outside hires to execute these activities
  • Serves as the point-of-contact with NTESS and is resident in Albuquerque to provide technical directions and oversight for subcontract activities

Basic Qualifications:

  1. Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Management, or other relevant degree.

  2. Minimum 10 years' experience managing technology programs

  3. Demonstrated success in managing programs/projects to cost, performance, and schedule requirements.

  4. Demonstrated success in leading and developing cross-functional teams.

  5. Experience with earned value management system (EVMS).

  6. Able to obtain a Top Secret / Q clearance.

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Master's Degree in Engineering, Physics, Systems Engineering, or related technical field

  2. Experience advancing Nuclear Weapons Technology, Nuclear Non-Proliferation Capabilities and/or Global Security Programs

  3. Prior experience with National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) or USAF Nuclear Weapons Programs

  4. A candidate with a current Top Secret clearance and/or Q clearance; Active Top Secret / SCI Clearance

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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