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Northrop Grumman Program Manager 1 in Brigham City, Utah

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.

Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems designs, builds and delivers space, defense and aviation-related systems to customers around the world. Our main products include launch vehicles and related propulsion systems; missile products, subsystems and defense electronics; precision weapons, armament systems and ammunition; satellites and associated space components and services; and advanced aerospace structures.

Northrop Grumman is currently seeking a Program Manager for our NASA Space Launch System (SLS) Motor Static Test Team to oversee development and production of the SLS static test(s) programs in our Propulsion Systems Division at Promontory, Utah .

Role Description & Responsibilities:

The Program Manager 1 will be responsible for management of the FSB-1 and Booster Obsolescence and Life Extension (BOLE) static tests. The Program Manager manages the program(s) to deliver the expected financial, technology, and schedule performance. The Program Manager will work closely with our NASA customer, program leadership, engineering, operations and quality.

Job Duties:

Program Execution

Execute programs successfully by managing safety, quality, schedule, technology and cost (P&L responsibility)

Continuously drive for results and challenge the status quo

Have the capacity to understand people issues impacting the business

Have demonstrated ability to influence and motivate others preferably in a non-supervisory role

Company-Customer Interface

Represent NGIS as a company (bringing message to the customer; and integrating knowledge of the spectrum of NGC capabilities with understanding of customer needs to promote NGC)

Service the customer (executing the program and resolving issues in accordance with business objectives, strategy, legal requirements, regulations, contract terms, and company policies)

Balance the interests of the customer, NGC, and employees

Schedule Management

Ensure that the programs/projects are on schedule to the program milestones.

Financial Performance

Oversee budget management within the program and participate in monthly business management reviews.

Plan future phases of the program and prepare customer for follow on phases

Execute Earned Value Management System (EVMS) to control, evaluate and achieve program objectives.

Technical Performance

Drive technical excellence (by setting program standards, working closely with technical team, balancing risk, and delivering performance)

Business Development

Support proposal preparation (to ensure it meets NGC business strategy, is compliant, responds to customer needs, and provides a proper base for successful negotiations and program performance)

Experience Requirements:

Previous relevant experience working in rocket motor production and development environments

Familiar with the NASA requirements and contracts and business processes

Demonstrated leadership skills and experience

Demonstrated ability to lead production and development teams and lead program improvements with customer concurrence


BS degree; Engineering discipline preferred

5 years of Program Management Experience or demonstrated experience leading diverse teams

Preferred Qualifications :

Demonstrated Program Execution

General knowledge of financial systems

Experience leading technical teams

Experience developing configuration management practices for cost efficiency

Experience developing and implementing a statistical process control program approach

Experience supporting or preparing proposals and delegations

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.

Job Category : Program Management