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Early Careers Project Manager (Active Secret Required)

Company: Northrop Grumman
Location: Colorado Springs
Posted on: August 4, 2022

Job Description:

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.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 are making history.The Payload and Ground Systems organization within the Northrop Grumman Space Systems pushes the boundaries of innovation, redefines engineering capabilities, and drives advances in various sciences. Our team is chartered with providing the skills, innovative technologies to develop, design, produce and sustain optimized product lines across the sector while providing a decisive advantage to the warfighter. Come be a part of our mission. This position will be based in Colorado Springs, CO location and will be based in our Colorado Springs airport facility.This Project Manager position reports to the Manager of Systems Engineering, Integration, and Test (SEIT) for Colorado Springs. The department provides systems engineering, integration, and test support to programs within the Payload and Ground Systems Division. This is a dual-hat position responsible for both personnel management (- 20% of time) for a multi-disciplined team of approximately 12 engineers and Staffing and Early Career Talent responsibilities (-80% of time).What you'll get to do:

  • Provide functional oversight for a team of engineers of varied disciplines, to include staffing and workload forecasting; employee inclusion, engagement, mentoring and career development; identification and training of employee skills required to successfully execute on programs; and execution of employee performance management processes.
  • Recruiting, sourcing, onboarding, performance management and contract maintenance for contractors working in the business area as required.
  • Issue identification/reporting as well as status reporting up the Engineering and program chains.
  • Collaborate with Engineering Leadership and Business Unit to ensure program consistency and continuity; to ensure early career employees stay on track for assignments and rotations; and to ensure development and growth needs are met
  • Provide coaching and feedback, as needed, to employees, with an emphasis on career exploration and professional development
  • Deliver and maintain Early Career onboarding, programming and communications
  • Collaborate closely with peers and stakeholders at all levels (including Human Resources and functional and technical leadership) to ensure a consistent, world-class Early Career experience**The successful candidate will clearly demonstrate strong leadership skills to achieve sustainable top performance. They will have a track record as an effective communicator and problem solver who is able to develop and maintain good working relationships with internal and external stakeholders. This candidate will demonstrate a commitment to ethics and integrity, and the capability to innovate while challenging traditional ways of doing business. Demonstrated abilities to build diverse and inclusive teams with high levels of engagement, including mentoring and coaching, are a must.Basic Qualifications:
    • Active DoD Secret security clearance
    • Bachelor's degree with 5+ years of progressively responsible experience or 3+ years' experience with Master's degree, 0 years with PhD.
    • Experience working in systems engineering, integration, and test environments
    • Proven demonstrated leadership skills and the ability to work effectively in a team environment
    • Experience in multiple aspects of the systems engineering process, from requirements analysis through verification testingPreferred Qualifications:
      • Master's degree in a relevant technical or management specialty
      • Current or ability to obtain a Top Secret/SCI clearance
      • Solid technical foundation in system engineering
      • Experience with large scale, complex, hardware and software systems
      • Knowledge of/experience with Model Based Engineering (MBE) and Agile development
      • Knowledge of/experience with cyber security requirements and processes
      • Experience in activities related to analysis, modeling and simulation
      • Experience leading in multi-contractor team environments Salary Range: $89,800 USD - $134,800 USD Employees may be eligible for a discretionary bonus in addition to base pay. Annual bonuses are designed to reward individual contributions as well as allow employees to share in company results. Employees in Vice President or Director positions may be eligible for Long Term Incentives. In addition, Northrop Grumman provides a variety of benefits including health insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, savings plan, Company paid holidays and paid time off (PTO) for vacation and/or personal business. The health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority. The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. U.S. Northrop Grumman employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042 https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/ .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 http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO . U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

Keywords: Northrop Grumman, Colorado Springs , Early Careers Project Manager (Active Secret Required), Executive , Colorado Springs, Colorado

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