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Northrop Grumman Secure Area Sr. Principal Project Management in Chandler, Arizona

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.


The GBSD Secure Area Sr. Principal Project Management will lead closed area initiatives and operations for multiple designated Launch Vehicles Programs in Chandler, AZ. This role will report to the Secure Area Program Manager and will work closely with the LV GBSD Program Managers/Directors. The successful candidate will influence the direction of the classified area activities to meet the company's strategic objectives. This role will operate independently to balance programmatic needs to deliver results in a classified work environment.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Leads crossfunctional team to meet closed area requirements including facilities, security, and hardware/ software needs

  • Ensures successful execution of Closed Area operations.

  • Creates operational efficiencies that improve Closed Area program operations

  • Clearly presents technical approaches and findings for initiatives

  • Develops and drives solutions to complex problems consistent with organization objectives.

  • Serves as consultant to management and customers on policies, plans, and objectives.

  • Manage program relationships to ensure all security requirements are met and in compliance.

  • Assist with resolving computer and network issues

  • Monitors IT tickets and raises issues that require management involvement.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Must have a Bachelor's degree and 10 years of related professional experience to include a background in Project Management or related military experience; Master's degree and 8 years related experience

  • Active Secret clearance inscope (granted or renewed in the last 6 years).

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite

  • Strong experience successfully addressing technical project requirements

  • Must be able to perform occasional lifting up to 10 lbs

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Active Top Secret clearance adjudicated within the last 5 years

  • Experience in Leadership roles within the Aerospace and Defense industry, or within the military.

  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certified

  • Experience maintaining facilities for classified work

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.

Job Category : Program Management