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Principal / Sr. Principal Program Planning Analyst SCHEDULER *Interim Clearance Required

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This is a Full-time position in Los Angeles, CA posted February 22, 2021.

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Principal / Sr. Principal Program Planning Analyst SCHEDULER *Interim Clearance Required

Discover careers that change the world and further advancements in defense, technology, and engineering today at Northrop Grumman. Use your experience to grow your career and support our global customers with the technology, systems, and solutions they need to enable their missions on the front lines and secure our world every day. With Northrop Grumman, you’ll discover a culture built on diversity, respect, and above all teamwork. Together with our group of experts across the technical spectrum, you’ll discover opportunities to make a difference in our world and start solving some of the world’s most critical problems in the most innovative ways.

Northrop Grumman Defense Systems is currently seeking a Principal / Sr. Principal Program Planning Analyst SCHEDULER with a current/active clearance to join our Advanced Weapons group in Northridge, CA.

The Planning Analyst/Scheduler is responsible for the implementation of standard processes and tools and program planning and control practices. This position will work within a team environment consisting of program management, technical, production, financial and other supporting staff. The ideal candidate will have strong teambuilding skills, exhibit strong leadership potential, and possess comprehensive verbal and written communication/ presentation skills.

Roles and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Creating, maintaining and validating Schedule data. Ensure major Projects’ and Programs’ Integrated Master Schedules (IMS) and plans are horizontally and vertically integrated across company functional groups including finance, engineering, material, manufacturing, and quality.
  • Utilize Gantt, PERT, milestone charts, earned value management and other project management techniques to gauge progress and identify performance variances to facilitate focus and intervention on critical areas.
  • Engage with the Program Team to perform thorough project analysis showing knowledge and understanding of the program and the principles of EVMS, and suggests/ creates/ implements work-arounds to enhance cost and schedule performance.
  • Perform risk analyses, and identify and resolve critical path and network logic conflicts.
  • Understand numerous facets of scheduling and contribute to the development of new scheduling concepts, techniques and standards.
  • Provide interface/support to program office, IPT leads/ CAMs and less experienced schedulers to achieve program objectives.
  • Support new business proposal providing recommendations on schedule methodologies and proposal strategies and develop an IMP and IMS.
  • Implementing scheduling best practices as prescribed by industry to include, but not limited to:
    • DCMA 14-point
    • IPMR DI-MGMT-81861
    • Earned Value Management System (EVMS)
    • Critical Path Analysis
    • Schedule Risk Assessment (SRA)
    • Schedule Performance, Health Metrics and Analysis

Some relocation assistance, while not guaranteed, may be available for this position.

Qualifications:

Basic Qualifications:
Basic Qualifications for a Principal (A03) level are:

• Bachelor’s degree with 6 years professional related experience – OR – a Master’s degree with 4 year of professional related experience.
• 4 years of project scheduling experience using Microsoft Project or other related scheduling tool.
• 4 years of experience using MS Office Suite, specifically Excel, PowerPoint, and Word.
• Current US Secret level security clearance with investigation within the last 5 years.
• The ability to maintain a US Secret Level Security Clearance.
• Working knowledge of EVMS guidelines and processes.

Basic Qualifications for a Sr. Principal (A04) level are:
• Bachelor’s degree with 10 years professional related experience – OR – a Master’s degree with 8 years of professional related experience.
• 4 years of project scheduling experience using Microsoft Project or other related scheduling tool.
• 4 years of experience using MS Office Suite, specifically Excel, PowerPoint, and Word.
• Current US Secret level security clearance with investigation within the last 5 years.
• The ability to maintain a US Secret Level Security Clearance.
• Working knowledge of EVMS guidelines and processes.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Business Management, Industrial Engineering, Finance, Operations Management, Mathematics, Computer Science or related field
  • 6 years of project scheduling experience and expert proficiency in Microsoft Project as demonstrated by an understanding of the tool’s properties and functions, including:
    • exports and imports,
    • multi-project consolidation,
    • inter-project linkage,
    • ability to create a variety of views, tables, filters, and reports.
  • Experience using Schedule Health Analysis tools and Schedule Risk Assessment tools.
  • Experience with Milestone Pro or other milestone tool.
  • Experience with of EVMS surveillance and validation reviews.

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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