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Sr. Director of Programs

Dulles, VA, USA | Northrop Grumman

  • Industry:
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    General Management
  • Experience:
    7-10 years
Job Description:
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The Innovation Systems Space Systems Group is seeking a Program manager to lead National Security Space systems programs and enable highly performing program execution.

This position will be located in Dulles, VA.

The selected candidate must develop a comprehensive knowledge of company program management standards, policies, and guidelines. The candidate must have a successful track record in supporting bid and capture activities, and leading programs with successful, quantified business results. The selected candidate will require proven strategic planning and execution capabilities and possess the maturity, and capability to work collaboratively across all levels of the program. The candidate should possess a broad background with a varying portfolio of experiences including space and satellite systems, space system instruments, subsystems, capabilities, architecture, and applications. The selected individual must be able to interact with and influence executive level management and communicate effectively.

Roles and Responsibilities:

• Lead the PMO with the day-to-day operations support staff in support of medium sized space related projects across multiple sites.

• Requires close coordination with USG Customer, our subcontractor teammates, and various Northrop Grumman internal staff elements.

• Responsible for all assigned program objectives from inception to completion.

• Responsible to accurately track/forecast program financials and performance metrics in order to meet or exceed annual operational and financial program goals.

• Coordinates the preparation of proposals, business plans, performance work statements, operating budgets, and financial terms/conditions of contracts with relevant program subcontractor.

• Leads program review sessions, internally and with the Customer to discuss cost, schedule, and technical performance.

• Develops and assembles PowerPoint briefings to both internal and external staff to review program performance and other contractual/operational subjects.


Basic Qualifications: 

• Bachelor’s degree in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineer, Math or related area) and 7+ years of experience or Master’s Degree and 5+ years

• U.S. Citizenship with an active Top Secret clearance and the ability to obtain SCI level access.

• At least six years of progressively responsible experience providing support to projects / programs to include project scheduling, financial management, briefing, and coordination and graphic presentation

• A demonstrated record of establishing and maintaining effective relationships with support staff, strong communications and interpersonal skills for dealing with the customer, subcontractors, Northrop Grumman support staff, and employees

Preferred Qualifications:

• Current or Active Top Secret/SCI level clearance.

• Familiarity with Northrop Grumman policies and procedures. 

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