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Northrop Grumman Program Planning Analyst-SCHEDULER in Rolling Meadows, Illinois

US CITIZENSHIP REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION: Yes

RELOCATION ASSISTANCE: Relocation assistance may be available

CLEARANCE TYPE: None

TRAVEL: Yes, 10% of the Time

Description

Join Northrop Grumman on our continued mission to push the boundaries of possible across land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace. Enjoy a culture where your voice is valued and start contributing to our team of passionate professionals providing real-life solutions to our world’s biggest challenges. We take pride in creating purposeful work and allowing our employees to grow and achieve their goals every day by Defining Possible. With our competitive pay and comprehensive benefits, we have the right opportunities to fit your life and launch your career today.

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems sector is seeking a Principal / Senior Principal Program Planning Analyst/SCHEDULER to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. The qualified applicant will become part of Northrop Grumman’s Program Scheduling and Compliance Center of Excellence. This position is located in Rolling Meadows, IL.

The Program 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:

  • Create valid and effective Program Integrated Master Schedule (IMS) that incorporate all dependencies, aligns to resource availability, and identifies and aligns program milestones with contractual need dates.

  • Establish ground rules and assumptions, and ensure compliance with applicable EVMS guidelines

  • Identify & validate the critical path, run performance and health check metrics.

  • Conduct trend analysis and report data, e.g. late start/finish, forecast dates impacts, manage program schedule margin, and changes to critical path(s)

  • Monitor and develop work around utilizing schedule acceleration techniques to achieve additional margin, monitor & de-conflict internal and external influences to resources and the critical path

  • Provide schedules visibility, reporting, and schedule analyses, performs risk analyses, and identifies and resolves critical path and network logic conflicts.

  • Monitor the Program IMS to ensure the IPT Performance Measurement Baseline (PMB) supports the Programs execution Plan & ensures cost/schedule integration.

  • Works with the IPT Lead, functional managers and control account managers to identify internal and external dependencies, milestones and deliverables.

  • Frequent use of industry scheduling best practices, and specific Scheduling Tool properties and functions

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree with 3 years professional related experience -OR - a Master's degree with 1 year of professional related experience. Additional years of related experience may be accepted in lieu of degree.

  • 1 year of project scheduling experience using Microsoft Project or other related scheduling tool.

  • Experience using MS Office Suite, specifically Excel, PowerPoint, and Word.

  • Willingness and ability to travel domestically 10% of the time.

  • The willingness to obtain and maintain a US Secret Level Security Clearance. US Citizenship is a prerequisite.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or higher in Business Management, Industrial Engineering, Finance, Operations Management, Mathematics, Computer Science or related field

  • 3 years project scheduling experience and advanced scheduling skills in Microsoft Project or other related scheduling tools

  • Experience using Schedule Health Analysis tools and Schedule Risk Assessment tools

  • Experience working with SAP production schedules

  • Experience supporting Projects/Program of different size, contract types, and complexity.

  • Experience with resource loaded schedules

  • Working knowledge of EVMS guidelines and processes.

  • Current US Secret level security clearance.

Salary Range: $65,000.00 - $97,600.00

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.

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