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Senior Principal Program Cost Schdule Control Analyst, Palmdale (Secret Clearance, SAP Required)

at Northrop Grumman Corporation

Posted: 9/17/2019
Job Reference #: 19029167

Job Description

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems in air and space that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our work preserves freedom and democracy, and advances human discovery and our understanding of the universe. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have a lot of 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.  

  • Sets up cost control system, monitors and controls costs and schedules on contracts requiring validated cost schedule control system
  • Performs analyses and prepares reports in order to ensure that contracts are within negotiated and agreed-upon parameters and government cost control guidelines
  • Prepares budgets and schedules for contract work and performs and/or assists in financial analyses such as funding profiles, sales outlook, and variance analysis.
  • Prepares program plans to ensure program requirements and statement of work are captured and scheduled
  • Performs schedule risk assessments to identify and mitigate program cost and scheduling risks
  • Ensures adequate funding availability by maintaining accurate records of expenditures, directing preparation of expenditure projections, and submitting timely requests for additional funding to the government
  • Incorporates contractual changes into control systems by staying aware of outstanding work against each contract in order to maintain realistic contract cost and schedule baselines 


Basic Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor's degree with 10 years of experience in cost schedule control analysis or cost analytics within a Business Administration setting or a Master's Degree and 8 year of said experience
  • Intermediate Excel Skills:  Pivot Tables, Vlookup, Conditional Formatting
  • Experience with SAP, Business Warehouse (BW), MPM, wInsight or Deltek COBRA
  • Active DOD (Department of Defense) Secret Clearance investigated within the last 6 years

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Advanced Excel:  Macros, Slicers creation and utilization
  • Microsoft Access, Tableau creation/utilization
  • SharePoint, PowerPoint
  • Experience with EVMS (Earned Value Management) policies and procedures
  • Creation of Cost Performance Reports (CPRs) and/or Metrics
  • Has the ability to identify issues and problems across multiple contracts and make recommendations to management for resolution

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.