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Principal Operations Research Analyst, Palmdale (Clearance Required)

Northrop Grumman | Palmdale CA 93550 USA | Full Time | Posted: 08/23/2019

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At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on groundbreaking 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 efforts 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 commitment to do what others think is impossible. Our employees are not only part of history, they're making history.

Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems is seeking a Principal Operations Research Analyst 3, Planning and Scheduling, to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located inPalmdale, CAand the qualified candidate will become part of the Strike Division Special Programs Master Planning and Scheduling Department. The individual must be able to work independently on multiple concurrent programs. Must have an active DoD Secret clearance to be considered for this position.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Analyzes actual and predictable interacting operational activities of business to obtain a quantitative, rational basis for decision making through the application of logic and scientific or economic disciplines and techniques
  • Work with Control Account Managers to track plans and schedules, perform risk analysis, identify and resolve critical path and network logic conflicts

  • Devises modeling and measuring techniques; utilizes mathematics, statistical methods, engineering methods, operational mathematics techniques (linear programming, game theory, probability theory, symbolic language, etc.), and other principles and laws of scientific and economic disciplines

  • Prepare, develop and coordinate the supplementary integrated master schedules to meet all program objectives

  • Ensure all supplemental schedules and plans are horizontally and vertically integrated across company functional groups including finance, engineering, material, manufacturing, and quality

  • Work with Control Account Managers to track plans and schedules, perform risk analysis, identify and resolve critical path and network logic conflict

  • Utilize Gantt, PERT, milestone charts, earned value management and other project established management techniques to gauge progress and intervention on critical areas

  • Produce documentation for and conduct executive management reviews

  • Provide regular oral and written communication on status and issues to the Program Manager

  • Assist Program Manager in the organization and planning of resources to support specific work scope and manage execution by maintaining contact with key stakeholders and awareness of resources skills and experience

  • Maintain, delegate and prioritize action items


The successful candidate will possess the following:

  • Ability to work in a high paced environment, meet deadlines and produce analyses in a timely manner

  • Ability to perform detailed schedule, resource, work, and cost analysis and make recommendations to solve problems

  • Ability to create presentation content and present to various levels of leadership

  • Ability to effectively work with multiple functional teams, supplier teams, and the Program/Project Manager

  • Ability to effectively lead and implement process improvements by receiving concurrence from all stakeholders

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree

  • Aminimum of6 years of business, production planning, or scheduling experience, or a Master's degree with 4 years of experience

  • Experience using EVMS (Earned Value Management System)to support implementation on programs

  • Knowledge of basic project management methodologies

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of Microsoft Project, scheduling, and schedule baseline management
  • Excellent communicator with ability to drive cross functional teams to action when working in a matrix organization
  • PMP Certification
  • Microsoft ProjectServer Experience
  • Advanced MS Office Suite skills (Word, Project, PowerPoint and Excel)

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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Location Palmdale, CA, 93550, United States
Categories Research and Analyst

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