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Launch Site Manager 3 - Space Systems - Cape Canaveral, FL

Company: Northrop Grumman
Location: Merritt Island
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:

Requisition ID: R10081933
Category: Program Management
Location: Merritt Island, FL, USA
Citizenship Required: United States Citizenship
Clearance Type: None
Telecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
Shift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
Positions Available: 1

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our pioneering and inventive spirit has enabled us to be at the forefront of many technological advancements in our nation's history - from the first flight across the Atlantic Ocean, to stealth bombers, to landing on the moon. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have 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.


Northrop Grumman Tactical Space Systems Division (TSSD) has an opening for a Launch Site Manager 3 to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Merritt Island, Florida and serve several locations. This position requires a broad understanding of U.S. Government aerospace products/systems and/or missions/operations as well as experience in leading project teams in satellite launch campaigns. The ideal candidate will possess knowledge and experience in Spacecraft Design, Spacecraft/Component Integration and Test (I&T), Payload design and I&T, Launch Vehicle Integration, Space Mission Operations and Launch Campaign Processing.

The primary objective will be the oversight and management of NG launch site activities, lead a cross-functional organization at the launch site while aligning them to common program and divisional performance goals. Additionally, the selected individual will manage the NG facility needs, space utilization and participate in the potential expansion of the payload and launch vehicle processing activities as a Space Sector initiative and a demand from the industry during this increased focus on space operations for commercial and government applications.

The Site Manager will be responsible for effectively communicating to stakeholders and facilitating/leading all phases of the launch campaign as governed by the individual program requirements or expectations. Primary responsibilities are the management of cost, schedule, and technical performance of company programs or facilities and include, but are not limited to:

Cultivating customer relationships and intimacy to develop further opportunities within the customer community
Developing new business opportunities through long-term strategic planning, capture planning, and development of proposals and business plans
Establishing a program launch site organization that effectively addresses customer requirements and incorporates the necessary internal and external sub-organizations
Leading and directing cross-functional resident launch site team to meet launch campaign schedule, technical performance objectives and program cost
Measuring and reporting site conflicts and performance concerns
Delivering presentations to customers, executive management, and other program stakeholders
Participating in the negotiation of contracts, contract changes, specifications, operating budgets, schedule milestones, and key terms and conditions
Development and adherence to budget baselines utilizing Earned Value Management (EVM) or similar cost & schedule control methodologies and tools for various funding methods
Identifying, allocating, and managing program resources, including workforce planning
Managing Government/customer/NG assets or information (GFE, CFE, etc.)
Adherence to all internal processes, policies, and applicable industry standards
Development and adherence to master plans and schedules for range and PPF use
Conducting thorough risk & opportunity management practices including identification, mitigation and realization for off-site operations
Prepare briefings on status/progress and processes at the Site; present in the appropriate cadences to ensure stakeholder awareness among Executive leadership.
Support DE&I and ERG initiatives and events to nurture and foster a diverse and inclusive environment
Help develop and shape additional programs/processes to improve the overall Employee Experience
Drive Digital Transformation initiatives.
Coordinate physical space/footprint options for near term accommodations and long term growth, including security, and potential payload processing facility

Basic Qualifications:

Bachelor's Degree and 10 years, or Master's and 8 years' experience supporting U.S. Government contracts and customers and intimate knowledge of launch site operations
Direct support or involvement with a minimum of 5 SVC or LVC launch campaigns preferably at Cape Canaveral Space Force Base, Kennedy Space Center or others.
U.S. Citizen with a current or active clearance and the ability to attain a Top Secret/SCI clearance in the future
Proven ability to lead a high performing team with evidence of being able to create trusted relationships, and an inclusive work environment that attracts, retain and inspire diverse and engaged teams.
Effectively develop business cases, briefings and communication - both written and verbal - at a senior leadership level to inform and drive decisions.
Experience managing facilities related to launch site operations.

Preferred Qualifications:

Current or active Top Secret/SCI clearance with poly.
Project Management Professional (PMP) certification
Broad understanding of U.S. Government aerospace products/systems and/or missions/operations as well as experience in leading cross-functional project teams.
Facility contracting and management
Detailed and team oriented with demonstrated leadership and organization skills
Ability to manage communications with stakeholders through organized processes to ensure that program information is defined, collected, shared, and understood in a manner that effectively meets program and stakeholder needs.
Issue & Problem Resolution: The ability to identify and address program impacts through a systematic, proactive, approach to issue and problem resolution that identifies, communicates, monitors, and promptly resolves conflicts across all levels of the program.
Planning, Scheduling & Earned Value: The ability to initiate, develop, integrate, execute, direct and control program plans and cost and schedule baselines that meet both program contractual requirements and stakeholder expectations

Northrop Grumman offers a competitive and robust benefits program.

As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman, you are eligible for our robust benefits package including:

Dental & Vision coverage
Educational Assistance
Life Insurance
Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions
Paid Time Off
Health & Wellness Resources
Employee Discounts
Flexible Schedules (For example the ability to work a 9/80 work schedule, which allows an employee to work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday and take every other Friday off of work)

For more details please visit our total rewards site or chat with one of our recruiters to learn more. Link:



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Salary Range: $122,000 USD - $183,000 USD

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

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.%32886573% %%management%%

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