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Project Controller

Northrop Grumman
New Malden, London (Greater)
Closing date
21 Nov 2021

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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.

As a Project Controller at Northrop Grumman you will assist Senior Project Controllers and the project team in effectively and proactively controlling multi-million pound projects across the NGSM portfolio.  The role may be Planning or Cost centric based on the individual project controls resource requirements. 

You will actively develop, maintain and execute complex project performance baselines by adhering to robust project controls processes and procedures

Key Responsibilities

The main tasks and responsibilities of this job are as follows:

  • Mandatory expertise and experience with directing, planning, and scheduling functions and workshops, including schedule development, control, and analysis.
  • Mandatory expertise and experience in building and maintaining a cost and schedule performance baseline which includes well defined scope, assumptions, deliverables, Work Breakdown Structure, Activity ID and integrated critical path schedule that is resource loaded
  • Scheduling activities will require direct interaction with the engineering and project management teams using and challenging Design Estimates for inclusion in the plans
  • Experience in cost related functions including cost estimating, cost control, change management, cost analysis, activity coding control, accruals, invoicing and expense management 
  • Development of an accurate Estimate At Completion
  • Hands on advanced expertise of project controls software including Primavera P6 and Deltek COBRA
  • Applying Northrop Grumman Earned Value Management System
  • Effective communications and reporting requirements that define the current status of a project in relation to the project performance baseline, reasons for deviation, and assisting with implementation of corrective action plans.
  • Assisting in proposals and change management reviews
  • Seeking continuous improvement and enhancements of current project controls methodologies
  • Professionally maintaining project-wide adherence to  processes, and procedures, sometimes in the face of adversity
  • Other ad-hoc tasks as requested

General Responsibilities

  • To adhere to the terms and conditions laid down in the employee contract or subsequent variations to contract, the NORTHROP GRUMMAN UK LIMITED Staff Handbook and the Health and Safety Policy.
  • To follow, and where appropriate improve, the Quality process laid down in the NORTHROP GRUMMAN UK LIMITED Quality System Manuals.
  • To adhere to the Company Security Instructions.

Person Specification

To fulfil the requirements of this job, the post-holder must…


  • Proven experience of demonstrated Project Controls, Planning, Cost Management, experience in a similar role in the defence or, construction, rail, oil and gas or manufacturing industries
  • Competent in EVMS methodologies and project controls software
  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, finance or construction management discipline. Advanced Degree preferred.

Skills Required:

  • Experience working in a similar role in the Defence or, construction, rail, oil and gas or manufacturing industry
  • Understanding of project management / project business context
  • Advanced user of Primavera P6
  • Experience using cost management and finance systems
  • Advanced user of MS Excel, and usual MS Office Suite
  • Excellent communication (both written/verbal) and listening skills
  • An enthusiasm to volunteer and share opinions and views with internal and external stakeholders, and an ability to persuade others.
  • Training and mentoring within a cohesive team environment Good organisational skills

Personal Qualities:

  • Strong work ethic
  • Confident, honest, articulate and reliable
  • An enthusiasm to volunteer and share opinions and views with internal and external stakeholders
  • An ability to persuade others.

Security level SC UK (UK eyes only) or ability to gain. This requires single UK nationality / passport holder only.

  • Travel requirements:. Occasional UK will be required.
  • Clearance requirements: Must hold or be eligible to hold SC clearance.
  • Looking for flexibility? Speak to us at application stage about what may be possible.
  • Valid UK passport and driving licence.

Northrop Grumman is committed to equality and diversity in our workplace. Northrop Grumman provides equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants without regard to an individual's protected status, including race/ethnic origin, color, nationality, national origin, ancestry, sex/gender, gender identity/expression, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, marriage/civil partnership, pregnancy/maternity, religion or belief, creed, age, disability, genetic information, or any other protected status or characteristic.


Northrop Grumman solves the toughest problems in space, aeronautics, defense and cyberspace to meet the ever evolving needs of our customers worldwide. Our 85,000 employees define possible every day using science, technology and engineering to create and deliver advanced systems, products and services.

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