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Senior Project manager/Delivery manager

Northrop Grumman
London (Central), 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.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, self-starting individual to manage projects in an evolving and dynamic Cyber and Defence organisation. Due to the success of a strategic programme, we are growing and require a motivated individual to lead and manage deliveries through the entire lifecycle of requirements through to continuous iterative deliveries.

The role of the Project Manager is to provide financial guidance, tasking, understanding and advice across specialist deliveries relevant to the customer’s mission. This is an operational role, which requires an understanding of a variety of project and delivery management tools and techniques as well as a varying degree of knowledge of the customer’s domain in order to understand and provide relevant assistance to improve their ways of working or to assist in developing solutions. 

A Project manager will take full responsibility for the definition, approach, facilitation and satisfactory completion of medium-scale / medium-complexity project (typically with direct business impact and firm deadlines) within any cost/time constraints.

The main tasks and responsibilities of this role is as follows:

  • Responsible for the end to end delivery of technical projects to agreed schedules, cost and quality criterial
  • Responsible for efficiently delivering research, software development and integration projects with the ability to manage multiple work streams concurrently.
  • Manage governance (milestones, finance, dependencies, risks, issues & opportunities, reporting).
  • Collaborative Stakeholder management & engagement across clients, team-mates, dependencies & suppliers.
  • Responsible for building and maintaining a high-performing team, ensuring they are motivated, collaborating and working well.
  • Responsible for leading bid teams within existing frameworks.

Key criteria required.

  • Proven experience in a Delivery/Project Management roles, with evidence of collaborative working.
  • Experience of UK Government civil and/or MOD working practices, including PRINCE2, Agile Project Management (APM) and Managing Successful Programmes (MSP).
  • Recent experience supporting IT/Software/Cyber projects in Government or similar organisations.
  • Experience delivering projects within the contracting constraints, including to time, budget and quality for T&M and FP contracts.
  • Strong analytical as well as verbal and written communications skills.
  • Capable of dealing with conflicting priorities between different specialist groups.
  • Ability to communicate effectively at different levels within the organisation, which includes a full spectrum of senior management, through to operations personnel.
  • Skills in influencing and negotiation methods and techniques.
  • An adaptive style in being able to communicate technical ideas in simple terms to multiple stakeholders.
  • You must hold and maintain UK Government or MOD clearance

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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