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Project Manager

Job Description
Are you a motivated project manager looking for a new opportunity where you will feel challenged and have the opportunity to grow and develop your career?

Are you interested in the technical world of software and cyber security?

At Northrop Grumman, you can be part of a creative team and support programme delivery within a rapidly changing fast passed environment. Read on and apply to find out more about this exciting opportunity.

Different thinking for a Different world

Northrop Grumman is a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products and solutions in autonomous systems, cyber, C4ISR, strike, and logistics and modernisation to customers worldwide. In Europe, we are among the leading defence and security suppliers with 2,500 employees and long-established businesses in the UK, France, Germany, Italy, and Netherlands.

We are involved in a range of future game-changing programmes. Whether this is as a partner in the F-35 Lightning II providing the aircraft with its situational awareness and communications, as a specialist in cyber and intelligence datasets, as the pre-eminent provider of High Altitude Long Endurance unmanned aircraft, or as the ‘go to’ provider for open system architectures for battlespace networks, communications, and command and control, our reputation as an innovator is unparalleled.

How you will make a difference

You will be part of The Cyber Solutions Division of Northrop Grumman in Cheltenham acting as Project Manager to lead and support our growing portfolio of work. This will be a full time role with an immediate start.

For this role you will be required to hold and maintain high level security clearance.

The main tasks and responsibilities of these roles are as follows:

  • Responsible for delivery of technical IT projects to agreed schedules, cost and quality criteria
  • Responsible for leading bid teams within existing frameworks
  • Manage governance (milestones, finance, dependencies, risks, issues & opportunities, reporting)
  • Collaborative Stakeholder management & engagement across clients, team-mates, dependencies & suppliers
  • Help establish and grow effective & collaborative teams using Northrop Grumman ways of working, backed up by the candidates knowledge and experience

Key criteria required...

  • Experience in Project Management roles, with evidence of collaborative working;
  • Recent experience supporting IT/Cyber projects in Government or similar organisations;
  • Strong analytical as well as verbal and written communications skills;
  • Good collaborative interpersonal skills for written, oral and face to face communications;
  • Skills in influencing and negotiation methods and techniques;
  • An understanding of available and emerging Cyber technologies relevant to government;
  • 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;

Also, we’d love it if you have...

  • Experience of UK Government civil and/or MOD working practices, including PRINCE2 and Managing Successful Programmes (MSP);
  • Experience of leading bids within commercial frameworks;
  • Experience in any of the following: Agile development, Application Development, Secure mobility and Secure Enterprise IT, Cloud, Cyber Defense, Integration and/or test, other Cyber technology and Cyber Operations areas.


If you can do all this and more, you’ll enjoy a growing career as we work hard to continuously innovate the world of cyber security.

Additional information for your consideration...

Applicants must  also be willing and able, within reason, to travel to the US and within the UK.

Being a part of Northrop Grumman gives you the opportunity to use your skills to make a difference in our mission of enabling global security. Our company grows because of our employees' dedication and commitment to achieving our mission, something we always remember. In return for working for us you will have access to a benefits package that provides you with flexibility to balance your professional career with your personal life, health & well-being benefits, discount schemes, pension benefits and investment in your future development.

We are committed to equality and diversity in our workplace. Northrop Grumman provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to an individual’s protected status, including race, ethnic origin, colour, 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.