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Principal Engineer EHS

Requisition ID: R10065917

  • Category IconCategory: Environmental, Health & Safety
  • Location IconLocation: Woodland Hills, CA, USA
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • Positions IconPositions 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 Mission Systems sector is seeking an Environmental Health, and Safety Engineer/Principal Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals in Woodland Hills, CA.

Developing leading-edge navigation solutions with fiber-optic technology. Integrating “all glass cockpits” that help the warfighter in any weather, day or night. Improving state-of-the art sensors and radars. Success stories like these are why Northrop Grumman, Mission Systems (MS) Woodland Hills, CA campus is an industry leader. If you’re searching for a career where you can be part of a larger-than-life achievement, take a look at everything we have to offer.

Located in the heart of Warner Center, the Woodland Hills campus is situated on over 50 acres, has an on-site cafeteria, softball field, basketball courts, and offers a friendly work environment. In addition, this site follows an alternative, 9/80 workweek schedule for most positions.

Key roles and responsibilities include:

  • Reviews and interprets existing and proposed environmental, health, and safety (EHS) regulations to determine applicability and impact for sites.  Assists with implementation of programs to comply.
  • Partners with business leaders to continuously improve the culture, awareness and accountability in support of EHS programs.
  • Assists with the development, implementation, and maintenance of EH&S programs to ensure compliance, injury prevention, and risk mitigation.
  • Completes audits, IH sampling, ergonomic assessments, and assists in pollution prevention activities.
  • Interfaces with regulatory representatives, senior management, the site EH&S Committee, and the Emergency Response, and Crisis Management teams.
  • Implements EHS management systems sector-level programs and associated documentation.  

Additional roles and responsibilities may include:

  • Serves as liaison with regulatory agencies.
  • Provides timely and accurate submission of necessary reports to the company and regulatory agencies.
  • Writes and updates EHS plans and procedures.
  • Applies for new permits and renewals. 
  • Conducts audits and identifies actions necessary to meet regulatory requirements.
  • Coordinates EHS training for employees and conducts instructor-led EHS training. 
  • Supports the site’s environmental sustainability program.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in industrial hygiene, engineering, environmental science, or a related field and a minimum of 5 years of experience in an EHS position. 
  • Experience with managing various EHS compliance programs (such as hazardous waste, storm water, wastewater, air, occupational safety, etc.) based on the review and interpretation of EHS regulations; experience in completing industrial hygiene assessments and sampling; oversight of third party consultants/contractors; and/or implementation of EHS management systems (e.g. ISO 14001, OSHA VPP).  
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills with all levels of an organization are a must.
  • Ability to solve complex problems by: actively seeking information and new ideas from a variety of sources; consistently looking for novel ways to solve problems; mastering unfamiliar information, tasks and situations quickly and effectively.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Department of Defense (DoD) Secret clearance (U.S. Citizenship required).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master of Science (M.S.) degree in an EHS program of study, or currently enrolled in an M.S. degree program.
  • Professional certifications in EHS related programs (Associate Safety Professional, Certified Safety Professional, Certified Hazardous Materials Manager, Certified Industrial Hygienist, etc.)
  • Experience with SAP and Microsoft SharePoint programs.
  • Computer based skills specifically with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point programs.


Salary Range: $95,000 USD - $142,400 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.

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What's great about
Northrop Grumman

  1. Be part of a culture that thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work.
  2. Use your skills to build and deliver innovative tech solutions that protect the world and shape a better future.
  3. Enjoy benefits like work-life balance, education assistance and paid time off.

Did you know?

Northrop Grumman leads the industry team for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, the largest, most complex and powerful space telescope ever built. Launched in December 2021, the telescope incorporates innovative design, advanced technology, and groundbreaking engineering, and will fundamentally alter our understanding of the universe.