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Principal Environmental Health and Safety Engineer

Requisition ID: R10076625

  • Category IconCategory: Environmental, Health & Safety
  • Location IconLocation: East Hartford, CT, USA
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Top Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: No
  • 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.

Adaptive Optics Associates – Xinetics (AOX), a wholly-owned Northrop Grumman Space Systems, Payload and Ground Systems Division Business Venture, is a leading supplier of complex electro-optic and photonic systems and subsystems that control and manipulate light waves for a variety of applications. We are seeking an Environmental Health and Safety Engineer to support our Special Programs team in East Hartford, CT.


Reporting to our Facilities Manager, the Environmental Health and Safety Engineer will manage and oversee the EH&S program in East Hartford to protect personnel, equipment and facilities.

Role and Responsibilities:

  • Interpret, recommend, and comply with EH&S regulations and/or company policies

  • Collaborates with sector and business unit resources to follow best practices

  • Assist in planning for changes in physical facilities to meet current and new environmental and safety requirements

  • Oversees and supports laser and radiation safety

  • Manage the hazardous materials program including maintaining an accurate inventory, ensuring proper storage, and scheduling/ documenting     hazardous waste shipments; organize and equip spill control process

  • Maintains current and accurate EH&S policies, manuals, and procedures; create EH&S metrics that measure status and drive improvements

  • Oversee accident/injury and near-miss investigation and reporting; collaborative with all related documents and records

  • Facilitates the EH&S compliance calendar

  • Ensures training for new contractors and employees

  • Prepares environmental impact statements; applies for all permits and renewals

  • Works with senior leadership team on site security

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree with 5+ years relevant experience, or 3 years of relevant experience with a Masters' degree; 0 years of experience with a PhD; an additional 4 years of experience may be considered in lieu of a degree

  • Ability to perform job duties without appreciable direction and supervision

  • Excellent time management and organizational skills

  • Excellent risk communication and collaboration skills with all levels of an organization

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Top Secret clearance

  • US Citizenship is a bona fide requirement

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Certifications in environmental or safety related programs, for example CHMM or CSP

  • Computer based skills specifically with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point programs.

  • Experience with Microsoft SharePoint and Tableau

  • LSO – Laser Safety Officer Certification

  • Active Top Secret Clearance

Salary Range: $92,200 USD - $138,400 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.