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Principal Engineer EHS

Requisition ID: R10074082

  • Category IconCategory: Environmental, Health & Safety
  • Location IconLocation: Baltimore, MD, USA
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available 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 a talented EHS Engineer to join our Environmental, Health, Safety, and Fire Protection team at the BWI site in Linthicum, Maryland.  The selected applicant will be responsible for successfully implementing and managing all safety related programs and supporting occupational health and environmental programs.

Key roles and responsibilities include:

  • Reviews and interprets existing and proposed environmental, health, and safety (EHS) regulations to determine applicability and impact for site. 
  • Develops, implements, and maintains safety programs to ensure compliance, injury prevention, and risk mitigation.
  • Conducts job hazard assessments and recommends appropriate hazard control approaches.
  • Oversees the following occupational safety programs: electrical, lockout-tagout, material handling (cranes, aerial lifts, and forklifts), contractor safety, confined space, fall protection, cryogenics, incident investigations, and robotics.
  • Reviews new construction and renovation plans for EHS aspects.
  • Conducts internal compliance inspections to identify actions necessary to meet regulatory requirements.
  • Partners with management to continuously improve the culture, awareness and accountability in support of EHS programs.
  • Partners with engineers, scientists, and management to support the integration of EHS into the design of new or altered processes and operations and building construction projects. 
  • Interfaces with regulatory representatives, senior management, the site EHS Committee, and the Emergency Response, and Crisis Management teams.
  • Provides timely and accurate submission of necessary reports to internal stakeholders, electronic databases and regulatory agencies.
  • Writes and updates EHS plans and procedures.
  • Coordinates EHS training for employees and conducts instructor-led EHS training. 
  • Supports the site’s environmental, occupational health, and fire protection programs.

The position can be filled at a Level 3 or 4, depending on experience.

Basic Qualifications for Level 3:

  • Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in safety, industrial hygiene, engineering, environmental science, or a related field, and a minimum of five (5) years of experience in occupational safety; or a Master of Science (MS) in the same disciplines with three years of experience. The candidate must be willing to achieve a Certified Safety Professional (CSP) or Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) certification within three years of accepting this position. 
  • Experience in conducting incident investigations, personal protective equipment assessments, and job hazard analysis.
  • Experience in conducting training for crane, aerial lift, fall protection and forklift operations.
  • Experience with managing various EHS compliance programs (with a specific emphasis on occupational safety programs, such as electrical, lockout-tagout, material handling, contractor safety, confined space, fall protection, and cryogenics) based on the review and interpretation of EHS regulations.
  • Ability to perform job duties with general direction and supervision and to provide technical solutions to complex problems based on sound safety principles.   
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills with all levels of an organization are a must. 
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Department of Defense (DoD) Secret clearance (U.S. Citizenship required). 

Basic Qualifications for Level 4:

  • Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in safety, industrial hygiene, engineering, environmental science, or a related field, and a minimum of nine (9) years of experience in occupational safety; or a Master of Science (MS) in the same disciplines with seven years of experience. The candidate must be a Certified Safety Professional (CSP) or Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH). 
  • Extensive experience in conducting incident investigations, personal protective equipment assessments, job hazard analysis and EHS training.
  • Extensive experience in conducting training for cranes, fall protection systems and forklift operations.
  • Extensive experience with managing various EHS compliance programs (with a specific emphasis on occupational safety programs, such as electrical, lockout-tagout, material handling, contractor safety, confined space, fall protection, and cryogenics) based on the review and interpretation of EHS regulations.
  • Experience with managing/overseeing third party consultants/contractors.
  • Ability to analyze complex problems and to develop innovative solutions based on sound scientific principles.   
  • Ability to perform job duties without appreciable direction and supervision.  
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills with all levels of an organization are a must.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Department of Defense (DoD) Secret clearance (U.S. Citizenship required). 


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master of Science (MS) degree in safety, industrial hygiene, engineering, environmental science, or a related field, or currently enrolled in an M.S. degree program.
  • Experience with supporting EHS programs for manufacturing and construction operations.
  • Experience with World Class Manufacturing initiatives.
  • Experience in conducting hazard identification reviews for robotic safety.
  • Ability to recognize opportunities for process improvements and to develop and implement more efficient and enhanced programs.
  • Computer based skills specifically with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point programs.
  • Experience with Microsoft SharePoint and Tableau.
  • Experience in interacting with a union labor workforce.

Salary Range: $90,600 USD - $136,000 USD
Salary Range 2: $112,300 USD - $168,500 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 https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/.

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 http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. 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.