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Director Environmental Engineering 2

Requisition ID: R10078576

  • Category IconCategory: Environmental, Health & Safety
  • Location Icon Location: Falls Church, VA, USA   |  El Segundo, CA, USA  |  Redondo Beach, CA, USA  |  Melbourne, FL, USA  |  Baltimore, MD, USA  |  Irving, TX, USA  |  Dulles, VA, USA +6 more
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: None
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 25% 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's Corporate Sustainability organization is seeking a Director 2, Environmental Remediation; this position reports to the Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer, and will require the selected candidate to work at a U.S. based Northrop Grumman facility (a partial remote work schedule may be considered). Job location is not limited to any specific state/facility. 

The incumbent will serve as a member of the company’s Environment, Health, Safety and Sustainability (EHS&S) leadership team, and will oversee environmental remediation across the Enterprise, driving consistency in program management and implementation. In addition, he/she will directly manage the Corporate Remediation team, including program managers and expert staff with direct responsibility for the success of a portfolio of remediation projects and the performance of remediation project managers under his/her direction.

The qualified candidate may be located anywhere within the continental United States near an existing Northrop Grumman facility preferably near Falls Church, VA. This position is hybrid remote and onsite so must be located or willing to relocate near a Northrop Grumman site.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Develop a strategic vision for the company-wide management of environmental remediation obligations.

  • Drive consistent implementation of the company’s remediation strategy across the Enterprise.

  • Lead a staff of remediation project managers, create opportunities for development, and onboard new staff to fill key capability needs.

  • Oversee execution of project strategies, forecasts, budgets, plans, and goals.

  • Lead an annual remediation strategic review for the company.

  • Assess portfolio for sustainable remediation opportunities; Develop and implement plan to achieve sustainable remediation strategy.

  • Maintain awareness of status of all key projects, including technical performance and cost effectiveness.

  • Assess project opportunities and lead team in development of solutions.

  • Provide coaching and mentoring to a team of expert staff; sustain engagement and development to drive role satisfaction and continuous improvement.

  • Maintain project management systems/framework.

  • Review/approve/monitor project-specific scope, schedule, and budget.

  • Direct and guide technical implementation across the portfolio to ensure project success.

  • Lead quarterly financial and performance reviews with project managers.

  • Provide QA/QC on agency deliverables from project managers.

  • Oversee contractor bidding, selection, and contract award process.

  • Oversee purchase requisition and invoice approval processes.

  • Compile project status and financial data for management reviews.

  • Perform routine program troubleshooting functions.

The successful candidate must have a solid understanding of federal and state laws and regulations, project management methodologies, chemical/mechanical processes, agency interaction, and cost and project controls.  He/she must have the ability to drive change, lead cross-functional activities, develop a team of experts, and build relationships at all levels of the organization and with external vendors and suppliers.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree with 12 years of experience, or a Master's degree with 10 years of experience, from an accredited institution with a focus in an engineering field (including environmental, chemical, civil, and mechanical). 

  • A minimum of 10 years of working experience in the field of environmental remediation, with proven environmental remediation savvy and application.

  • A minimum of 10 years of project management experience in field operations and remedial construction. 

  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in staff management.

  • Program vision oriented resulting in sustainable value and performance.

  • Proven ability to build and maintain high performing teams.

  • Proven ability to take ownership and be accountable with an “owners” mindset.

  • Proven ability to build relationships and work effectively with local, state and federal regulatory staff and leadership.

  • The ability to act with speed in meeting internal customer requirements.

  • Strong interpersonal skills, an exceptional self-starter attitude, and the ability to produce in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.

  • Strong business/financial acumen, keen organizational skills, and excellent problem-solving ability.

  • Ability to travel to various project locations in the United States and international.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in STEM-related field.

  • Professional Engineer (PE) accreditation.

  • Program management experience is preferred.

  • Experience in developing partnerships with third-party experts is preferred.

  • Preferably located near Falls Church, Virginia.

This position reports to Falls Church, VA, USA, however, you are able to work from any of the additional 6 locations listed above.


Salary Range: $169,800 USD - $294,800 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.