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Sr Principal Facilities Representative

Requisition ID: R10075095

  • Category IconCategory: Facilities/Real Estate
  • Location IconLocation: Redondo Beach, CA, USA
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: SCI
  • 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.

Senior Principal Facilities Rep – Building Inspections and Code Compliance/Permits – A36204


Join Northrop Grumman on our continued mission to push the boundaries of possible across land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace. Enjoy a culture where your voice is valued and start contributing to our team of passionate professionals providing real-life solutions to our world’s biggest challenges. We take pride in creating purposeful work and allowing our employees to grow and achieve their goals every day by Defining Possible. With our competitive pay and comprehensive benefits, we have the right opportunities to fit your life and launch your career today.

Northrop Grumman Strategic Space Systems Division (SSSD) has an opening for a Senior Principal Facilities Rep - Building Inspections and Code Compliance to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Redondo Beach, CA and serve multiple buildings and locations consisting of 5M+ occupied square feet (unclassified and classified) covering 130 acres, 48 buildings, and serving 10,000+ employees in three cities (Redondo Beach, Manhattan Beach, and Carson).  Under general supervision, the Facilities Rep Building Inspector will perform inspections of routine and complex structures and building systems at various stages of construction, alteration and repair; and support the planning for, investigation and interpretation of code compliance, plan reviews and permit processing. 

In this role you will:

  • Report to the Manager of Facilities Design Engineering, Energy Management and Sustainability
  • Ensure building progress conforms to California Building Code, Plumbing and Electrical Codes, City codes and ordinances and pertinent provisions of Federal, State and County health and environmental ordinances.
  • Partner with the Planning, Engineering, Facilities Services, Projects, and Maintenance teams to perform building inspections, project design reviews, and construction site inspections.  
  • Serve as a liaison within the Facilities organization to research local building code requirements
  • Assist with projects requiring plan reviews and permits
  • Partner with Environmental, Safety, Health and Medical (ESHM) team to support Fire Department and County Health Department inspections as required in one or more inspection disciplines such as electrical, plumbing, or mechanical
  • Help ensure project compliance with conditions attached to projects by the Development Review Board, the Planning Commission or the City Council
  • Inspect buildings, structures, and installations in various stages of construction, remodeling, or repair
  • Examine workmanship and materials for conformance with approved plans, regulations, and standard construction practices
  • Help ensure proper and safe installations of routine and complex building systems
  • Advise on standard construction methods and requirements
  • Assist in performing internal reviews of plans and specifications
  • Read, research, interpret and provide guidance on building, plumbing, electrical, and zoning ordinances and codes
  • Perform complex inspections of commercial and industrial buildings within one particular inspection discipline such as building, electrical, plumbing and mechanical.
  • Responds to emergencies when called upon by supervisor, or emergency dispatchers, to assist as technical expert in evaluation of safety.
  • Serve as a liaison with local municipalities to track plan reviews and processing or permits
  • Assist in the checking of building plans
  • Support in-house project inspection activities
  • Make field review of plans and specifications
  • Support incident response investigations and site audits
  • Conduct follow-up inspections to check and verify that conditions are completed
  • Conduct inspections, prepare reports and serve as needed to assist in site investigations and audits
  • Confer with Facilities Integration Leads, Facilities project engineers, architects, and contractors
  • Maintain detailed records and prepare reports.
  • Participate in the development of policies and procedures and make recommendations on programs and projects.
  • Keep informed of industry trends and developments.
  • Prepare routine documents, such as Maximo work orders, correspondence, memos, and emails
  • Utilize computers and specialized equipment.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Training and Experience: Seven years of full-time paid experience responsible for performing duties as a building inspector and/or construction superintendent in building trades or any combination of seven years of experience enforcing building codes and/or experience with the public interpreting building codes.
  • Education equivalent to completion of the twelfth grade.
  • Knowledge of methods of building construction, accepted safety standards.
  • Knowledge of research methods and sources of information related to building code enforcement, including the California Building Codes, zoning ordinances, and other environmental codes and energy regulations.
  • Ability to perform journey-level inspections in a variety of specialty trade areas and to perform competent and efficient work.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Make arithmetical computations rapidly and accurately.
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relations with those contacted in the course of work.
  • License or Certificate Possession of an appropriate, valid California driver's license.
  • License or Certificate Possession of certification as a Building Inspector issued by the ICC (International Code Council) or other equivalent state, national, or international association.
  • Knowledge of: Principles and techniques of building inspection work.
  • Ability to: Apply technical knowledge and follow proper inspection techniques to examine workmanship and materials, and detect deviations from plans, regulations, and standard construction practices.
  • Apply City Codes and policies regarding zoning, environmental matters and other regulations to field situations.
  • Work independently without supervision.
  • Possession of an appropriate, valid California drivers' license.
  • ADA Special Requirement: Essential duties require the following physical abilities and work environment: Ability to sit, stand, walk, kneel, crouch, squat, stoop, reach, crawl, twist, climb, and lift up to 50 pounds occasionally and up to 75 pounds rarely; exposure to extreme noise, outdoors, confining workspace, electrical hazards, vibration, chemicals, dust, toxic waste, mechanical hazards, and explosive materials.
  • Knowledge of: The Uniform Building Code enforceable by local municipalities
  • Familiarity with model Plumbing Code, Electrical Code, zoning ordinances, and State of California and Los Angeles County health codes as related to construction
  • Ability to:
    • Perform building inspections with speed and accuracy
    • Read and interpret building plans, specifications, and building codes
    • Verify compliance with applicable regulations
    • Work safely
    • Prepare reports and maintain records
    • Meet prescribed physical/medical standards
    • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others
    • Legally operate a motor vehicle in the State of California
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Applications (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project, and Visio)
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a U.S. Government Department of Defense Top Secret and SCI Clearances

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Associated 2-Year Junior College degree or 4-year college degree
  • Project management and/or construction experience in the Aerospace Industry at a large site with multiple buildings with multiple projects in process simultaneously
  • Experience in "Classified" building facilities infrastructure
  • Experience in Aerospace Industry classified construction activities
  • Experience with building management systems, specifically Tridium Niagara
  • Experience with building maintenance management systems, specifically Maximo
  • Experience with business management systems, such as Tableau, SAP, Concur
  • Experience in developing and presenting executive level briefings
  • Experience leading construction projects
  • Possesses active U.S. Government Department of Defense Top Secret and SCI Clearances

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.