Environmental Engineer – Remediation Project Manager

Requisition ID: R10015405

  • Category IconCategory: Environmental, Health & Safety
  • Location IconLocation: El Segundo - CA, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: None
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available 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 Enterprise Services organization has an immediate opportunity to join the Corporate Environmental Remediation (CER) Team as a Principal Environmental Engineer – Remediation Project Manager. This position reports to the Manager, CER Project Management. The candidate will serve as a member of the CER Team with direct responsibility for the overall project management and for success of their assigned projects.

The CER Team oversees the remediation process for a portfolio of sites representing corporate environmental liabilities. The remediation program is supported by an internal organization and is supplemented by carefully vetted external resources, with the goal to meet the company’s regulatory and legal obligations by delivering projects reliably and safely, on time, within scope, and at planned costs in a fashion consistent with NG values. The CER Team strives to make sound business decisions, meet regulatory obligations, and provide enterprise remediation leadership, and commits to working with integrity to ensure quality, drive performance, and incorporate safe work practices for ourselves and the teams we lead.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Develop and oversee overall strategy for assigned remediation sites.

  • Deliver presentations and communicate effectively to NG management on status, strategies, costs, progress and performance, and emerging issues on assigned site remediation projects.

  • Act as project team leader and provide management/direction to external resources.

  • Charter, direct, coach, monitor, and assess consultant and contractor work.

  • Execute projects in alignment with NG project management systems.

  • Manage, mobilize, and consult with multi-disciplinary teams, including but not limited to attorneys, government representatives, engineers, scientists, accountants, outreach specialists, and general consultants/contractors.

  • Be a key CER Team contributor with effective collaboration with peer project managers.

  • Manage projects in accordance with NG’s environmental, health & safety (EHS) program and assure safe work practices are implemented on site remediation sites.

  • Develop and maintain project schedules (i.e., Microsoft Project), implement change management, and drive remediation progress.

  • Develop cost forecasts, manage budgets, approve spending, and certify costs in coordination with NG business management procedures.

  • Implement project controls (i.e., earned value) to ensure cost tracking, reasonableness, and efficiency.

  • Interface and negotiate with regulatory agencies on site strategies and advocate for NG’s best interests.

  • Plan and prepare scopes of work (SOWs), request for proposals (RFPs), purchase orders and change orders, and coordinate with the procurement organization to execute contracts with consultants/contractors.

  • Critically review consultant technical deliverables and ensure quality/schedule adherence.

  • Estimate project life-cycle cost, maintain financial forecasts, and update project environmental reserves

  • Develop site closure/exit strategies and maintain site closure path diagrams.

  • Conduct site management strategy and remedy selection events.

  • Maintain site remediation files in accordance with NG’s records management procedure.

  • Commit to NG’s Values: we do the right thing; we do what we promise; we commit to shared success; we pioneer.

The successful candidate must have a solid understanding of CERCLA and RCRA laws as well as regulations, environmental remediation programs, project management methodologies, financial tracking/reporting, agency negotiation, and cost and project controls. They must have the ability to drive change, lead cross-functional activities, and build relationships at all levels of the organization and with vendors and suppliers.

Basic Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor's degree degree from an accredited institution with a focus in an engineering or science field (including environmental, chemical, civil, and mechanical).

  • A minimum of 5 years of working experience in the field of environmental remediation.

  • A minimum of 2 years of project management experience.

  • Proven environmental remediation knowledge and problem-solving experience.

  • Keen understanding of structural organization and seasoned in customer service delivery.

  • Experience in field operations, remedial construction, and environmental testing methodologies.

  • Ability to travel to various project locations across the United States.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MS degree in engineering from an accredited institution.

  • Engineer in Training (EIT) or Professional Engineer (PE).

  • Project Management Professional (PMP).

  • Strong business/financial acumen and experience with financial systems.

  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to manage workload in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.

  • Works effectively in times dealing with ambiguity, displays command skills, is action-oriented, and has a drive for results.

Salary Range: 92000 - 138000

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. With the continuing impacts of COVID-19 around the world, we are taking action to protect the health and well-being of our colleagues and maintain the safety of the communities where we operate. As a federal contractor, and consistent with Executive Order 14042 ( we will require all newly hired employees in the United States to be fully vaccinated by January 18, 2022 or by your start date if it is after January 18th. Federal guidance allows for disability/medical and religious accommodations with respect to the vaccine requirement. Any requested accommodations must be reviewed and approved (if applicable) in advance of your start date.

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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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.

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