Principal Engineer Facilities

Requisition ID: R10015087

  • Category IconCategory: Facilities/Real Estate
  • Location IconLocation: Elk River - MN, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: Days (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.

Plans, designs and oversees the reconfiguration, maintenance, and alteration of equipment, machinery, buildings, structures, and other facilities. Gathers and reviews data concerning facility or equipment specifications, company or government restrictions, required completion date, and construction feasibility. Coordinates with architecture/engineering firms in developing design criteria and preparing layout and detail drawings. Prepares bid sheets and contracts for construction and facilities acquisition. Reviews and estimates design costs including equipment, installation, labor, materials, preparation, and other related costs. Inspects or directs the inspection of construction and installation progress to ensure conformance to established drawings, specifications, and schedules.

  • Shall review critical facility infrastructure such as HVAC, lighting, compressed air, communications, etc., partnering with both internal maintenance staff and external contractors to develop preventative maintenance plans to improve reliability.    
  • Develop strategic replacement plans for outdated equipment to address excessive maintenance, energy efficiency and establish consistency of equipment utilized across the site.  
  • Shall assist Engineering with layout or design changes to existing structures or construction of new structures, this will include assistance in navigating building codes and permits, along with extensive internal company hazardous operations/explosive safety standards.    
  • Shall develop a plan to orderly remove old unused structures and equipment as well as plan for replacement of existing old structures to help meet evolving business needs
  • Collaborate with Engineering and Maintenance to review existing or establish new preventative maintenance for all critical process equipment onsite, including critical spare parts list, to improve equipment reliability and response times.   
  • Help assist in safety or facility related actions and improvements that may impact building or site infrastructure.
  • Engage the Environment Health & Safety Team early on during project planning to ensure that environmental compliance and safety considerations, reviews, permits and review board process is followed.  
  • Partner with environmental staff to identify and implement sustainability projects to protect natural areas or decrease the sites environmental impacts such as energy use, air emissions or waste generation. 

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelors of Science in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math) field.
  • At least 6 years of Facilities Engineering experience in a manufacturing setting.
  • Experience with facilities infrastructure including HVAC, lighting, compressed air, communications, etc.
  • Ability to obtain a DoD Secret Security Clearance.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience designing & maintaining energetic areas and knowledge working with energetics
  • Experience with AutoCAD software help update master sitewide maps for changes to buildings, roads, culverts, fencing, wells, septic systems, propane tanks, etc. , in addition to updates to basic building drawings to capture important construction details, electrical classifications, layout and capabilities. 

Salary Range: 87800 - 131600

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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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?

We offer an array of benefits to give you the support you need, including matching 401K, tuition assistance, health insurance and wellness options, coaching, mentoring and more.