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Principal/Sr. Principal Engineer EHS

Requisition ID: R10046376

  • Category IconCategory: Environmental, Health & Safety
  • Location IconLocation: Elkton, 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.

NGIS is currently seeking an experienced Hazards Analysis Engineer to provide leadership to our Missile Products Division team in our Elkton, MD office.

 Position Summary:

Hazards Analysis (HA) engineers perform analysis studies for NGC processes and products involving energetic, combustible, and flammable ingredients, propellants, and materials to systematically determine the process hazards. These studies identify risk and establish safeguards to prevent ignition, injury, or damage, and define necessary actions to negate the hazard or reduce risk to acceptable levels. HA engineer works closely with Safety, Process, Tooling, Facility and Design engineers and Operations personnel to complete analysis effort.

Performs complex process safety and/or hazards analysis engineering assignments in support of the development, testing and production of highly hazardous materials. Often functions in a consulting role or has HA project leadership role in important design, development and manufacturing projects. Primary role is to apply a physics based approach to risk identification and mitigation requiring considerable technical experience and ability. Perform human factor analyses in conjunction with process hazard analyses. Prepares/supports concept, design and process hazards analyses, technical analyses in response to contract data item requirements, provides technical basis for safety waivers and regulatory interpretations, deviations and explosives hazard classifications. Supports and defends critical review of the analysis effort in all review forums up to and including executive leadership. Will develop a working knowledge of DoD 4145.26M, OSHA, NFPA regulations and hazard analysis methodologies. 

The position will be hired into the level dependent upon education, qualifications, and exhibited experience.

Minimum Requirements for Principal (level 3):

  • Requires Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in Engineering, Safety, Chemistry or Physics plus 5 years of experience.  Will also accept 3 years of experience with a Masters degree or a PhD degree.
  • Two years in a manufacturing environment or support role preferably in a technical operations, manufacturing, or process engineering capacity. Or equivalent experience in a scientific/analytical laboratory setting.
  • Must have strong multitasking and problem solving abilities. Well-organized, efficient time management skills, works effectively with little to no supervision, maintains attention to detail and deals effectively with ambiguity. Must have strong communication skills (written and verbal). Must be able to prepare and deliver briefings of technical information, with clarity, to all levels of management and customer personnel.
  • Must be a US citizen and have the ability to acquire a Secret clearance.

Preferred Requirements:

  • Advanced Degree in Engineering, Safety, Chemistry or Physics.
  • Working knowledge of DOD 4145.26M, OSHA and NFPA regulations.   
  • Seven years of engineering experience with at least four years in a manufacturing environment or support role preferably in a technical operations, manufacturing or process engineering capacity.
  • Or equivalent experience in a scientific/analytical laboratory setting.
  • Working knowledge of OSHA’s Process Safety Management (PSM) Regulation
  • Possess a current Secret clearance 
  • Familiar with ESS Software

Minimum Requirements for Sr. Principal (level 4):

  • Requires Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in Engineering, Safety, Chemistry or Physics plus 9 years of experience.  Will also accept 7 years of experience with a Masters degree or 4 years of experience with a PhD degree.
  • Two years in a manufacturing environment or support role preferably in a technical operations, manufacturing, or process engineering capacity. Or equivalent experience in a scientific/analytical laboratory setting.
  • Must have strong multitasking and problem solving abilities. Well-organized, efficient time management skills, works effectively with little to no supervision, maintains attention to detail and deals effectively with ambiguity. Must have strong communication skills (written and verbal). Must be able to prepare and deliver briefings of technical information, with clarity, to all levels of management and customer personnel.
  • Must be a US citizen and have the ability to acquire a Secret clearance.

Preferred Requirements:

  • Advanced Degree in Engineering, Safety, Chemistry or Physics.
  • Working knowledge of DOD 4145.26M, OSHA and NFPA regulations.   
  • Seven years of engineering experience with at least four years in a manufacturing environment or support role preferably in a technical operations, manufacturing or process engineering capacity.
  • Or equivalent experience in a scientific/analytical laboratory setting.
  • Working knowledge of OSHA’s Process Safety Management (PSM) Regulation
  • Possess a current Secret clearance 
  • Familiar with ESS Software

Salary Range: $88,000 USD - $132,000 USD
Salary Range 2: $109,100 USD - $163,700 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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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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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.