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Manager EHS Engineering 3

Requisition ID: R10046987

  • Category IconCategory: Environmental, Health & Safety
  • Location IconLocation: McLean, Virginia, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret
  • 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 Defense Systems is hiring an Environmental, Health & Safety (EHS) manager.  The Environmental, Health, and Safety (EHS) Manager. This position will report to the Defense Systems EHS Director and will act as the program manager for environmental sustainability project development and overall program management.  The EHS Manager will also act as the lead for all environmental compliance and reporting requirements for the Defense Systems sector, driving EHS regulatory compliance and excellence in environmental sustainability. The successful candidate is responsible for effective implementation of the Corporate and Defense Systems sustainability program goals that includes working with multiple sites and functional areas in the development and implementation of projects focused on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction, waste diversion, and water usage reduction. The EHS Manager, in collaboration with the EHS Director, serves as the primary environmental compliance expert for Defense Systems to support EPA chemical and remediation regulations that warrant documented management of sites requiring adequate reserves for monitoring and remediation completion activities. This position can be based in one of the following locations: Mclean, VA; Elkton, MD; Orlando, FL; Huntsville, AL; or Rocket Center, WV.

The successful candidate will lead and liaise with both Corporate Environmental Sustainability and Sector and Business Unit leaders in the development of tasks to support corporate goals and to support distribution of EHS and sustainability-related information to diverse audiences, including non-technical employees and management. This position has a high level of visibility within the Corporation and Defense Systems organization, both domestic and international. 

Responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

  • Manages the NGDS Sector Environmental staff activities to include daily tasks, schedules, budget and overall objective oriented direction.   Advises lower level environmental managers in the development of environmental sustainability projects to include cost, schedule and technical performance and other tasks to reach sustainability goals. 
  • Lead strategic planning for all environmental sustainability projects for Defense Systems operations.  This includes analysis of alternative approaches to achieving both Sector and Corporate goals.  Manage the collection and tracking of all water, GHG and solid waste data from the sector.
  • Establishes operational procedures for Sector environmental compliance and sustainability programs.
  • Influences the development of Enterprise wide environmental sustainability objectives and long range goals.  Provides leadership in strategy and schedule management.
  • Represent Defense Systems operations in industry groups such as the International Aerospace Environmental Group and the ORCHSE Corporate Environmental Forum
  • Provide senior leadership with periodic updates regarding sustainability program status, recommendations to accomplish both business unit and corporate goals and objectives and monitoring the implementation of best management practices
  • Champion best practice sharing and learning between facilities, functional groups, and sectors
  • Occasional travel to various Northrop Grumman facilities is expected  

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Science, Environmental, or Engineering with at least 10 years of experience OR Master’s Degree in Science, Environmental, or Engineering with at least 8 years of experience
  • At least 5 years experience with project management.
  • At least 5 years experience in sustainability, carbon accounting and reporting, and energy management.
  • Experience with environmental sustainability programs to include greenhouse gas reduction, water use reduction and solid waste diversion programs.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Secret clearance.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in renewable energy and LEED certifications.
  • Safety and Health experience.


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.