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Air Quality Principal Engineer

Requisition ID: R10042020

  • Category IconCategory: Environmental, Health & Safety
  • Location IconLocation: Redondo Beach, California, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: None
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking 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.

Northrop Grumman SSSD has an opening for an Air Quality Principal Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Redondo Beach, CA.

The Air Quality Engineer serves as the internal air quality subject matter expert performing complex technical work in air quality compliance, reporting, and permitting projects at a Title V/RECLAIM facility. The role requires reviewing processes and equipment, analyzing permit-related technical and regulatory issues, and communicating those analyses to internal customers and various levels of leadership. The position involves effective communication, decision-making, attention to detail, and time management.


Responsibilities and Duties Include: 

  • Perform air quality program permitting and compliance activities
  • Complete Title V and SCAQMD RECLAIM compliance reporting
  • Support California Air Resources Board (CARB) State Programs as needed, including Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Reporting, Refrigerant Management Program, Portable Equipment Registration Program (PERP), Truck and Bus, and Diesel Off-Road and Large Spark Ignition (LSI) requirements
  • Perform incident analysis to determine causal factors and the most appropriate corrective actions
  • Support audits and inquiries from regulatory agencies, including SCAQMD
  • Assist in planning for changes at the site, reviewing new or modified equipment and new manufacturing programs to meet regulatory and company requirements
  • Monitor and analyze the developing trends and changes in regulatory compliance laws, rules and regulations
  • Review and analyze environmental documentation issued by the federal EPA, state and local regulatory agencies.
  • Determine impact of regulatory landscape on company operations and develop compliance strategies and requirements
  • Support environmental problem-solving and routine program tasks in chemical and hazardous waste management, wastewater compliance, safety compliance and environmental sustainability.
  • Ability to work with limited supervision, self-starter

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in engineering or a Bachelor of Science degree in an environmental science or related major and 5+ years of related (refer to job description) experience; Or 3+ years of related experience with a Masters Degree; Or 0 years of experience with a PhD.
  • Experience and/or basic understanding of South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) rules, as well as environmental regulations.
  • Ability to read, understand, and/or complete documentation as it relates to required permits for SCAQMD
  • Computer related skills for database management, internet/intranet use, and/or typical Microsoft Office related programs
  • Ability to obtain and retain a DoD Government Clearance at the SCI level.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior experience completing and submitting permit documentation to SCAQMD 
  • Experience with or desire to work on a multi-disciplined Environmental, Health and Safety team
  • 2 or more years of experience working with SCAQMD rules
  • Knowledge of Cal/OSHA requirements or a willingness to learn or apply them
  • Experience in applying environmental requirements to solve problems
  • Ability to effectively communicate with a diverse group of stakeholders both written and oral

Salary Range: $92,200 USD - $138,400 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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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.