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Sr. Principal Facilities Engineer – Energy Management and Sustainability

Requisition ID: R10040901

  • Category IconCategory: Facilities/Real Estate
  • 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 Strategic Space Systems Division has an opening for a Sr Principal Facilities Engineer - Energy Management and Sustainability to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be for full time support and is located in Redondo Beach, CA.

The successful candidate will be a member of the Facilities Operations organization.  The candidate must have the ability to manage facilities energy management and sustainability programs and interface with department teams and site stakeholders to manage Facilities sustainability initiatives for the Space Park campus.  The appropriate candidate will have energy management and sustainability expertise and facilities engineering and operations experience.


  • Report to the Director of Facilities Operations/Facilities Sustainability Lead   

  • Serve as focal point for Facilities sustainability initiatives

  • Monitor facilities energy usage and costs and assess health against prescribed guidelines

  • Monitors and analyzes energy consumption

  • Ensures inclusion of energy efficiency in inspection and maintenance activities

  • Tracks efficiency issues from identification through corrective action

  • Collaborates with facilities, operations, sector and corporate environmental sustainability, and cross functional teams

  • Performs site assessments

  • Participate in energy meetings reviewing market utilities pricing and making decisions on direct access utility purchases.

  • Serve as a department liaison with utility companies and monitor related utility consumption and invoices/costs

  • Serve as a core team member of site sustainability team and monitor progress on related Facilities Sustainability initiatives

  • Perform project design reviews to ensure sustainability elements are incorporated that support LEED certification or equivalent

  • Support specifying sustainable facilities materials, equipment and finishes

  • Maintain Facilities Sustainability Multi-Year Roadmap and track key milestones supporting achievement of organization sustainability goals

  • Track Facilities Sustainability metrics against baseline data

  • Identify and implement opportunities for energy efficiency and cost savings and integration of sustainable products/processes/practices

  • Serve on department Design Standards Community of Practice and ensures sustainability criteria is incorporated and maintained in all design specifications and project/construction bid templates

  • Oversee Facilities contracted services supporting energy management and sustainability initiatives

  • Review and provide inputs to site power purchase and energy service agreements

  • Provide status of energy management and sustainability metrics to management and sustainability team

  • Develop sustainability requirements for incorporation in facility design.

  • Conduct energy and sustainability briefings and technical meetings for collaboration

  • Act as an advisor to the Site Operations organization on energy management and sustainability matters.

  • Provide oversight on department sustainability training certification program ensuring current information available to team on certifications and tracking of progress

  • Perform functional responsibilities related to day-to-day energy management and sustainability 

  • Ability to receive, interpret, and relay information, both written and verbally, in a concise and effective manner across various levels of stakeholders.

Basic Qualifications:

  • 9 Years experience with Bachelors of Science (STEM) degree; 7 Years with Masters degree; 4 years with PhD in related field (electrical engineering, environmental engineering, energy management, sustainability, facilities engineering, etc.)

  • 5 years of experience working at a multi-facility organization implementing energy management and/or sustainability practices including data analytics, establishing and/or tracking performance metrics

  • Experience utilizing Microsoft Office Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, or Excel

  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills and/or experience collaborating on teams and/or achieving organization objectives, goals, metrics, targets

  • Ability to obtain and maintain DoD Government clearance up to the TS/SCI level

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Certified Energy Manager (CEM), LEED AP, WELL AP, Energy Start LP, and/or True Advisor Certified

  • Familiar with Energy Star Guidelines for Energy Management

  • Familiar with ISO 50001 Energy Management

  • Familiar with aerospace industry office, lab, warehouse, manufacturing/production facilities infrastructure

  • Experienced using data analytics and related Tableau reporting tools


Salary Range: $114,300 USD - $171,500 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

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?

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.