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Principal/Sr. Principal Fire Protection Engineer

Requisition ID: R10066528

  • Category IconCategory: Environmental, Health & Safety
  • Location IconLocation: Rolling Meadows, Illinois, 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: 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 Mission Systems Sector is seeking a Fire Protection Engineer to join our Environmental, Health, Safety, and Fire Protection team at the Rolling Meadows Site in Rolling Meadows, Illinois. The selected applicant will be responsible for successfully implementing all fire and building code related programs at the RM Site.

Key roles and responsibilities include:

  • Conducting periodic building fire safety inspections
  • Inspection of new construction for building and fire code compliance
  • Supporting facilities engineering with construction plan reviews
  • Supporting in-house and sector EHSFP audits
  • Inspection, testing and maintenance of fire alarm and life safety systems
  • Inspection, testing and maintenance of water based and special suppression systems
  • Supporting and responding to fire and hazardous materials incidents
  • Training and supporting in-house emergency response teams and building evacuations
  • Coordinating with outside emergency response teams to mitigate incidents quickly and efficiently to minimize production down time as well as assisting in recovery efforts

The position may be filled at a Level 3 or 4.

Basic Qualifications for Level 3: 

  • Bachelor's degree and a minimum of five years of fire service experience (9+ years of experience in lieu of degree).
  • A good working knowledge all applicable Federal, State and local codes and ordinances as they relate to fire protection, life safety, building construction, fire control, and fire detection.
  • A working knowledge of the National Incident Management System (NIMS)

Basic Qualifications for Level 4: 

  • Bachelor's degree and a minimum of nine years of fire service experience (13+ years of experience in lieu of degree).
  • A good working knowledge all applicable Federal, State and local codes and ordinances as they relate to fire protection, life safety, building construction, fire control, and fire detection.
  • A working knowledge of the National Incident Management System (NIMS)

Preferred Qualifications for Level 4:

  • The candidate shall possess a minimum of Fire Inspector I or II certified by a national recognized organization.
  • The optimal candidate would possess an Associate Degree in Fire Science or related field and/or possess certification as a Firefighter II, Fire Inspector III, Hazmat Technician, Fire Service Instructor I and 10 years experience in the Fire Prevention field


Salary Range: $106,500 USD - $159,700 USD
Salary Range 2: $132,100 USD - $198,100 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.