Skip to main contentA logo with &quat;the muse&quat; in dark blue text.
Northrop Grumman

Environmental Health & Safety Professional (EHS Engineer/Principal EHS Engineer)

San Diego, CA

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.

Want more jobs like this?

Get Science and Engineering jobs in San Diego, CA delivered to your inbox every week.

By signing up, you agree to our Terms of Service & Privacy Policy.

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 an Environmental, Health & Safety (EHS) Professional to join our Environmental, Health, Safety, and Fire Protection team in San Diego, California.

The selected applicant will be responsible for successfully supporting EHS programs at our Mission Systems Sector San Diego sites. This position will have an emphasis on health and safety/industrial hygiene while supporting additional environmental needs, as required.

Key roles and responsibilities include:
  • Reviews and interprets existing and proposed EHS regulations to determine applicability and impact for sites. Assists with implementation of programs to comply.
  • Partners with engineers, technicians, and management to support the integration of EHS into the design of new or altered processes, operations and building construction projects.
  • Assists with the development, implementation, and maintenance of EHS programs to ensure compliance, injury prevention, and risk mitigation.
  • Completes audits, IH sampling, ergonomic assessments, and assists in pollution prevention activities.
  • Develops, implements, and maintains EHS programs for manufacturing, labs, and office buildings to ensure compliance, injury prevention, and risk mitigation.
  • Conducts internal compliance inspections and identifies actions necessary to meet local, state and federal regulatory requirements.
  • Works to continuously improve the culture, awareness, and accountability of EHS programs.
  • Interfaces with regulatory representatives, senior management, and site employees.
Additional roles and responsibilities may include:
  • Provides timely and accurate submission of necessary reports to internal stakeholders, electronic databases, and regulatory agencies.
  • Writes and updates EHS plans and procedures.
  • Applies for new permits and renewals.
  • Conducts incident investigations.
  • Coordinates EHS training for employees and conducts instructor-led EHS training.
The position can be filled at a Level 2 or 3.

Basic Qualifications for Level 2:
  • Bachelor's degree and a minimum of two years of experience in the practice of environmental compliance, sustainability or EHS; or a Master of Science (MS) in a STEM field with one year of experience.
  • Ability to perform job duties with general direction and supervision and to provide technical solutions to complex problems based on sound industrial hygiene, safety, and environmental principles.
  • Excellent time management, organizational, and collaboration skills.
  • Excellent risk communication and collaboration skills with all levels of an organization.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Department of Defense (DoD) Secret clearance (U.S. Citizenship required).
Basic Qualifications for Level 3:
  • Bachelor's degree and a minimum of five years of experience in the practice of environmental compliance, or EHS; or a Master of Science (MS) in a STEM field with three years of experience in the practice of environmental or EHS.
  • Ability to perform job duties with general direction and supervision and to provide technical solutions to complex problems based on sound industrial hygiene, safety, and environmental principles.
  • Excellent time management, organizational, and collaboration skills.
  • Excellent risk communication and collaboration skills with all levels of an organization.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Department of Defense (DoD) Secret clearance (U.S. Citizenship required).
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master of Science (MS) degree in safety, industrial hygiene, engineering, environmental science, or a related field, or currently enrolled in an M.S. degree program.
  • Certifications in environmental or safety related programs, for example Certified Safety Professional (CSP) or Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH).
  • Experience with supporting EHS programs for manufacturing and construction operations.
  • Experience with World Class Manufacturing initiatives.
  • Ability to recognize opportunities for process improvements and to develop and implement more efficient and enhanced programs.
  • Experience assessing the health impact of physical and chemical agents.
  • Experience with overseeing third party consultants/contractors.
  • Computer based skills specifically with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point programs.
  • Experience with Microsoft SharePoint and Tableau.
Salary Range: $79,300 - $118,900
Salary Range 2: $97,500 - $146,300

The above salary range represents a general guideline; however, Northrop Grumman considers a number of factors when determining base salary offers such as the scope and responsibilities of the position and the candidate's experience, education, skills and current market conditions.

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 application period for the job is estimated to be 20 days from the job posting date. However, this timeline may be shortened or extended depending on business needs and the availability of qualified candidates.

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 all positions with a government clearance and certain other restricted positions.

Client-provided location(s): San Diego, CA, USA
Job ID: NorthropGrumman-R10149238
Employment Type: Other

Perks and Benefits

  • Health and Wellness

    • Health Insurance
    • Dental Insurance
    • Vision Insurance
    • Life Insurance
    • Short-Term Disability
    • Long-Term Disability
    • HSA
    • HSA With Employer Contribution
    • On-Site Gym
    • Pet Insurance
    • Mental Health Benefits
    • Virtual Fitness Classes
  • Parental Benefits

    • Birth Parent or Maternity Leave
    • Non-Birth Parent or Paternity Leave
    • Fertility Benefits
    • Adoption Assistance Program
    • Family Support Resources
    • Adoption Leave
  • Work Flexibility

    • Flexible Work Hours
    • Remote Work Opportunities
    • Hybrid Work Opportunities
    • Four-Day Work Week
  • Office Life and Perks

    • Commuter Benefits Program
    • Company Outings
    • On-Site Cafeteria
    • Holiday Events
  • Vacation and Time Off

    • Paid Vacation
    • Paid Holidays
    • Sabbatical
    • Leave of Absence
  • Financial and Retirement

    • 401(K)
    • 401(K) With Company Matching
    • Performance Bonus
    • Relocation Assistance
    • Financial Counseling
    • Profit Sharing
  • Professional Development

    • Tuition Reimbursement
    • Promote From Within
    • Mentor Program
    • Shadowing Opportunities
    • Access to Online Courses
    • Lunch and Learns
    • Internship Program
    • Leadership Training Program
    • Associate or Rotational Training Program
  • Diversity and Inclusion

    • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Program
    • Employee Resource Groups (ERG)
    • Woman founded/led

Company Videos

Hear directly from employees about what it is like to work at Northrop Grumman.