Principal Fire Protection EngineerPalmdale, CA

Requisition ID: R10158401

  • Category: Environmental, Health & Safety

  • Location: Palmdale, California, United States of America

  • Clearance Type: Secret

  • Telecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position

  • Shift: Days (United States of America)

  • Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time

  • Relocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available

  • Positions 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 Aeronautics Systems is seeking a Fire Protection Engineer 3 for the Palmdale, California manufacturing and integration site and associated sites in the Antelope Valley. This position will be part of the Environmental, Safety, Health and Medical (ESHM) team and will focus on leading site fire prevention and compliance programs. The Fire Protection Engineer will develop and implement fire protection programs and procedures aimed at reducing risk of personnel injury and/or property damage due to fire and explosion. This will require close coordination with several internal organizations including facilities, programs, functional support groups and risk and insurance departments as well as external agency and government fire protection organizations.

Key roles and responsibilities include:

  • Reviewing and approving design reviews for new buildings and manufacturing processes.

  • Final inspection and approval of new/retrofit installations including fire alarms, hydro tests, foam system tests, and emergency lights.

  • Providing oversight to facilities groups and auditing performance of fire suppression and alarm system inspection and maintenance programs.

  • Facilitating insurance, USAF and internal audits and inspections of fire prevention programs and systems.

  • Facilitating investigations of fire related incidents including Root Cause Corrective Action (RCCA) assessments.

  • Developing and updating fire related pre-fire plans and master plans.

  • Developing and providing subject matter expertise on training for fire and life safety systems.

  • Hazardous material review and usage approval.

  • Oversee site explosives management program.

  • Reviewing and approving fire and life safety systems impairment requests and utility outage requests.

  • Supporting other environmental, safety and health programs as needed.

  • Participates in fire fighter and first aid/CPR training.

Basic Qualifications for a Level 3:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and 5 years of fire prevention program management or related experience or Master’s Degree in a related field and 3 years of experience.

  • Knowledge of fire prevention codes such as NFPA, IFC and California Fire Code.

  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills.

  • Ability to solve complex problems by actively seeking information and new ideas from a variety of sources.

  • Consistently looking for novel ways to solve problems.

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Department of Defense (DoD) Secret clearance (U.S. Citizenship required).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • NFPA Certified Fire Protection Specialist

  • Previous DoD, military or aerospace facilities experience.

  • Knowledge of government codes such as Unified Facilities Criteria and DCMA 8210.

  • AutoCAD system use.

  • Fire investigations.

Salary Range: $115,200 - $172,800

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. U.S. Citizenship is required for all positions with a government clearance and certain other restricted positions.