Corporate Counsel

Posted Jan 26
Full Time
Falls Church, Virginia

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 is seeking a Corporate Counsel to join our team. This position reports to Northrop Grumman's Assistant General Counsel - EHS Law and will be located in the Northrop Grumman Corporate Office in Falls Church, VA.

Job Description

  • Legal and Strategic Advisor. Counsel will provide thoughtful, practical, innovative and timely advice on a wide range of federal, state and local environmental, health and safety (EHS) legal issues and related business initiatives; identify and anticipate opportunities and challenges and develop practical solutions that mitigate potential EHS risks; and defend the company when EHS issues and disputes arise.
  • Partner and Collaborator. Counsel will partner and collaborate closely with the EHS legal team and broader law department, and with company leadership and many functional and business stakeholders at all levels across the company in the U.S. and internationally (e.g., EHS, real estate, facilities, business operations, communications, human resources, government relations, etc.).

Specific Substantive Job Responsibilities / Required Skills

  • Environmental Remediation. Counsel will have experience providing legal and strategic advice on a wide range of environmental remediation projects, with an emphasis on U.S.-based remediation projects including compliance with CERCLA(Superfund) and similar state statutes, as well as voluntary and Brownfields projects.
  • Environmental Compliance. Counsel will have experience advising on a wide range of federal, state and local environmental regulatory requirements and developments (under RCRA, EPCRA, Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, TSCA, DOT, and similar state statutes); and identifying opportunities and developing practical solutions to enhance the company's environmental compliance program and mitigate potential risks.
  • EHS Noncompliance/Defense. Counsel will have experience investigating and responding to federal, state and local EHS regulatory agency demands, citations and inquiries; and developing strategies that mitigate the company's potential risks.
  • Environmental Sustainability. Counsel will have experience providing legal and strategic advice on environmental sustainability goals and reporting, and ESG/climate change issues.
  • Product Stewardship and Supply Chain. Counsel will have experience providing legal and strategic advice on REACH, RoHS, California Proposition 65, and emerging chemicals.
  • Real Estate and Business Transactions. Counsel will have experience counseling and developing creative approaches to address environmental issues in real estate and business acquisitions and dispositions.
  • Third-Party Claims. Counsel will have experience advising and supporting EHS claims, disputes, litigation, mediation and arbitration.

Other Qualifications And Requirements

  • Counsel will have exceptional integrity and outstanding strategic and holistic analytical skills and judgment.
  • Counsel will have the ability to effectively collaborate with and promote and contribute to a team environment that encourages and supports inclusion to drive innovation and reach the best solutions to complex problems.
  • Counsel will have excellent verbal and written communications skills, including the ability to communicate effectively with diverse individuals at all levels and areas within the organization, from company management to front-line EHS professionals and managers.
  • Counsel will have the ability to self-motivate, take initiative, work under minimal supervision, but know when to coordinate with management, and learn new substantive areas within and beyond EHS law.
  • Counsel will have the ability to expeditiously identify and assess issues and provide legally sound recommendations consistent with good business practices and reason.

Basic Qualifications Corporate Counsel II

  • Counsel II will have 12 or more years of EHS experience at in-house legal department(s), government service, and/or law firm group specializing in EHS law
  • Counsel II will have a law Degree from an ABA accredited law school and active bar membership.
  • Counsel will be a member of the State Bar in Virginia, capable of being licensed through testing or comity, or, in lieu of licensure, capable of registering as an in-house counsel in accordance with the rules of the applicable State Bar of Virginia.
  • Counsel II will have experience leading teams in investigations, initiatives, and special projects.
  • Counsel II will have experience providing legal and strategic advice on non-United States regulations and reporting requirements.
  • Counsel II will have experience creating internal training program materials and delivering training to professionals in other functional areas.
  • Counsel II will have experience identifying, recommending, and supervising outside counsel.

Salary Range: $221,600 - $318,600

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.

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.