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Sr Principal Ethics Compliance Advisor

$95,000- $164,900/ year
Posted May 07
Full Time
On Site
Mc Lean, 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.

Ethics Compliance Advisor (Sr Principal Level)

Job Description: Northrop Grumman Corporate Human Resources is seeking a Sr. Ethics Compliance Advisor in the Company's Space Sector business unit. This position will be based at a company facility located in McLean, VA; Dulles, VA, Roy, UT or Chandler, AZ will also be considered.

The selected Advisor will provide day-to-day support of the Space Sector ethics and compliance program and will serve as a champion and advocate for the Company's values and our speak-up culture. The role will report to the Space Sector Ethics Director and will primarily interact with and receive input from Ethics, Compliance and Law Department leadership at all levels.

The successful candidate will undertake the following duties and responsibilities:

Knowledge and Awareness


  • Obtain and maintain current knowledge of relevant company policies, procedures and controls along with an awareness of the laws, regulations, government guidance and industry and peer company best practices applicable to the ethics and compliance program.

Business Conduct Advisors Network


  • Promote, sustain and manage the Business Conduct Advisor (BCA) network to include facilitating monthly meetings; developing regular communications and site presentations based on BCA needs; identifying and training site BCAs and providing BCAs ongoing guidance on the ethics and compliance program.
  • Help identify and coordinate with management the appointment of new BCAs

Management and Employee Inquiries and Concerns


  • Intake employee issues and concerns and properly document them in the case tracking system.
  • Answer Sector employee and management inquires on policies, procedures and the Standards of Business Conduct.
  • Review and adjudicate Conflict of Interest disclosures.
  • Assist in investigations, as determined by investigations management.

Communications and Engagement


  • Encourage and promote a values based speak-up culture within the Sector.
  • Help prepare and disseminate regular ethics and compliance communications for sector employees.
  • Coordinate sector Ethics Awareness Month activities.
  • Appropriate travel to Space Sector locations to conduct management and employee focus groups to assess site culture and engagement.
  • Develop trusted partnerships with leaders, subject matter experts and peer organizations.
  • Effective and close coordination with the Space Sector Counsel and Operations Counsel.

Training, Education and Metrics


  • Provide input on and communicate results of ethics and compliance metrics to the Space Sector Ethics Director, Sector management and site BCAs with a focus on analysis and trends.
  • Facilitate the completion of annual ethics site assessments.
  • Assist with ensuring completion of annual ethics training by all employees.
  • Support analysis of employee survey data related to ethics questions and Sector location data.
  • Act as the facilitator for the Manager Legal and Ethical Obligations course and present other trainings as required.
  • Participate on teams to assist in the development of new content and initiatives to further promote ethics and compliance within the workplace.



  • Actively participate in team meetings and offsites as appropriate.

Basic Qualifications


  • Bachelors Degree and 10 years of experience; or Masters Degree and 8 years of experience. 4 additional years of experience can be substituted for the bachelor degree requirement.
  • Experience in a government contracting environment.
  • Knowledge of ethics, investigation & compliance best practices.
  • Proven ability to organize, prioritize and plan concurrent tasks.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently with multiple demands.
  • Strong analytical, interpersonal, and verbal communication skills, including clear, concise and persuasive writing and presentation skills with the ability to influence and persuade all levels of employees in the organization.
  • Exceptional collaboration, and relationship-building skills with an ability to work with multiple stakeholders with a wide range of requirements in an efficient and effective manner.
  • Proficient in MS Office, M365 & Excel

Preferred Qualifications


  • CCEP Certification
  • Experience supporting an ethics and compliance organization in the government contracting/aerospace industry.
  • Experience supporting a corporate compliance or ethics program, including presenting education and training materials, handling management and employee questions, maintaining subject matter expertise and helping facilitate reporting of program performance metrics.
  • Knowledge of Federal Acquisition Regulations and Federal Sentencing Guidelines for compliance programs.

Salary Range: $95,000 - $164,900

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.