Sentinel (GBSD) - Principal/Sr. Principal Construction Quality Control Inspector - 10389* Vandenberg Afb, 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.

Embark on a career putting innovative, reliable, and agile products and ideas into orbit, and beyond. Northrop Grumman has opportunities waiting for you that play a vital role in human space exploration, national defense, and scientific discovery, supporting multiple programs across the universe. With us, you'll discover a culture of curiosity and collaboration that will have you Defining Possible from the day you start. Our space systems connect and protect millions of people on earth every day, now and for the future. Explore your future and launch your career today.

Northrop Grumman Space Systems is seeking a Principal/Sr. Principal Construction Quality Control Inspector . This position will be located in VSFB, CA in support of the Sentinel Program. This role may offer a competitive relocation assistance package. Once work begins in the Missile Field, position would have the opportunity to relocate. We anticipate this occurring in approximately 2026.

What You'll Get To Do:

The Construction Quality Control Inspector will ensure the project is built within contract document plans and specifications, owner requirements, and comply with local, state and federal building codes. The Quality Control Inspector will coordinate with other trades, process daily reports of project progress related to quality and adhere to all guidelines issued by owner.

Daily tasks include but are not limited to:

• Work in conjunction with the owner, subcontractors and with the field staff to ensure quality and timeliness of project construction and completion

• Implement and manage the quality control plan

• Manage the submittal review and approval process

• Manage the inspections process

• Coordinate third party testing agents

• Closely track and maintain a project deficiency log

• Establish testing procedures in accordance with the contract documents

• Comply with the USACE "Three Phases of Control" and schedule and conduct quality control meetings -- Preparatory Phase, Initial Phase, and Follow-up Phase

• Interface with customer representative(s) as required

• Manage the punchlist process

• Encourage, lead, and/or participate in staff training and development

As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman Space Systems, you are eligible for our robust benefits package including:

• Medical, Dental & Vision coverage

• 401k

• Educational Assistance

• Life Insurance

• Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions

• Paid Time Off

• Health & Wellness Resources

• Employee Discounts

This position's standard work schedule is a 9/80. The 9/80 schedule allows employees who work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday to take every other Friday off.

This position can be filled as either a level 3 or a level 4.

You'll Bring These Qualifications:

  • Level 3 : 5 Years with Bachelors; 3 Years with Masters; 0 Years with PhD; 4 additional years of experience is acceptable in lieu of Bachelor's Degree.

  • Level 4 : 9 Years with Bachelors; 7 Years with Masters; 4 Years with PhD; 4 additional years of experience is acceptable in lieu of Bachelor's Degree.

  • U.S. Citizenship and ability to obtain a DoD Secret Security Clearance.

  • 5 years verifiable field experience as the CQC System Manager on construction projects where the USACE oversaw the Quality and Safety for the project.

  • Prior experience developing and managing Quality Control Plans with increasing levels of responsibility.

  • Active or successful completion of USACE Construction Quality Management for Contractors (CQM) training.

These Qualifications Would be Nice to Have:

  • Active USACE Construction Quality Management for Contractors (CQM) training

  • Certified Quality Inspector (CQI) or equivalent

  • Bachelors in engineering, architecture, or construction management

Salary Range: $95,000 - $142,400

Salary Range 2: $117,700 - $176,500

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 . U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.