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Sr. Principal Contract Administrator – Top Secret (Dulles, VA) $10k SIGN ON BONUS

Requisition ID: R10075203

  • Category IconCategory: Business Management
  • Location IconLocation: Dulles, VA, USA
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Top Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • Positions IconPositions 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.

$10K Sign on Bonus payable to new hires only. Internals are ineligible.

Northrop Grumman Space Sector is looking for a Sr. Principal Contract Administrator 4 to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position is located in Dulles, VA.

In this role, the selected candidate will:

  • Work complex assignments independently and support Finance, Program Management, and various levels of Management.
  • Lead proposal preparation, contract negotiation, and contract administration activities from the proposal through closeout.
  • Administrate daily contract activities for a variety of product lines and contract types, including cost reimbursable and firm fixed; such activities will include, establishing payment terms, initiating and monitoring invoicing, collections, and funding to support financial objectives;
  • Enter and manage data in the financial/delivery system.
  • Participate in IPT and customer meetings; performing and monitoring compliance to contract requirements and leading change management process.
  • Ensure non-disclosure agreements and contract terms and condition are negotiated within company guidelines. The successful candidate will be able to:
  • Interpret, apply, and follow contract acquisition rules, company policies, and customer specifications.
  • Think strategically, trouble shoot issues and work with various teams to drive tasks to completion efficiently and accurately in a dynamic fast paced environment.
  • Effectively communicate, verbally and written, with both internal and external customers is imperative.

Candidate must be a self-starter and able to work collaboratively with team members, including in an advisory role to program management, site management, and the customers.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree and 9 years of experience in contracts related field -OR - 7 years with a Master's- OR-13 years of relevant experience in lieu of degree.
  • Active Top Secret Clearance
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, specifically Excel and PowerPoint

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Working knowledge of FAR/DFARS/NFS clauses
  • Experience in the Aerospace Industry or Manufacturing Industry
  • Experience working independently on routine to moderate contract management responsibilities, including contract and regulatory compliance, and negotiations (price, terms and conditions, and technical requirements).
  • Ability to manage multiple contracts at the same time of moderate value and risk level, including various contract types such as cost reimbursable and fixed price.
  • Basic understanding of Government contracting requirements; understanding of international contracting.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbally and written, with both internal and external customers.
  • Active Top Secret/SCI

Salary Range: $103,900 USD - $155,900 USD

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 health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority. The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. U.S. Northrop Grumman employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042 https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/.

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.



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What's great about
Northrop Grumman

  1. Be part of a culture that thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work.
  2. Use your skills to build and deliver innovative tech solutions that protect the world and shape a better future.
  3. Enjoy benefits like work-life balance, education assistance and paid time off.


Did you know?

Northrop Grumman leads the industry team for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, the largest, most complex and powerful space telescope ever built. Launched in December 2021, the telescope incorporates innovative design, advanced technology, and groundbreaking engineering, and will fundamentally alter our understanding of the universe.