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Sr Principal / Staff Contract Administrator – TS/SCI clearance REQUIRED

Requisition ID: R10062868

  • Category IconCategory: Business Management
  • Location IconLocation: Annapolis Junction, Maryland, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: SCI
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: No
  • 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.

Northrop Grumman’s Mission Systems (NGMS) Sector, Networked Information Solutions (NIS) Division is seeking a Senior Principal Contract Administrator / Staff Contract Administrator to join our team in Annapolis Junction / Linthicum, MD. This position will support the rapidly growing businesses within the Cyber and Information Solutions (CIS) Business Unit. The job assignment is for production and development programs across multiple customers. The successful candidate will have experience supporting work conducted in classified environments, focused on programs conducting cybersecurity services and development, for both prime contracts and subcontract purchase orders. Come join us!

In this role, the selected candidate will be responsible for, but not limited to the following activities:

  • Lead solicitation and RFP review/analysis, proposal preparation, and signoff.  Examine estimates of material, equipment services, production costs, performance requirements, and delivery schedules to ensure accuracy and completeness

  • Negotiate, administer, extend, and close standard and nonstandard contracts.  Provide for proper contract acquisition and fulfillment in accordance with company policies, legal requirements, and customer specifications

  • Establish successful working relationships with customers via email, telephone, and in-person, when appropriate

  • Collaborate effectively with the program team (finance, supply chain, quality & mission assurance, legal, pricing, and compliance) to recommend and complete actions to ensure satisfactory program performance.   Work with program business management team to closely monitor contract funding and payments

  • Advise management of contractual rights and obligations. 

  • Compile and analyze data.  Maintain historical information including official correspondence.  Enter and maintain contract data into Contract Management System and/or Enterprise Resource Planning system.  Ensure timely delivery of all contractual deliverables and submission of invoices. 

  • Analyze and negotiate non-disclosure agreements, teaming agreements, software licensing agreements, and other memoranda.

This may be hired at a Band 4 or Band 5. The preferred location is Annapolis Junction but open to Linthicum as well

Job Qualifications:

Basic Qualifications:

  • (Band 4) Bachelor’s degree with 10+ years of Business, Law or related work experience or Master’s degree with 8+ years of Business, Law or related work experience

  • (Band 5) Bachelor’s degree with 15+ years of Business, Law or related work experience or Master’s degree with 13+ years of Business, Law or related work experience

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (specifically Excel and PowerPoint) and Adobe

  • Familiarity with contract terms and conditions (FAR and DFARS) in proposal development, negotiation, and contract administration.

  • Understanding of commercial/US Government contractual instruments including contract type, terms and conditions, and contract financing vehicles. 

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Demonstrated leadership qualities; ability to start, oversee, and follow-through with major assignments and responsibilities.

  • Ability to work in a dynamic, fast paced environment.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MBA

  • Full Scope Poly clearance

  • 5+ years of DoD Contracts Experience


Salary Range: $103,900 USD - $155,900 USD
Salary Range 2: $129,000 USD - $193,400 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.