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Principal Contract Administrator

Requisition ID: R10040481

  • Category IconCategory: Business Management
  • Location IconLocation: Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking 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.

Northrop Grumman Airborne Multi Sensors Division is seeking a Principal Contracts Administrator (CA) to join our team of qualified diverse individuals in supporting the F-35 Production Operating Unit programs which are vital to national security.  This position is located in Linthicum, MD.  The CA will be a direct report to an Operating Unit (OU) Contracts Manager and will work closely with program managers, business managers, supply chain, proposal managers, and proposal teams throughout the OU.

Responsibilities may involve the following:

·     Provide direct contract support such as review and approval of contractual documents to ensure protection of company's contractual/risk posture, satisfaction of contractual requirements and adherence to company policies as well as working with subcontract managers to determine appropriate flow downs for subcontract formation.  

·     Provide proposal support to include taking an active, lead role in managing cost proposal volumes, supporting fact-finding and the negotiation process.  Participate in new business strategies, identifying and analyzing risks and implementing a risk strategy for bid decisions. Review and analyze government or commercial solicitations to understand requirements and advise Program Management of all relevant contract issues.  Ensure company proposals are fully responsive to prospective customer requirements. 

·    Work with International Trade Compliance to ensure program(s) adhere to all Export/Import requirements.

·    Oversee contract performance by monitoring budget, compliance documents, schedules, deliverables, and recommend actions to ensure mutually satisfactory performance. 

·    Advise management of contractual rights and obligations and, as needed, provide interpretation of terms and conditions. 

·    Maintain official program records including contractual documents and correspondence with customer and respond to company data calls for assigned programs.

·     Interface with senior management and customer counterparts.

·     Must be able to deal effectively with competing priorities and deadlines, and able to handle multiple tasks in a fast paced environment.

·     Must be a team player, independent, proactive, and possess excellent problem solving, oral and written communication, and organizational skills.

Basic Qualifications:

Principal Contract Administrator: 

  • Minimum 6+ years of experience in Contracts and/or Subcontracts with Bachelor’s degree; 4 years in Contracts and/or Subcontracts with Master’s degree; will consider 4 additional years of Contracts and/or Subcontracts in lieu of a Bachelor’s degree.

  • - The candidate must possess strong math, verbal and writing skills, be well organized and able to manage multiple priorities effectively working with teams in order to meet deadlines.

  • -Team player well suited to a collaborative environment

  • - Ability to work independently, proactively monitor and report task status, and

  •  manage prioritization of tasks performed for a variety of different stakeholders

  • - Excellent communication skills

  • - Active Secret clearance preferred


Salary Range: $80,100 USD - $120,100 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.