Sr./Principal Contract Administrator

Requisition ID: 21006760

  • Category IconCategory: NGC
  • Location IconLocation: Charlottesville, Virginia
  • Citizenship IconUS Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: None
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No –Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 10 % of the Time
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 1

Start your future with a new mission: Northrop Grumman Mission Systems (NGMS). As a part of the NGMS Team you’ll join experts in developing systems and solutions that keep our world safe. Together we protect our troops, public safety, information, and our planet. It’s unique work. It’s challenging and rewarding. But most of all, it's work that makes a difference. Join us and launch your career.  We’ll support you with training, employee resource groups, and our shared vision of global security. Northrop Grumman is seeking experienced and motivated professional for a level role in Principal Contract Administration level 3 or a Sr. Principal Contract Administrator level 4.  This position will be located in our Mission Systems Sector in Charlottesville, VA Roles and responsibilities of the Contracts Representative will encompass the following, and vary slightly depending on specific position, program, or business unit to which you are assigned:
  • Review and approve changes to performance measurement baseline as required.
  • Support audits, reviews, fact-finding, and negotiation support requested by programs, customers, and company management.
  • Maintain and update contract documents and official program records, including contractual documents and correspondence
  • Research contract issues and prepare analysis with citations
  • Provide direct contract support, review contractual documents to ensure protection of company's contractual/risk posture, satisfaction of contractual requirements and adherence to company policies.
  • Administer, extend, negotiate and terminate standard and nonstandard contracts.
  • Conduct proposal preparation, contract negotiation, contract administration, and customer contact activities to provide for proper contract acquisition and fulfillment in accordance with company policies, legal requirements, and customer specifications.
  • Develop proposal packages, in a timely manner and in accordance with established procedures
  • Provide proposal support including taking an active role in creating contract proposal volumes, supporting fact finding and the negotiation process.
  • Maintain and provide status and tracking information on customer requests
  • Work cooperatively with the technical staff to address customer requests
Candidates must be able to make sound decisions in a timely manner, display strong interpersonal skills, possess solid written and verbal communication skills, and have an agile perspective or compliance protocol mandated by regulated industry. 

A candidate, regardless of age and hiring source, must meet ALL of the below criteria.  Basic Qualifications: 
•    Principal Contract Administrator (level 3 ) The candidate must have a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution with 6 years of professional experience in business management, finance, accounting, or related fields – OR –Master’s Degree from an accredited institution with 4 years professional experience as described above.
•    Sr. Principal Contract Administrator (level 4) The candidate must have a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution with 10 years of professional experience in business management, finance, accounting, or related fields – OR –Master’s Degree from an accredited institution with 8 years professional experience as described above
•    Proficiency in MS Office Suite, including Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook
•    Demonstrated leadership, critical thinking and, innovative behaviors in past projects, roles, or experiences
•    The willingness and ability to travel domestically up to 10% of the time.
•    The ability to obtain and maintain a US Secret level security clearance is required.  US citizenship is a prerequisite.  Preferred Qualifications: 
•    Demonstrated strong leadership skills as well as the ability to multi-task in a challenging environment
•    Professional experience in a regulated industry: to include Aerospace & Defense, Insurance, Financial Services, Telecommunications, or Legal/Regulatory
•    SAP experience
•    Earned Value Management Customer Reporting experience 
•    Experience Reading and Interpreting legal and contractual requirements
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 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.


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We offer an array of benefits to give you the support you need, including matching 401K, tuition assistance, health insurance and wellness options, coaching, mentoring and more.