Sr. Principal Contract Administrator

Requisition ID: 21008358

  • Category IconCategory: Business Management
  • Location IconLocation: Clearfield, Utah
  • Citizenship IconUS Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: None
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: Yes –May Consider Occasional/Part Time Teleworking for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 10 % of the Time
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 1

Join Northrop Grumman on our continued mission to push the boundaries of possible across land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace. Enjoy a culture where your voice is valued and start contributing to our team of passionate professionals providing real-life solutions to our world’s biggest challenges. We take pride in creating purposeful work and allowing our employees to grow and achieve their goals every day by Defining Possible. With our competitive pay and comprehensive benefits, we have the right opportunities to fit your life and launch your career today.   Northrop Grumman Defense Systems sector (NGDS) is seeking a Sr. Principal Contract Administrator to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals.  The preferred location for this position is in Clearfield, Utah, but the selected candidate may also sit in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Sierra Vista, Arizona, or McLean, Virginia.  The Contract Administrator will produce high quality Contract Management related products for the T-38 Talon Repair Inspection and Maintenance (TRIM) Spares Program team as well as the Biohazard Detection Systems (BDS) program.  This position requires a strong background in U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) or Commercial contracting, excellent communication skills, and strong interpersonal and organizational skills. The ideal candidate will be a team player but also a strong independent contributor, will be proactive, will present leadership skills, will possess good analytical skills, will demonstrate problem solving skills, and will be detail-oriented.   Responsibilities:  
  • Interfaces with customers and business partners, conducting proposal preparation, contract negotiation, and contract administration
  • Examines proposal requirements and estimates, prepares bids, analyzes terms and conditions to evaluate risk, accuracy, and completeness to provide for proper contract acquisition and fulfillment in accordance with company policies, legal requirements, and customer specifications
  • Processes contractual documentation and reports, advises management of contractual rights and obligations, compiles and analyzes data, and maintains historical information
  • Facilitates proper shipment, billing, and payment collection for deliveries, interfacing with DCMA as required
  • Prepares weekly and monthly reports and maintains the contracts databases
  • Interacts daily with customer representatives
  • Duties may also include the preparation of proprietary information agreements, teaming agreements, export licenses/ agreements, and various types of memoranda
  • Balances competing priorities and deadlines
  • Works well with others in high-stress, high-volume situations
  • Interfaces with internal functional and program organizations, and deals with external customers, meeting the goals/objectives of the T-38 TRIM Spares and BDS teams

Basic Qualifications:  
  • Must have one of the following:
    • High school diploma or GED with a minimum of 14 years of contract administration experience
    • Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 10 years of contract administration experience
    • Master’s degree with a minimum of 8 years of contract administration experience
  • Must be able to work on-site in one of the following locations:
    • Clearfield, Utah
    • Sierra Vista, Arizona
    • Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
    • McLean, Virginia
  • Must be able to travel as needed (up to 10% of the time)
  Preferred Qualifications:  
  • Master’s degree or higher in business, contracts, or finance
  • Demonstrated experience in leading people or project teams
  • Demonstrated understanding of both FAR Part 12 and FAR Part 15 Contracting with experience in administration of various contract types (e.g. Time and material, Cost type, Firm Fixed price, etc.)
  • Strong proposal development skills, solid negotiation skills, and the ability to maintain strong working rapport with internal
    and external customers
  • Experience in U.S. Government Department of Defense contract administration / management
  • Strong problem solving skills and the ability to be flexible and change directions when needed

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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