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Principal or Sr. Principal Contract Administrator

Requisition ID: R10053093

  • Category IconCategory: Business Management
  • Location IconLocation: Corinne, Utah, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: None
  • 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.

This role may be filled as a level 3 or 4

Northrop Grumman is currently seeking an experienced Principal or Sr. Principal Contract Administrator to join our team of diverse, talented individuals. This position is located in Promontory, UT and will work a hybrid work schedule (2 days onsite, in-office).

In this role, the selected candidate will be responsible for US Government programs contract management.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • The successful candidate will handle multiple small to medium contract activities simultaneously.
  • Participates in and/or conducts proposal preparation, contract negotiation, contract administration, contract closeout, and customer contact activities to provide for proper contract fulfillment in accordance with company policies, legal requirements, and customer specifications.
  • Examines and evaluates cost estimates and delivery schedules to ensure accuracy and completeness. 
  • Presents and negotiates contract terms and conditions, compiles and analyzes data, responsible for contract records management.
  • Works to create logical solutions to contractual matters to ensure business unit compliance.
  • Team building with internal functions: Program Management, Finance, Engineering, Supply Chain Management, Mission & Safety Assurance, and Business Development.

Basic Qualifications for a Principal Level 3:

  • BS degree in Business or related Degree and 6 years of experience in contract management or related field in a USG environment at the prime or subcontract levels - OR 4 years with a Master's - OR 10 years experience in lieu of degree.
  • Familiarity with contract terms and conditions and in proposal development, negotiation, and contract administration.
  • Understanding of commercial/US Government contractual instruments including contract type, terms and conditions, and contract financing vehicles.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and Word. Database capability also desired. 
  • Demonstrated leadership qualities; ability to start, oversee, and follow-through with major assignments and responsibilities.
  • Ability to work in a dynamic, fast paced environment.

Basic Qualifications for a Senior Principal Level 4:

  • BS degree in Business or related Degree and 10 years of experience in contract management or related field in a USG environment at the prime or subcontract levels - OR 8 years with a Master's - OR 14 years experience in lieu of degree.
  • Familiarity with contract terms and conditions and in proposal development, negotiation, and contract administration.
  • Understanding of commercial/US Government contractual instruments including contract type, terms and conditions, and contract financing vehicles.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and Word. Database capability also desired. 
  • 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 for both levels:

  • NCMA certification.
  • MBA
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Knowledge of Federal Acquisition Regulations, Defense Federal Acquisition, requirements.
  • Knowledge of the contract financing, milestone and, Performance Based payments, and budget planning process.
  • Active Secret Security Clearance.
  • Ability to analyze risk and financial data.

Salary Range: $72,400 USD - $108,600 USD
Salary Range 2: $89,800 USD - $134,600 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.