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Principal Contract Administrator OR Sr Principal Contract Administrator

Requisition ID: R10014347

  • Category IconCategory: Business Management
  • Location IconLocation: Hill AFB, 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: Days (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 2

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.

NGSC's Contracts Administrators are responsible for the administration and oversight of contractual obligations and compliance. They administer, extend, negotiate and terminate standard and nonstandard contracts. They also conduct proposal preparation, contract negotiation, contract administration in accordance with company policies, legal requirements.

This position will function as a member of the program office staff and reports to the Senior Program Manager on all program related activities and to the Propulsion Systems Contracts Manager for all contracts related activities.

This position will be physically located at NGSC's program office at Hill Air Force Base (Falcon Hill complex) and will be responsible for monitoring the baseline contract activities, and administering anticipated future Task Orders.  Provides general program contractual guidance regarding FAR and DFAR requirements and compliance.  Administers the on-time and compliant delivery of all Contract Data Requirements List (CDRL) and Data Accession List (DAL) items.  Creates close professional relationship with Air Force Contracting Officer (CO), and with the CO coordinates the start and closure of all contract options.  Assists program Supply Chain Manager in subcontract execution that complies with parent contract requirements. Assists in all program market research and proposal efforts. 

Job Duties:  

  • Contract interpretation and execution

  • CDRL and DAL submittals, and some CDRL generation

  • Proposal cost volume coordination and contractual adherence

  • General contract compliance oversight

  • Represent the program office to the customer in matters of a contractual nature

  • Primary worksite is at Hill AFB in Layton with periodic work at our Promontory and Bacchus facilities

Basic Qualifications for Principal Contract Administrator:

  • Candidate should have at least 6 years of contract management experience with a Bachelor’s degree, or 4 years of experience with a Master’s degree

  • A demonstrated history of increasing responsibility and team leadership

  • Ability to travel:  Travel expectation of 5% to 10%

  • Sound knowledge of FAR/DFAR requirements

  • Experience with multiple contract types (e.g. FFP, T&M, CPFF)

  • U.S. Citizen

  • Ability to obtain a DoD Secret Clearance

Basic Qualifications for Sr Principal Contract Administrator:

  • Candidate should have at least 10 years of contract management experience with a Bachelor’s degree, or 6 years of experience with a Master’s degree

  • A demonstrated history of increasing responsibility and team leadership

  • Ability to travel:  Travel expectation of 5% to 10%

  • Sound knowledge of FAR/DFAR requirements

  • Experience with multiple contract types (e.g. FFP, T&M, CPFF)

  • U.S. Citizen

  • Ability to obtain a DoD Secret Clearance

Preferred Additional Qualifications: 

  • Prior experience with Air Force Prime Contracts

  • Experience with incentive fee and award fee contract types (FPIF, CPAF and CPIF)

  • Existing DoD Secret Clearance

  • Contract Management Certification(s)

Skills & Qualifications:

  • Self-directed and reliable.  Detail oriented but also able to understand the overall program plan; flexible with a demonstrated aptitude for rapid learning.

  • Excellent communicator with demonstrated ability to listen as well as communicate up, down, and across organizational structures within and across programs, functions, and organizations and with customers. 

  • Ability to manage multiple concurrent projects while maintaining focused results within reliability, quality, schedule, and budget requirements / constraints

  • Ability to create and present objective justification for contractual/negotiation resolution

  • Excellent time management and organizational skills


Salary Range: $72,200 USD - $108,400 USD
Salary Range 2: $89,500 USD - $134,300 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.