Contract Administrator/Principle Contract Administrator-Top Secret Required (Linthicum, MD)

Requisition ID: 20016930

  • Category IconCategory: Business Management
  • Location IconLocation: Linthicum
  • Citizenship IconUS Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Top Secret
  • 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

 *This position may be filled at either a level 2 or a level 3. 

Embark on a career putting innovative, reliable, and agile products and ideas into orbit, and beyond. Northrop Grumman has opportunities waiting for you that play a vital role in human space exploration, national defense, and scientific discovery, supporting multiple programs across the universe. With us, you’ll discover a culture of curiosity and collaboration that will have you Defining Possible from the day you start. Our space systems connect and protect millions of people on earth every day, now and for the future. Explore your future and launch your career today.  Northrop Grumman Space Systems is seeking a Contract Administrator 2/3 to support its Payload and Ground Space Systems team.  This position will be located in Linthicum, MD.   The Contract Administrator is responsible for supporting proposal preparation, contract negotiation, contract administration and customer contact activities to provide and ensure proper contract acquisition and fulfillment in accordance with company policies, legal requirements, and customer requirements.

  • Act as primary interface with customer for contractual issues; Monitor contract and associated program to ensure that contractual obligations are communicated and understood.
  • Participate in contract proposal preparation, contract negotiations, contract administration, and customer contract activities to manage assigned contracts in accordance with company policies, legal requirements, and customer specifications.
  • Work under general supervision to develop solutions to both routine and complex contractual matters to ensure company compliance with contract requirements on assigned programs.
  • Ensure fulfillment of contract requirements, manage contract changes and maintain historical information.
  • Review terms and conditions to address provisions and risks of financial terms, acceptance criteria, delivery requirements, warranty, intellectual property, termination provisions, indemnification and all other potential risk areas and recommend risk mitigation strategies.
  • Assist management in achieving financial goals related to cash management, EBIT and sales.
  • Prepare and manage written communications with internal and external customers for assigned contractual matters.
  • Enter and maintain contract data into Contract Management System and/or Enterprise Accounting System
  • Ensure timely delivery of all contractual deliverables and submission of invoices.
This role will have high visibility within high visibility programs, including corporate submittals and reviews.  The selected candidate will manage tight deadlines in a complex environment.  This individual must have the ability to meet high performance expectations in a very dynamic environment.  Excellent communication is a must as the selected candidate will be directly involved in negotiations with the customer as a strategic team member.   Lots of room for Growth!  BaltimoreSpaceSpaceBusMgt  

 Basic Qualifications:     *This position may be filled at either a level 2 or a level 3.    Basic Qualifications for a Level 2:  
  • Bachelor's degree
  • 3 years of experience in contracts related field 
 Basic Qualifications for a Level 3: 
  • Bachelor's degree
  • 6 years of experience in contracts related field
 Additional Basic Qualifications both levels:
  • Current Top Secret Clearance 
  • Familiarity with FAR, DFARS and NFS 
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, specifically Excel and PowerPoint

Preferred Qualifications: 
  • Working knowledge of FAR/DFARS/NFS clauses

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 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.