Principal / Contract Administrator

Requisition ID: 21007044

  • Category IconCategory: Business Management
  • Location IconLocation: Linthicum, Maryland
  • Citizenship IconUS Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Top Secret
  • 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: 2

Northrop Grumman’s Mission Systems (NGMS) Sector, Networked Information Solutions (NIS) Division is seeking a Contracts Administrator (level 2) or Principal Contract Administrator (level 3) to join our team in Linthicum, MD. This position will support the rapidly growing businesses within the Secure Processing Operating Unit. The job assignment is for Northrop Grumman Secure Processors Production programs for multiple customers. You will learn and grow! Come join us!

Responsibilities include the following: Proposals:
  • Review and analyze customer Requests for Proposal (RFPs) to understand Statements of Work (SOW)/contract requirements and advise the program team on contractual terms and conditions. 
  • Ensure company proposals are fully responsive to prospective customer requirements, prepare proposal submittal documents, and coordinate appropriate levels of internal review and approval.
  • Manage proposal fact-finding and conduct negotiations between customer with support from the program team.
Contract Administration:
  • Establish a good working relationship with customers to administer, modify, negotiate and terminate standard and nonstandard contractual agreements.
  • Oversee contract performance including schedules and deliverables, maintain compliant contractual documentation/correspondence, and collaborate with the program team to recommend and complete actions to ensure satisfactory program performance. 
  • Work with program business management team to closely monitor contract funding and payments.
  • Advise your program team of contractual rights and obligations on your assigned contracts, including interpretation of contract terms and conditions.
  • Collaborate effectively with other functional groups (finance, supply chain, mission assurance, legal, etc.) during all phases of the contract lifecycle.
  • Ability to effectively interface with customer counterparts via email, telephone, and in-person, when appropriate.

Basic Qualifications:
  • Contract Administrator (Level 2): 3 years related experience with a Bachelor's degree; 1 year related work experience with a Masters or JD degree or 7 years of directly related experience in lieu of a Bachelor's degree.
  • Principal Contract Administrator (Level 3): 6 or more years related work experience with a Bachelor's degree; 4 years related work experience with a Masters or JD degree or 10 year of directly related experience in lieu of a Bachelor's degree.
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office including Excel, PowerPoint, and Word
  • Excellent communication (both written and verbal) and organizational skills 
  • Must be a team player but also have the ability to work independently
  • Ability to obtain a Top Secret clearance
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Active Top Secret clearance
  • Prior experience with fixed price and cost type contracts, FAR/DFARS, proposals, and/or familiarity with DoD contracting
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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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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