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Principal Contract Administrator

Requisition ID: R10022467

  • Category IconCategory: Business Management
  • Location IconLocation: Magna - UT, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: None
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: Yes- May Consider Occasional/Part-Time Teleworking for this position
  • Shift IconShift: Days (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • 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.

Northrop Grumman’s Space Systems, Propulsion Systems Division, is seeking a Principle Contract Administrator to be located in Promontory, UT.

Position Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
Position will have responsibility for commercial and US Government programs contract management.

  • The successful candidate will handle multiple small, medium and large sized contracts simultaneously.  Majority of the contracts will be commercial contracts to a Prime Contractor with a Government end user.
  • 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:

  • 5 years experience in contract management or related field with Bachelor's Degree in a business related field - OR - 3 years experience with a Master's 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.
  • 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:

  • Knowledge of Federal Acquisition Regulations, Defense Federal Acquisition, and ITAR requirements.
  • Knowledge of the contract financing, milestone and, Performance Based payments, and budget planning process.
  • Ability to analyze risk and financial data.
  • USG contract experience at the prime or subcontract levels.  
  • NCMA certification
  • MBA
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Database capability.


Salary Range: 72400 - 108600

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. With the continuing impacts of COVID-19 around the world, we are taking action to protect the health and well-being of our colleagues and maintain the safety of the communities where we operate. As a federal contractor, and consistent with Executive Order 14042 (https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/) we will require all newly hired employees in the United States to be fully vaccinated by January 18, 2022 or by your start date if it is after January 18th. Federal guidance allows for disability/medical and religious accommodations with respect to the vaccine requirement. Any requested accommodations must be reviewed and approved (if applicable) in advance of your start date.

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?

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.