Sr. Principal Contract Adminis

Requisition ID: R10018166

  • Category IconCategory: Business Management
  • Location IconLocation: McClellan - CA, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Top Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: Yes- May Consider Occasional/Part-Time Teleworking for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift (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.

We are looking for a Sr. Principal Contracts Administrator 4 (CA4) to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals who support our Networked Information Solutions Operating Unit in Sacramento, CA.

The Contracts Administrator 4 will interface with all levels of senior management and customer counterparts, including program managers, business managers, capture managers, pricing and proposal teams, to perform the following contract administration responsibilities:

  • Conduct proposal preparation, contract negotiation, contract administration, and customer contact activities to provide for proper contract acquisition and fulfillment in accordance with company policies, legal requirements, and customer specifications.
  • Examine project costs, performance requirements, and delivery schedules to ensure accuracy and completeness.
  • Take an active role in proposal support; managing contract proposal volumes, supporting fact finding and the negotiation process to ensure proposals are fully responsive to prospective customer requirements.
  • Perform risk assessment of proposals and contracts terms and conditions and assist program office in development of risk mitigation strategies
  • Develop and process contract and subcontract sign-off packages, managing the approval process for proposals, contracts and modifications
  • Ensure contract performance in accordance with company policies/procedures and legal requirements, including International Traffic And Arms (ITAR), Risk Work Authorizations (RWA's), SAP, Data Requests, Property Requests, Organizational Conflict of Interest (OCI), Confidential Disclosure Agreements (CDA's)
  • Understand, assess and evaluate Contract FARs and DFAR clauses, flowdowns and subcontract requirements
  • Maintain official program records, including contractual documents and correspondence with customer
  • Advise management of contractual rights and obligations and, as needed, provide interpretation of terms and conditions.

A successful candidate must:

  • Be able to deal effectively with competing priorities and deadlines, and able to handle multiple tasks in a fast paced environment.
  • Be a team player, yet also be an independent & proactive contributor, with excellent problem solving and organizational skills
  • Have strong customer orientation and relationship building abilities.
  • Possess excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, with the ability to use them in informing, presenting, negotiating, and problem solving.


Basic Qualifications:

Bachelor's Degree & 10 years of government contracts or business management experience, OR a Master's Degree & 8 years of contracts or business management experience

  • Experience working proposal and contracts related activities
  • Knowledge of FAR/DFAR's
  • Current Top Secret level security clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Juris Doctorate Degree
  • Government acquisition contracting background

Salary Range: 103900 - 155900

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 ( 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 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.