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Sr. Principal Contract Administrator

Requisition ID: R10065139

  • Category IconCategory: Business Management
  • Location IconLocation: Middle River, Maryland, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: Yes- May Consider Full Time Teleworking for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: No
  • 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.

Put your skills to the test by pushing the boundaries of what’s possible. From global defense to sustainment and modernization to mission readiness, your experience and ability will make it a reality. Our programs are built on equal parts of curiosity and collaboration. Our combined effort means our customers can connect and defend millions of people around the world. With Northrop Grumman, you’ll have the opportunity to be an essential part of projects that will define your career, now and in the future.

Northrop Grumman Defense Systems is seeking a Sr. Principal Contract Administrator to join its team of qualified and diverse individuals supporting its Defense Sector Contracts Operations. This is a unique opportunity to build experience, mentoring relationships, and career growth by contributing to the Contracts role from the Sector level. This position is located in Middle River, MD, or virtually as a full-time teleworker.

The Sr. Principal Contract Administrator will produce high quality Contract Management related to services/products supporting the NGDS Special Mission Aircraft (SMA) Operating Unit under the Strike and Special Mission Aircraft Business Unit.  This position requires a strong background in DOD contracting, excellent communication skills, and strong interpersonal and organizational skills. The ideal candidate will be a team player but also a strong independent contributor, will be proactive, will present leadership skills, will possess good analytical skills, will demonstrate problem-solving skills, and will be detail-oriented.

The Senior Principal Contract Administrator will be required to deal effectively with competing priorities and deadlines and handle multiple Sr. Principal Contract Administrator must possess the ability to work well with others in high-stress high-volume situations, effectively interface with tasks. The h internal functional and program organizations, effectively deal with external customers, and meet the goals/objectives of the SSMA business unit.

Basic Qualifications for Senior Principal Contract Administrator:

  • This position emphasizes skills and experience.  Must have a High School Diploma or equivalent (GED) with a minimum of 14 years of applied experience.

  • Will also consider:

  • Bachelor’s Degree with a minimum of 10 years applied experience in a related field

  • Master’s Degree with a minimum of 8 year applied experience in a related field

  • Strong technical contracts background to include proposal development and negotiation skills

  • Excellent leadership and interpersonal skills

  • Experience building and developing high-performing teams that will achieve success through a strong culture of early engagement, internal collaboration and critical thinking

  • Ability to lead meetings with government regulatory organizations

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Working knowledge of FAR, DFAR, and UCC as well as experience with different contract types

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Clearance

  • Experience leading teams, including cross-functional/cross-organization teams

  • Experience with Administering and Negotiating agreements such as Non-Disclosure Agreements, Teaming Agreements, License Agreements and Cooperative Research and Development Agreement 

  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills; ability to make recommendations and provide guidance to effectively bring projects to completion

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA)

  • Intellectual Property Background

  • NCMA Certification (CPCM, CFCM and/or CCCM)

  • JD Degree or Paralegal background


Salary Range: $99,200 USD - $148,800 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.