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Principal Contract Administrator / Senior Principal Contract Administrator with Active Clearance

Requisition ID: R10016378

  • Category IconCategory: Business Management
  • Location IconLocation: Northridge - CA, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available 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.

Northrop Grumman Defense Systems sector (NGDS) is currently seeking an experienced Principal Contracts Administrator / Senior Principal Contracts Administrator with Active Clearance to join our team of qualified, diverse professionals to support our Advanced Weapons Business Unit. This position will be located with our team in Northridge, CA.

This position can be filled at a level 3 (Principal Contracts Administrator) or level 4 (Senior Principal Contracts Administrator). Basic qualifications for each level are listed below.


Responsibilities:

  • Administers, extends, negotiates and terminates standard and nonstandard contracts.

  • Conducts 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.

  • Examines estimates of material, equipment services, production costs, performance requirements, and delivery schedules to ensure accuracy and completeness.

  • Prepares bids; processes specifications, progress, and other reports; advises management of contractual rights and obligations; compiles and analyzes data; and maintains historical information.



Basic Qualifications for a level 3 (Principal Contracts Administrator) are:

  • Bachelor's degree with 6 years of contract admin, proposals, and/or business management experience, or a Master's degree with 4 year of stated experience.

  • Demonstrated experience with highly effective verbal and written communications and presentation communication.

  • Current Active Secret Clearance adjudicated within the last 4.5 years.

Basic Qualifications for a level 4 (Senior Principal Contracts Administrator) are:

  • Bachelor's degree with 10 years of contract admin, proposals, and/or business management experience, or a Master's degree with 8 years of stated experience.

  • Demonstrated experience with highly effective verbal and written communications and presentation communication.

  • Current Active Secret Clearance adjudicated within the last 4.5 years.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with contract negotiations

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Excel)

  • Experience with proposals, pricing, project management

  • MRP systems

  • Working knowledge of FAR/DFARS, and other U.S. Federal Government contracting regulations

  • Experience with various contract types, including Cost Reimbursable, Firm Fixed Price, and Fixed Price Incentive

  • Experience as a Contracts Administrator in the defense industry



Relocation assistance, while not guaranteed, may be available for this position.



​This position’s work schedule is 4/10s with some flexibility with remote work and every Friday off. The selected candidate should thrive in a fast-paced work environment with high expectations, significantly diverse assignments, collaborative/team settings across all levels.


Salary Range: 83600 - 125400
Salary Range 2: 103700 - 155500

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.