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Senior Principal Contract Administrator

Requisition ID: R10060746

  • Category IconCategory: Business Management
  • Location IconLocation: Orlando, Florida, 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: 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.

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 Senior Principal Contract Administrator (CA) to join its team of qualified, diverse individuals, supporting its Combat Systems and Mission Readiness Division (CSMR). The successful candidate will become part of Northrop Grumman's CSMR Division contracts organization and will have a portfolio in the Immersive Mission Solutions Operating Unit (IMS OU). 

The successful applicant will become part of Northrop Grumman's CSMR Division contracts organization and will support various Government programs, capture and proposal activities as well as provide contract operations support.  The successful candidate will be a direct report to Contracts Leadership and will work closely on a day-to-day basis with the business managers, operations managers, capture managers and other functional teams throughout the department.  The successful candidate will be responsible for all aspects of contracts from the business development phase through contract closeout, delivering strong customer satisfaction, successful financial performance and risk mitigation.  Candidate's ability to build strong customer intimacy and employee engagement is key.  Candidate must be a self-starter and able to work collaboratively with team members, including in an advisory role to program management, site management and the customers.  Candidate will have knowledge of Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations Supplement (DFARS). The primary location is Orlando, Florida. May consider Full-Time telecommuting.

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

Basic Qualifications for Senior Principal Contract Administrator:

  • Must have a high school diploma or GED with a minimum of 14 years professional experience

  • Will also consider:  

    • Bachelor's degree and 10 years of experience

    • Master’s degree and 8 years of experience

  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office Applications (Word, Excel)

  • Must be able to obtain a DoD (Department of Defense) Secret Clearance

  • Strong contracts background to include proposal development and negotiation skills

  • Excellent leadership and interpersonal skills

  • Ability to lead meetings with government organizations

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • An advanced degree in a relevant field (JD, MBA, etc.)

  • Current active US Secret government security clearance.

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


Salary Range: $89,800 USD - $134,600 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.