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Principal Contract Administrator (Secret Clearance Required to Start) Redondo Beach, CA

Requisition ID: R10068438

  • Category IconCategory: Business Management
  • Location IconLocation: Redondo Beach, California, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid 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.

Embark on a career putting innovative, reliable, and agile products and ideas into orbit, and beyond. Northrop Grumman has opportunities waiting for you that play a vital role in human space exploration, national defense, and scientific discovery, supporting multiple programs across the universe. With us, you’ll discover a culture of curiosity and collaboration that will have you Defining Possible from the day you start. Our space systems connect and protect millions of people on earth every day, now and for the future. Explore your future and launch your career today.

Strategic Space Systems Division (SSSD) is an industry-leading provider for launch systems capabilities serving national security, military, civil and commercial customers. We are built on a heritage of providing innovative, affordable and reliable aerospace and defense products that our customers rely on to achieve mission success. Join the Space revolution and make the impossible, possible.

SSSD has an opening for a Contract Administrator 3 to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Redondo Beach, California and will report to the Program Contract Administrator Manager.

As a Contract Administrator you will be required to deal effectively with competing priorities and deadlines and handle multiple tasks as well as 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 to meet program goals/objectives in a timely manner. The selected candidate should thrive in a fast-paced work environment with high expectations and diverse assignments and excel in collaborative/team settings across all levels.

In this role, the selected candidate will work complex assignments independently and support Finance, Program Management, and various levels of Management, support proposal preparation, support contract negotiation, and contract administration activities from the proposal phase through closeout. The selected incumbent must be a self-starter and able to work collaboratively with team members, including in an advisory role to program management, program stakeholders and the customer. 

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Administrate daily contract activities for a variety of product lines and contract types, including cost reimbursable and firm fixed; such activities will include, establishing payment terms, initiating, and monitoring invoicing, collections, and funding to support financial objectives
  • Enter and manage data in the financial/delivery system
  • Participate in IPT and customer meetings, performing and monitoring compliance to contract requirements and leading change management process
  • Ensure non-disclosure agreements and contract terms and condition are negotiated within company guidelines
  • Interpret, apply, and follow contract acquisition rules, company policies, and customer terms and specifications
  • Trouble shoot issues and work with various teams to drive tasks to completion efficiently and accurately in a dynamic fast paced environment, report statuses effectively and concisely within a matrixed organization.
  • Effectively and professionally communicate, verbally and written, with both internal and external customers/stakeholders.
  • Conduct change management: ensuring contract is performed to baseline and changes are accounted for and vetted with relevant stakeholders.

Basic Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree and 5 years of experience in any combination of Government contract management, regulatory compliance, contract negotiations or a Master’s Degree and 3 year of stated experience
  • Current Department of Defense (DoD) Secret Security Clearance

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • An advanced degree in a relevant field (JD, MBA, etc.) 
  • Current active US Government Top Secret and/or SSBI/SCI security clearance
  • Recent experience as a Contracts Professional in the defense industry
  • Strong knowledge of FAR, DFARS, and other U.S. Federal Government contracting regulations
  • Experience with multiple contract types, particularly firm fixed price contracts
  • Change management experience
  • Experience working with Other Transactional Agreements (OTA)

As an employee of Northrop Grumman, you are eligible for our robust benefits package which includes:

  • Medical, Dental & Vision coverage
  • 401k
  • Educational Assistance
  • Life Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions
  • Paid Time Off
  • Health & Wellness Resources
  • Employee Discounts

This position’s standard work schedule is 9/80. The 9/80 schedule allows an employee to work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday and take every other Friday off work.

Salary Range: $83,800 USD - $125,800 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

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?

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.