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Contract Administrator 4 – Roy, UT

Requisition ID: R10066001

  • Category IconCategory: Business Management
  • Location IconLocation: Roy, Utah, 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: Not Applicable (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 Space Systems is seeking a Senior Principal Contract Administrator to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Roy UT and support the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD) program. 

The successful candidate will possess leadership qualities and be able to provide responsible advice and counsel on a wide range of contractual and business issues under moderate supervision and perform in all matters involving the interpretation and application of company contracting policies and procedures.

Roles and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Assisting senior staff members to manage defense contracts, working new business proposals, and performing contract closeouts.

  • Working closely with program office staff and other disciplines to accomplish program and company goals.

  • Interpreting and applying Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations (DFAR) Supplement, and other federal agency regulations.

  • Working with various Government and prime contractor customers.

  • Working with various Government agencies including the Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) and the Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA).

  • Managing internal and external audits relating to contract matters.

  • Proposal preparation, negotiation, certification, and compliance with Truthful Cost or Pricing Data.

  • Understanding assigned contract scope, terms, and industry regulations to identify and manage changes to the contract baseline.

  • Resolving a wide range of issues demonstrating good judgment in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions.

  • Leading project teams to achieve milestones and objectives.

  • Working on complex problems with diverse scope where analysis of data requires thoughtful evaluation and resolution.

  • Presenting technical approaches and findings to management.

  • Acting as a subject matter expert in field within the organization.

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

Basic Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university with 10 years in Contract Administration or related professional experience - OR - a Master's degree with 8 years in Contract Administration or related professional experience. An additional four years’ experience accepted in lieu of an advanced degree.

  • Knowledge and understanding of pricing principles and FAR/DFARS as well as associated Federal Contracting regulations.

  • Experience with proposal strategy, contract formation and customer relationships.

  • Strong organizational, verbal and written communication skills.

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Secret level security clearance.  US Citizenship is a prerequisite.

Preferred Qualifications:   

  • Active US Top Secret Clearance or ability to obtain.   

  • Familiarity with Northrop Grumman Contracts processes and procedures.

  • Experience with Construction Contracting and Research and Development Programs, as well as experience with Agreements.


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.