Contract Administrator/Principal Contract Administrator – No Clearance Required (San Diego, CA)

Requisition ID: 20033733

  • Category IconCategory: Business Management
  • Location IconLocation: San Diego, California
  • Citizenship IconUS Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: None
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No –Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift
  • Travel IconTravel Required: No
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 2

 *This position may be filled at either a level 2 or a level 3.     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. Northrop Grumman Space Sector is looking for a Contract Administrator/Principal Contract Administrator (2/3) to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals.  This position is located in San Diego, CA.  In this role, the selected candidate will: 
  • Work complex assignments independently and support Finance, Program Management, and various levels of Management.
  • Lead proposal preparation, contract negotiation, and contract administration activities from the proposal through closeout.
  • 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.  
The successful candidate will be able to: 
  • Interpret, apply, and follow contract acquisition rules, company policies, and customer specifications.
  • Think strategically, trouble shoot issues and work with various teams to drive tasks to completion efficiently and accurately in a dynamic fast paced environment.
  • Effectively communicate, verbally and written, with both internal and external customers is imperative.
 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.   SpaceBusMgt

   Basic Qualifications:       *This position may be filled at either a level 2 or a level 3.   

Basic Qualifications for a Level 2: 
  • Bachelor's degree
  • 3 years of experience in contracts related field-OR-1 year with a Master's-OR-7 years of relevant experience in lieu of degree

Basic Qualifications for a Level 3:  
  • Bachelor's degree
  • 6 years of experience in contracts related field-OR-4 years with a Master's-OR-10 years of relevant experience in lieu of degree.  

Additional Basic Qualifications both levels: 
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, specifically Excel and PowerPoint 

Preferred Qualifications: 
  • Working knowledge of FAR/DFARS/NFS clauses
  • Experience in the Aerospace Industry or Manufacturing Industry
  • Experience working independently on routine to moderate contract management responsibilities, including contract and regulatory compliance, and negotiations (price, terms and conditions, and technical requirements).
  • Ability to manage multiple contracts at the same time of moderate value and risk level, including various contract types such as cost reimbursable and fixed price.
  • Basic understanding of Government contracting requirements; understanding of international contracting.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbally and written, with both internal and external customers.


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.

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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.