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Principal Contract Administrator

Requisition ID: R10073579

  • Category IconCategory: Business Management
  • Location IconLocation: Woodland Hills, California, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: None
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid 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.


Join Northrop Grumman on our continued mission to push the boundaries of possible across land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace. Enjoy a culture where your voice is valued and start contributing to our team of passionate professionals providing real-life solutions to our world’s biggest challenges. We take pride in creating purposeful work and allowing our employees to grow and achieve their goals every day by Defining Possible. With our competitive pay and comprehensive benefits, we have the right opportunities to fit your life and launch your career today.

The Navigation & Cockpit Business unit is seeking an experienced Senior Principal/Principal Contracts Administrator to become a member of the Contracts organization, supporting our Fiber Optic Gyro & Inertial Measurement Unit programs. The position will report directly to the Manager of Contracts and will serve as the Contracts representative and contact with our customer base, managing proposal submissions, negotiations, and contracts.

This position is responsible for all formal communication with the customer, ensuring the team holds NG’s favorable financial and programmatic baseline. In addition, this responsibility will also include advancing product capability.

Candidates interested in hybrid and onsite work are encouraged to apply. In a hybrid situation, the candidate would be expected to work on the Woodland Hills, CA site 2-3 days per week to support program reviews, customer meetings, and contracts team events.

Come join our team! You will be a key contributor and empowered to make a difference!

Responsibilities include the following:

  • Lead and coordinate the response to Requests for Proposal (RFPs)

  • Interpret and advise your program team of contract terms and conditions

  • Advise the program team on risks and mitigation strategies based on the contract requirements

  • Ensure proposals/basis of estimates are fully responsive to the SOW requirements

  • Prepare proposal submittal documents and coordinate internal review and approval

  • Coordinate and develop responses to fact-finding, evaluation notices, and RFIs

  • Develop and execute negotiation strategy to reach award

  • Administer, modify, negotiate and terminate standard and nonstandard contractual agreements

  • Identify, document and manage contract changes

  • Oversee contract performance including schedules, deliverables, customer revisions and changes.

  • Complete actions to ensure satisfactory program performance

  • Research contract issues and prepare analysis with citations

  • Maintain excellent working relationships with customers

Basic Qualifications:

  • U.S. citizenship.

  • Ability to obtain/maintain security clearance.

  • Principal Contract Administrator (Level A03): Bachelor’s with 6 years of experience or Master’s Degree with 4 years experience in contracts, subcontracts, finance, or other business management related function.

  • Be attentive to detail and able to handle complex contracts with minimum supervision.

  • Have excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Capable skills using MS Office Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint) preferred.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Recent experience as a Senior or Principal Contracts Administrator in the defense industry, particularly with development contracts (including but not limited to Non-recurring Engineering, Level of Effort, and Trade Study activities).

  • Excellent working knowledge of FAR/DFARS.

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.