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Staff Level Contract Administrator (L5) – Huntsville, AL (Secret Clearance Required)

Requisition ID: R10099810

  • CategoryCategory: Business Management
  • LocationLocation: Huntsville, AL, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: Secret
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • ShiftShift: Days (United States of America)
  • Travel RequirementsTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • Relocation AssistanceRelocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available
  • Number of Positions AvailablePositions 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 Staff Contract Administrator to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Huntsville, AL and support the Advanced Programs team within the Strategic Deterrent Systems Division. 


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

  • Cradle to grave contract activities from the business acquisition process phases through execution and closeout.

  • Delivering customer satisfaction.

  • Building customer relationships and coordinating timely, accurate responses to both external and internal customers. 

  • Exhibiting good communications with internal and external contacts. Understand the need to adjust communication style to yield better responses from customers.

  • Planning and executing successful contract negotiations of a moderately complex nature and achieving targeted profit rates, as well as producing favorable terms and conditions to assist in mitigating risk and meeting overall financial goals.

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

  • Assessing situations and make appropriate contractual recommendations and/or take appropriate actions.

  • Conducting proposal preparation, contract negotiation, contract administration, and customer contact activities to provide for proper contract acquisition and fulfillment in accordance with company policies, legal requirements, and customer specifications.

  • Working on multiple tasks simultaneously. 

  • Providing guidance and working collaboratively with a multitude of organizations ranging from technical, program, finance, global supply chain, and security for seamless contract administration.


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.  This position will require to report to a worksite located in Huntsville, AL.



Basic Qualifications Level 5:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university with 15+ years of related professional experience – OR – a Master’s degree with 13+ years of related professional experience

  • Experience managing contracts on large programs and captures with research and development as well as production requirements with Department of Defense customers.

  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite, including Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.

  • Demonstrated leadership, critical thinking, and innovative behaviors in past projects, roles, or experiences.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and strong contract interpretation and researching skillset.

  • Collaborative team-member who thrives in a cross-functional team environment.

  • 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.

  • Active US Secret level security clearance is required. 

  • Ability to obtain and maintain US Top Secret Clearance. US citizenship is a prerequisite.


Preferred Qualifications:   

  • Active US Top Secret Clearance. US citizenship is a prerequisite.

  • Understanding of contract management systems and ERP systems.

  • Experience working in non-FAR based OTA contracting vehicles.

Salary Range: $120,600 USD - $181,000 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.