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Principal or Senior Principal Contract Administrator (No Clearance Required to Start) Redondo Beach, CA

Requisition ID: R10109846

  • CategoryCategory: Business Management
  • LocationLocation: Redondo Beach, CA, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: None
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • ShiftShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel RequirementsTravel Required: No
  • 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.

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.

The 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.

The SSSD, Directed Energy and Strategic Products Business Unit, is in search of a Principal or Senior Principal Contract Administrator (level 3 or level 4) to join our team of qualified, dedicated, and diverse individuals. This position is located in Redondo Beach, California and will report to the Business Unit Contracts Manager.

As a Contract Administrator, you will join passionate professionals as an integral member of a team including members of the Finance, Program Management, and other disciplines at various levels of Management.  As a detail oriented individual and team player, you will thrive and excel in a fast-paced work environment with diverse assignments.  This position requires excellent verbal and written communication skills with demonstrated leadership qualities, the ability to start, oversee, and follow-through on major assignments and responsibilities.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Effectively prioritize competing priorities
  • Perform an advisory role to program management, program stakeholders, and the customer 
  • Support proposal preparation, contract negotiation, and contract administration activities from the proposal phase through closeout
  • Work independently
  • Administrate daily contract activities for a variety of product lines and contract types, including cost reimbursable and firm fixed.  Such activities will include CDRL deliveries, establishing payment terms, monitoring invoicing, and funding to support financial objectives
  • Enter or manage data in the ERP, CMS, and other systems
  • Participate in IPT and customer meetings, perform compliance to contract requirements, and lead the change management process
  • Ensure non-disclosure agreements and contract terms and condition are negotiated within company guidelines
  • Interpret, apply, and follow contract acquisition regulations, company policies, and customer terms and specifications
  • Trouble shoot issues and work with various teams to drive tasks to completion efficiently and accurately
  • Perform contract reporting in a timely, effective, and concise manner
  • Effectively and professionally communicate verbally and in writing, with both internal and external customers/stakeholders
  • Conduct change management while ensuring that contracts are performed to their baseline and that changes are vetted with required relevant stakeholders

This role can be filled at either a Principal Contract Administrator or Senior Principal Contract Administrator (level 3 or level 4) as outlined in the basic qualifications below.

Basic Qualifications – level 3: 

  • Bachelor's Degree and 6 years of experience in any combination of the following: Contract Administration, Business Administration or Supply Chain or a Master’s Degree and 4 years of stated experience
  • Strong knowledge of contractual concepts and Government regulations including FAR
  • Ability to obtain a Department of Defense (DoD) Secret clearance

Basic Qualifications – level 4:

  • Bachelor's Degree and 10 years of experience in any combination of the following: Contract Administration, Business Administration or Supply Chain or a Master’s Degree and 8 years of stated experience
  • Strong knowledge of contractual concepts and Government regulations including FAR
  • Ability to obtain a Department of Defense (DoD) Secret clearance

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Department of Defense (DoD) experience as a Contracts Professional
  • Strong knowledge of FAR, DFARS, and other U.S. Federal Government contracting regulations
  • An advanced degree in a relevant field (JD, MBA, etc.) 
  • Active US Government Secret security clearance
  • Experience with multiple contract types
  • Change management experience

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.

To learn more about our hiring process for manager positions, please view our Selecting the Best Qualified Managers” video: 

Salary Range: $86,300 USD - $129,500 USD
Salary Range 2: $107,000 USD - $160,600 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

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.