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Staff Contract Administrator – Security Clearance Required

Requisition ID: R10103973

  • CategoryCategory: Business Management
  • LocationLocation: Colorado Springs, CO, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: Secret
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking for this position
  • ShiftShift: 1st Shift (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.

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 Systems is seeking a Staff Contracts Administrator (Level 5) to join its team of qualified and diverse individuals supporting its Launch and Missile Defense Systems Division, specifically the Advanced Mission Solutions (AMS), Operating Unit (OU).   

Note: This position will be in Colorado Springs, CO. 

The successful candidate will be a direct report to AMS OU Contracts Manager and will work closely on a day-to-day basis with the OU Program Managers/Directors, Business Managers, Operations Managers, Capture Managers, and functional teams throughout the OU.  

Job duties and responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Responsible for all aspects of a contract portfolio from the business development phase through closeout, delivering customer satisfaction, building customer relationships and providing timely responses to both external and internal customers
  • Provide contracts support to major capture and proposal efforts, on-going program efforts to include proposal preparations and negotiations, up to and through contract closeout
  • Act as lead for all customer communications and correspondence, authoring Contracts Management proposal sections, preparing representations and certifications, OCI sweeps, analyzing terms and conditions, technical data rights and assertions and guiding the proposal through the proposal approval process
  • Be the lead (or co-lead) contracts representative for these major proposals and will be in a high visibility position requiring consistent interaction with proposal teams and frequent interaction with senior management
  • Responsible for prioritizing proposal tasks and activities
  • Be key business advisor to the program managers on contractual and operational matters
  • Plan and execute successful contract negotiations of a complex nature, and achieving targeted profit rates,  favorable terms and conditions on both contracts and other agreements

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree with 15+ years relevant experience in contract administration/management or related field – OR – Master’s Degree with 10+ years relevant work experience
  • Experience working large competitive DoD proposals including negotiating and administering various contract types and agreements
  • Understanding of FAR and DFRA
  • Ability to travel 10% of time
  • Current, active US Government Secret Clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Current, active US Government Top Secret Clearance

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.