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Contract Administrator

Requisition ID: R10105998

  • CategoryCategory: Business Management
  • LocationLocation: Rolling Meadows, IL, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: None
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking for this position
  • ShiftShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel RequirementsTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • 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’s Mission Systems (NGMS) Sector is seeking a Contract Administrator to join our team. This open position is located in Rolling Meadows, IL.

Responsibilities include the following:


Review and analyze customer Requests for Proposal (RFPs) to understand Statements of Work (SOW)/contract requirements and advise the program team on contractual terms and conditions. 

Ensure company proposals are fully responsive to prospective customer requirements, prepare proposal submittal documents, and coordinate appropriate levels of internal review and approval.

Manage proposal fact-finding and negotiations between customer and program team.

Contract Administration:

Establish a good working relationship with customers to administer, modify, negotiate and terminate standard and nonstandard contractual agreements.

Oversee contract performance including schedules and deliverables, maintain compliant contractual documentation/correspondence, and collaborate with the program team to recommend and complete actions to ensure satisfactory program performance. 

Work with program business management team to closely monitor contract funding and payments.


Advise your program team of contractual rights and obligations on your assigned contracts, including interpretation of contract terms and conditions.

Collaborate effectively with other functional groups (finance, supply chain, mission assurance, legal, etc.) during all phases of the contract lifecycle.

Ability to effectively interface with customer counterparts via email, telephone, and in-person, when appropriate.

Basic Qualifications: 

  • Contract Administrator (A02): Bachelor's degree with a minimum of 3 years directly related experience or a Master's degree with a minimum of 1 year directly related experience. Candidates with 7+ years of directly related experience in lieu of a Bachelor’s degree will be given consideration.

  • Excellent communication (both written and verbal) and organizational skills.

  • Must be a team player but also have the ability to work independently.

  • Demonstrated leadership qualities; ability to start, oversee, and follow-through with major assignments and responsibilities.

  • Must be able to obtain DoD (Department of Defense) Secret clearance.

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Prior experience with Fixed price and Cost type contracts, FAR/DFARS, proposals, and/or familiarity with DoD contracting.

  • Active DoD Security Clearance

Salary Range: $67,000 USD - $100,400 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.