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Sr. Principal Contracts Administrator

Requisition ID: R10091421

  • CategoryCategory: Business Management
  • LocationLocation: Baltimore, MD, 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.

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.

Northrop Grumman’s Mission Systems (NGMS) Sector, Land and Maritime Sensors (LMS) Business Unit is seeking a Senior Principal Contracts Administrator to join our MEIW team.

This open position is located in Linthicum, MD. The work arrangement will be a hybrid, two (2) days in office and three (3) days working from home each week.

The portfolio includes a combination of large proposal activities and sustainment contracts. The prime customer is the United States Government. Job responsibilities include:

  • Lead solicitation review/analysis, proposal preparation, and signoff;

  • Negotiate, administer, extend, and close standard and nonstandard contracts;

  • Provide for proper contract acquisition and fulfillment in accordance with company policies, legal requirements, and customer specifications;

  • Establish successful working relationships with customers via email, telephone, and in-person, when appropriate;

  • Collaborate effectively with the program team (finance, supply chain, quality & mission assurance, legal, pricing, and compliance) to recommend and complete actions to ensure satisfactory program performance;

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

  • Examine estimates of material, equipment services, production costs, performance requirements, and delivery schedules to ensure accuracy and completeness;

  • Advise management of contractual rights and obligations;

  • Maintain historical information including official correspondence.

Basic Qualifications:

  • (Level 04) -Must have bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 10 years of contract administration experience -OR- Master’s degree with a minimum of 8 years of contract administration experience

  • 5 years of experience managing proposals and negotiating contracts

  • 5 years of experience in U.S. Government Department of Defense contract administration

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a US DoD Secret Clearance

  • Must be able to travel as needed (up to 10% of the time)

Preferred Qualifications for both levels:

  • Master’s degree or higher in business, contracts, or law

  • Current active US DoD Secret Clearance or above

  • Experience working independently on complex contract management responsibilities, including contract and regulatory compliance, and negotiations (price, terms and conditions, and technical requirements)

  • Strong problem-solving skills and the ability to be flexible and change directions when needed

Salary Range: $102,200 USD - $153,200 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.