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Sr Principal Contract Administrator

Requisition ID: R10100920

  • CategoryCategory: Business Management
  • LocationLocation: Linthicum, MD, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: Top 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
  • 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, Emerging Capabilities Development (ECD) area is seeking a Senior Principal Contracts Administrator to join our Multifunction Systems (MFS) Contracts team. This open position is located in Linthicum, MD and primarily supports restricted efforts across the MFS Business Unit.  Remote work will be permitted for unclassified portfolio assignments.  The MFS BU focuses on research and development programs/transactions with a variety of customers, including USG agencies and non-USG/commercial entities.  If you’re interested in this type of work, come join us!

Job Duties:

  • 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.

  • Lead solicitation and RFP review/analysis, proposal preparation, and signoff.

  • 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.

  • Compile and analyze data.

  • Maintain historical information including official correspondence.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Sr. Principal Contracts Administrator: Bachelor’s degree with 10+ years of Business, Law or related work experience or Master’s degree with 8+ years of Business, Law or related work experience

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Ability to use Microsoft Office including Excel, Word, Outlook, Power Point, and Teams

  • Ability to maintain a DoD Secret Clearance.

  • Familiarity with contract terms and conditions and in proposal development, negotiation, and contract administration.

  • Understanding of commercial/US Government contractual instruments including contract type, terms and conditions, and contract financing vehicles.

  • Ability to work independently in a restricted environment.

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

  • Team player, proactive, and strong problem solving and organizational skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of DoD Contracts Experience.

  • Active DoD Top Secret Clearance.

  • Experience with restricted contracts, FAR/DFARS procurements, OTAs, multiple contract types, IRAD dependencies, and data rights.

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.