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Contract Administrator / Principal Contract Administrator

Requisition ID: R10104734

  • CategoryCategory: Business Management
  • LocationLocation: Linthicum, MD, 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, Networked Information Solutions (NIS) Division is seeking a Contract Administrator / Principal Contract Administrator to join our team in Linthicum, MD. This position will support the rapidly growing businesses within the Secure Processing Operating Unit. The job assignment is for production and development programs supporting multiple customers. The successful candidate will have experience supporting production and development programs, for both prime contracts and subcontract purchase orders. You will learn and grow! Come join us!

  • 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:

  • (Band 2) Bachelor’s degree with 3 years of Business, Law or related work experience or Master’s degree with 4+ years of Business, Law or related work experience. We will consider 7 years of relevant experience in lieu of a degree.

  • (Band 3) Bachelor’s degree with 6+ years of Business, Law or related work experience or Master’s degree with 4+ years of Business, Law or related work experience. We will consider 10 years of relevant experience in lieu of a degree.

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (specifically Excel and PowerPoint) and Adobe

  • Familiarity with contract terms and conditions (FAR and DFARS) in proposal development, negotiation, and contract administration.

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

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

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

  • Ability to work in a dynamic, fast paced environment.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MBA

  • 5+ years of DoD Contracts Experience

  • Active Security Clearance

Salary Range: $67,000 USD - $100,400 USD
Salary Range 2: $82,400 USD - $123,600 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.