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Contract Administrator/Principal Contract Administrator

Requisition ID: R10096986

  • CategoryCategory: Business Management
  • Location Location: Bellevue, NE, USA   |  Fairfax, VA, USA +1 more
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: None
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: Yes- May Consider Full Time Teleworking for this position
  • ShiftShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel RequirementsTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • Number of Positions AvailablePositions Available: 2

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.

Put your skills to the test by pushing the boundaries of what’s possible. From global defense to sustainment and modernization to mission readiness, your experience and ability will make it a reality. Our programs are built on equal parts of curiosity and collaboration. Our combined effort means our customers can connect and defend millions of people around the world. With Northrop Grumman, you’ll have the opportunity to be an essential part of projects that will define your career, now and in the future.

Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation, Defense Systems Sector is seeking a Contract Administrator/Principal Contract Administrator to join its team of qualified, diverse individuals, supporting its Combat Systems and Mission Readiness Division (CSMR)

The successful applicant will become part of Northrop Grumman's CSMR Division contracts organization and will support various Government programs, capture and proposal activities as well as provide contract operations support.  The successful candidate will be a direct report to Contracts Leadership and will work closely on a day-to-day basis with the business managers, operations managers, capture managers and other functional teams throughout the department.  The successful candidate will be responsible for all aspects of contracts from the business development phase through contract closeout, delivering strong customer satisfaction, successful financial performance, and risk mitigation.  Candidate's ability to build strong customer intimacy and employee engagement is key.  Candidate must be a self-starter and able to work collaboratively with team members, including in an advisory role to program management, site management and the customers.  Candidate will have knowledge of Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations Supplement (DFARS). The primary location is Bellevue, Nebraska. May consider Full-Time telecommuting.

This requisition may be filled at a higher grade based on qualifications listed below.


  • Work complex assignments independently and support Finance, Program Management, and various levels of Management

  • Lead proposal preparation, contract negotiation and contract administration activities from proposal through closeout

  • Administer daily contract activities for a variety of product lines and contract types, including cost reimbursable and firm fixed price; such activities will include establishing payment terms, initiating, and monitoring invoicing, collections, and funding to support financial objectives

  • Enter and manage data in the Contract Management System, financial and delivery systems.

  • Participate in customer meetings, performing and monitoring compliance to contract requirements and leading change management process

  • Ensure non-disclosure agreements and contract terms and conditions are negotiated within company guidelines

Basic Qualifications for Contract Administrator 2:

  • This position emphasizes skills and experience.  Will consider a High School Diploma or equivalent (GED) with a minimum of 7 years of applied experience

  • Bachelor's degree and 3 years of experience in contracts related field OR 1 year with a Master's degree

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite, especially Excel and PowerPoint.

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

Basic Qualifications for Contract Administrator 3:

  • This position emphasizes skills and experience.  Will consider a High School Diploma or equivalent (GED) with a minimum of 10 years of applied experience

  • Bachelor's degree and 6 years of experience in contracts related field OR 4 years with a Master's degree

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite, especially Excel and PowerPoint.

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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Working knowledge of FAR/DFARS clauses

  • Experience in the Aerospace Industry

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

  • Ability to manage multiple contracts at the same time of moderate value and risk level, including various contract types such as cost reimbursable and fixed price. 

  • Basic understanding of Government contracting requirements

  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written with both internal and external customers.

This position reports to Bellevue, NE, USA, however, this position can also be worked from Fairfax, VA, VA, USA.

Salary Range: $60,600 USD - $129,500 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.