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Contract Administrator – Senior Principal – CLEARANCE NEEDED

Requisition ID: R10075102

  • CategoryCategory: Business Management
  • LocationLocation: Boulder, CO, 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.

Northrop Grumman Space Systems is seeking a Contracts Administrator – Senior Principal to join its team of qualified and diverse individuals supporting its Launch and Missile Defense Systems Division, specifically the Advanced Mission Solutions (AMS), Operating Unit (OU).

The successful candidate will be a direct report to AMS OU Contracts Manager and will work closely on a day-to-day basis with the Program Managers/Directors, Business Managers, Operations Managers, Capture Managers, and functional teams.

The successful candidate will be responsible for all aspects of a contract portfolio from the business development phase through closeout, delivering customer satisfaction, building customer relationships, and providing timely responses to both external and internal customers.

This position will be in Boulder, CO. and a hybrid work schedule will be considered.

Primary Job Duites:

  • Provide contracts support to major capture and proposal efforts
  • Help with customer communications and correspondence, support writing of Contracts Management proposal sections, prepare representations and certifications, OCI sweeps, and review terms and conditions, technical data rights and assertions and provide the administrative support needed to guide the proposal through the proposal approval process
  • Administer, extend, negotiate and terminate standard and nonstandard contracts
  • Prepare proposals, conduct contract negotiations, perform contract administration, and execute customer contact activities to provide for proper contract acquisition and fulfillment
  • Examine estimates of material, equipment services, production costs, performance requirements, and delivery schedules to ensure accuracy and completeness
  • Prepare bids, process specifications, progress, and other reports
  • Advise management of contractual rights and obligations
  • Compile and analyze data; maintain historical information

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree with 9+ years relevant experience in contract administration/management or related field – OR - Master’s Degree with 7+ years relevant experience in contract administration/management or related field
  • Knowledge of working large competitive Department of Defense (DoD) proposals
  • Knowledge of negotiating and administering various contract types of varying sizes and types of agreements with the DoD
  • Understanding of the requirements of applicable government regulations (FAR, DFAR)
  •  Ability to travel 10% of time
  • Current, active US government clearance at the Secret level with the ability to obtain and maintain a Top Secret Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) clearance. MUST be willing to accept all conditions of gaining access to restricted programs, which would include signing consent to polygraph.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Current Top Secret Clearance.


  • Dynamic self-starter with strong attention to detail and the ability to function independently
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, with the ability to use them in informing, presenting, and negotiating to all levels of management
  • Team player, independent, proactive, and possess excellent problem solving, oral and written communication, and organizational skills
  • Willingness to work collaboratively as part of a dynamic leadership team

Salary Range: $103,900 USD - $155,900 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.