Contract Administrator/Principal Contract Administrator (SECURITY CLEARANCE REQUIRED) Baltimore, MD

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.

PSSST. I've got a secret. Do you want to be part of Mission System's future? Are you ready to join a fun, engaged program team? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then this may be the role for you! We are seeking a Contracts Administrator/Principal Contracts Administrator to support the Restricted and Emerging Restricted Operating Unit (OU) under the growing Advance Missions Capabilities (AMC) Business Unit (BU)! What's not a secret is that this job will support multiple restricted customers, working on future technologies that will drive major franchise programs. We believe in supporting the mission, providing quality contracts support to our programs, and gaining beneficial experience that will add value to your career. It's no secret this is an on-site (with reasonable flexibility) role in Linthicum, MD. Coming into the office is worth it to work alongside high-energy team members and supportive leadership. Come learn, be challenged, and grow your network by joining our fantastic team!

Responsibilities include the following:

  • Act as primary interface with customer for contractual issues; Monitor contract and associated program to ensure that contractual obligations are communicated and understood.

  • Conduct proposal preparation, contract negotiation, and contract administration to provide for proper contract acquisition and fulfillment in accordance with company policies, legal requirements, and customer specifications.

  • Work under general supervision to develop solutions to contractual matters to ensure compliance with contract requirements on assigned programs.

  • Review terms and conditions to address provisions and risks of financial terms, acceptance criteria, delivery requirements, warranty, intellectual property, termination provisions, indemnification and all other potential risk areas and recommend risk mitigation strategies.

  • Prepare and manage written communications with internal and external customers.

  • Ensure timely delivery of all contractual deliverables, proposals, and data calls.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Contracts Administrator - Bachelor's degree with a minimum of 3 years directly related experience or a Master's degree with a minimum of 1 year directly related experience. Candidates with 7+ years of directly related experience in lieu of a Bachelor's degree will be given consideration.

  • Principal Contracts Administrator - Bachelor's degree with a minimum of 6 years directly related experience or a Master's degree with a minimum of 4 years directly related experience. Will consider 10 years of relevant experience in lieu of degree.

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

  • Must be a team player but also have the ability to work independently.

  • Working knowledge of FAR/DFARS.

  • Excellent communication (both written and verbal) and organizational skills.

  • Must have an active Secret security clearance with most recent periodic investigation having been completed in the last 5 years.

  • Ability to travel occasionally.

  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate across functions.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability to efficiently and effectively research FAR/DFARS information. Ability to understand regulatory changes and their impact on contracts/subcontracts.

  • Ability to solve a variety of problems by referring to policies and procedures as necessary.

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance.

  • Experience with USG and Prime customers and different contract types.

  • Experience working restricted programs.

Salary Range: $67,000 - $104,000

Salary Range 2: $82,400 - $123,600

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.

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.