Sr Principal Contract Administrator (Security Clearance REQUIRED)Baltimore, MD

Requisition ID: R10163522

  • Category: Business Management

  • Location: Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

  • Clearance Type: Secret

  • Telecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking for this position

  • Shift: 1st Shift (United States of America)

  • Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time

  • Positions 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.

At the heart of Defining Possible is our commitment to missions. In rapidly changing global security environments, Northrop Grumman brings informed insights and software-secure technology to enable strategic planning. We’re looking for innovators who can help us keep building on our wide portfolio of secure, affordable, integrated, and multi-domain systems and technologies that fuel those missions. By joining in our shared mission, we’ll support yours of expanding your personal network and developing skills, whether you are new to the field, or an industry thought leader. At Northrop Grumman, you’ll have the resources, support, and team to do some of the best work of your career.

The Northrop Grumman Airborne Multifunction Sensors Division of Northrop Grumman Mission Systems is looking for a Sr Principal Contract Administrator to join our Scalable Agile Beam Radar (SABR) Operating Unit in Linthicum, MD. The job assignment is for production and development programs with a commercial prime customer. This position will require excellent oral and written communication skills and will represent the organization as a focal point on contract matters. This position will also require interaction with senior internal and external personnel on significant matters often requiring coordination between organizations and may develop and deliver presentations.

An active Secret Security clearance is required for this position. We are open to a hybrid working schedule which would require 2-3 days a week in the Linthicum, MD office. Come join us!

What You’ll Get to Do:

The Sr Principal Contract Administrator will be considered a key focal point on contract matters within the organization and must demonstrate the skill and ability to perform complex tasks. As most assignments are complex, the position will require the candidate to work independently without appreciable direction.


  • 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.

  • Advise management of contractual rights and obligations in accordance with company policies and procedures.

  • 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.

  • Compile and analyze data. Maintain historical information including official correspondence.

  • Have the ability to handle urgent situations from Northrop Grumman leadership and commercial and US Government customers.

  • Participate in proposal preparation (review, analysis, interpretation & contractual advice on terms & conditions), contract negotiations, contract administration, review and approval of contractual documentation to protect the company and provide for proper contract acquisition in accordance with the terms and conditions of the contract.

  • Establish successful working relationships with both internal and external customers via email, telephone, and in-person, when appropriate to ensure proper contract execution

  • Serve as an external spokesperson for the organization on major matters pertaining to its policies, plans, and objectives

  • Ensure timely delivery of all contractual deliverables and submission of invoices for all contracts assigned.

Basic Qualifications:

Senior Principal Contract Administrator:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and at least 10 years U.S. Government contract administration and management, Business, Law, or related work experience or Masters Degree with 6 years relevant experience. We will consider 14 years of relevant work experience in lieu of a degree.

  • Active Secret Security Clearance required

  • 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

  • Ability to handle multiple tasks effectively in a fast-paced environment

  • Ability to work independently and make independent decisions, ensuring high levels of collaboration with other organizations, stakeholders and subject matter experts

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

  • Capable & effective proposal development skills, excellent negotiation skills

  • Must possess excellent decision-making skills that support resolution of complex problems while minimizing risk to the organization

  • Willingness and ability to travel domestically up to 10%.

  • US citizenship is required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of DoD Contracts Experience

What We Can Offer You:

Northrop Grumman provides a comprehensive benefits package and a work environment which encourages your growth and supports the mutual success of our people and our company. Northrop Grumman benefits give you the flexibility and control to choose the benefits that make the most sense for you and your family.

Your benefits will include the following: Health Plan, Savings Plan, Paid Time Off and Additional Benefits including Education Assistance, Training and Development, 9/80 Work Schedule (where available), and much more!

Salary Range: $104,900 - $157,300

The above salary range represents a general guideline; however, Northrop Grumman considers a number of factors when determining base salary offers such as the scope and responsibilities of the position and the candidate's experience, education, skills and current market conditions.

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 application period for the job is estimated to be 20 days from the job posting date. However, this timeline may be shortened or extended depending on business needs and the availability of qualified candidates.

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 all positions with a government clearance and certain other restricted positions.