Sr Principal Contract Administrator (Top Secret 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.

Northrop Grumman is seeking experienced and motivated cleared professional for a Sr. Principal Contract Administrator to join the Advanced Systems Operating Unit (OU) contracts team within the Advanced Mission Capabilities Business Unit. The successful candidate will be a direct report to the Advanced Systems OU Contracts Manager and will work closely on a day-to-day basis with the OU leadership team including program management, business management, operations, capture managers, and other functional teams throughout the OU. This position will be located on-site in our Mission Systems Sector in Linthicum, MD. This position will require someone to be in the office full time (no hybrid work schedule or remote work will be considered)

Supporting the OU known as the "tip of the spear" for future mission system programs, this role will give you valuable experience in a strategic setting. It will also have you on the front lines of our most critical future business. Join a fantastic team! You will grow, learn, and be challenged!

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to 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.

  • Conducts proposal preparation, contract negotiation, contract administration, and customer contact activities 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 both routine and complex contractual matters to ensure company 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 for assigned contractual matters.

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

  • Ensure fulfillment of contract requirements, manage contract changes and maintain historical information.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree with a minimum of 10 years directly related experience or a Master's degree with a minimum of 8 years directly related experience. Will consider 14 years of relevant experience in lieu of degree.

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

  • Working knowledge of FAR/DFARS as well as experience with different contract types is required

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

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

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

  • Must have an active Top Secret security clearance.

  • Ability to travel occasionally

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in the Aerospace Industry

  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate across functions

  • Experience with USG and Prime customers

  • Experience working restricted programs, proven ability to work in closed areas with moderate oversight

Salary Range: $102,200 - $153,200

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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