Staff Contract Administrator (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.

Job Description

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.

Northrop Grumman's Mission Systems (NGMS) Sector, Advanced Mission Capabilities (AMC) BU is seeking a Staff Contracts Professional to join our growing Contracts team. This open position is full-time onsite (with reasonable flexibility) based in Linthicum, MD and will primarily support restricted efforts.

The AMC BU supports technologies that drive major franchise programs. On a daily basis, we lead competitive captures, we partner with our program teams to contract for critical technology, and we use our contracts knowledge and experience to offer creative solutions for our business. Our contracts come in all shapes and sizes and support a variety of customers including USG, prime contractors, and restricted customers.

Our team values inclusion, supporting each other, working hard, and providing quality contracts support to our programs. We love learning new things and helping each other along the way.

What You'll Get to Do:

Job Duties:

  • 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, including negotiation strategy and proposal commitment reviews, to provide for proper contract acquisition and fulfillment in accordance with company policies, legal requirements, and customer specifications.

  • Conduct contract administration and customer contact activities including research of contractual issues across applicable procurement policy including FAR, DFARS, NGC Principles and Operating Practices, and other resources, as appropriate.

  • Work under minimal supervision to develop solutions to both routine and complex contractual matters to ensure compliance with contract requirements on assigned programs.

  • Review and negotiate 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. Maintain excellent working relationships with customer counterparts.

  • 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.

  • Acts as a mentor to lead and advise junior level contracts team members.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree with 15 years or Master's degree with 13 years of experience in contracts, Business management, Law or related work experience. 19 years of relevant experience will be considered in lieu of a degree.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Advanced skills using Microsoft Office including Excel, Word, Outlook, Power Point, and Teams

  • Active/current DoD Secret Clearance

  • Experience with proposal development, negotiation, and contract administration.

  • Understanding of US Government and Commercial contractual instruments including contract type, terms and conditions, and contract financing vehicles.

  • Ability to work independently in a restricted environment.

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

  • Team player, proactive, and strong problem solving and organizational skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 15+ years of DoD Contracts Experience.

  • Experience with restricted contracts, FAR/DFARS procurements, OTAs, multiple contract types, IRAD dependencies, and data rights.

  • Recent experience administering large and complex contracts.

W hat 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: $126,600 - $190,000

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.