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Northrop Grumman Principal Contract Administrator in Devens, Massachusetts

Principal Contract Administrator - Devens MA

Adaptive Optics Associates - Xinetics (AOA Xinetics), a wholly-owned Northrop Grumman Space Systems, Payload and Ground Systems Division Business Venture, is currently seeking a Principal Contract Administrator to support business activities in Devens MA.

AOA Xinetics (AOX) is a leader in developing 'smart' electro-optical and opto-mechanical products. Across its three Business Areas Xinetics, Image Metrology and Special Programs, AOX designs, manufactures and services optical & photonic solutions world-wide. Our customers include Government, Industrial, U.S. Defense Primes and Second-tier Contractors; Markets for these technologies include astronomy, logistics, and defense missions such as directed energy and intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (i.e. ISR); several potential direct and adjacent market segments also exist.

AOX excels in a range of applications from adaptive optical systems, deformable mirrors, wavefront sensors, and sub-nanometer precision actuators to photonic systems that acquire and process data in real time for a variety of high-availability applications. AOX's market offerings include lightweight passive and active CERAFORMTM and CERAPRINTTM silicon carbide (SiC) optics and precision structures as well as large and small precision opto-mechanical systems supporting electronics and sophisticated controls software.

Overview Reporting to the Manager of Contract Administration, the Principal Contract Administrator will be an experienced and motivated professional who will be responsible for direct handling of proposals and contract activities in support of a diverse portfolio of Government and Commercial business development opportunities. Experience with business management, supply chain management, business development, project management and procurement will benefit the support provided to all three AOX business areas: Xinetics, Image Metrology and Special Programs. Responsibilities

  • Provide direct contract support such as review and approval of contractual documents to ensure protection of company's contractual/risk posture, satisfaction of contractual requirements and adherence to company policies

  • Review and analyze government or commercial solicitations to understand requirements and advise on of all relevant contract issues

  • Ensure company proposals are fully responsive to prospective customer requirements

  • Maintain effective communication with Program Management Office on contract performance, and act as formal communication channel to customer regarding funding, additional budget needs, documentation, compliance, concerns, schedule impacts, and negotiation of change management actions to ensure mutually satisfactory performance

  • Advise management of contractual rights and obligations and provide interpretation of terms and conditions as needed

  • Maintain official program records including contractual documents and correspondence with customer and respond to company data calls for assigned programs

  • Interface and collaborate across various departments, with senior and program management, and customer counter parts


Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business, Finance, or related field

  • 5+ years' Contract and/or Subcontract administration experience

  • Direct experience working with program management, finance, quality, engineering and/or manufacturing

  • Knowledgeable of the government contracting environment and have direct experience working with the FAR and DFARS

  • Must be a team player, independent, proactive, and possess excellent problem solving, verbal and written communication, and organizational skills; able to manage priorities effectively working with teams in order to meet deadlines

  • Familiarity with Sarbanes-Oxley

  • Intermediate - Advanced MS Office skills

  • US Citizenship is a requirement for employment

  • Ability to obtain a Secret or Top Secret Clearance

Preferred Qualifications

  • MBA

  • Demonstrated experience with multiple contracting formats, including Firm Fixed Price and/or Cost Reimbursable

  • Familiarity with terms and conditions and/or special contract clauses such as intellectual property and indemnification

  • Experience with international contract administration

  • Demonstrated leadership, critical thinking and innovative behaviors in past projects, roles or experiences

  • Active Secret or Top Secret clearance

Physical Requirements

  • Occasional travel

  • Ability to stand or sit for long periods of time

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.

Job Category : Business Management