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Northrop Grumman Principal/Senior Principal Contract Administrator - Top Secret Required (Linthicum, MD) in Linthicum, Maryland

*This position may be filled as either a level 3 or level 4.

Start your future with a new mission: Northrop Grumman Space Systems (NG Space). As a part of the NG SpaceTeam you'll join experts in developing systems and solutions that keep our world safe. Together we protect our troops, public safety, information, and our planet. It's unique work. It's challenging and rewarding. But most of all, it's work that makes a difference. Join us and launch your career. We'll support you with training, employee resource groups, and our shared vision of global security.

The Payload and Ground Systems Division is seeking an experienced and motivated Principal/Senior Principal Contract Administrator professional located in Linthicum, Maryland.

Roles and responsibilities of this position will encompass the following, and vary slightly depending on specific position, program, or operating unit to which you are assigned:

  • Conduct 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.

  • Develop proposal packages, in a timely manner and in accordance with established procedures

  • Review and approve changes to performance measurement baseline as required.

  • Support audits, reviews, fact-finding, and negotiation support requested by programs, customers, and company management.

  • Maintain and update contract documents and official program records, including contractual documents and correspondence

  • Research contract issues and prepare analysis with citations

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

  • Administer, extend, negotiate and terminate standard and nonstandard contracts.

  • Provide proposal support including taking an active role in creating contract proposal volumes, supporting fact finding and the negotiation process.

  • Maintain and provide status and tracking information on customer requests

  • Work cooperatively with the technical staff to address customer requests

  • Candidates must be able to make sound decisions in a timely manner, display strong interpersonal skills, possess solid written and verbal communication skills, and have an agile perspective or compliance protocol mandated by regulated industry.




*This position may be filled as either a level 3 or level 4.

Basic Qualifications:

The Principal Contract Administrator candidate-Level 3:

Bachelor's Degree with 5 years of experience in a contracts related field - OR - a Master's Degree with 3 years professional experience as described above - OR - 9 years of related professional experience in lieu of a Bachelor's degree.

The Senior Principal Contract Administrator candidate-Level 4:

Bachelor's Degree with 9 years of experience in a contracts related field - OR -

Master's Degree with 7 years professional experience as described above - OR - 13 years of related professional experience in lieu of a Bachelor's degree.

Additional qualifications for both levels:

  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite, including Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.

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

  • A current US Top Secret security clearance is required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated strong leadership skills as well as the ability to multi-task in a challenging environment

  • Professional experience in a regulated industry: to include Aerospace & Defense, Insurance, Financial Services, Telecommunications, or Legal/Regulatory

  • SAP experience

  • A current US Top Secret/SCI security clearance is preferred.

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 : Contracts And Pricing