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Northrop Grumman Principal Contract Administrator in Melbourne, Florida

Climb to new heights on your journey when you start Defining Possible with Northrop Grumman. Enjoy a purposeful career in aeronautics that is crucial to the way we connect and protect our world across land, sea, and air. Bring your experience and take advantage of this opportunity to discover how you can start to push past possible and achieve your goals today. Enjoy a diverse, collaborative environment with professionals across the nation ready to help launch your career.

Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems has an opening for a Principal Contract Administrator to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals in Melbourne FL

The Principal Contract Administrator will be required to deal effectively with competing priorities and deadlines and handle multiple tasks as well as this possess the ability to work well with others in high-stress high-volume situations, effectively interface with internal functional and program organizations, effectively deal with external customers and meet program goals/objectives.

Essential Functions:

  • Administers, extends, negotiates and terminates standard and nonstandard contracts.

  • Experience with Cost reimbursable contracts, negotiations and closeouts.

  • 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.

  • Examines estimates of material, equipment services, production costs, performance requirements, and delivery schedules to ensure accuracy and completeness.

  • Prepares bids; processes specifications, progress, and other reports; advises management of contractual rights and obligations; compiles and analyzes data; and maintains historical information.

  • This position requires a background in contract administration, risk assessment/communication, strong negotiation skills, excellent written and verbal communication skills and strong interpersonal and organizational skills.

  • The ideal candidate will be a team player but also a strong independent contributor, will be proactive, will present leadership skills, will possess good analytical skills, will demonstrate problem solving skills, will be detail-oriented, and have strong interpersonal skills. Excellent communication skills with a proactive and strategic mindset.

  • Fundamental knowledge of the FAR and DFARs, general knowledge of pre and post-award federal government contracting industry practices, techniques, and standards.

  • Demonstrates the skill and ability to perform moderately complex contracts administration tasks, to include proposal preparation, the development of change orders and processing of inter-company work orders.

  • Ability to develop solutions to a variety of problems of moderate scope and complexity. Works under only very general supervision.

  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office including Excel and Word.

  • Demonstrated experience with highly effective verbal and written communications and presentation communication

The selected candidate should thrive in a fast-paced work environment with high expectations, significantly diverse assignments, collaborative/team settings across all levels.

Qualifications:

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited university and 6+ years of Contract Administrator experience OR

  • Master's Degree from an accredited university and 4+ year of Contract Administrator experience.

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret Clearance

  • Must be able to obtain Program Access prior to start.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • An advanced degree in a relevant field (JD, MBA, etc.)

  • Current active US Secret government security clearance.

  • Recent experience as a Contracts Professional in the defense industry

  • Strong knowledge of FAR, DFARS, and other U.S. Federal Government contracting regulations.

  • Experience with multiple contract types

  • Familiarity with Northrop Grumman businesses, policies and practices.

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 www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

Job Category : Business Management

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