Contracts Administrator - Principal or Senior Principal - Payload & Ground SystemsOxnard, CA

Requisition ID: R10157563

  • Category: Business Management

  • Location: Oxnard, California, United States of America

  • Clearance Type: None

  • Telecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position

  • Shift: 1st Shift (United States of America)

  • Travel Required: No

  • Positions Available: 1

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.

Embark on a career putting innovative, reliable, and agile products and ideas into orbit, and beyond. Northrop Grumman has opportunities waiting for you that play a vital role in human space exploration, national defense, and scientific discovery, supporting multiple programs across the universe. With us, you’ll discover a culture of curiosity and collaboration that will have you Defining Possible from the day you start. Our space systems connect and protect millions of people on earth every day, now and for the future. Explore your future and launch your career today.

Northrop Grumman Space Systems is seeking a Contracts Administrator – Principal Level 3 or Senior Principal Level 4 to join its team of qualified and diverse individuals supporting its Payload & Ground Systems Division. The successful candidate will be report to Contracts Administration Leadership and will have responsibility for the administration and oversight of contractual obligations and compliance.

In this role, the successful candidate will be responsible for administering, extending, negotiating and terminating standard and nonstandard contracts. They will conduct proposal preparation, contract negotiations and contract administration in accordance with company policies and legal requirements.

As a Contract Administrator, the selected candidate will be part of the program office staff and will report to the Senior Program Manager on all program related activities. They will monitor baseline contract activities and administer anticipated future Task Orders.

This position will be in office and will be based in Oxnard, CA.

Primary Job Duties:

  • Contract guidance on Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation (DFAR) requirements and compliance

  • Delivery of Contract Data Requirements List (CDRL) and Data Accession List (DAL) items

  • Supports Supply Chain Manager in subcontract execution compliance

  • Contract interpretation and execution

  • Program Change Requests (PCR) review and approval

  • Proposal cost volume coordination and contractual adherence

  • General contract compliance oversight

  • Program market research and proposals

  • Represent the program office to the customer in matters of a contractual nature

Basic Qualifications for Principal Contract Administrator Level 3:

  • Bachelor’s Degree with 6+ years of contract management experience – OR - Master’s Degree with 4+ years of contract management experience

  • Will consider an additional 4+ years of experience in lieu of degree

  • Experience with multiple contract types (Firm Fixed Price, Time & Materials, Cost Plus Fixed Fee)

Basic Qualifications for Senior Principal Contract Administrator Level 4:

  • Bachelor’s Degree with10+ years of contract management experience – OR - Master’s Degree with 8+ years of contract management experience

  • Will consider an additional 4+ years of experience in lieu of degree

  • Experience with multiple contract types (Firm Fixed Price, Time & Materials, Cost Plus Fixed Fee)

Preferred Qualifications for both levels:

  • Prior experience in Defense or Aerospace

  • Experience with FAR and DFAR regulations

  • Experience with incentive fee and award fee contract types (Fixed Price Incentive Fee, Cost Plus Award Fee and Cost Plus Incentive Fee)

  • Contract Management Certification (Certified Professional Contract Manager, Certified Commercial Contract Manager, Certified Federal Contract Manager, Certified Contract Management Associate)

Salary Range: $88,700 - $133,100

Salary Range 2: $109,900 - $164,900

The above salary range represents a general guideline; however, Northrop Grumman considers a number of factors when determining base salary offers such as the scope and responsibilities of the position and the candidate's experience, education, skills and current market conditions.

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 application period for the job is estimated to be 20 days from the job posting date. However, this timeline may be shortened or extended depending on business needs and the availability of qualified candidates.

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 all positions with a government clearance and certain other restricted positions.