Level 3/Level 4 Sr. Principal Contract Administrator - hybridPalmdale, CA

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.

Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems is seeking a Contracts Professional level 3 (Principal Contracts Administrator) or Contracts Professional level 4 (Sr. Principal Contracts Administrator) to join its team of qualified and diverse individuals supporting its Strike Division.

The successful candidate will support the high-profile B-2 Program and work closely on a day-to-day basis with Managers, Directors, Engineers & Vice Presidents.

This position will be hired at a Principal Level 3 or a Sr. Principal Level 4 and will follow a 9/80, Hybrid work schedule. This schedule allows employees who work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday to take every other Friday off. The Contract Administrator is responsible for supporting proposal preparation, contract negotiation, contract administration and customer contact activities to provide and ensure proper contract acquisition and fulfillment in accordance with company policies, legal requirements, and customer requirements. You will be an embedded member of the program management team, supporting program success and new growth opportunities across the portfolio.

This position will be located in Palmdale, California.

Primary 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

  • Participate in contract proposal preparation, contract negotiations, contract administration, and customer contract activities to manage assigned contracts in accordance with company policies, legal requirements, and customer specifications

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

  • Ensure fulfillment of contract requirements, manage contract changes and maintain historical information

  • Review 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

  • Enter and maintain contract data into Contract Management System or Enterprise Accounting System

  • Ensure timely delivery of all contractual deliverables and submission of invoices

Basic Qualifications for Principal Level 3:

  • Bachelor's Degree and 6+ years of professional work experience, or Master's Degree and 4+ years of professional work experience related to contracts

  • An additional 4 years of experience will be accepted in lieu of degree

  • Ability to travel up to 10% of the time

  • Knowledge of FAR/DFAR requirements

  • Knowledge of multiple contract types including Firm Fixed Price, Time & Materials or Cost Plus Fixed Fee

  • Ability to obtain/maintain Secret Clearance

Basic Qualifications for Principal Level 4:

  • Bachelor's Degree and 10+ years of professional work experience, or Master's Degree and 8+ years of professional work experience related to contracts

  • An additional 4 years of experience will be accepted in lieu of degree

  • Ability to travel up to 10% of the time

  • Knowledge of FAR/DFAR requirements

  • Knowledge of multiple contract types including Firm Fixed Price, Time & Materials or Cost Plus Fixed Fee

  • Ability to obtain/maintain Secret Clearance

Preferred Additional Qualifications:

  • Prior experience within aerospace or defense

  • Experience with incentive fee and award fee contract types

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

  • Current, active DoD TS/SCI Security Clearance, or ability to obtain a clearance

Salary Range: $72,600 - $108,800

Salary Range 2: $89,900 - $134,900

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 http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO . U.S. Citizenship is required for all positions with a government clearance and certain other restricted positions.