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Northrop Grumman Senior Principal Contract Administrator in Redondo Beach, California

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.

Strategic Space Systems Division (SSSD) is an industry-leading provider for prime satellite and payload capabilities and directed energy and electronics solutions for national security, military, and civil customers. We are built on a heritage of providing innovative, affordable and reliable aerospace and defense products that our customers rely on to achieve mission success. Join the Space revolution and make the impossible, possible.

SSSD has an opening for a Senior Principal Contract Administrator to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Redondo Beach, California.

Roles and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Assisting senior staff members to manage defense contracts, working new business proposals, and performing contract closeouts.

  • Working closely with program office staff and other disciplines to accomplish program and company goals.

  • Interpreting and applying Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations (DFAR) Supplement, and other federal agency regulations.

  • Working with various Government and prime contractor customers.

  • Working with various Government agencies including the Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) and the Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA).

  • Managing internal and external audits relating to contract matters.

  • Proposal preparation, negotiation, certification, and compliance with Truthful Cost or Pricing Data.

  • Understanding assigned contract scope, terms, and industry regulations to identify and manage changes to the contract baseline.

  • Resolving a wide range of issues demonstrating good judgment in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions.

  • Leading project teams to achieve milestones and objectives.

  • Working on complex problems with diverse scope where analysis of data requires thoughtful evaluation and resolution.

  • Presenting technical approaches and findings to management.

  • Acting as a subject matter expert in field within the organization.

As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman Space Systems, you are eligible for our robust benefits package including:

  • Medical, Dental & Vision coverage

  • 401k

  • Educational Assistance

  • Life Insurance

  • Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions

  • Paid Time Off

  • Health & Wellness Resources

  • Employee Discounts

This position's standard work schedule is a 9/80. The 9/80 schedule allows employees who work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday to take every other Friday off.



Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university with 10+ years in Contract Administration or related professional experience - OR - a Master's degree with 8 years of related professional experience. An additional four years' experience accepted in lieu of an advanced degree.

  • Knowledge and understanding of pricing principles and FAR/DFARS as well as associated Federal Contracting regulations.

  • Experience with proposal strategy, contract formation and customer relationships.

  • Strong organizational, verbal and written communication skills.

  • Current Top Secret with an active SCI level security clearance. US Citizenship is a prerequisite.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with Construction Contracting and Research and Development Programs, as well as experience with Agreements.

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