Contract AdministratorRocket Center, WV

Requisition ID: R10163312

  • Category: Business Management

  • Location: Rocket Center, West Virginia, United States of America

  • Clearance Type: Secret

  • Telecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position

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

  • Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time

  • 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.

Put your skills to the test by pushing the boundaries of what’s possible. From global defense to sustainment and modernization to mission readiness, your experience and ability will make it a reality. Our programs are built on equal parts of curiosity and collaboration. Our combined effort means our customers can connect and defend millions of people around the world. With Northrop Grumman, you’ll have the opportunity to be an essential part of projects that will define your career, now and in the future.

Northrop Grumman is seeking a Contract Administrator (Level 2) to join its team of qualified, and diverse professionals. This position will be in Rocket Center, WV.

The successful applicant will become part of Northrop Grumman's contracts organization and will support various Government programs, capture and proposal activities as well as provide contract operations support. The successful candidate will be a direct report to Contracts Leadership and will work closely on a day-to-day basis with the business managers, operations managers, capture managers and other functional teams throughout the department. The successful candidate will be responsible for all aspects of contracts from the business development phase through contract closeout, delivering strong customer satisfaction, successful financial performance, and risk mitigation. Candidate's ability to build strong customer intimacy and employee engagement is key. Candidate must be a self-starter and able to work collaboratively with team members, including in an advisory role to program management, site management and the customers. Candidate will have knowledge of Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations Supplement (DFARS).

In this role, the selected candidate will:

  • Work complex assignments independently and support Finance, Program Management, and various levels of Management

  • Lead proposal preparation, contract negotiation and contract administration activities from proposal through closeout.

  • Administer daily contract activities for a variety of product lines and contract types, including cost reimbursable and firm fixed price; such activities will include establishing payment terms, initiating, and monitoring invoicing, collections, and funding to support financial objectives.

  • Enter and manage data in the Contract Management System, financial and delivery systems.

  • Participate in customer meetings, performing and monitoring compliance to contract requirements and leading change management process.

  • Ensure non-disclosure agreements and contract terms and conditions are negotiated within company guidelines.

This requisition may be filled at a higher grade based on qualifications listed below.

Basic Qualifications Contract Administrator (Level 2):

  • This position emphasizes skills and experience. High School Diploma or equivalent (GED) and at least 7 years of applied experience. Will consider at least 3 years of applied experience with Bachelor’s Degree; or at least 1 Year with Masters in a related field.

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite, especially Excel and PowerPoint

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain DoD (Department of Defense) Secret clearance

Basic Qualifications Principal Contract Administrator (Level 3):

  • This position emphasizes skills and experience. High School Diploma or equivalent (GED) and at least 10 years of applied experience. Will consider at least 6 years of applied experience with Bachelor’s Degree; or at least 4 Year with Masters in a related field.

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite, strong emphasis on Excel

  • Working knowledge of FAR/DFARS as well as experience with different contract types is required

  • Ability to efficiently and effectively research FAR/DFAR information. Ability to understand regulatory changes and their impact on contracts/subcontracts.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite, especially Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint and Project

  • Working knowledge of FAR/DFARS clauses

  • Experience in the defense industry

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with internal and external customers

  • Ability to work independently

  • Ability to learn and utilize various data entry software tools and to adapt with changes to those tools

  • Basic understanding of Government contracting requirements


Salary Range: $62,200 - $93,400

Salary Range 2: $76,600 - $115,000

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.