Principal Contract Administrator/ Sr. Principal Contract AdministratorSierra Vista, AZ

Requisition ID: R10162560

  • Category: Business Management

  • Location: Sierra Vista, Arizona, United States of America | Redondo Beach, California, United States of America | San Diego, California, United States of America | Vandenberg AFB, California, United States of America | Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States of America | Melbourne, Florida, United States of America | Warner Robins, Georgia, United States of America | Lake Charles, Louisiana, United States of America | Elkton, Maryland, United States of America | Linthicum, Maryland, United States of America | Plymouth, Minnesota, 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 Principal Contract Administrator (Level 3)/Senior Principal Contract Administrator (Level 4) to join its team of qualified, and diverse professionals. This position may be worked at any Major DS site within the continental United States. The selected candidate will work onsite, and this position is NOT a remote opportunity.

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.

Basic Qualifications for Principal Contract Administrator (Level 3):

  • This position emphasizes skills and experience. Will consider one of the following: High School and 10 years of contracts experience, bachelor's and 6 years related experience, or a master’s degree and 4 years related experience.

  • Experience analyzing complex contracts including Statements of Work and Terms and Conditions.

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

  • Must have a demonstrated experience with various contract types such as Time & Material, Cost Reimbursable, Firm Fixed Price, etc.

  • Must have capable & effective proposal development skills, excellent negotiation skills, and excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • Experience with the administration of a high volume of proposals and purchase orders.

  • Must have demonstrated excellent decision-making skill that support resolution of complex problems while minimizing risk to the Corporation.

  • Have the ability to handle urgent situations from Northrop Grumman leadership and U.S. Government officials.

  • Must have demonstrated experience negotiating and administering various contract types of varying sizes and types of agreements.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

  • Able to handle multiple tasks effectively in a fast-paced environment.

  • Strong problem-solving skills and the ability to be flexible and change directions when needed.

  • U.S. Citizen

  • Must have or be able to obtain and maintain an Active U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Secret security clearance.

  • Working skills using MS Office suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint).

Basic Qualification Sr. Principal Contract Administrator (Level 4):

  • This position emphasizes skills and experience. Will consider Bachelor’s Degree and at least 10 years relevant experience in U.S. Government contract administration and management or Masters Degree with 8 years relevant experience; In lieu of formal degree, High School Diploma or equivalent (GED) and at least 14 years of relevant experience

  • Must be able to effectively work with the management of other organizations (program management, subcontracts, business management, finance, and supply chain management) as well as representatives of Government agencies

  • Must have a demonstrated understanding of and experience with FAR and DFARS

  • Must have a demonstrated experience with various contract types such as Time & Material, Cost Reimbursable , Firm Fixed Price, etc.

  • Must have capable & effective proposal development skills, excellent negotiation skills, and excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Must possess excellent decision-making skills that support resolution of complex problems while minimizing risk to the Corporation

  • Advanced skills using MS Office suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with DCS contracts

  • Experience in U.S. Government Department of Defense Contract Administration & Management

  • Able to work as a team player, be proactive in identifying and resolving problems, have excellent organizational skills, and effective time management skills

  • National Contract Management Association - Certified Professional Contracts Manager (CPCM) desired

  • Current Secret security clearance

Salary Range: $72,600 - $133,100

Salary Range 2: $89,900 - $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.