Principal Contract AdministratorAnnapolis Junction, MD

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.

Job Description:

At the heart of Defining Possible is our commitment to missions. In rapidly changing global security environments, Northrop Grumman brings informed insights and software-secure technology to enable strategic planning. We're looking for innovators who can help us keep building on our wide portfolio of secure, affordable, integrated, and multi-domain systems and technologies that fuel those missions. By joining in our shared mission, we'll support yours of expanding your personal network and developing skills, whether you are new to the field, or an industry thought leader. At Northrop Grumman, you'll have the resources, support, and team to do some of the best work of your career.

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems Sector, Airborne Multifunction Sensors Division (AMS), is seeking a Principal Contract Administrator based out of our Annapolis Junction, MD office to join our Sensor Development and Production Operating Unit (OU) in the Tactical Fighters (TF) Business Unit (BU). This position is a required hybrid schedule with a minimum of 3 days in the office. In this role you will support the development programs and will report to the Development Contracts Manager. The development programs are fast-paced and involve a significant amount of proposal work.

What You'll Get to Do:

  • Administer, extend, negotiate, and terminate standard and nonstandard contracts.

  • Apply sound judgment to proposal strategy, contract formation, and customer relationships.

  • Review and analyze customer Requests for Proposal (RFPs) to understand Statements of Work (SOW)/contract requirements and advise the program team on contractual terms and conditions.

  • Ensure company proposals are fully responsive to prospective customer requirements, prepare proposal submittal documents, and coordinate appropriate levels of internal review and approval.

  • Manage fact-finding, evaluation notices, and negotiations between customer and program team.

  • Build knowledge of FAR/DFARS.

  • Manage and administer Contractual Data Requirements List (CDRLs) and other reports.

  • Advise management of contractual rights and obligations.

  • Compile and analyze data.

  • Maintain historical information through the closeout process.

Basic Qualifications for Principal Contract Administrator Level 3:

  • Bachelor's Degree with a minimum 6 years of experience in Contracts, Subcontracts, Business Management, or related field; or a Master's Degree or JD with a minimum of 4 years of experience in Contracts, Subcontracts, Business Management, or related field.

  • Ability to provide advice on a wide range of contractual and business-related matters including proposal strategy, estimating & pricing, audits, contract formation and customer relationships.

  • Interacts with senior internal and external personnel on significant matters often requiring coordination between organizations.

  • Ability to gather, organize, and relay information and collaborate in a team environment.

  • Strong working knowledge of the FAR, DFAR and other U.S. Federal Government contracting regulations.

  • Experience with various contract types including Firm Fixed Price (FFP), Cost Reimbursable, and Time and Material contracts.

  • Willingness and ability to travel domestically up to 10%.

  • US citizenship is required.

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD < Secret > security clearance.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Recent experience as a Contracts Professional in the defense industry.

  • Strong time management skills.

  • Ability to prioritize multiple responsibilities and accomplish them simultaneously.

  • Proficient in daily use of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.) and other PC programs and software.

  • Strong written, verbal, interpersonal communication and presentation skills.

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

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.