Principal Contract Administrator (TS Clearance and/or SCI Access Required to Start) Colorado Springs COColorado Springs, CO

Requisition ID: R10163156

  • Category: Business Management

  • Location: Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States of America

  • Clearance Type: Top 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.

The Payload and Ground Systems Division within Northrop Grumman's Space Sector provides cutting edge technology to the space industry by creating a wide range of space and ground electronics, payloads, subsystems, and spacecraft components. We push the boundaries of innovation, redefine engineering capabilities, and drive advances in various sciences. Our team is chartered with providing the skills and innovative technologies to develop, design, produce and sustain optimized product lines across the sector in support of our nation’s military and intelligence community. We welcome you to join us on our mission.

The Payload and Ground Systems Division (PGSD) Space Sector is seeking a Principal Contract Administrator 3 to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This individual will report the Contract Administration Manager at the Sector level. This position is located Colorado Springs, CO.

This role requires the candidate to have an active Department of Defense (DoD) Top Secret (TS) and/or eligibility to acquire a Sensitive Compartmentalized Information (SCI) Clearance.

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 the proposal through closeout.

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

  • Enter and manage data in the financial/delivery system.

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

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

The successful candidate will be able to:

  • Interpret, apply, and follow contract acquisition rules, company policies, and customer specifications.

  • Think strategically, trouble shoot issues and work with various teams to drive tasks to completion efficiently and accurately in a dynamic fast paced environment.

  • Effectively communicate, verbally and written, with both internal and external customers is imperative.

The selected 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.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree and 6 years of experience in a business management field (Finance, Contracts, Pricing and Estimating, Regulatory Compliance or Risk Management), Legal, Global Supply Chain related field - OR - 4 years with a Master's - OR - 10 years of relevant experience in lieu of a degree.

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, specifically Excel and PowerPoint.

  • Active DoD TS Clearance and/or SCI access.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Working knowledge of FAR/DFARS/NFS clauses

  • Experience in the Aerospace Industry or Manufacturing Industry.

  • Experience working independently on routine to moderate contract management responsibilities, including contract and regulatory compliance, and negotiations (price, terms and conditions, and technical requirements).

  • Ability to manage multiple contracts at the same time of moderate value and risk level, including various contract types such as cost reimbursable and fixed price.

  • Basic understanding of Government contracting requirements.

  • Excellent communication skills, both verbally and written, with both internal and external customers.

Northrop Grumman offers a competitive and robust benefits program. As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman, you are eligible for:

  • Medical, Dental & Vision coverage

  • 401k

  • Educational Assistance

  • Life Insurance

  • Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions

  • Paid Time Off

  • Health & Wellness Resources

  • Employee Discounts

  • Flexible Schedules: For example, the ability to work a 9/80 work schedule, which allows an employee to work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday and take every other Friday off of work. For more details, please view .

Salary Range: $80,600 - $121,000

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.