Contract AdministratorLinthicum, 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.

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.

We are looking for you to join our team as Contract Administrator based out of Elkridge , MD

This is a hybrid role and whomever is hired must be willing to come into the office at least 3 days a week.

What You'll get to Do:

The Contract Administrator will work with program business management teams to closely monitor contract funding and payments, while partnering with technical staff to address customer questions and requests.

The selected candidate will r eview and analyze customer Requests for Proposal/Quotes (RFPs/RFQs) to understand Statements of Work (SOW) and contract requirements and advise the program team on contractual terms and conditions and risk identification/mitigation strategies. In addition, this role will examine estimates of material, equipment services, production costs, performance requirements, and delivery schedules to ensure accuracy and completeness. This role will oversee contract performance, including schedules and deliverables and complete actions to ensure satisfactory program performance while maintaining and updating contract/program files and records. As part of this role, the Contract Administrator will ensure company proposals are fully responsive to prospective customer requirements; prepare proposal submittal documents, and coordinate/complete appropriate levels of internal review and approval. This role will interface with internal stakeholders and customer counterparts via email, telephone, and in-person and will developing negotiation strategies, negotiate terms and conditions, cost/price, and fee. Exercising attention to detail and organization skills, this role will administer, negotiate, terminate, and close-out standard contracts (e.g., FFP, T&M, CPFF) and nonstandard contracts (e.g., UCAs) while researching contact issues and preparing analysis and/or recommendations. Daily, this role will apply knowledge of FAR/DFARS and US Export Regulations.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree (Accounting, Business Administration, Finance, Management, Marketing, etc.) or Contracts adjacencies (Criminal Justice, English, International Business, Legal Studies, Political Science, Public Policy, Supply Chain Management) from an accredited institution with 3+ years of professional experience in contracts, subcontracts, business management, finance, accounting, or related field or Master's degree with 1 year of relevant experience.

  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite, including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.

  • Familiarity with FAR/DFARS

  • US citizenship is required.

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD security clearance.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced MS Excel skills

  • Experience in contacts administration within the defense industry

  • Experience reading and interpreting legal and contractual requirements.

  • Professional experience in a regulated industry such as Aerospace & Defense, Insurance, Financial Services, or Telecommunications.

  • SAP or COGNOS software tool experience

  • Current/Active DoD Secret, Top Secret, or Top Secret SCI Full Scope Polygraph security clearance

What We Can Offer You

Northrop Grumman provides a comprehensive benefits package and a work environment which encourages your growth and supports the mutual success of our people and our company. Northrop Grumman benefits give you the flexibility and control to choose the benefits that make the most sense for you and your family.

Your benefits will include the following: Health Plan, Savings Plan, Paid Time Off and Additional Benefits including Education Assistance, Training and Development, 9/80 Work Schedule (where available), and much more!

Salary Range: $70,200 - $105,200

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 most positions.