Contracts Administrator - Level 3 or 4 - Commercial Team Magna, UT

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Northrop Grumman Space Systems is seeking a Contract Administrator - Level 3 or 4 to join its team of qualified and diverse individuals supporting its Launch & Missile Systems Division. The successful candidate will be report to Contracts Administration Leadership and will have responsibility for the administration and oversight of contractual obligations and compliance.

In this role, the successful candidate will be responsible for administering, extending, negotiating and terminating standard and nonstandard contracts. They will conduct proposal preparation, contract negotiations and contract administration in accordance with company policies and legal requirements.

As a Contract Administrator, the selected candidate will be part of the program office staff and will report to the Senior Program Manager on all program related activities and to the Propulsion Systems Contracts Manager for all contract related activities. They will monitor baseline contract activities, and administer anticipated future Task Orders.

This position will be based out of our office in Magna, UT and will offer a hybrid work schedule, 2-3 days in office per week.

Primary Job Duties:

  • Contract guidance on Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation (DFAR) requirements and compliance

  • Delivery of Contract Data Requirements List (CDRL) and Data Accession List (DAL) items

  • Partners with Program Contracting Officer

  • Supports Supply Chain Manager in subcontract execution compliance

  • Contract interpretation and execution

  • Program Change Requests (PCR) review and approval

  • Proposal cost volume coordination and contractual adherence

  • General contract compliance oversight

  • Program market research and proposals

  • Represent the program office to the customer in matters of a contractual nature

Basic Qualifications for Level 3:

  • Bachelor's Degree and 6+ years of contract management experience, or Master's Degree and 4+ years of contract management experience

  • An additional 4 years of experience will be accepted in lieu of degree

  • A demonstrated history of increasing responsibility and team leadership

  • Ability to travel up to 10% of the time

  • Sound knowledge of FAR/DFAR requirements

  • Experience with multiple contract types (Firm Fixed Price, Time & Materials, Cost Plus Fixed Fee)

  • U.S. Citizen

Basic Qualifications for Level 4:

  • Bachelor's Degree and 10+ years of contract management experience, or Master's Degree and 6+ years of contract management experience

  • An additional 4 years of experience will be accepted in lieu of degree

  • A demonstrated history of increasing responsibility and team leadership

  • Ability to travel up to 10% of the time

  • Sound knowledge of FAR/DFAR requirements

Preferred Additional Qualifications:

  • Prior experience within aerospace or defense

  • Experience with incentive fee and award fee contract types (Fixed Price Incentive Fee, Cost Plus Award Fee and Cost Plus Incentive Fee)

  • Contract Management Certification (Certified Professional Contract Manager, Certified Commercial Contract Manager, Certified Federal Contract Manager, Certified Contract Management Associate)


  • Self-directed and reliable. Detail oriented but also able to understand the overall program plan; flexible with a demonstrated aptitude for rapid learning.

  • Excellent communicator with demonstrated ability to listen as well as communicate up, down, and across organizational structures within and across programs, functions, and organizations and with customers.

  • Ability to manage multiple concurrent projects while maintaining focused results within reliability, quality, schedule, and budget requirements / constraints

  • Ability to create and present objective justification for contractual/negotiation resolution

  • Excellent time management and organizational skills

Salary Range: $74,600 - $111,800

Salary Range 2: $92,400 - $138,600

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.

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.