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Northrop Grumman Principal Contract Administrator - Melbourne, FL in Melbourne, Florida

Climb to new heights on your journey when you start Defining Possible with Northrop Grumman. Enjoy a purposeful career in aeronautics that is crucial to the way we connect and protect our world across land, sea, and air. Bring your experience and take advantage of this opportunity to discover how you can start to push past possible and achieve your goals today. Enjoy a diverse, collaborative environment with professionals across the nation ready to help launch your career.

Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems has an opening for a Principal Contract Administrator to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals in Melbourne, Florida.

Essential Functions:

  • Administers, extends, negotiates and terminates standard and nonstandard contracts.

  • Conducts proposal preparation, contract negotiation, contract administration, and customer contact activities to provide for proper contract acquisition and fulfillment in accordance with company policies, legal requirements, and customer specifications.

  • Examines estimates of material, equipment services, production costs, performance requirements, and delivery schedules to ensure accuracy and completeness.

  • Prepares bids; processes specifications, progress, and other reports; advises management of contractual rights and obligations; compiles and analyzes data; and maintains historical information.

  • Fundamental knowledge of the FAR and DFARs, general knowledge of pre and post-award federal government contracting industry practices, techniques, and standards. General application of contract administration concepts, and principles.

  • Experience with various contract types including cost plus, fixed price and time and materials required.

  • Experience with various types of agreements, including Non-Disclosure Agreements and Teaming Agreements required.

  • Demonstrates the skill and ability to perform moderately complex contracts administration tasks, to include proposal preparation, the development of change orders and processing of inter-company work orders.

  • Ability to develop solutions to a variety of problems of moderate scope and complexity. Works under only very general supervision.

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office including Excel and Word.

  • Demonstrated experience with highly effective verbal and written communications and presentation communication

The selected candidate should thrive in a fast-paced work environment with high expectations, significantly diverse assignments, collaborative/team settings across all levels.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited university and 6+ years of Contract Administrator experience OR

  • Master's Degree from an accredited university and 4+ year of Contract Administrator experience

  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office Applications (Word, Excel).

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret Clearance.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • An advanced degree in a relevant field (JD, MBA, etc.)

  • Current active US Secret government security clearance

  • Certificate in Contracts Management and/or NCMA certification

  • Recent experience as a Contracts Professional in the defense industry Proficiency and experience supporting sole source and competitive acquisitions

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

  • Proficiency in SAP business applications

  • Experience with multiple contract types

  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office Applications, SAP, and Wide Area Work Flow.

  • Familiarity with Northrop Grumman businesses, policies and practices

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.

Job Category : Business Management