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Northrop Grumman Principal Contract Administrator in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

The Northrop Grumman Global Sustainment & Modernization Division of Northrop Grumman Defense Systems is looking for a Principal Contract Administrator to join our Oklahoma City Aircraft Sustainment, Engineering & Material (ASEM) Operating Unit. This position will require excellent oral and written communication skills and will represent the organization as a prime contact on contracts or projects. This position will require interaction with senior internal and external personnel on significant matters often requiring coordination between organizations and may develop and deliver presentations.

You will be responsible for administering, extending, negotiating and terminating standard and nonstandard contracts. You will be responsible for conducting proposal preparation (preparing bids), contract negotiation, contract administration, review and approval of contractual documentation and customer contact activities to protect the company and provide for proper contract acquisition and fulfillment in accordance with company policies, legal requirements, and customer specifications. You will examine estimates of material, equipment services, performance requirements, and delivery schedules to ensure accuracy and completeness. This position will be responsible for processing specifications, progress, and other reports; advising management of contractual rights and obligations; compiling and analyzing data; and maintaining historical information.

In this position, you will be required to perform complex tasks and participates in determining objectives of assignment, plan schedules, and arrange own activities in accomplishing objectives. You will have a complete understanding and application of principles, concepts, practices, and standards and full knowledge of industry practices and exerts some influence on the overall objectives and long-range goals of the organization.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Must have a High school diploma or GED with a minimum of 10 years of contract administration experience

  • Will also consider: A Bachelor's degree and a minimum of 6 years relevant experience in U.S. Government contract administration and management or Master's degree with 4 years relevant experience

  • Ability to effectively work with the management of other organizations (program management, subcontracts, business management, and supply chain management) as well as representatives of Government agencies

  • A demonstrated understanding of and experience with FAR and DFARS, especially with FAR Part 12 and FAR Part 15

  • Experience with various contract types such as Time & Material, Cost types, Firm Fixed Price, etc.

  • Effective proposal development skills, excellent negotiation skills

  • Ability to handle multiple tasks effectively in a fast-paced environment

  • Ability to brief internal and external customers

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a current Secret Security Clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in U.S. Government Department of Defense contract administration & management

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate with and influence others to include mentoring and developing a team

  • Ability to work independently and make independent decisions, ensuring high levels of collaboration with stakeholders and subject matter experts

  • National Contract Management Association - Certified Professional Contracts Manager (CPCM)

  • Strong problem solving skills and the ability to be flexible and change directions when needed

  • Current Secret security clearance

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