Level 4 Sr Principal Contract AdministratorPalmdale, CA

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.

Job Description

Northrop Grumman has an opening for a Level 4 Contract Administrator to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals! This position will be located on-site at our Palmdale, California location. The successful candidate will support proposal development, submissions and negotiations followed by supporting program execution by providing contractual interpretation and guidance. Candidate will have interface with the external customer, internal program management team, functional management, and senior leadership to provide contractual council and administrative support and analysis to meet program requirements. Must be highly productive in daily routine and demonstrate good oral and written communications skills along with strong computer literacy.

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

  • Maintains historical information

We offer flexible work arrangements, phenomenal learning opportunities, exposure to a wide variety of projects and customers, and a very friendly team environment. We are looking for self-motivated, proactive, and goal-oriented people to help us grow our services and become even better at what we do.

Basic Qualifications for the Level 4 Principal Contract Administrator:

  • Bachelor's degree with 10 years of experience or a Master's degree with 8 years of experience in contracts management /administration and/or industry related experience

  • No clearance needed to start but must have the ability to obtain a Top Secret Clearance and program access.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Aerospace and defense industry experience

  • Experience in contract negotiations

  • Prior experience supporting contracts consisting of complex production efforts.

  • Prior experience with a variety of contract types such as Cost Plus, Fixed Price, Fixed Price Incentive Fee, etc.

  • Prior knowledge and understanding of FAR and DFARS

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

  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail

At Northrop Grumman, we are on the cutting edge of innovation-- building the next generation of sophisticated aircraft to protect our country. Our diverse portfolio of programs means there are endless paths to cultivate your career. We are well-known for our inclusive, family environment, as well as our excellent work/life balance. We also offer exceptional benefits/healthcare, a 9/80 schedule, and a great 401K matching program.

Salary Range: $107,000 - $160,600

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 http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO . U.S. Citizenship is required for all positions with a government clearance and certain other restricted positions.