Principal /Sr Principal Contract AdministratorSan Diego, CA

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The Northrop Grumman Networked Information Solutions Division of Northrop Grumman Mission Systems is looking for a Principal or Sr Principal Contract Administrator to join our Strategic Networking Application & Products (SNAP) Operating Unit in San Diego, CA. This position will require excellent oral and written communication skills and will represent the organization as a focal point on contract matters. 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.

What You'll Get to Do:

The Principal / Sr Principal Contract Administrator will be considered a key focal point on contract matters within the organization and must demonstrate the skill and ability to perform complex tasks. As most assignments are complex, the

position will require the candidate to work independently without appreciable direction.


  • • Administer, extend, negotiate and terminate standard and nonstandard contracts

  • • Provide advice to management of contractual rights and obligations, compile and analyze data, and maintain historical information as well as be self-motivated

  • • Have the ability to handle urgent situations from Northrop Grumman leadership and U.S. Government officials

  • • Participate in proposal preparation (review, analysis, interpretation & contractual advice on terms & conditions), contract negotiations, contract administration, review and approval of contractual documentation to protect the company and provide for proper contract acquisition in accordance with the terms and conditions of the contract

  • • Provide contractual advice in accordance with company policies and procedures, and interface with both internal and external customers to ensure proper contract execution

  • • Serve as an external spokesperson for the organization on major matters pertaining to its policies, plans, and objectives

  • • Ensures timely and compliant deliverables for all contracts assigned

The candidate hired will be based out of our San Diego office and will be required to work a hybrid work schedule at Spectrum Center.

Basic Qualifications:

Principal Contract Administrator:

  • Bachelor's Degree and at least 6 years relevant experience in U.S. Government contract administration and management or Masters Degree with 4 years relevant experience

Senior Principal Contract Administrator:

  • Bachelor's Degree and at least 10 years relevant experience in U.S. Government contract administration and management or Masters Degree with 6 years relevant experience

Both levels:

  • Must be able 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

  • Must have 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, Other Transactions, etc.

  • Must have capable & effective proposal development skills, excellent negotiation skills, and excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Must possess excellent decision-making skills that support resolution of complex problems while minimizing risk to the organization

  • Ability to obtain a Secret level security clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

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

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate with and influence others

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

  • Ability to brief internal and external customers

  • Able to handle multiple tasks effectively in a fast paced environment

  • Able to work as a team player, be proactive in identifying and resolving problems, have excellent organizational skills, and effective time management skills

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

W hat 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: $86,300 - $129,500

Salary Range 2: $109,900 - $164,900

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 all positions with a government clearance and certain other restricted positions.