Sr Principal Contract AdministratorSan Diego, 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.

At the heart of Defining Possible is our commitment to missions. In rapidly changing global security environments, Northrop Grumman brings informed insights and software-secure technology to enable strategic planning. We're looking for innovators who can help us keep building on our wide portfolio of secure, affordable, integrated, and multi-domain systems and technologies that fuel those missions. By joining in our shared mission, we'll support yours of expanding your personal network and developing skills, whether you are new to the field, or an industry thought leader. At Northrop Grumman, you'll have the resources, support, and team to do some of the best work of your career.

Northrop Grumman is seeking an experienced and motivated professional for the role of a Senior Principal Contract Administrator (level 4) with experience in contract administration, or related fields, to include business management, supply chain management, business development, project management or procurement. The successful applicant will become part of the CNI Operating Unit Contracts team within the Mission Systems sector. The Senior Principal Contract Administrator will be responsible for direct handling of proposal and contracts activities.

What You'll Get to Do:

Responsibilities :

  • 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 (full time remote is not an option).

Basic Qualifications:

To qualify for the Senior Principal Contract Administrator position:

  • Bachelor's Degree with a minimum 10 years previous experience in contracts, subcontracts, finance, or other business management related function; or a Master's degree or JD with a minimum of 8 years previous experience in contracts, subcontracts, finance, or other business management related function.

  • Knowledgeable of the government contracting environment and have direct experience working with the FAR and DFARS.

  • Demonstrated experience with multiple contracting formats, including Firm Fixed Price and/or Cost Reimbursable

  • Demonstrated strong leadership skills as well as the ability to multi-task in a challenging environment.

  • Familiarity with terms and conditions and/or special contract clauses such as intellectual property and indemnification.

  • U.S. citizen.

  • Ability to obtain/maintain security clearance.

  • Be attentive to detail and able to handle complex contracts with minimum supervision.

  • Have excellent verbal, written, presentation, communication, and interpersonal skills.

  • Advanced skills using MS Office Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint).

Preferred Qualifications:

Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration:

  • Recent experience as a Contracts Administrator in the defense industry, particularly with the US Navy administering platform-level or major sub-system-level contracts.

  • Strong finance background.

  • Excellent working knowledge of FAR/DFARS; Export Regulations.

  • Prior experience using SAP, Northrop Grumman Contracts Module.

  • JD or MBA

What 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: $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.