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Principal / Sr. Principal Contract Administrator

Northrop Grumman's Mission Systems Sector is seeking cleared Principal Contracts Administrator / Sr. Principal Contracts Administrator to join our team in Baltimore Maryland.


Responsibilities will involve the following:

Administer, extend, negotiate and terminate standard and nonstandard contractual agreements.

  • Participate in new business strategies, identifying and analyzing risks and implementing a risk strategy for bid decisions.

  • Review and analyze solicitations to understand requirements and advise the program team and management of all relevant contract issues, including terms and conditions and statements of work.

  • Assume a lead role in the proposal preparation, fact-finding andnegotiation process.

  • Ensure company proposals are fully responsive to prospective customer requirements.

  • Oversee contract performance by closely monitoring budget and funding, compliance documents, schedules, deliverables, and recommend actions to ensure mutually satisfactory performance.

  • Advise management of contractual rights and obligations and, as needed, provide interpretation of terms and conditions.

  • Collaborate effectively with other functional groups (finance, supply chain, mission assurance, legal, etc.) during all phases of the contract lifecycle.

  • Maintain official program records including contractual documents and correspondence with customer and respond to company data calls for assigned programs.



Basic Qualifications:


Principal Contract Administrator - Level 3

Bachelor's degree with a minimum of 6 years directly related experience or a Master's degree with a minimum of 4 years directly related experience; an additional 4 years of applicable work experience in lieu of a Bachelor's degree.


Sr. Principal Contract Administrator - Level 4

Bachelor's degree with a minimum of 10 years directly related experience or a Master's degree with a minimum of 8 years directly related experience an additional 4 years of applicable work experience in lieu of a Bachelor's degree.

  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office including Excel, PowerPoint, and Word.

  • Excellent verbal and writtencommunications skills.

  • Must be able to deal effectively with competing priorities and deadlines.

  • Must be a team player, independent, proactive, and possess strong problem solving and organizational skills.

  • Active DoD Secret clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Active DoD Top Secret clearance, Active SCI

  • Demonstrated knowledge of contracts administration in a FAR/DFARS environment

  • Experience working restricted programs and ability to work in closed areas withminimal oversight.

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 www.northropgrumman.com/EEO . U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.





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