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Principal Contract Administrator

Northrop Grumman | Linthicum MD 21090 USA | Full Time | Posted: 12/06/2019

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Northrop Grumman Space ISR Division, is seeking a Principal Contracts Administrator to support our Remote Systems business unit. This position will be located in Linthicum MD. The successful candidate will provide advice on a wide range of contractual and business related matters involving interpretation of government regulations and application of company contracts policies and procedures. The position responsibilities are: participate in proposal preparation, contract negotiation, contract administration, and customer contact activities to provide for proper contract execution and fulfillment in accordance with company policies, legal and contract requirements. The successful candidate is also responsible for solicitation review/analysis; preparing proposals; advising management of contractual rights and obligations; compiling and analyzing report data; and maintaining historical contract information in support of future division and sector requirements. The ideal candidate should have demonstrated ability to work independently in a fast paced environment. Serve as a key Contracts Administrator on contractual and business issues by identifying and mitigating risk, planning and executing successful negotiations, constructing favorable contract terms and conditions including appropriate subcontract flow downs, achieving target profit margins and assisting the business in meeting/exceeding its goals and objectives.

Roles and Responsibilities:


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; and maintains historical information.

Basic Qualifications:

To be considered for this position, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below:

  • A Bachelor's degree and 6 years of successful experience in Contract Administration, and/or Business Management or related field or4 years with a Master's Degree or J.D.
  • Analytical approach to problem-solving and decision-making
  • Proficient in use of Microsoft Office including Excel and Word
  • Demonstrated proficiency and strength with verbal, written, PC, presentation and communications skills
  • Proficient in use of Microsoft Office including Excel and Word
  • Must havean active TopSecret Clearance


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Recent experience as a Contracts Professional in the defense industry
  • Proficiency and experience supporting sole source and competitive acquisitions
  • Knowledge of the FAR, DFAR and other U.S. Federal Government contracting regulations
  • Experience with various contract types including Firm Fixed Price (FFP), Cost Reimbursable, and Time and Material contracts
  • Familiarity with Northrop Grumman businesses, policies and practices
  • Strong interpersonal skills



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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Location Linthicum, MD, 21090, United States
Categories Sales, BD & Marketing

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