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Northrop Grumman Principal Contract Administrator / Sr Principal Contract Administrator - TS/SCI Clearance Required in Annapolis Junction, Maryland

Requisition ID: R10161689

  • Category: Business Management

  • Location: Annapolis Junction, Maryland, United States of America

  • Clearance Type: Polygraph

  • Telecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking for this position

  • Shift: 1st Shift (United States of America)

  • Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time

  • Positions Available: 1

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 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.

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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 Mission Systems (NGMS) Sector, Networked Information Solutions (NIS) Division is seeking a Principal Contracts Administrator / Senior Principal Contract Administrator to join our team in Annapolis Junction, Maryland . This position will support the rapidly growing businesses in the Cyber and Information Solutions (CIS) Business Unit, specifically the Sensing & Secure Solutions (S3) OU.

The job assignment is for production and development programs across multiple customers. The selected candidate will have experience supporting work conducted in classified environments, focused on programs conducting cybersecurity services and development, for both prime contracts and subcontract purchase orders. They will be required to deal effectively with competing priorities/deadline and manage multiple tasks. The candidate must possess the ability to work well with the S3 Program Directors and Business Managers on high-visibility programs, effectively deal with external customers, and meet the goals/objectives of the program teams.

This is a hybrid position; the candidate is expected to be in the office three (3) days a week .

What You’ll Get to Do:

In this role, the selected candidate will be responsible for, but not limited to the following activities:

  • Lead solicitation and RFP review/analysis, proposal preparation, and signoff. Examine estimates of material, equipment services, production costs, performance requirements, and delivery schedules to ensure accuracy and completeness.

  • Negotiate, administer, extend and close standard and nonstandard contracts. Provide for proper contract acquisition and fulfillment in accordance with company policies, legal requirements, and customer specifications.

  • Establish successful working relationships with customers via email, telephone and in-person when appropriate.

  • Collaborate effectively with the program team (finance, supply chain, quality & mission assurance, legal, pricing, and compliance) to recommend and complete actions to ensure satisfactory program performance. Work with program business management team to closely monitor contract funding and payments.

  • Advise management of contractual rights and obligations.

  • Compile and analyze data. Maintain historical information including official correspondence. Enter and maintain contract data into Contract Management System and /or Enterprise Resource Planning System. Ensure timely delivery of all contractual deliverables and submission of invoices.

  • Analyze and negotiation non-disclosure agreements, teaming agreements, software licensing agreements, and other memoranda.

Job Qualifications:

Basic Qualifications for Principal Contract Administrator Band 3:

  • Bachelor’s degree with 6+ years of Business, Law or related work experience or Master’s Degree with 4+ years of Business, Law of related work experience.

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (specifically Word, Excel and PowerPoint) and Adobe.

  • Familiarity with contract terms and conditions (FARS and DFARS) in proposal development, negotiation, and contract administration.

  • Understanding of commercial/US Government contractual instruments including contract type, terms and conditions, and contract financing vehicles.

  • Experience with various contract types including, Cost-Plus Incentive Fee (CPIF), Firm Fixed Price (FFP), and Time and Material (T&M) contracts.

  • Current TS/SCI w/CI Poly Clearance

Basic Qualifications for Sr. Principal Contract Administrator Level 4:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and 10+ years of professional work experience, or Master's Degree and 8+ years of professional work experience related to contracts.

  • Ability to provide advice on a wide range of contractual and business-related matters including proposal strategy, estimating & pricing, audits, contract formation and customer relationships.

  • Interacts with senior internal and external personnel on significant matters often requiring coordination between organizations.

  • Ability to gather, organize, and relay information and collaborate in a team environment.

  • Strong working knowledge of the FAR, DFAR, and other U.S. Federal Government Contracting Regulations.

  • Experience with various contract types including, Cost-Plus Incentive Fee (CPIF), Firm Fixed Price (FFP), and Time and Material (T&M) contracts.

  • Current TS/SCI w/CI Poly Clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Demonstrated leadership qualities; ability to start, oversee, and follow-through with major assignments and responsibilities.

  • Ability to work in a dynamic, fast paced environment.

  • Willingness and ability to travel domestically up to 10%

  • Current TS/SCI w/Full Scope Poly Clearance

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: $88,700 - $133,100

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.

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