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Northrop Grumman Senior Principal Contract Administrator (Dulles, VA) in Dulles, Virginia

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary hardware that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our work preserves freedom and democracy, and advances human discovery and our understanding of the universe. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have a lot of 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.

Northrop Grumman Space Systems is seeking a Senior Principal Contract Administrator to support its Tactical Space Systems team. This position will be located in Dulles, VA.

In this role, the selected candidate's r esponsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Coordinating, administrating, proposing, and negotiating, standard and non-standard contracts and agreements supporting various US Government customers and requirements.

  • Proposal preparation - examining proposal requirements and estimates, supporting the preparation of bids, analysis of terms and conditions to evaluate risk, accuracy, and completeness to provide for proper contract acquisition and fulfillment in accordance with company policies, legal requirements, and customer specifications. Prepares bids; processes specifications, progress, and other reports; advises management of contractual rights and obligations; compiles and analyzes data; and maintains historical information.

  • Contract administration - process contractual documentation and reports, key advisor to management of contractual rights and obligations, compile and analyze data, coordinate SDRL/CDRL deliverables, and perform maintenance of historical information.

  • Support the proper shipment, billing, and payment collection for contractual material, software, and data deliverables.

  • Prepare weekly and monthly reports and maintenance of contractual databases.

  • Daily interaction with internal and external customers.

  • Duties may also include the preparation of proprietary information agreements, teaming agreements, export licenses/agreements and various types of memoranda as well as interface with internal functional and program organizations, effectively deal with external customers and meet the goals/objectives of the Tactical Space Systems Team.

In this role, the ideal candidate will:

  • Have a strong background in contract administration, risk assessment/communication, strong negotiation skills, excellent written and verbal communication skills and strong interpersonal and organizational skills.

  • Be a team player but also a strong independent contributor, will be proactive, will present leadership skills, will possess good analytical skills, will demonstrate problem solving skills, will be detail-oriented, and have strong interpersonal skills. Excellent communication skills with a proactive and strategic mindset.

  • Thrive in a fast-paced work environment with high expectations, significantly diverse assignments, collaborative/team settings across all levels.

  • Have a fundamental knowledge of the FAR and DFARs, general knowledge of pre and post-award federal government contracting industry practices, techniques, and standards.

  • Demonstrate the skill and ability to perform moderately complex contracts administration tasks, to include proposal preparation, the development of change orders and processing of inter-company work orders.

  • Have the ability to develop solutions to a variety of problems of moderate scope and complexity. Works under only very general supervision.

  • Have basic knowledge of Microsoft Office including Excel and Word.

  • De monstrated experience with highly effective verbal and written communications and presentation communication.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree and a minimum of 10 years relevant experience in U.S. Government contract administration and management or a Master's Degree and 8 years relevant experience in U.S. Government contract administration and management.

  • Knowledge and experience with various contract types including cost reimbursable, cost plus, fixed price, time and materials required.

  • Experience with various types of agreements, including Non-Disclosure Agreements and Teaming Agreements required.

  • Proven ability 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.

  • Senior level knowledge in understanding and interpreting the FAR/DFARs and other U.S. Federal Government contract regulations along with experience in commercial contracting.

  • Experience in preparing and presenting briefings to senior level internal & external customers.

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DOD Secret clearance.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working with the NASA.

  • Strong proposal development skills and senior level negotiation skills.

  • Excellent decision making skills that support resolution of complex problems while minimizing risk to the Corporation.

  • Strong attention to detail essential.

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

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

  • Active DOD Secret Clearance.

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 most positions.

Job Category : Contracts And Pricing