Contract Administrator 3

Are you ready to join an exciting and growing team? Do you have a growth mindset and interested in expanding your career through experience and exposure, all the while supporting a mission that seeks to ensure the security and freedom of our nation and its allies? Northrop Grumman Advanced Defense Services Division is seeking a experienced Contract Administrator level 3 or level 4 to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Herndon, VA.

Northrop Grumman is a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products, and solutions in unmanned systems, logistics and modernization, cyber security, and C4ISR to government and commercial customers. We operate in all 50 states and 25 countries with 65,000 employees who are committed to innovation, development, and discovery. Here at Northrop Grumman, we seek to deliver the value of performance by bringing the next generation of

technology to life.

Our professionals live and breathe different perspectives here; we are curious about the world, accepting of each other, and well aware that the more ideas, backgrounds, opinions, and experiences we bring to our work, the stronger that work will be. Just as you would invest your time and hard work into our company, we focus on investing back into you through

enriching professional experiences and high-quality learning and development opportunities.

Roles and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Administer, extend, negotiate and close out standard and nonstandard Federal Government prime contracts and other agreements.
  • Advising management of contractual rights and obligations, compiling and analyzing data, and maintaining historical information. Respond to data calls.
  • Negotiate and administer other agreements including Non-Disclosure Agreements and Teaming Agreements.
  • Conduct proposal preparation including examination of RFP solicitation requirements and estimates, analyzing terms and conditions to evaluate risks to provide for proper contract acquisition and fulfillment in accordance with company policies, legal requirements, customer specifications, and proposal submission.
  • Daily interaction with customers and internal business partners
  • Maintain a positive attitude, be a team player that works well in a collaborative environment, and timely execution of assigned tasks.

"This requisition may be filled at a higher grade based on qualifications listed below."

"This requisition may be filled at either a level 3 or a level 4."

Basic Qualifications for a level 3:

  • Bachelor's degree and a minimum of 6 years of related contracts experience OR a Master's degree and a minimum of 4 years experience.
  • Must possess leadership qualities with the ability to provide sound advice on a wide range of contractual and business related matters.
  • Experience with all contract types to include firm fixed price (FFP) Cost Reimbursable and Time and Material contracts.
  • Relevant experience to ensure compliance with company policies and procedures, legal requirements and customer specifications.
  • Demonstrated ability to protect contract baselines with diligent attention to managing contract change activities.
  • Analytical approach to problem solving , risk assessment and strategy
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to mentor and train assigned staff.
  • Strong proposal development skills, solid negotiation skills, and excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Knowledge of FAR, DFAR and agency regulations is required.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance
  • US Citizenship required

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree or higher.
  • Experience leading a project
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate with and influence others.
  • Strong problem solving skills and the ability to be flexible and change directions when needed.
  • Ability to work independently but collaboratively with stakeholders and considered rising subject matter expert.
  • Active DOD Secret Security Clearance desired.

Basic Qualifications for a level 4:

  • Bachelor's degree and a minimum of 10 years of related contracts experience OR a Master's degree and a minimum of 8 years experience.
  • Must possess leadership qualities with the ability to provide sound advice on a wide range of contractual and business related matters.
  • Experience with all contract types to include firm fixed price (FFP) Cost Reimbursable and Time and Material contracts.
  • Relevant experience to ensure compliance with company policies and procedures, legal requirements and customer specifications.
  • Demonstrated ability to protect contract baselines with diligent attention to managing contract change activities.
  • Analytical approach to problem solving , risk assessment and strategy
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to mentor and train assigned staff.
  • Strong proposal development skills, solid negotiation skills, and excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Knowledge of FAR, DFAR and agency regulations is required.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance
  • US Citizenship required

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree or higher.
  • Experience leading a project
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate with and influence others.
  • Strong problem solving skills and the ability to be flexible and change directions when needed.
  • Ability to work independently but collaboratively with stakeholders and considered rising subject matter expert.
  • Active DOD Secret Security Clearance desired.

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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