Northrop Grumman

Contract Administrator / Principal Contract Administrator

2 months agoVan Nuys, CA

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.

Northrop Grumman Defense Systems sector (NGDS) is currently seeking an experienced Contracts Administrator / Principal Contracts Administrator to join our team of qualified, diverse professionals to support our Advanced Weapons Business Unit. This position will be located with our team in Northridge, CA. Northrop Grumman Defense Systems is currently seeking the following qualifications for a Contracts Administrator.

This position can be filled at a level 2 (Contracts Administrator) or level 3 (Principal Contracts Administrator). Basic qualifications for each level are listed below.

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 for a level 2 (Contracts Administrator) are:
Bachelor's degree with 3 years of contract admin, proposals, and/or business management experience, or a Master's degree with 1 year of stated experience.

Demonstrated experience with highly effective verbal and written communications and presentation communication.

Basic Qualifications for a level 3 (Principal Contracts Administrator) are:
Bachelor's degree with 6 years of contract admin, proposals, and/or business management experience, or a Master's degree with 4 year of stated experience.

Demonstrated experience with highly effective verbal and written communications and presentation communication.

Preferred Qualifications:
Experience with contract negotiations

Proficient in Microsoft Office (Excel)

Experience with proposals, pricing, project management

MRP systems

Working knowledge of FAR/DFARS, and other U.S. Federal Government contracting regulations

Experience with various contract types, including Cost Reimbursable, Firm Fixed Price, and Fixed Price Incentive

Experience as a Contracts Administrator in the defense industry

Relocation assistance, while not guaranteed, may be available for this position.

This position's work schedule is 4/10s with some flexibility with remote work and every Friday off. The selected candidate should thrive in a fast-paced work environment with high expectations, significantly diverse assignments, collaborative/team settings across all levels.

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 health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority. With the continuing impacts of COVID-19 around the world, we are taking action to protect the health and well-being of our colleagues and maintain the safety of the communities where we operate. As a federal contractor, and consistent with Executive Order 14042 ( we will require all newly hired employees in the United States to be fully vaccinated by January 18, 2022 or by your start date if it is after January 18th. Federal guidance allows for disability/medical and religious accommodations with respect to the vaccine requirement. Any requested accommodations must be reviewed and approved (if applicable) in advance of your start date.

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 ID: NorthropGrumman-R10017016

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