Staff Contract Administrator

    • Fairfax, VA

Are you interested in expanding your career through experience and exposure, all while supporting a mission that seeks to ensure the security of our nation and its allies? If so, then Northrop Grumman is the place for you. As a leading global security company, we provide innovative systems, products and solutions to our customers worldwide. We are comprised of diverse professionals that bring different perspectives and ideas, understanding that the more experiences we bring to our work the more innovative we can be. As we continue to build our workforce we look for people that exemplify our core values, leadership characteristics, and approach to innovation.

The Northrop Grumman Information Solutions and Services (ISS) Division of Northrop Grumman Defense Systems Sector is looking for an experienced and motivated Staff Contracts Administrator to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals in our Fair Lakes office in Fairfax, Virginia.

Within the ISS Contracts organization, the selected candidate will act as the primary interface with customers and business partners of a variety of cross-functional areas in the administration of standard and nonstandard agreements, including, but not limited to strategic analysis, complex negotiations, capture strategy, proposal preparation, finance, and internal/external customer service. Ideal candidates are generally experienced in one or more areas of the contract lifecycle or contractual function(s), developing business relationships, and demonstrating an affinity for working with, or understanding technology.


  • Provides direct contract administration, such as:
    • Review and approval of contractual documents to ensure protection of company's contractual/risk posture, satisfaction of contractual requirements and adherence to company policies
    • Collaboration with subcontract managers to determine appropriate flow downs for subcontract formation
  • Provides proposal support to include taking an active role in managing cost proposal volumes, supporting fact-finding, and leading the negotiation process
  • Reviews and analyzes government or commercial solicitations to understand requirements and advises Program Management of all relevant contract issues
  • Ensures company proposals are fully responsive to prospective customer requirements
  • Works with International Trade Compliance to ensure program(s) adhere to all Export/Import requirements
  • Oversees contract performance by reviewing and approving contract changes, monitoring budget, compliance documents, schedules, and deliverables
  • Recommends actions to ensure mutually satisfactory performance
  • Advises management of contractual rights and obligations and, provides interpretation of terms and conditions as needed
  • Maintains official program records including contractual documents to include, but not limited to, correspondence with customer, Teaming Agreements, Non-Disclosure Agreements, contractual and financial management templates, and response to company data calls for assigned programs
  • Interfaces with senior management and customer counterparts
  • Works as an independent, proactive team player, demonstrating excellent problem solving, organization, and communication skills


Basic Qualifications:

  • Must have one of the following:
    • High school diploma or GED with a minimum of 19 years of contracts, subcontracts, procurement, or business management experience
    • Bachelor's degree in business or a related discipline with a minimum of 15 years of contracts, subcontracts, procurement, or business management experience
    • Master's degree in business or a related discipline with a minimum of 13 years of contracts, subcontracts, procurement, or business management experience
  • Demonstrated knowledge of pricing principles and experience with multiple contracting formats, including Firm Fixed-Price and/or Cost Reimbursable
  • Strong working level knowledge in understanding and interpreting the FAR/DFARs and other U.S. Federal Government contract regulations along with experience in commercial contracting
  • Strong proposal development and negotiation skills
  • Experience creating and delivering presentations to stakeholders and leadership
  • Must have an active U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Secret security clearance
  • Must be able to work on-site in Fairfax, Virginia
  • Must be able to travel as needed (up to 10% of the time)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Requisite years of experience and Bachelors or Master's Degree in Acquisition and Contract Management, Business Management, Accounting, Finance, or a related field
  • Direct and recent Contracts experience working with Department of Homeland Security
  • Familiarity with terms and conditions and/or special contract clauses such as intellectual property and indemnification.
  • Experience administering task orders on Government IDIQ vehicles (e.g., GSA Schedule 70, Alliant, EAGLE)
  • Advanced skills in MS Office Suite, including Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook

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.

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