Northrop Grumman Sr Contracts Admin - Requires security clearance in Greenbelt, Maryland

Sr Contracts Admin - Requires security clearance

Locations:Greenbelt, MD

Categories: Contracts

Job Description

Job ID:JSD20180511-48632

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 Innovation Systems designs, builds and delivers space, defense and aviation-related systems to customers around the world. Our main products include launch vehicles and related propulsion systems; missile products, subsystems and defense electronics; precision weapons, armament systems and ammunition; satellites and associated space components and services; and advanced aerospace structures.

Job Responsibilities

Act as primary interface with customer for contractual issues. Review contractual terms and conditions to ensure protection of company interests. Lead team in negotiating new contracts and in identifying and negotiating contract changes. Release internal authorization to proceed, funding and other contractual direction received from customer. Monitor contract and associated program to ensure that contractual obligations are communicated and understood. Ensure compliance with company procedure and government regulation.

  • Establish positive customer relationships and leverage to provide critical strategic intelligence to program team to expand business and influence customer requirements, program/contract terms and contract structure.

  • Ensure Intellectual Property is properly identified, protected and/or licensed.

  • Integrate with Business Development to optimize contract structure and business terms, and coordinate strategic agreements, when appropriate (e.g., partnering and teaming agreements)

  • Review terms and conditions to address provisions and risks of financial terms, acceptance criteria, delivery requirements, warranty, intellectual property, termination provisions, indemnification, Organizational Conflict of Interest and all other potential risk areas and recommend risk mitigation strategies.

  • Recommend changes, additions, and deletions to the contract structure to ensure accurate reflection of customer requirements and alignment with company’s program strategy and risk mitigation approach.

  • Identify business risks associated with contract in partnership with mission assurance.

  • Ensure flow down of required terms and conditions to subcontractors and that subcontractor terms and conditions are appropriate for the work being performed in relation to the prime contract.

  • When applicable, lead Integrated Product Teams (IPT’s) in preparation for negotiations.

  • Define negotiation parameters through delegation process

  • Negotiate appropriate contract type, scope, price, profit and terms.

  • Execute cost or pricing data certificate where required.

  • Establish equitable payment terms, facilitate timely payments through coordinated oversight with Finance of invoicing process, and ensure customer compliance with payment terms.

  • Ensure that the contract and statement of work are consistent with pricing assumptions to effectively manage financial risk related to contract terms and conditions, and that the underlying cost estimate is consistent with and appropriately addresses performance risk.

  • Implement the change management process and coordinate with Program Management to ensure compliance.

  • Monitor contract cost performance in concert with Program Business Management and Finance.

  • Prepare and manage written communications with internal and external customers for assigned contractual matters.

  • Enter contract data into Contract Management System and/or Enterprise Accounting System


  • Must have excellent communication skills, be proficient in MS Office and be very detail oriented.

  • Must have strong working knowledge of FAR, DFARS and NFS.

  • Must have strong working knowledge of Deltek Costpoint, Sharepoint and SAP.

  • Must have Active SECRET level security clearance.

  • Ability to travel up to 20% of time.

Education & Experience

  • BS in Business Administration, Finance or Accounting

  • Minimum 5 years of contract administration experience.

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 U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

Job Type:Full Time

Desired Travel:less than 25%

Years of Experience:5-8 Years