Orbital ATK Careers

Sr Princ Contracts Administrator - Security Clearance

Dulles, VA

Job Description

Job ID: JSD20180803-44346

With projected annual revenues in of nearly $4.5 billion, approximately 12,000 employees, and operations in about 20 states, Orbital ATK is a company on the move. Our mission is to ensure that our customers accomplish their mission — whether it’s a technological breakthrough, a satellite launch, or protecting our nation. The company is the world’s leading supplier of solid rocket motors, a leading provider of launch vehicles, satellites and other space systems, and the nation’s largest manufacturer of ammunition.

Orbital ATK Space Systems Group designs, manufactures and operates small and medium-class spacecraft for communications, imaging, scientific, exploration and national security space applications. The Group is leading supplier of space components that power and enable satellites of all classes, provides technical engineering services to government agencies and laboratories, and is developing exciting new satellite servicing and advanced space flight technologies.

United in pride and shared goals, Orbital ATK employees come from diverse backgrounds and work together to deliver reliable, innovative and affordable solutions. Work with the best and unleash your potential.

If you are a dynamic, successful, driven professional, Orbital ATK is the company that will further your experience and career growth. We offer a highly competitive salary, comprehensive benefits including, medical, dental, 401k, tuition reimbursement, and much more.


Oversee Business Area contract portfolio with moderate to high risk to the business unit. Contract activity may be non-routine and require development of specialized contract vehicles and techniques to accomplish business goals and objectives. Generally involves independent judgment and analysis of significant issue identification and resolution. Requires a lower degree of management attention. Reviews complex solicitations and prepares specialized and/or non-routine response for proposals, bids, and contract modifications. Also may prepare complex requests for proposals. Analyzes significant, and/or unique contract requirements, special provisions, terms and conditions to ensure compliance with appropriate laws, regulations, and corporate policies and business unit procedure. Provides contractual guidance to business area team members for appropriate Statement of Work. Manages contract change control process. Develops negotiation strategy and leads negotiation team on complex contractual issues. Analyzes new law, regulation and contract trends for potential impact on business unit goals and objectives. Functions as domain expert on selected areas and issues. Provides authoritative guidance to internal business teams on corporate goals and objectives relating to contract activity. Focal point for all communication with law, finance and business team disciplines for resolution of contract issues and disputes. Will assist in new business pursuit and associated contract strategy. May mentor and train less experienced professionals. Will participate in development of less complex business alliances and partnering agreements. Have a general understanding of the business case and an appreciation of financial/analytical issues and profit and loss implications.


Required Qualifications:

Top Secret security clearance

A Bachelors Degree (BA/BS) in Accounting, Business, Finance or equivalent experience is required.

Fourteen (14) years of related experience in a contracting environment.

Will need to be able to work in an environment with minimal supervision

Preferred Qualifications:

Continued education in Contracts or Procurement

Professional certifications

Orbital ATK is applying entrepreneurial thinking and commercial practices to deliver reliable, innovative and affordable products and services to our customers and grow our core areas while harnessing new technologies that will take our products – and your ideas – into the future.  When encouraged to think beyond the ordinary, you’ll be amazed at what you can do!

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Job Type: Full Time
Desired Travel: less than 25%
Years of Experience: +10 Years
Education: Bachelors
Expertise: Legal
Group: Space