Thales Defense & Security, Inc.

Senior Contracts Administrator

Location US-DC-Washington
Posted Date 2 months ago(8/2/2022 11:11 AM)
Job ID
3208
Category
Contracts - All
Experience (Years)
5
Recruiter
Tracy Lin
Minimum Degree
Bachelors

Overview

Advanced Acoustic Concepts, LLC, a subsidiary of Thales Defense & Security, is a technical leader in the fields of sonar systems, sonar signal processing, acoustic training systems, and open architecture system & software integration for the United States defense industry. AAC focuses on emerging areas to be a leading provider of Undersea Warfare Solutions and our customers’ natural choice for integrated systems, sensors, weapons, and trainers. For additional information about Advanced Acoustic Concepts, please visit our website at: http://www.aaccorp.com.

 

Job Title: Senior Contracts Administrator

 

Job Location: Washington, D.C., Columbia, MD

 

Position Summary

Administer and monitor contract performance on major government contracts. Conduct the negotiation and administration of agreements between the company/customers/subcontractors/vendors ensuring adherence to company policies and procedures

Responsibilities

Primary and Essential Accountabilities

  • Administer and monitor contract performance on major government contracts
  • Conduct the negotiation and administration of agreements between the company/customers/subcontractors/vendors
  • ensuring adherence to company policies and procedures
  • Responsible for reviewing contract solicitation terms, handling contract award confirmations, interpreting agreement terms and conditions and identifying potential issues, reviewing agreement amendments/modifications, and incorporating changes
  • Review contractual documents to ensure adherence to company policy, government specifications and requirements, identify risks and areas of concern on contract terms and conditions and provide contractual advice, guidance and support to the Contract Lead/Program and Operations Managers
  • Respond to inquiries regarding contract obligations and revisions
  • Provide fulfillment of contract deliverables, billings, and cash collections
  • Conduct proposal preparation for customer requirements
  • Prepare and analyze major price proposals
  • Participate in TINA implementation/sweeps
  • Negotiate terms and conditions
  • Monitor contract performance and cost controls and ensure compliance with contract terms
  • Prepare teaming agreements, MOUs, MOAs, and domestic and international consultant/sales representative agreements and other contractual agreements
  • Prepare contractual documents, including the preparation of contract terms and conditions, and assemble contract documentation package
  • Participate in management review of proposals/contracts and in the conduct of program reviews
  • Assist in the preparation of export license applications
  • Assist with subcontract negotiation and management
  • Support, communicate, reinforce and defend DRS’ mission, values and culture

Secondary Accountabilities

  • Maintain effective internal and external customer relations
  • Perform special projects as requested

Qualifications

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in related discipline with a minimum of 5 years related experience.
  • Strong knowledge of Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations Supplement (DFARS)
  • Strong understanding of contract/purchase order terms and conditions and detailed knowledge of the government contracting process including sole source and competitive procurements
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the terms and conditions appropriate for different contract types (FFP, CPFF, CPIF, T&M, IDIQ, etc.) and their proper use
  • Advanced knowledge of government intellectual property (IP)/ software and data rights clauses and IP marking guidelines
  • Advanced knowledge of source selection/evaluation process including cost and price analysis
  • Knowledge of requirements for and experienced in administration of government property
  • Detailed knowledge of government contract administration duties including subcontract flow downs, change management, inspection, acceptance, payment, warranty, close-out and records retention
  • Detailed knowledge and thorough understanding of proper drafting, negotiation and use of contracts, subcontracts, POs teaming and other forms of agreements
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Contract/agreement briefing, negotiation and review experience
  • Experience in monitoring contracts/subcontracts of increasing complexity and value
  • Membership in National Contract Management Association (NCMA) and CPCM certification desired
  • General computer proficiency and familiarity with Microsoft Office programs

Physical Requirements

  • Lifting: up to 0-5 lbs.: up to 10% of time
  • Walking: up to 0-10% of time
  • Climbing, Bending, Standing, Stooping: up to 0-10% of time
  • Sitting: up to 0-75% of time
  • Travel: up to 0-10% of time

Benefits

We offer a variety of benefits, including medical, dental, vision, life, disability, and 401(k) savings plan. We champion programs that focus on you and your family’s physical, emotional and financial well-being.

 

Other benefits include:

  • Flexible work schedules such as our 9/80 schedule (off every other Friday)
  • Generous PTO and designated paid holidays
  • Tuition Assistance Program
  • Parental Leave

The health and safety of our employees and their families remains a top priority at AAC. Successful candidates must comply with federal contractor vaccine mandate requirements. Subject to state-specific exemptions, newly hired employees are required to provide proof they are fully vaccinated prior to their start date, unless a medical or religious accommodation or an exemption pursuant to applicable state law is formally approved by AAC prior to commencing employment. 

 

AAC champions inclusion and we believe diversity strengthens the fabric of our culture. We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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