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Senior Specialist - Contract Management - Aerospace Research

GE Aviation
Posted Jan 24
Full Time
On Site
New York
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Job Description Summary

The Senior Specialist - Contract Management is an individual contributor who is responsible for GE Aerospace Research's US Government contract activity (for both prime and subcontract), the position requires solid proficiency in contract terms review, financial analysis and regulation compliance for a variety of contract types including Subrecipient Purchase Orders. You will participate in managing various contract types (Firm Fixed Price, Cost Plus Fixed Fee, etc) and develop proficiency in the Cost Reimbursement Group and development contracts, as described in the Federal Acquisition Regulations. Finally, you will engage in and support a variety of contract auditing responsibilities. This work is generally defined in scope, will utilize your understanding and experience to execute business objectives, and you will have the ability to affect short term and some long-term business goals.

GE Aerospace Research will continue to play a vital role in supporting the industry through a historic recovery while shaping the future of flight. We invent the future of flight, lift people up and bring them home safely. Our commitment to lead the industry, to keep safe the flying public and the armed forces, and to lift up one another and our communities, remains our north star. Our purpose is what ties us to one another and gives meaning to our work.

Job Description

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Integrates with a large cross-functional and matrixed team that comprises the GE Aerospace Research Government Operations organization. This responsibility includes both direct and indirect collaboration relationships, as well as communication to Executive site leaders at GE Aerospace Research.

  • Serves as best practice/quality resource across multiple related discipline areas of focus - including government 1) contracting processes, 2) contract auditing, 2) project financial monitoring & maintenance. Has awareness of latest functional developments in own area. Contributes towards strategy and policy development as related to these areas, and ensures delivery within area of responsibility.

  • Engages in and promotes an environment of continuous improvement, able to suggest and implement Contract Operations process improvements.

  • Skilled influencer, able to communicate complex messages to others. Acts as a resource for colleagues with less experience. Explains difficult or sensitive information; works to build consensus and commitment. Developing persuasion skills required to influence others on topics within field.

  • Uses judgment to make decisions or solve moderately complex tasks or problems that impact the function. Takes new perspective on existing solutions. Uses technical experience and expertise for data analysis to support recommendations. Uses multiple internal and limited external sources outside of own function to arrive at decisions.

  • Execute, monitor, and ensure successful Contract closeouts are completed on all GE Aerospace Research Projects.

  • Manage GE Aerospace Research's US Government Direct & Indirect projects - ensures coordination with Aerospace Technical/Project management from a financial and contractual perspective. Ensures that Direct & Indirect proposal requests are supported for the majority of project opening tasks. Will monitor project financials and ensure funding changes are enacted as authorized.

  • Will execute and monitor Subcontractor PO Audits across a range of timetables (Annual, PO Placement, Quarterly, & Closeout). Organize and conduct refresher training, assign auditors, perform Annual and PO Placement audits, monitor the implementation & effectivity of any resultant corrective actions, ensure audit details are available to USG auditors.

  • Monitor for billing holds and perform revenue adjustments as appropriate. Perform spend forecasting based on plan and signal reactions as needed.

Required Qualifications

  • US Citizenship required

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university or college in fields related to finance, accounting, business administration

  • Minimum of five (5) years of direct or related contract formation, submission, audit, and closure experience

  • Must be willing to work out of an office located in Niskayuna, NY.

Desired Characteristics

  • Strong oral and written communication skills. Strong interpersonal and leadership skills. Demonstrated ability to analyze and resolve problems. Demonstrated ability to lead programs / projects. Ability to document, plan, market, and execute programs. Established project management skills.

  • Experience with MS Office, accounting systems and practices within a research environment.

  • Knowledge of Government regulations related to proposals under FAR and 2CFR

  • Working knowledge of Oracle Project

  • Working knowledge of MS Excel, Word and Power Point

  • Working knowledge of USG agency submission websites such as DOD, DOE, and various consortium submission websites

The base pay range for this position is $128,000 - $213,000 USD, annually. The specific pay offered may be influenced by a variety of factors, including the candidate’s experience, education, and skill set. This position is also eligible for an annual discretionary bonus based on a percentage of your base salary/ commission based on the plan.

Healthcare benefits include medical, dental, vision, and prescription drug coverage; access to a Health Coach, a 24/7 nurse-based resource; and access to the Employee Assistance Program, providing 24/7 confidential assessment, counseling, and referral services. Retirement benefits include the GE Retirement Savings Plan, a tax-advantaged 401(k) savings opportunity with company matching contributions and company retirement contributions, as well as access to Fidelity resources and planning consultants. Other benefits include tuition assistance, adoption assistance, paid parental leave, disability insurance, life insurance, and paid time-off for vacation or illness. 

This role is restricted to U.S. persons (i.e., U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and other protected individuals under the Immigration and Naturalization Act, 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3)) due to access to export-controlled technology. GE will require proof of status prior to employment.

Additional Information

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a drug screen (as applicable).

Relocation Assistance Provided: Yes

About Us

GE (NYSE:GE) rises to the challenge of building a world that works. For more than 125 years, GE has invented the future of industry, and today the company’s dedicated team, leading technology, and global reach and capabilities help the world work more efficiently, reliably, and safely. GE’s people are diverse and dedicated, operating with the highest level of integrity and focus to fulfill GE’s mission and deliver for its customers.