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Principal Contract Administrator

Posted Mar 24
Full Time
Arlington, Texas

Summary Essential Duties and Responsibilities Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Subject matter expert with comprehensive knowledge of DoD/Aerospace Contract Management with an in-depth knowledge of its interdependence with project management.
  • Manages large, complex DoD and/or International contracts of substantial importance to the organization with minimal oversight or direction.
  • Utilizes strong working knowledge of appropriate regulations including specifically required knowledge of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), FAR supplements (e.g. DFARS) and other agency regulations and the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC).
  • Manages the contractual review of complex DoD/International solicitations, proposal development, contract change control process and overall contract management of multiple on-going DoD/Aerospace solicitations and programs.
  • Provides input into new products/processes and implements operational plans that have measurable impact on business or functional results.
  • Communicates within and outside of the organization, which include customers. Communicates with leadership regarding matters of importance to the functional or business area. Will conduct briefings with leaders.
  • Conducts extensive investigation to understand root cause of problems. Problems span a wide range of difficult and unique issues across the function and/or business area.
  • Implements strategic goals established by leadership. Provides input into new products, processes, standards and/or operational plans that will have measurable impact on the achievement of overall function or business results.
  • Maximizes cash through innovative contract formation and negotiation to achieve business objectives.

Qualifications and Education Requirements

  • Requires comprehensive level knowledge of job area typically obtained through advanced education combined with experience.
  • Bachelor’s Degree and minimum 12 years of prior relevant experience.
  • Graduate Degree and a minimum of 10 years of prior related experience.
  • Clearance upon hiring or achieve a clearance; ability to obtain a Secret clearance.

Preferred Skills

  • 8+ years of DoD or Aerospace/Defense Contracts Experience.
  • Experience in problem solving through creative solutions drawing from prior experience is preferred.
  • Must be detailed oriented.
  • Must possess excellent communications skills. Effectively communicate via formal letters dealing with complicated and sensitive subjects, possess proper email skills, and possess excellent verbal communication skills.
  • Must have experience and be able to manage complex projects or processes.
  • Must have experience leading a team/project in gathering comprehensive data from multiple disciplines and lead a team to address complex issues and concerns. Problems typically require consideration from multiple areas or specialties.

Security Responsibilities Must comply with all company security and data protection / usage policies and procedures. Personally responsible for proper marking and handling of all information and materials, in any form. Shall not divulge any information, or afford access, to other employees not having a need-to-know. Shall not divulge information outside company without management approval. All government and proprietary information will be accessed and stored electronically on company provided resources.

  • Incumbent must be eligible for DoD Personal Security Clearance.

Due to U.S. Government contract requirements, only U.S. citizens are eligible for this role. Work Environment This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines. Physical Demands The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • Works at job activities that require sitting, standing, or walking for short periods throughout the day and focused visual concentration or focused listening.

Other Duties Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for their job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.