Senior Contracts Administrator

Job Description

BAE Systems is looking for an enthusiastic, self-starter senior level Contract Administrator within the Low Observable Tactical (LO Tac) Aircraft EW Program area which is part of the Electronic Combat Solutions Organization. The LO Tac Product line is responsible for the development/modernization, production and sustainment of the Electronic Warfare System for both the F-35 and F-22 aircraft. This is a fast paced, dynamic environment requiring a strong individual contributor to proactively manage contractual scope, customer communication and expectations. The successful candidate will lead assigned contracting activities for the Modernization business area where the work is largely developmental in nature. This position will be responsible for ensuring compliance with company policies, legal and customer requirements with limited guidance or supervision from the Contracts Manager. The successful candidate will need to interpret and communicate business commitments and alternatives to the program team and management. This position requires a solid foundational knowledge of government contracting methods, applicable laws and regulations and the ability to develop and maintain professional and dependable relationships with both internal and external customers, especially in challenging and sometimes demanding situations.

Daily responsibilities to include, but not limited to:

  • Maintain and demonstrate a thorough understanding of the U.S. government acquisition and procurement environment, the BAE Systems Contracts function and relevant Company policies and procedures, commercial contracting methods, export, FAR/DFAR, and other government regulations. Acquire a general understanding of the different pricing environments relevant in government contracting.
  • Support and lead assigned proposal activities including, but not limited to, analyzing of the solicitation, preparing summaries based on the analysis, with attention to the financial and business risk of the proposed effort, participating in all proposal team meetings, preparing the terms, conditions and assumptions upon which the proposal may be submitted, reviewing the technical and pricing proposals for accuracy and consistency, and preparing proposal documents and submittal to the customer. Responsibilities also include coordinating with other company functions as required to ensure appropriate reviews are conducted, scheduling required reviews and obtaining required review and approval signatures prior to submittal of proposals or execution of contractual documents.
  • Research and make recommendations on contract language and seek guidance on complex terms and conditions from higher level contract administrators and managers. May negotiate routine or moderately complex contracts under the general guidance of the Contracts Manager.
  • Perform all aspects of assigned contract processing including, but not limited to, accuracy of order entry data, contract funding, scope changes, contract amendments, receipts and delivery schedules, legal requirements, authorization for contract billings and other commitments.
  • Under the supervision of a contract manager, support the preparation of various agreements encountered in the business, such as non-disclosure agreements (NDA's), teaming agreements, memorandum of understanding/agreements, strategic alliances and others as the opportunity presents.
  • Participate in final stages of assigned contracts by performing assigned activities associated with contract closeout.
  • Maintain logs of proposals and other data as required and assists in data collection for monthly and quarterly reporting to management.
  • Compile and maintain all required contractual records and documents in accordance with contract requirements and company policies and procedures. Serve as the official repository for all contractual documentation and correspondence relative to assigned contracts.
  • Act as the primary point of contact between the company and the customer for all contractual matters on assigned contracts and projects including auxiliary agreements such as proprietary information agreements. Draft, prepare, and execute certain internal and external correspondence on contractual matters with increasing levels of autonomy but under the supervision of a Contracts Manager, commensurate with experience and demonstrated competence.
  • Performs limited cost analyses.

  • Typical Education & Experience

    Typically a Bachelor's Degree and 4 years work experience or equivalent experience

    Required Skills and Education

  • Bachelor's degree and 4 years of experience or 8 years of experience in lieu of degree.
  • Exercise discretion and independent judgment in the performance of duties set forth above.
  • Communicates effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Exhibits sound interpersonal skills involving interfacing, coordinating and negotiating with company personnel, customers and suppliers.
  • Uses computer skills to prepare appropriate reports and documents.
  • Makes decisions using sound judgment while complying with policies, procedures, appropriate principles and applicable state and federal laws and regulations .
  • Develops and demonstrates research and presentation skills.

  • Preferred Skills and Education

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Active Secret clearance

  • About BAE Systems Electronic Systems

    BAE Systems is a premier global defense and security company with approximately 90,000 employees delivering a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support and services.
    The Electronic Systems (ES) sector spans the commercial and defense electronics markets with a broad portfolio of mission-critical electronic systems, including flight and engine controls; electronic warfare and night vision systems; surveillance and reconnaissance sensors; secure networked communications equipment; geospatial imagery intelligence products and systems; mission management; and power-and energy-management systems. Headquartered in Nashua, New Hampshire, ES employs approximately 13,000 people globally, with engineering and manufacturing functions primarily in the United States, United Kingdom, and Israel. Equal Opportunity Employer/Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Gender Expression

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