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Filter by Date: Mar 16, 2019

Filter by Location: Chantilly, VA, US, 20151

Company: The Aerospace Corporation

Requisition ID: 44813 

All Locations: Chantilly, VA (Virginia) 

A trusted partner. A national resource. A leader in national security space. We are THE Aerospace Corporation.  A team that takes pride in our readiness to solve some of the most complex technical challenges in existence. With challenges spanning government to commercial, you’ll have the unique opportunity to work on projects that are literally evolving our nation's space and launch capabilities. We all share a common passion and aspiration – to serve a mission much bigger than ourselves.  When you join our team, you’ll be part of a rare collection of thought leaders and game-changing innovators.  Are you ready to launch your career?

Responsibilities

The Contracts Administrator will be responsible for preparing, negotiating, administering and closing out standard and non-standard contracts. Conducts proposal preparation, contract negotiation, contract administration and customer contact activities to provide for proper contract acquisition and fulfillment in accordance with company policies, legal requirements, and customer specifications. Examines labor and ODC estimates to ensure accuracy and completeness. Supports the preparation and submission of cost proposals, including coordinating and reviewing labor and ODC estimates, proposal terms, and other documents, as required. Provides inputs, as needed, on any progress reports, or other reports. Advises management of contractual rights and obligations. Compiles and analyzes contractual requirements and develops and provides recommendations to internal and external customers, as required.

This position will be located in Chantilly, Virginia.

 

This position can be filled as a Contracts Lead or Contracts Manager

 

KEY FUNCTIONS

  • FAR or other Agency procurement regulation analysis, evaluation of impact to contract terms and Aerospace functional area responsibilities.
  • Must have the ability to develop and maintain positive and proactive relationships with both internal and external customers.
  • Ability to draft negotiation position recommendations. Provide strong administrative, problem solving and interpersonal skills relevant to dealing with complex contractual and business issues in a changing environment.
  • Negotiates, prepares, reviews and revises contracts in compliance with company policies and procedures.
  • Provides information and analyzes requirements. Ensures all documents are error-free and accurate.
  • Develops and implements processes and procedures and provides guidance for enhancing contracts function. Develop documents and content required for internal CSG Contracts website.
  • Provides information regarding contract procedures, terms and requirements to both internal and external customers.
  • Tracks and monitors contract changes, deliverables, and correspondence.
  • Plans, develops, prepares, and presents proposals, contracts, and grants. Administers contract performance by analyzing and interpreting performance requirements, special provisions, modifications and terms and conditions.
  • May assign and review the work of others.

Qualifications

Required for Contracts Lead

  • Bachelor's degree plus 10 or more years of contracts experience.
  • Experience in government contract management. Thorough understanding of FAR, and other government laws and regulations.
  • Research and analysis skills, with the ability to draft topic papers on short deadlines.
  • Must work well in a team environment.
  • Must possess strong organizational skills.
  • Effective interpersonal skills to coordinate efforts and work with other internal and external organizations
  • Strong written and oral communication skills

 

Required for Contracts Manager

  • Bachelor's degree plus 15 or more years of contracts experience.
  • Experience in government contract management. Thorough understanding of FAR, and other government laws and regulations.
  • Research and analysis skills, with the ability to draft topic papers on short deadlines.
  • Must work well in a team environment.
  • Must possess strong organizational skills.
  • Effective interpersonal skills to coordinate efforts and work with other internal and external organizations
  • Strong written and oral communication skills

 

Preferred

  • Experience in Microsoft Office applications including Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.
  • Must be detail oriented; ability to prioritize tasks and projects; ability to handle multiple priorities and projects at one time
  • Demonstrated flexibility and ability to adapt to changing organizational needs
  • Customer service orientation
  • Ability to work under minimal supervision, to self-initiate activities, and to work within timelines
  • Must possess time management and project management skills

Transcript Requirement

None

 

Additional Requisition Details

Clearance Requirement: Secret 

Access: None 

Polygraph: None 

Relocation Available:  No 

Employment Type: Regular 

Work Schedule: Full Time 

 

Company Statement

The Aerospace Corporation has provided independent technical and scientific research, development, and advisory services to national security space programs since 1960. We operate a federally funded research and development center (FFRDC) for the United States Air Force and the National Reconnaissance Office, and support all national security space programs. We also apply more than 50 years of experience with space systems to provide critical solutions to technologically complex systems in such areas as communications, shipping, law enforcement, and cyber, among others.

From our inception, our highly skilled technical staff has focused on ensuring the success of every mission and developing the most effective and economic space-related hardware and software in the world. Our greatest asset is the technical expertise of our people. Our state-of-the-art laboratory facilities are staffed by some of the leading scientists in the world.

All Aerospace employees working in organizations with technical responsibilities are required to apply for and maintain at least a Secret clearance.  U.S. citizenship is required for those positions.

Equal Opportunity Commitment

The Aerospace Corporation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. We believe that a diverse workforce creates an environment in which unique ideas are developed and differing perspectives are valued, producing superior customer solutions. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, age, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, color, religion, genetic information, marital status, ancestry, national origin, protected veteran status, physical disability, medical condition, mental disability, or disability status and any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. If you’re an individual with a disability or a disabled veteran who needs assistance using our online job search and application tools or need reasonable accommodation to complete the job application process, please contact us by phone at 310.336.5432 or by email at ieo.mailbox@aero.org. You can also review The Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law poster and the supplement, as well as the Pay Transparency Policy Statement


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