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Contract Administrator

  • Ref: 287665
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Location: Danbury, CT
  • Industry: Government
  • Job Level: Experienced Non-Manager
  • Pay: $95,000.00 - $110,000.00

Opportunity Description

Our client is in need of an experienced Contract Administrator with a solid background in the Defense Industry.

Job Duties

  • Administers and monitors contract performance on major/complex government and some commercial contracts
  • Conducts the negotiation and administration of agreements between the company/customers/subcontractors/vendors ensuring adherence to company policies and procedures
  • Responsible for contract solicitation terms, handling contract award confirmations, interpreting agreement terms and conditions and identifying potential issues, reviewing agreement amendments / modifications and incorporating changes
  • Reviews contractual documents to ensure adherence to company policy, government specifications and requirements, identifies risks and areas of concern on contract terms and conditions and provides contractual advice, guidance to the program and operations managers
  • Responds to inquiries regarding contract obligations and revisions
  • Provides fulfillment of contract deliverables, billings, and cash collections
  • Conducts proposal preparation for customer requirements
  • Prepares and analyzes complex price proposals
  • Negotiates terms and conditions
  • Monitors contract performance and cost controls and ensures compliance with contract terms
  • Prepares teaming agreements, MOU’s, MOA’s, and domestic and international consultant/sales representative agreements and other contractual agreements
  • Prepares contractual documents, including the preparation of contract terms and conditions, and assembles contract documentation package
  • Participates in management review of proposals/contracts and in the conduct of program reviews
  • Prepares export license applications
  • Assists in subcontract negotiation and management

Experience & Skills Required

  • Bachelor’s degree in related discipline with a minimum of 8 years related experience
  • Expert knowledge of Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations Supplement (DFARS)
  • Advanced understanding of complex contract/Purchase Order terms and conditions and detailed knowledge of the government contracting process including sole source and competitive procurements
  • Expert knowledge of the terms and conditions appropriate for different contract types (FFP, CPFF, CPIF, T&M, IDIQ, etc.) and their proper use
  • Expert knowledge of government intellectual property (IP)/ software and data rights clauses and IP marking guidelines
  • Expert knowledge of source selection / evaluation process including cost and price analysis
  • Advanced knowledge of requirements for and experienced in administration of government property
  • Advanced knowledge of government contract administration duties 
  • Advanced knowledge and thorough understanding of proper drafting, negotiation and use of contracts, subcontracts, P.O.’s 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