BAE Systems
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Senior Contracts Administrator

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Employer Provided Salary: 94,500-127,750 Annually
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Job Description
As a Senior Contracts Administrator within the National Space contracts department reporting to the Business Unit Manager, Contracts, you will manage Contracts and mentor department personnel as assigned.
The Finance Strategic Capabilities Unit delivers the expertise and business acumen to increase value across the enterprise by providing actionable information with recommendations and opportunities to drive sustainable business growth.
What You'll Do:

  • Lead and Manage assigned program Contract actions.
  • Operate as a Subject Matter Expert in all aspects of Contract Management and engage, collaborate as needed with related functions to achieve Company and Customer objectives.
  • Work covers not only the full spectrum of contract life-cycle responsibilities, from new business to closeout but will lead non-standard actions e.g., Contract Novation actions and Bid Protests.
  • Draft non-routine contractual instruments.
  • Excellent knowledge of corporate policies and procedures or corporate governance principles coupled with ability to identify required improvement to established policies.
  • Expert knowledge of contracting concepts, Uniform Commercial Code, Cost Accounting Standards (CAS), applicable public contract acquisition law and regulations (FAR / DFARS / NFS).
  • Provide contract negotiation and administration on the complex and/or critical programs encompassing all phases of the contract life cycle (pre-proposal - contract close out).
  • Responsible for collaborating with other employees in the department, cross functionally and on programs, and for establishing effective relationships with key customers.
  • Assist the Business Unit Manager, Contracts, as well as the Organization Director in reviewing contracts and related documents to assess risk to the company and recommend mitigation approaches and ensure compliance with various federal regulations and internal policy.
  • Utilize high degree of critical thinking, independent and creative judgment and sound business judgement with outcomes in alignment highest-level goals and objectives of the corporation.
  • Activities may require development of new contract policies and processes or assessment of required deviations from established norm.
  • Demonstrate technical and relationship proficiency with multiple Customers, Products and Services.
  • Project confidence and demonstrate positive influence with Customers, deliver results and outcomes to the benefit of the Company.
  • Effectively represent the Contracts function to Enterprise-wide Working Groups.
  • Conduct contractual presentations for internal and external management and ensure contract information on programs is accurately entered into appropriate internal business applications.
  • Advise and consult to resolve business/contractual problems with program management, internal organizations, or customer representatives including non-standard issues (e.g., Disputes / Bid Protest/ Property / Security/ Subcontracting).
  • Maintain a regular and predictable work schedule.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships within the department, the Strategic Business Units, Strategic Capabilities Units and the Company. Interact appropriately with others in order to maintain a positive and productive work environment.
  • Perform other duties as necessary.

On-Site Work Environment: This position requires regular in-person engagement by working on-site five days each normally scheduled week in the primary work location. Travel and local commute between company campuses and other possible non-company locations may be required.
Working Conditions:

  • Work is performed in an office environment, laboratory, cleanroom, or production floor.

Required Education, Experience, & Skills

  • BS/BA in a related field plus 8 or more years related experience.
  • Each higher-level degree, i.e., Master's Degree or Ph.D., may substitute for two years of experience. Related technical experience may be considered in lieu of education. Degree must be from a university, college, or school which is accredited by an agency recognized by the US Secretary of Education, US Department of Education.
  • Government and Commercial (domestic and international desirable) contracts experience.
  • Experienced with multiple Government contract Types (cost reimbursable, award fee, incentive fee, and Firm Fixed Price contracts).
  • Experience in developing and implementing negotiation strategies.
  • Analytical thinking, risk analysis and problem-solving skills.
  • Leader with solid conflict resolution skills in a changing environment.
  • Ability to prioritize and handle several tasks simultaneously.
  • Solid communications skills, computer fluency, agile and effective negotiator with clear oral and written explanations required.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Excel and Word applications.

Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills

  • Experience in Federal government contracts related work preferred.
  • A current, active TS/SCI security clearance preferred.
  • CPCM certification preferred.

Pay Information
Full-Time Salary Range: $94500 - $127750
Please note: This range is based on our market pay structures. However, individual salaries are determined by a variety of factors including, but not limited to: business considerations, local market conditions, and internal equity, as well as candidate qualifications, such as skills, education, and experience.
Employee Benefits: At BAE Systems, we support our employees in all aspects of their life, including their health and financial well-being. Regular employees scheduled to work 20+ hours per week are offered: health, dental, and vision insurance; health savings accounts; a 401(k) savings plan; disability coverage; and life and accident insurance. We also have an employee assistance program, a legal plan, and other perks including discounts on things like home, auto, and pet insurance. Our leave programs include paid time off, paid holidays, as well as other types of leave, including paid parental, military, bereavement, and any applicable federal and state sick leave. Employees may participate in the company recognition program to receive monetary or non-monetary recognition awards. Other incentives may be available based on position level and/or job specifics.
About BAE Systems Space & Mission Systems
BAE Systems, Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of BAE Systems plc, an international defense, aerospace and security company which delivers 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 services. Improving the future and protecting lives is an ambitious mission, but it's what we do at BAE Systems. Working here means using your passion and ingenuity where it counts - defending national security with breakthrough technology, superior products, and intelligence solutions. As you develop the latest technology and defend national security, you will continually hone your skills on a team-making a big impact on a global scale. At BAE Systems, you'll find a rewarding career that truly makes a difference.
Headquartered in Boulder, Colorado, Space & Mission Systems is a leading provider of national defense and civil space applications, advanced remote sensing, scientific and tactical systems for the U.S. Intelligence, Department of Defense and scientific communities. We continually pioneer ways to innovate spacecraft, mission payloads, optical systems, and other defense and civil capabilities. Powered by endlessly curious people with an unwavering mission focus, we continually discover ways to enable our customers to perform beyond expectation and protect what matters most.

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BAE Systems Benefits Overview

At BAE Systems, lives depend on us, and we depend on you. Helping you be your best—at work and at home—inspires us to deliver well-being programs and resources that allow you and your family to thrive in all areas of life.

Volunteer in local community
Open door policy
Team based strategic planning
Employee resource groups
Employee-led culture committees
Dedicated diversity and inclusion staff
Mandated unconscious bias training
Diversity employee resource groups
Hiring practices that promote diversity
Diversity recruitment program
Health Insurance + Wellness
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
Life insurance
Pet insurance
Wellness programs
Mental health benefits
Financial & Retirement
401(K) matching
Charitable contribution matching
Child Care & Parental Leave
Childcare benefits
Generous parental leave
Family medical leave
Adoption Assistance
Restricted work hours
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Fertility benefits
Vacation + Time Off
Generous PTO
Paid volunteer time
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
Flexible time off
Floating holidays
Bereavement leave benefits
Office Perks
Company-sponsored outings
Free snacks and drinks
Some meals provided
Relocation assistance
Professional Development
Job training & conferences
Tuition reimbursement
Promote from within
Customized development tracks
Personal development training
Virtual coaching services

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