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Principal Contracts Administrator

Location: 

Cypress, CA, US, 90630

Job ID: 103087 

 

The Electro Optical Infrared Systems (EOIS) line of business within DRS has locations in Dallas, TX, Melbourne, FL, and Cypress, CA.  EOIS develops, manufactures, and supports infrared and electro-optical solutions for soldiers, ground vehicles and airborne platforms.  We offer an exciting and challenging work environment, a competitive salary and benefits package, and a business culture that rewards performance. 

 

 Employing the world’s brightest. Supporting the world’s bravest.

Job Summary

DRS EOIS in Cypress, California is seeking a Principal Contracts Administrator with Top Secret Clearance to join our team in Cypress, CA. in this role, you will lead the administration and monitoring of contract performance on major/complex government contracts, and conduct the negotiation and administration of agreements between the company/customers/subcontractors/vendors ensuring adherence to company policies and procedures.

Basic Qualifications and Required Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in related discipline with a minimum of 8 years related experience
  • Possess a U.S. Government security clearance with a current investigation
  • 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 including subcontract flow downs, change management, inspection, acceptance, payment, warranty, close-out and records retention
  • Advanced knowledge and thorough understanding of proper drafting, negotiation and use of contracts, subcontracts, POs 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

Job Responsibilities

  • Lead the administration and monitoring of contract performance on major/complex government contracts
  • Conduct 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
  • Review contractual documents to ensure adherence to company policy, government specifications and requirements, identify risks and areas of concern on contract terms and conditions and provides contractual advice, guidance to the program and operations managers
  • Respond to inquiries regarding contract obligations and revisions
  • Provide fulfillment of contract deliverables, billings and cash collections
  • Conduct proposal preparation for customer requirements
  • Prepare and analyze complex price proposals
  • Participate in TINA implementation/sweeps
  • Negotiate terms and conditions
  • Monitor contract performance and cost controls and ensure compliance with contract terms
  • Prepare teaming agreements, MOUs, MOAs, and domestic and international consultant/sales representative agreements and other contractual agreements
  • Prepare contractual documents, including the preparation of contract terms and conditions, and assemble contract documentation package
  • Participate in management review of proposals/contracts and in the conduct of program reviews
  • Prepare export license applications
  • Provide subcontract negotiation and management
  • Support, communicate, reinforce and defend DRS’ mission, values and culture
  • Maintain effective internal and external customer relations
  • Perform special projects as requested

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Prefer membership in the National Contract Management Association and CPCM designation highly desirable

In compliance with Executive Order 14042 and the Company’s desire to protect the safety and health of our employees, customers, and communities, effective October 1, 2021, as a condition of employment the Company requires all newly hired US employees be fully vaccinated.

Leonardo DRS, Inc. and its subsidiaries and affiliates are equal opportunity employers and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Our Mission

To build shareholder value through a commitment to high ethical standards and a superior performance culture focused on customers, employees, financial results and corporate citizenship.

Our Vision

To be the leading mid-tier defense technology company in the U.S.

Our Values

Our employees appreciate a culture of open honest communications, and fair and equitable treatment. We accomplish through:

INTEGRITY. At Leonardo DRS ethics and accountability always comes first.

QUALITY. We set high standards of performance, and consistently deliver excellent products and services.

CUSTOMER FOCUS. We go above and beyond to meet customer needs, and work to create long-term relationships with our customers.

DIVERSITY. We embrace different points of view, and continually foster an environment that enable all participants to contribute to their full potential.

INNOVATION.  At Leonardo DRS, innovation is in our DNA. We have built this company through the innovative ideas of our employees and continue to foster an environment that rewards new ideas to help our government and military customers save lives, solve critical problems and modernize to ensure mission success for years to come.

Leonardo DRS, Inc. is committed 
to building a diverse and inclusive workplace where everyone feels valued.  We are committed to building a workplace where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. At Leonardo DRS, we believe that a diverse and inclusive environment makes us a stronger Company. We embrace different points of view, respect one another in the workplace, and understand that an inclusive environment furthers creativity, innovation, and business performance. 

For additional information on  Leonardo DRS, please visit our website at www.leonardodrs.com


Nearest Major Market: Orange County
Nearest Secondary Market: Los Angeles