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Contracts Administrator

Location: 

Washington, DC, US, 20003 Columbia, MD, US, 21046

 

Advanced Acoustic Concepts, LLC, a joint venture between Leonardo DRS and Thales USA, is a technical leader in the fields of sonar systems, sonar signal processing, acoustic training systems, and open architecture system and software integration. The venture focuses on emerging areas in the undersea warfare domain where the customer has identified mission-critical needs. For additional information about Advanced Acoustic Concepts, please visit our website at http://www.aaccorp.com.

 

Title: Contracts Administrator
 

Job Location: Washington D.C. or Columbia, MD

 

Position Summary: Administer and monitor contract performance on government contracts in coordination with the Contracts Lead. May assist with the negotiation and administration of agreements between the company/customers/subcontractors/vendors ensuring adherence to company policies and procedures

 

Primary and Essential Accountabilities:

 

  • Work with Contract Lead to administer and monitor contract performance on government contracts
  • Provide support for the negotiation and administration of agreements between the company/customers/subcontractors/vendors ensuring adherence to company policies and procedures
  • Responsible for reviewing standard contract solicitation terms, handling contract award confirmations, interpreting agreement terms and conditions and identifying potential issues, reviewing agreement amendments/modifications and incorporating changes under the advisement and direction of the Contracts Lead
  • Review contractual documents to ensure adherence to company policy, government specifications and requirements, identify risks and areas of concern on contract terms and conditions
  • Respond to standard inquiries regarding contract obligations and revisions
  • Assist/support fulfillment of contract deliverables, billings and cash collections
  • Assist in proposal preparation for customer requirements
  • Prepare standard price proposals
  • Participate in TINA implementation/sweeps under Contract Lead direction
  • Monitor contract performance and cost controls and ensure compliance with contract terms
  • Assist in preparing routine teaming agreements, MOUs, MOAs, and domestic and international consultant/sales representative agreements and other contractual agreements
  • Under direction, 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
  • Support, communicate, reinforce and defend DRS’ mission, values and culture

 

Secondary Accountabilities:

 

  • Maintain effective internal and external customer relations
  • May assist in the preparation of export license applications
  • May assist with subcontract negotiation and management
  • Perform special projects as requested

                                                           

Basic Qualifications:

 

  • Associate’s degree in related discipline with a 2+ years of related experience. Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Knowledge of Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations Supplement (DFARS)
  • Basic understanding of contract/purchase order terms and conditions and detailed knowledge of the government contracting process including sole source and competitive procurements
  • Knowledge of the terms and conditions appropriate for different contract types (FFP, CPFF, CPIF, T&M, IDIQ, etc.) and
  • their proper use
  • Knowledge of government intellectual property (IP)/ software and data rights clauses and IP marking guidelines
  • Knowledge of source selection/evaluation process including cost and price analysis
  • Knowledge of requirements for administration of government property
  • Knowledge of government contract administration duties including subcontract flow downs, change management, inspection, acceptance, payment, warranty, close-out and records retention
  • 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
  • Basic understanding of contract/agreement briefings, negotiation and review
  • Basic knowledge of monitoring contracts/subcontracts
  • Membership in National Contract Management Association (NCMA) and CPCM certification desired
  • General computer proficiency and familiarity with Microsoft Office programs

 

Physical Requirements:

 

  • Lifting up to 5 lbs.: up to 10% of the time
  • Walking, Climbing, Bending, Standing, Stooping: up to 10% of the time
  • Sitting: up to 75% of the time
  • Travel: up to 10% of the time

 

AAC works on a 9/80 compressed work schedule, where employees work 80 hours in 2 weeks, and off every other Friday.

 

Advanced Acoustic Concepts, LLC; DRS Technologies, 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, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. #MCSS

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 this through:

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

OPERATIONAL EXCELLENCE. We set high standards of performance for ourselves and others. We consistently deliver excellent products and services. We adhere to quality levels demanded by our customers. We assume responsibility and accountability to achieve excellence. We settle for nothing less.

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

DIVERSITY, EQUITY, & INCLUSION. We accept unconditionally the value that every individual has to offer. We embrace different points of view. We continually foster an environment that enables all employees to contribute to their full potential. We cooperate together as a diverse workforce serving a diverse population.

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: Washington DC