Sr. Contract Administrator


Job Description

Join a dynamic team that provides mission critical capabilities across a diverse portfolio of customers. This is an opportunity to act as a trusted business partner for one of the leading companies providing innovative solutions in defense electronics. This position offers a motivated professional a unique chance to work across a broad range of contracting activities that supports the Adaptive Sensors C4ISRS Business Area within BAE Systems' Electronic Systems Sector.

Develop your career and grow your skills in a high intensity, team-based environment with a winning culture that provides an opportunity to collaborate daily with a variety of departments and functional organizations. As a senior Contract Administrator, you will work with customers to shape and close business opportunities aligned with internal objectives. Work products and interactions will be at multiple levels, from your program office team to executive leadership. In addition to challenging day-to-day assignments, employees are encouraged to pursue special projects, participate in formal and informal mentoring programs and networking events, and rotate into different roles with increasing levels of responsibility. BAE Systems also provides employees with opportunities to engage with and positively impact the internal and external community in which we work.

The selected candidate will coordinate, negotiate and manage complex proposals and customer contracts under minimal supervision. Knowledge of business agreements, government and commercial contracting methods, along with necessary leadership skills, is needed to support proposal, fact-finding, negotiation, and related activities. Candidate should have demonstrated skills in contracting strategy, presentation experience, and ability to develop and maintain professional and dependable relationships with customers.

Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Working understanding of the USG acquisition process, contracts function, commercial contracting methods, export requirements, FAR/DFAR and other regulations.
  • Independently lead and support proposal activities including analyzing solicitations, preparing summaries, developing strategies and recommendations, preparing terms and conditions, reviewing proposals for accuracy and preparing the proposal documents for submittal to customer. Coordinate with other company functions and ensure appropriate reviews are scheduled and approved by management.
  • Make recommendations on proposal and contract language. Ensure coordination and other functional inputs are reflected in terms of offer.
  • Lead contract negotiations and collaborate with customers.
  • Perform all aspects of contract lifecycle processing with necessary accuracy of order entry data, and necessary focus on contract funding, scope changes, contract amendments, delivery, legal requirements, etc.
  • Prepare various Non-Disclosure Agreements, Teaming Agreements, Memorandum of Understanding/Agreement, etc.
  • Lead or support fact-finding and other audits.
  • Act as primary point of contact between the company and the customer for all contractual matters.
  • Specialized knowledge in areas such as Int'l contracting, commercial contracting, joint ventures, and intellectual property.
  • Ensure proper interpretation of the contract(s).




Required Education, Experience, & Skills
  • Strong computer skills for data entry, reports and other documents
  • Communicates effectively both orally and in writing
  • Sound interpersonal skills to engage in negotiations with others to achieve business objectives
  • Make business decisions using sound judgement while complying with policies, procedures, and applicable federal laws and regulations
  • Demonstrated ability to focus on closure and get results
  • Proactive, self-motivated & highly organized


Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills
  • Familiarity with FAR/DFAR selling to USG and commercial Prime Contractors
  • NCMA membership or other certification / credentials


About BAE Systems Electronic Systems
BAE Systems is a premier global defense and security company with approximately 90,000 employees delivering 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 and services. Electronic Systems, based in Nashua, New Hampshire, provides systems and products that maximize the effectiveness and safety of fighting forces and first responders. Its offerings include infrared countermeasures and electronic protection systems for military and civilian aircraft; information management systems; signal acquisition, analysis, and exploitation systems that optimize use of the electromagnetic spectrum by friendly forces while denying its use by adversaries; interoperable communications systems for firefighters and other first responders; thermal weapon sights; precision targeting systems; situational awareness systems for ground vehicles; night-vision systems; identification friend or foe systems; and radiation-hardened electronics. Equal Opportunity Employer/Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Gender Expression