Contracts Administrator

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Job Description
Join a dynamic Contracts team that supports the delivery of mission critical capabilities across a diverse portfolio of government and commercial customers. The Contracts organization is the trusted business partner managing customer relationships, negotiating, creating innovative solutions, and providing regulatory knowledge to our internal and external customers. We are committed to employee growth and development, allowing employees to build a long term career at BAE Systems. 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.

With our historic growth and position as one of the world's largest Aerospace, Defense and Security Company's, we look to recruit and retain the best and brightest. The Intelligence Solutions Business Unit supports the Intelligence Community by ensuring that those who protect us have the requisite capabilities and are mission ready.

We view culture as one of our most critical competitive advantages. Contracts employees come to work every day because of our strong culture and passion for our significant role in the success of the business. Our Cultural Principles are:
  • Engage everyone with respect and good will
  • Stay calm independent of circumstances
  • Be humble and work collaboratively
  • Feel empowered to do the right thing
  • Listen, be curious, and allow differences to influence our decisions

This position will lead negotiations and management of complex proposals/contracts in accordance with federal regulations, company policies, legal and customer requirements. The candidate shall interpret and communicate contract requirements to the Program Team, other functions and management. Position requires an extensive knowledge of government and commercial contracting methods, applicable laws and regulations as well as a candidate who requires limited supervision from the Contracts Manager. May oversee or mentor lower grade contracting employees. Develop and maintain professional and dependable relationships with both internal and external customers.

  • Maintain an in-depth knowledge and working understanding of the US Government Acquisition and Procurement environment, the BAE Systems Contracts function and relevant company policies and procedures, commercial contracting methods, FAR/DFARS, export and other government regulations
  • Independently lead and support proposal activities including, but not limited to analysis of solicitations, preparing summaries and developing strategies and recommendations based on the analysis, with attention to the financial and business risk of the proposed effort, participating in all proposal team meetings, preparing the terms, conditions and assumptions upon which the proposal may be submitted, reviewing the technical and pricing proposals for accuracy and consistency, conducting overall business risk analysis and preparing the proposal documents for submittal to the Customer
  • Coordinating with other company functions as required to ensure appropriate reviews are conducted, scheduling required reviews, and obtaining required review and approval signatures prior to submittal of proposals or execution of contractual documents
  • Perform all aspects of assigned contract or purchase order processing including, but not limited to, accuracy of order entry data, contract funding, scope changes, contract amendments, receipts and delivery schedules, legal requirements and other commitments
  • Compile and maintain all required contractual records and documents in accordance with contract requirements and Company policies and procedures
  • Support Program Managers, Product Line Directors, and Business Area leads and provide contracts advice and counsel to company management at all levels as required

Develop specialized contracting knowledge in areas such as FAR/DFARS regulations, Intellectual Property, Commercial Contracting, and Teaming Agreements.


Required Education, Experience, & Skills
  • Exercise discretion and independent judgment in the performance of duties set forth in job description above.
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing;
  • Exhibit sound interpersonal skills involving interfacing, coordinating and negotiating with company personnel at all levels, customers, and suppliers;
  • Utilize computer skills to prepare appropriate reports and documents;
  • Make decisions using sound judgment while complying with policies, procedures, appropriate principles and applicable state and federal laws and regulations;
  • Proficient research and presentation skills;
  • Reliability and attention to detail

Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills

Bachelors Degree and appropriate Contract Management certifications
Experience with:
  • IT and Cloud Services contracts
  • Intellectual Property
  • Systems Integration contracts
  • TS with ability to obtain SCI or Poly based clearances

About BAE Systems Intelligence & Security
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.

Intelligence & Security (I&S), based in McLean, Virginia, designs and delivers advanced defense, intelligence, and security solutions that support the important missions of our customers. Our pride and dedication shows in everything we do-from intelligence analysis, cyber operations and IT expertise to systems development, systems integration, and operations and maintenance services. Knowing that our work enables the U.S. military and government to recognize, manage and defeat threats inspires us to push ourselves and our technologies to new levels.

At BAE Systems, we celebrate the array of skills, experiences, and perspectives our employees bring to the table. For us, differences are a source of strength. We're laser-focused on high performance, and we work hard every day to nurture an inclusive culture where all employees can innovate and thrive. Here, you will not only build your career, but you will also enjoy work-life balance, uncover new experiences, and collaborate with passionate colleagues.