Contracts Specialist

Job Description

What's a day in the life of a Contracts Specialist at BAE Systems like?
- A high degree of interaction with both internal and external customers
- Numerous opportunities to drive value into processes and deliverables
- Accountability to a team of professionals committed to "Protecting those that Protect us"

This position will lead the day-to-day management of complex proposal and contract activities in accordance with company policies, legal and customer requirements with limited guidance or supervision from the Contracts Manager. Interpret and communicate business commitments and alternatives to program team and management. Position requires an extensive knowledge of government and commercial contracting methods, applicable laws and regulations. May guide work of lower grade contracting employees. Develop and maintain professional and critical 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.
-- Responsibilities also include 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.

Schedule will be 9/80 work week.

**Must be able to be onsite for 2-3 days a week**

Required Education, Experience, & Skills
  • Bachelor's degree and 4 years of relevant Contract Management experience or equivalent experience.
  • Knowledge of DoD contracting
  • Knowledge of FAR/DFAR
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Exhibit sound interpersonal skills involving interfacing, coordinating and negotiating with company personnel, customers and suppliers;
  • Utilize computer skills to prepare appropriate reports and documents- Microsoft Office
  • Make decisions using sound judgement while complying with policies, procedures, appropriate principles and applicable state and federal laws and regulations.
  • Develop/demonstrate research and presentation skills.
  • Ability to prioritize and multitask.
  • Excellent organizational and follow through skills.
  • Detail oriented.

Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills
  • 5 or more years of related experience
  • CFCM or CPCM certification from NCMA.

About BAE Systems Platforms & Services
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.

The Platforms & Services (P&S) sector under BAE Systems, Inc does the big stuff: the armored combat vehicles, naval guns, missile launchers, and naval ship repair...just to name a few. Our employees take pride in the work they do and why they do it. They are on the front lines every day, building our products to protect the lives of those who serve. We may be biased, but we think P&S does some of the coolest work around, and we think you will too.

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.