Estimator-Contract Administrator

Job Description

BAE Systems Norfolk Ship Repair is seeking a Senior Contract Administrator to join an exciting, fast-paced, and dynamic work environment in its Platforms and Services business unit. This is a senior administrative position that will play an integral role in the successful execution of complex, high profile defense programs. The ideal candidate is motivated by results and seeks opportunities for growth and advancement by embracing challenges and successfully pursuing stretch goals.

As the potential Senior Contract Administrator you will perform overall (cradle-to-grave) contracts management of assigned contracts and subcontracts, review request for proposals, prepare summary of review noting areas of risk for proposal management, perform contract negotiation, prepare Request for Equitable Adjustments, Prepare and Support DCAA audits, track Change Management efforts and interact with internal and external customers at all levels of company and Government. Candidate must be able to readily adapt and thrive in a challenging, fast-paced environment.

  • Prepare responses for Requests for Equitable Adjustments, Claims, Notice of Changes, Letters of Concern.
  • Prepare contractual positions establishing entitlement and quantum.
  • Train multiple internal groups on document control and record retention.
  • Review and make recommendations regarding resolution of issues relating to company performance in conformance to original proposal and all terms and conditions of the contract.
  • Prepare and disseminate information throughout the company regarding contract status, compliance, modifications, deviation, negotiation, completion and termination.
  • Prepare special reports and analysis as required. Maintain contract document system in accordance with company requirements.
  • Complete weekly status report(s), as required.
  • Assist in the coordination and development of RFP responses.
  • Assist internal departments (e.g., Operations, Finance) with interpreting contract language and verifying contract terms are entered accurately into appropriate business system.
  • Assist in or lead contract negotiations as appropriate.
  • Coordinate with internal stakeholders to initiate Contract Close Out process to ensure contract close-out, extension or renewal is completed. Work with Compliance to ensure Task Order and Contract Release of Claims are current and accurate prior to execution.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills with the ability to correctly prioritize workload IAW schedules, proposal due dates, deadlines, submittals, etc.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Education, Experience, & Skills
  • Bachelor's degree and 4 years of experience or equivalent experience.
  • 4 or more years' experience in the field of Contract Management and Claims processing for commercial and federal contracts administration.
  • Full knowledge of industry best practices in the acquisition of services and supplies for federal and commercial contracts.
  • Demonstrated expertise of FAR/DFARS.
  • Experience with the following: IDIQ - Delivery/Task Orders, Contract Types: FFP, FFP LOETC, CPFF, T&M, etc., and Truth in Negotiations Act (TINA).
  • Non-Disclosure and Teaming Agreements.
  • Experience in effecting Change Management.
  • Effective critical thinking and problem solving skills.

Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills
  • Knowledge of the marine industry and requirements of ship-work on US Navy, MSC, MARAD and agent managed vessels is preferred but not required.
  • Working knowledge of Collective Bargaining Agreements is preferred but not required.
  • Security Clearance is preferred but not required.

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.