BAE Systems Principal Contract Administrator in Nashua, New Hampshire

Job Description

Join a dynamic Contracts team that supports the delivery of mission critical capabilities across a diverse portfolio of government, commercial and international customers. The Contracts organization is the trusted business partner managing customer relationships, negotiating deals, creating innovative solutions, and providing regulatory knowledge to our 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. Contracts employees are provided opportunities for promotion and relocation to other business units within the U.S. and overseas. 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. Taking care of the Contracts team by offering daily flextime, every other Friday off, work from home options, relocation assistance, and competitive salary/benefits keeps our team engaged and motivated.

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

BAE Systems, within both the Small Form Factor Payload Solutions (SFFPS) and Tactical Aircraft (TacAir) Solutions Product Lines, is looking for an enthusiastic, self-starter Principal level Contract Administrator to join our Electronic Combat Solutions (ECS) Contracts Organization. The SFFPS and TacAir Product lines are a growing family of large development, production and sustainment programs of the Electronic Warfare System for multiple platforms, which is and will continue to experience significant growth. This is a fast paced, dynamic environment requiring a strong individual contributor to proactively manage contractual scope, customer communication and expectations.

This positionswill be responsible for supporting and ensuring compliance with company policies, legal and customer requirements with limited guidance or supervision from the Contracts Manager. The successful candidate will need to interpret and communicate business commitments and alternatives to the program team and management. The position require solid foundational knowledge of government contracting methods, applicable laws and regulations and the ability to develop and maintain professional and dependable relationships with both internal and external customers, especially in challenging and sometimes demanding situations.

Daily responsibilities to include, but not limited to:

  1. Maintain and demonstrate a thorough understanding of the U.S. government acquisition and procurement environment, the BAE Systems Contracts function and relevant Company policies and procedures, commercial contracting methods, export, FAR/DFAR, and other government regulations. Utilize previous general understanding of the different pricing environments relevant in government contracting.

  2. Support and lead assigned proposal activities including, but not limited to, analyzing of the solicitation, preparing summaries 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, and preparing proposal documents and 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.

  3. Research and make recommendations on contract language and seek guidance on complex terms and conditions from higher level contract administrators and managers. May negotiate routine or moderately complex contracts under the general guidance of the Contracts Manager.

  4. Perform all aspects of assigned contract processing including, but not limited to, accuracy of order entry data, contract funding, scope changes, contract amendments, receipts and delivery schedules, legal requirements, authorization for contract billings and other commitments.

  5. Under the supervision of a contract manager, support the preparation of various agreements encountered in the business, such as non-disclosure agreements (NDA s), teaming agreements, memorandum of understanding/agreements, strategic alliances and others as the opportunity presents.

  6. Participate in final stages of assigned contracts by performing assigned activities associated with contract closeout.

  7. Maintain logs of proposals and other data as required and assists in data collection for monthly and quarterly reporting to management.

  8. Compile and maintain all required contractual records and documents in accordance with contract requirements and company policies and procedures. Serve as the official repository for all contractual documentation and correspondence relative to assigned contracts.

  9. Act as the primary point of contact between the company and the customer for all contractual matters on assigned contracts and projects including auxiliary agreements such as proprietary information agreements. Draft, prepare, and execute certain internal and external correspondence on contractual matters with increasing levels of autonomy but under the supervision of a Contracts Manager, commensurate with experience and demonstrated competence.

  10. Performs limited cost analyses.

Typical Education & Experience

Typically a Bachelor's Degree and 6 years work experience or equivalent experience

Required Skills and Education

  1. FAR/DFAR knowledge and experience

  2. Experience with agreements other than contracts (ex. NDAs, bailment agreements, distributor agreements and/or software license agreements)

  3. Proven strong written and verbal skills

  4. Proven ability to work effectively both independently and as a team member

  5. US DoD Clearance SECRET or higher with DoD Investigation conducted within last 5 years

Preferred Skills and Education

  1. JD or MBA degree in Business or related field.

  2. Experience with commercial contracting and intellectual property

  3. NCMA Certification

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.

The Electronic Systems (ES) sector spans the commercial and defense electronics markets with a broad portfolio of mission-critical electronic systems, including flight and engine controls; electronic warfare and night vision systems; surveillance and reconnaissance sensors; secure networked communications equipment; geospatial imagery intelligence products and systems; mission management; and power-and energy-management systems. Headquartered in Nashua, New Hampshire, ES employs approximately 13,000 people globally, with engineering and manufacturing functions primarily in the United States, United Kingdom, and Israel. Equal Opportunity Employer/Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Gender Expression

Principal Contract Administrator


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