Director of Contracts Administration (Government Contracting exp required) - 34666 in Vienna, VA at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 10/29/2020

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Job Description

Working manager:  Manages the administration of contracts and is accountable for the timely, complete and effective preparation of proposals in response to RFPs or other opportunities to bring new business or expand existing business. Supervises second level managers and professional contracts staff.


Duties and Responsibilities 

Acts as the lead contracts point of contact for the Group-level line organization.  Overall management of proposal and contract activities related to new business acquisition.  Develops strategies with management to ensure competitive, profitable proposals. 

Build relationship with senior USG Contracts leads to shape current and future acquisition strategies.

Prepares complex proposals (may include pricing) for customer requirements, leads discussions on proposal cost strategy and coordinates special rate calculations and other significant financial impacts with financial operations.  Advises management of potential risk areas.

Administers a portfolio of active contracts.

Overall responsibility for the scheduling, execution and review of proposals in the organization. 

Negotiates and establishes teaming agreements with prospective partners to respond to client’s solicitation requirements.

Oversees the execution of contract administration policies and procedures within the limits of delegated authority and in accordance with corporate policies and procedures and government regulations. 

Works closely with other Directors of Contracts to ensure consistent standards of practice are applied to contracts and proposals across the company.

Ensures compliance with all government and corporate policies and procedures by the contract administration staff.  Assumes a significant role in the recommendation of new or revised corporate policies and procedures related to proposals and contract administration.

Signs contracts and agreements in accordance with delegated authority.  Reviews all new opportunities across the company for potential conflict of interest.

Reviews exports of technical data or defense services for compliance with ITAR and EAR requirements.

Attends all Corporate reviews, IPRs, unbilled meetings and other meetings as required.  Participates in management review of proposals, contracts, and programs.

Reviews unusual contract situations that are being handled by other members of the contract team and provides subject matter expert assistance as needed.  Provides guidance to Group-level line staff and management on contractual and business issues, including risk/benefit analyses.

Prepares and presents briefings to staff and clients. Selects, trains, develops, mentors and supervises contract administration staff.

Leads contracts acquisition due diligence and integration efforts to support the acquisition of new companies.

Performs additional duties and responsibilities as assigned, including providing senior level support to the Corporate VP of Contracts and Procurement on special projects and activities.

Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree in related discipline and 15 plus years of directly related experience in a government contracting environment including supervisory/management experience.

  • Experience with all contract types, inclusive of risk analysis for FFP required.
  • Pricing experience required.
  • Experience in sales of commercial software to government and commercial customers is desired.

In some cases, educational requirements may be adjusted or waived for more than 20 years applicable work experience. Work experience may be adjusted for highly specialized knowledge or uniquely applicable experience for positions involving new technology or labor market shortages as reflected by market survey data

   Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Subject Matter Expert in FAR (inclusive of OCI), DFARS, other FAR supplements, and CAS as well as commercial contracting.
  • Excellent oral and written communication, presentation and interpersonal skills.
  • Skilled with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint).
  • Strong analytical abilities; detail oriented.
  • Top Secret clearance desired.




Security Clearance: None

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