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Senior Contract Administrator

Location: Chula Vista
Posted on: November 17, 2021

Job Description:

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), an affiliate of General Atomics, is a world leader in proven, reliable remotely piloted aircraft and tactical reconnaissance radars, as well as advanced high-resolution surveillance systems. We have an exciting opportunity as an experienced Contracts Administrator to work with the team located in, Poway CA.DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Reviews bids and proposals to ensure they meet company policy and customer solicitation requirements.
  • Identifies contract issues and responds to a variety of complex inquiries while providing leadership in developing innovative solutions.
  • Responsible for supporting one or more business units in the management of contracts.
  • Areas of responsibility include proposal review, contract preparation, negotiation, and administration, verifying export classification and foreign restrictions, and customer interface to provide for contract award and fulfillment in accordance with company policy.
  • Reviews, interprets, recommends, and negotiates contractual terms and conditions and interprets established policies, procedures, and standard practices to develop proactive plans to ensure contract activities achieve desired objectives and timetables.
  • Represents the organization as the primary administrative contact on assigned contracts.
  • Participates in and may lead negotiating and modifying standard contracts and assists in negotiating and modifying non-standard contracts.
  • Reviews drafts as necessary, and negotiates terms and conditions of non-disclosure, teaming, license, and memorandum of understanding agreements.
  • Advises management of contractual rights and obligations and provides interpretation of terms and conditions.
  • May participate in cost and pricing reviews with program management and customer representatives.
  • Maintains an awareness of regulatory changes and their impact on contracts, including export considerations.
  • Maintains, analyzes, updates, and develops various electronic and hard copy records.
  • Makes presentations as required and acts as a primary contact with customers and outside organizations.
  • Provides direction to professional or technical staff on contract matters.
  • May participate in the selection, development, and training of contract staff.
  • Responsible for observing all laws, regulations and other applicable obligations wherever and whenever business is conducted on behalf of the Company.
  • Expected to work in a safe manner in accordance with established operating procedures and practices.
  • Performs other duties as assigned or required.We recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply.Job Qualifications:
    • Typically requires a bachelor's degree in business administration with an emphasis in contract administration or a related discipline, along with fifteen or more years of progressive professional experience in contract administration. Equivalent professional contract experience may be substituted in lieu of education.
    • Must have a complete understanding of contract principles, theories and concepts and be fully knowledgeable of practices, techniques, and standards.
    • Must be customer focused and possess: (1) the ability to develop solutions to a variety of complex problems; (2) excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills to accurately document and report findings to a variety of audiences; (3) excellent interpersonal skills to influence and guide employees, managers, customers and other external parties; and, (4) excellent computer skills.
    • Working knowledge of SAP desirable.
    • Ability to work independently or in a team environment is essential.
    • Ability to work extended hours and travel as required.
    • Secret Security Clearance is desired.

Keywords: GENERAL ATOMICS, Chula Vista , Senior Contract Administrator, Other , Chula Vista, California

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