Team Lead, Contracts
Company: Draper Laboratory
Posted on: June 6, 2021
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The Senior Lead Contracts Administrator of National Security &
Space Contracts provides leadership and direction to direct reports
and members of the contracts team. You will build and maintain
internal and external customer satisfaction; focus on business
results and emphasize a team approach to provide world class
contracts support. Responsibilities include cradle to grave
oversight of contract administration and utilizing metrics to
monitor performance and risk across a diverse portfolio of US
Government Contracts. The Senior Lead Contracts Administrator works
closely with Programs, Finance, and Legal to maintain and improve a
cross-functional contract management process.
- Proposal support and negotiation, post- award contract
administration, scope management, interface with key subcontractors
and contract closeout. Providing guidance and advice to Draper
programmatic and technical staff regarding contract interpretation
issues, contract scope issues, and other contract- related
- Review and evaluate customer requests for proposal or revisions
to contracts; provides risk assessments and offers alternative
approaches to mitigate risks, including alternative contractual
language; evaluates and coordinates proposals; investigates and
reconciles significant contract changes involving cost,
specifications, schedules, etc.
- Develops and applies solutions to complex problems which
require the regular use a high degree of ingenuity, creativity, and
- Building and maintaining effective working relationships with
internal and external customers, including US Government contract
officers and the DCMA administrative contracting officers.
- Guide & mentor direct reports in the proper application of
Government contract management principles including FAR & DFAR
interpretation, TINA Requirements, and cost principles. Develop and
implement effective training plans and foster an environment of
- Minimum 7+ years' experience in Federal Government contract
administration and negotiations, or acquisitions.
- Deep understanding and familiarity with the Federal Acquisition
Regulation (FAR) and Department of Defense Federal Acquisition
Regulation Supplement (DFARS), including intellectual property
rules, candidates without FAR/DFAR experience will not be
- Excellent oral and written communications skills and the
ability to effectively interact at all levels within the
organization and with external customers. Writing sample
- Experience leading and influencing teams, supervising direct
reports and providing performance feedback.
- BA/BS required, MA/MBA/JD preferred.
- Ability to obtain a US secret clearance which requires proof of
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