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Postings as of November 16, 2018:

Ball Aerospace

Job Title: Senior Contracts Administrator (665248)

Job ID: 665248

Regular / Full-Time

Location: NM - Albuquerque

Ball Aerospace pioneers discoveries that enable our customers to perform beyond expectation and protect what matters most. We create innovative space solutions, enable more accurate weather forecasts, drive insightful observations of our planet, deliver actionable data and intelligence, and ensure those who defend our freedom go forward bravely and return home safely. For more information, visit https://careers.ball.com/  and search by job ID, Job Title, and/or location.

Sr Contracts Administrator

As a Sr. Contracts Administrator in the Systems Engineering Solutions (SES) contracts department, reporting to the Contracts Business Unit Manager, you will assume a hands-on role as an individual contributor providing contract administration functions in accordance with company policies, legal requirements, and customer specifications.

What You Will Do

  • Support the Ball SES Albuquerque, New Mexico Office Director and assigned program teams.
  • Administer contracts on a variety of programs, encompassing all phases of the contract life cycle (pre-proposal through contract close out).
  • Prepare, recommend and implement negotiation strategies and techniques.
  • Participate in or lead the contract-negotiating team.
  • Prepare and submit compliant proposals in response to Customer RFP’s and Change Requests by working with technical, pricing and management staff
  • Prepare presentations for program and customer management review.
  • Collaborate with other employees in the department, cross-functionally and with program personnel, and key customers.
  • Review and interpret contracts, modifications and change orders; prepare contract review records and obtain necessary management approvals for definitization.
  • Review Customer RFP’s, contracts and related documents to assess risk to the company and recommend mitigation approaches that ensure compliance with various Federal Regulations and Ball Aerospace policy.
  • Work with program and customer management to determine and meet program requirements.
  • Develop professional relationships with program and customer personnel for the advancement of long-term business opportunities.
  • Propose and negotiate terms and conditions that mitigate business risks, ensuring company empowered official is aware of any Domestic Export (ITAR and EAR) issues.
  • Negotiate favorable payment terms to positively affect shareholder value.
  • Maintain a positive and productive work environment.
  • Maintain a regular and predictable work schedule.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships within the department, the SBU/SSU and the Company.  Interact appropriately with others in order to maintain a positive and productive work environment.
  • Perform other duties as necessary.

Develop professional relationships with program and customer personnel for the

What You'll Need

  • BS in a related field plus 8 or more years related experience.
  • Each higher-level degree, i.e. Master’s Degree or Ph.D., may substitute for two years of experience.  Two years of related experience may be substituted for each year of education. Degree must be from a university, college, or school which is accredited by an agency recognized by the US Secretary of Education, US Department of Education.
  • CPCM certification desirable.
  • Experienced with Time and Materials, Cost Reimbursable, and Firm Fixed Price contracts.
  • Experience with DOD and major Aerospace primes preferred.
  • Strong oral, presentation and written communications skills.
  • Computer skills and working knowledge of Microsoft office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).
  • Agile and effective negotiator with clear oral and written explanations.
  • Ability to work a variety of complex issues at one time.
  • Strong conflict resolution skills in a changing environment.
  • Security Clearance is desirable.

Working Conditions

  • Work is performed in an office environment.
  • Travel and local commute between Ball campuses and other  

Security Clearance:

Successful applicant for this position must be eligible to obtain a DoD clearance. A current DoD clearance is not required to be eligible for this position, however the successful applicant will be required to obtain a DoD clearance within a reasonable time after the offer is extended and must be able to maintain the applicable clearance. 

* US Citizenship is Required
Relocation for this position is NOT Available

Ball Aerospace is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.



Westech International, Inc.

WESTECH INTERNATIONAL, INC.  (WESTECH) has the following immediate job opportunity: 

 

Contracts Administrator 

In Albuquerque, New Mexico

 

POSITION TITLE: Contracts Administrator

 

CLASSIFICATION: Full Time Regular - Salaried

 

COMPENSATION: Commensurate with Experience plus benefits

  

JOB GROUP: Professionals 1 (Administrative)

 

POSITION OVERVIEW:

Work at Westech International, Inc. (WESTECH) Corporate Headquarters; the Contracts Administrator will perform contract administration, & proposal preparation in a dynamic and energetic work environment.

 

The Contracts Administrator will actively participate in the submission of timely and wholly compliant cost and pricing proposals; negotiate fee and contract terms and conditions; administer contracts through closeout; negotiate non-disclosure agreements and teaming agreements; support the further development of efficient company processes and procedures; assist with Defense Contract Audit Agency submission and audits; and assist with project control and budgeting.

 

The ideal candidate for the Contract Administrator role will have a breadth of experience in contract administration and proposal submission and possess a strong mix of analytical and organizational skills, as well as the ability to communicate complex ideas and provide excellent customer service in a team environment; strong working knowledge of multiple contract types (e.g., firm fixed price, cost plus fixed fee, time & material) Support billing department by with in-depth understanding of revenue, direct costs and indirect rates.

 

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Contracts Administrator required duties include:

  1. Contract/Subcontract review and administration (Commercial, Federal, State and Local Government)
    1. Set up and maintain Contracts Master Files in Deltek GCS Premier (Accounting System)
    2. Monitor contract/task/subtask funding and report funds status, as required
    3. Develop and implement various project control, tracking and budgeting techniques
    4. Perform contract reconciliation and close out for assigned contracts/subcontracts
    5. Assist with DCAA submissions and audits
  2. Cost Proposal Pricing as needed for contract actions required by the Government or prime contractors
    1. Perform cost/price analysis to support the development of prime/subcontract proposals
    2. Develop and submit contract change proposals
    3. Negotiate cost/price issues with current and potential customers
  3. Answer questions from Government Representatives and/or prime contractors, as needed
  4. Request for Proposal (RFP) review and proposal pricing
    1. Perform peer reviews of cost/price proposals and various other contract submittals
    2. Coordinate on a variety of contract/subcontracts-related actions
  5. Monitor potential marketing opportunities
  6. Review, process and approve Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDA) and Teaming Agreements
  7. Prepare and process Professional Service Agreements and modifications
  8. Management of corporate contracts and subcontracts
  9. Ensure Contracts are in compliance with corporate policies and procedures
  10. Very organized with strong ability to multi-task
  11. Perform other related duties as necessary

 

REQUIREMENTS:

  1. In-depth knowledge of the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), Defense Acquisition Regulations (DFARs) and Department of Energy Acquisitions Regulations (DEARS)
  2. Familiarity with System for Award Management (SAM)
  3. Knowledge of Department of Labor Service Contract Act (SCA)
  4. Experience managing Cost Plus, Time and Material (T&M), Firm Fixed Price Level of Effort (FPLOE) and Firm Fixed Price (FFP) government contracts and subcontracts including Indefinite Delivery/ Indefinite Quantity (IDIQs)
  5. Experience developing pricing and writing cost proposals for all contract types
  6. In-depth understanding of revenue, direct costs and indirect rates on Government type contracts
  7. Familiarity with Cost Accounting Standards (CAS), and navigating Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) audits and Forward Pricing Rate Agreements and Recommendations
  8. Excellent knowledge of MS Excel and Word
  9. Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  10. Knowledge Adobe Acrobat
  11. Knowledge of Job Costing
  12. Customer service skills
  13. Account receivable experience
  14. Contract reconciliation and Close Out experience
  15. Attention to detail with focus on accuracy

 

PREFERRED SKILLS:

Knowledge of Deltek GCS Premier, Time and Expense, CostPoint

Knowledge of general ledger and financial statements

 

EDUCATION: Bachelor's Degree in Business, Accounting or Finance

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

Minimum 3 years experience in Government Contract Administration

Minimum 3 years specific experience in Subcontract Administration

Minimum 3 years specific experience in pricing on Government type proposal

 

LOCATION:  Albuquerque, New Mexico [NM].

 

APPLY:  Please submit your resume and letter of intent against this specific job on our website http://www.westech-intl.com/Talent_Portal.aspx.  Once you have reached the employment page, find the specific job that interests you and meets your qualifications, click on that job. Next, look in the lower left hand corner of the job click on the button labeled APPLY NOW.

 

If you have any questions or problems applying please contact:

Emily Wiercinski, Technical Recruiter

Westech International, Inc.

Office (505) 888-6666 ext. 134

Fax (505) 837-9424

ewiercinski@westech-intl.com



Postings as of October 26, 2018:

Wildflower International

Wildflower International – Contracts Administrator – Immediate Opening – Apply Online https://www.wildflowerintl.com/careers )

 

Position Summary: The Contracts Administrator is responsible for the corporation’s contractual compliance

and reporting. Daily work involves research & accommodation of new federal acquisition requirements, data

analysis, training the Wildflower Sales Team, and collaboration with other Wildflower staff and outside

vendors. Existing contracts require periodic maintenance, including monthly, quarterly, and/or yearly

reporting, pricing updates, and renewals/extensions. New contracts require review, analysis, and negotiation

with a quick turnaround time.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Contract Administration/Compliance

  • Develop policies and procedures that comply with contractual terms, working closely with company teams.
  • Maintain GSA schedules as required for compliance and accuracy.
  • Direct required monthly, quarterly, and yearly reporting.
  • Develop and maintain databases as they relate to Wildflower’s business administration, customer, and vendor contracts. Anticipate and plan routine audits.
  • Review and analyze both new and existing contracts for risks, costs and requirements.
  • Analyze regulations and propose solutions to contracting challenges. Research statutes, regulations, and laws as they apply to Wildflower’s needs.
  • Support project management as necessary.
  • Manage all contractual issues with Wildflower business partners. Build and maintain existing Wildflower contacts.
  • Develop and assist with cost proposals, including FFP, CPFF, T&M, and GSA schedules as requested.
  • Ensure that negotiated terms and conditions comply with company policies.
  • Provide support to senior executives and management regarding contractual and business issues.
  • Supervise assigned staff.
  • Other duties as assigned

Sales Team

  • Fulfill contractual needs of Sales team.
  • Contribute to weekly Sales meeting (as requested).
  • Maintain knowledge base for representations & certifications, and complete forms as necessary.
  • Maintain an open-door policy with the sales team and provide additional training with regard to contracts and FAR statutes.
  • Other duties as assigned

 

Job Qualifications/Requirements:

  • Proven ability to understand and to accommodate a wide range of written and verbal communications.
  • Excellent organization and recordkeeping skills as they pertain to contracts, procedures, and document submission, within a SharePoint environment.
  • Experience with document control and records management.
  • High level of curiosity and patience with customer requirements.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Works well in a team environment
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Willingness to learn new software programs.
  • 6+ years contracting experience.
  • Working knowledge of Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and DFAR.
  • Ability to construct and provide contractually compliant solutions.
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills.
  • Perform life-cycle contract administration from Cradle-to-Grave (RFP to Closeout).
  • Ability to recognize risk elements in business transactions.
  • Drive items to closure with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities by analyzing and adapting task responses.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office software applications.
  • Effective communicator with strong oral, written, interpersonal, and analytical skills.
  • Specialized Knowledge: The employee will have a working knowledge of government contracts administration, GSA Schedule compliance and administration, and public acquisition regulations.

 

Required Education: BA/BS preferably in Business, Accounting, Finance, or related field; JD or MBA a plus.

 

Specific Equipment & Programs

  • MS Excel (advanced skills)/ Word / Outlook/ Access, Internet.
  • Training provided: SAP, SQL Server, GSA SIP, SAM, and NIH.

 

Additional Desired Qualifications:

  • Currently holds a DoD Top Secret or DOE “Q” clearance.
  • CFCM certification or equivalent.
  • SAP, Oracle, or other related ERP experience.

Postings as of October 5, 2018:

Ball Aerospace

Job Title: Subcontract Lead Senior (664879)

Job ID: 664879

Full Time/Regular


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Ball Aerospace leads the way in designing, developing and manufacturing innovative aerospace systems.  We take on some of the most complex and exciting challenges in the universe--from space and Earth science to national security and intelligence programs.

We produce spacecraft, instruments and sensors, RF and microwave technologies, data exploitation solutions, and a variety of advanced aerospace technologies and products.  In addition, we pioneered the development of the commercial remote sensing market, producing spacecraft and imaging systems that helped spawn a market-driven demand for imagery.

Our success is built on more than products or systems.  Our team of more than 3,000 engineers, scientists, technicians and support staff drives all the achievements at Ball Aerospace.  Whether contributing to a better understanding of the universe or helping keep our nation safe, our people bring their diverse backgrounds, perspectives and skills together to achieve a common mission.

Duties:

  • Prepare and maintain required purchase order or subcontract documentation in accordance with company procedures and government regulations.  Develop RFQ/RFP/Bid packages, evaluate supplier quotes or subcontract proposals

  • Award and manage purchase order or subcontracts, ensuring that program or indirect purchase orders or subcontract activities adhere to Ball Supply Chain Management processes, certified procurement system, small business program, and approved property system

  • Review and interpret purchase orders, subcontracts, modifications and change orders; prepare purchase order or subcontract file documents and obtain necessary management and compliance reviews/approvals

  • Facilitate communication between Ball and the supply base for specific procurement or subcontract actions

  • Ensure supplier or subcontractor performance to Ball requirements

  • Responsible for management/oversight/administration of one or more individual program or indirect subcontracts, reporting of individual subcontract status/issues to either a program or indirect management

  • Ensure all contractual direction between Ball and the subcontractor is consistent with top-level program requirements, be cognizant of the prime contract in detail as it relates to the Subcontract requirements and applicable documents, including, but not limited to statements of work, specifications, interface control documents, and mission assurance requirements

  • Manage and direct subcontract negotiations; recommend and implement negotiation strategies and techniques

  • Lead development and oversight of individual program subcontract risk assessment and mitigation plan(s) – (per WI 61.033). Ensure compliance with this plan throughout the life of the subcontract.

  • May be assigned as lead on a program or center of excellence, responsible for coordination, oversight, tracking of all procurement activity (subcontracts, critical procurements, commodity procurements) for the program or center

  • May lead cross-functional individual subcontract management team(s) or indirect requirements team(s)

  • POC between individual subcontract management team, program, and individual subcontract supplier communication activity

  • May lead or drive subcontract(s) supplier assessments

  • May coordinate the work of and assist in the training of commodity specialists, or subcontract leads.

  • Ensure that all subcontract-related business within communication activity.

  • May lead or drive subcontract(s) supplier assessments

  • May coordinate the work of and assist in the training of commodity specialists, or subcontract leads.

  • Ensure that all subcontract-related business within purview is conducted using the highest ethical standards and in compliance with all applicable laws, statutes, and regulations, as well as company policies and directives

  • Maintain a regular and predictable work schedule

  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships within the department, program teams, the SBU/SSU and the Company.  Interact appropriately with others in order to maintain a positive and productive work environment

  • Perform other duties as necessary 

What You’ll Need:

  • BS/BA in a related field plus 6 or more years related experience

  • Each higher-level related degree, i.e., Master’s Degree or Ph.D., may substitute for two years of related experience. Two years of related experience may be substituted for each year of education. Degree must be from a university, college, or school which is accredited by an agency recognized by the US Secretary of Education, US Department of Education

  • Proficiency in oversight and management of cost type subcontracts, various fee structures, and supplier cost reporting requirements

  • Must be knowledgeable of various types of subcontracts

  • Proficiency in Federal Acquisition methods for total acquisition life cycle

  • May require the ability to obtain a variety of DoD/Special Access clearances

Working Conditions:

  • Work is performed in an office environment

  • Travel and local commute between Ball campuses and other possible non-Ball locations may be required

Security Clearance:

Successful applicant for this position must be eligible to obtain a DoD clearance. A current DoD clearance is not required to be eligible for this position, however the successful applicant will be required to obtain a DoD clearance within a reasonable time after the offer is extended and must be able to maintain the applicable clearance. 

* US Citizenship is required
Relocation for this position is NOT Available


EEO Statement:

US CITIZENSHIP REQUIRED. Equal Opportunity Employer. Minority, Female, Disabled, Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Transgender and Veterans.




ARA

Applied Research Associates - Contracts Specialist 2

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Applied Research Associate’s (ARA) Corporate Contracts department seeking a passionate and driven Contract Setup Specialist who is committed to excellence and continuous improvement. Our Contracts team serves the dedicated employees and leaders who have made ARA the success it is today. ARA is an employee-owned company whose mission is to solve problems of global importance. ARA is hiring for an entry level position involving the interpretation of government regulations and contractual documents.

ARA’s Contracts Team is committed to:

• Providing superior customer service and support

• Meeting deadlines with high levels of accuracy

• Building and maintaining relationships with our customers through communication, education, and collaboration

What you’ll do as a Contracts Setup Specialist

• Enter contractual information into project setup in Costpoint through data entry

• Enter/update Costpoint for new projects and modifications within set deadlines; including but not limited to the setup of revenue and billing

• Manage and resolve complex setup and accounting issues related to contractual terms and project management requests.

• Take ownership of multiple divisions’ contracts and modifications while achieving a contract compliant project setup for each.

• Read and interpret government and commercial contract terms

• Manage requests for contract and project support using web-based help desk

• Troubleshoot revenue and billing issues/questions

• Communicate project and timesheet error discrepancies with multiple divisions

• Review new projects and modifications for accuracy as a quality check for other team members

• Complete a contract brief based on FAR requirements and contract information for each project and update regularly to ensure accuracy and compliance of contract terms

• Actively participate in support of special projects, reports and trainings

• Other duties as required

Contracts Setup Specialist Requirements

• Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent Government or commercial contract experience (6 years minimum)

• Professional, reliable, willing to learn and take initiative

• Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written

• Detail-oriented and good organizational skills

• Must be able to multi-task and work under strict deadlines

• Proficient in all Microsoft Office Applications (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)

Contracts Setup Specialist Preferences

• Government and/or Commercial contract experience

• Basic knowledge of Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR)

• Costpoint experience, to include project setup

Applied Research Associates, Inc. Company Information

Applied Research Associates, Inc. is an employee-owned international research and engineering company recognized for providing technically superior solutions to complex and challenging problems in the physical sciences. The company, founded in Albuquerque, NM, in 1979, currently employs over 1000 professionals and continues to grow. ARA offices throughout the United States and Canada provide a broad range of technical expertise in defense technologies, civil technologies, computer software and simulation, systems analysis, environmental technologies, and testing and measurement. The corporation also provides sophisticated technical products for environmental site characterization, pavement analysis, and robotics.

At ARA, employees are our greatest assets. We realize that employee ownership spawns greater creativity and initiative along with higher performance and customer satisfaction levels. ARA gives its employees the tools, training, and opportunities to take more active roles as owners. The culture is challenging; innovation and experimentation are the norm. Employees are eligible for contributions which not only add to the company’s success, but also their own through the Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). Our motto is “Engineering and Science That Matters for Fun & Profit” and we live our core values of Passion, Freedom, Service and Growth every day. For additional information and an opportunity to join our unique team, please visit our website at www.ara.com.

Qualifications

Behaviors

Required

Dedicated: Devoted to a task or purpose with loyalty or integrity

Detail Oriented: Capable of carrying out a given task with all details necessary to get the task done well

Enthusiastic: Shows intense and eager enjoyment and interest

Functional Expert: Considered a thought leader on a subject

Team Player: Works well as a member of a group

Motivations

Required

Ability to Make an Impact: Inspired to perform well by the ability to contribute to the success of a project or the organization

Entrepreneurial Spirit: Inspired to perform well by an ability to drive new ventures within the business

Flexibility: Inspired to perform well when granted the ability to set your own schedule and goals

Growth Opportunities: Inspired to perform well by the chance to take on more responsibility

Self-Starter: Inspired to perform without outside help

Education

Required

High School or better.

Preferred

Bachelor of Business Administration or better.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.




Raytheon

FT Temp Position

Contracts Negotiator/Administrator

Are you looking for an exciting opportunity to work with one of the country’s top defense contractors? Do you thrive in a challenging team environment? Are you searching for a unique professional opportunity? If you’ve answered yes, this opening will interest you.

Raytheon Albuquerque is a world leader in high-power microwave (HPM) and linear accelerator technologies. The site is growing and currently has an opening for a full-time long-term temporary position for a Contracts Negotiator/Administrator. The programs within the Albuquerque office are unique co-development with follow-on low initial rate production (LRIP). Additionally, the site reaches into research and development programs leveraging cutting edge technologies. The contract types stretch beyond the standard to include fixed price development, incentive and award fee contractual vehicles. The successful candidate will enjoy the opportunity to work state-of-the- art programs interacting with multiple agencies within the Department of Defense, Department of Energy, and the international community. The contracts lead will work closely with the proposal/ program teams, Supply Chain, and Quality providing support to senior management regarding contractual and business issues; ensuring that negotiated terms and conditions comply with company policies; and advising management of contractual rights and obligations as well as mitigation of contractual/program risks.

Individual must be able to work in a fast-paced team environment and must develop and maintain positive relationships with external and internal customers.

Required Skills:

• 5+ years contracting experience

• Working knowledge of Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and DFAR

• Ability to construct and provide contractually compliant solutions

• Excellent time management and organizational skills

• Ability to recognize risk elements in business transactions

• Drive items to closure with minimal supervision

• Ability to manage multiple priorities by analyzing and adapting task responses

• Proficiency in Microsoft Office software applications

• Effective communicator with strong oral, written, interpersonal, and analytical skills

Required Education:

• BA/BS preferably in Business, Finance, or related field; JD or MBA a plus

Desired Skills:

• Ability to coordinate and support all phases of the proposal process

• International contracting experience

• Knowledge of Export/Import regulations

• Financial business acumen

• Currently holds a DoD Top Secret Security Clearance w/SSBI








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