Principal Specialist, Contracts (Onsite) – Sign-On Bonus Eligible


Science Park Road, PA

Date Posted:



United States of America


PA604: 302 Science Park Road, Bldg 5B 302 Science Park Road Building 5B, State College, PA, 16803-2214 USA

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At Raytheon, the foundation of everything we do is rooted in our values and a higher calling – to help our nation and allies defend freedoms and deter aggression. We bring the strength of more than 100 years of experience and renowned engineering expertise to meet the needs of today’s mission and stay ahead of tomorrow’s threat. Our team solves tough, meaningful problems that create a safer, more secure world.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Principal Specialist, Contracts supporting the Space Intelligence, Surveillance & Reconnaissance (SISR) mission area within the Air & Space Defense Systems (ASDS) Strategic Business Unit (SBU). This role will support the Consolidated Intelligence Development & Operations (CIDO) Product Area. As a key member of this Contract's team, this position will support the day-to-day contract execution for several prime contractor and subcontractor programs that focus on delivering and sustaining complex software-based systems to support our Intelligence Community and the Department of Defense (DoD) customers.

The position will report directly to the Senior Manager, Contracts within the CIDO Product Area and will need to collaborate closely with various Program Managers and other Cross-functional teams.

Our Contracts teammates are valued business partners, influencing and executing balanced business deals, collaborating with internal and external stakeholders, all in support of the products and services we deliver to our customers. With a global portfolio of clients, partners, and suppliers, the development opportunities for our Contracts professionals are endless, both domestically and abroad.

Responsibilities to Anticipate:

  • Interface with customers for correspondence, contractual changes and contractual issues

  • Influence others through the explanation of facts, policies and practices

  • Investigate and resolve contractual matters by critically thinking, gathering detailed information, seeking innovative contracting techniques, and proactively collaborating with relevant stakeholders

  • Provide advice/guidance on contractual rights/obligations, regulations, and policy/procedure to mitigate risks and unauthorized changes

  • Occasional travel to other domestic Raytheon sites and customer locations

Basic Qualifications:

  • Typically requires a University Degree or equivalent experience and minimum 5 years prior relevant experience, or an Advanced Degree in a related field and minimum 3 years' experience

  • Experience in the administration, negotiations and/or management of contracts, procurement, supply chain, U.S. Government DoD, Federal and/or State or Municipal contracts administrated and/or support functions

  • Active and transferable U.S. government issued security clearance (TS/SCI) is required prior to start date

  • U.S. citizenship is required, as only U.S. citizens are eligible for a security clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated ability to deliver solutions and contribute to results

  • Experience in proposals development

  • Experience with Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS)Ability to collaborate effectively with geographically disperse internal and external partners

  • Strong decision making within a defined framework

  • Able to use clear and concise written and verbal communications

  • Self-motivated to identify own learning opportunities and engagement

  • Proficient in computer skills including Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel

What We Offer:

Whether you’re just starting out on your career journey or are an experienced professional, we offer a robust total rewards package that goes above and beyond with compensation, healthcare, wellness, retirement, and work/life benefits; career development and recognition programs. Some of the benefits we offer include parental (including paternal) leave, flexible work schedules, achievement awards, educational assistance, and child/adult backup care.

Work Location (Onsite):

State College, PA - Relocation assistance is available. Employees who are working in Onsite roles will work primarily onsite. This includes all production and maintenance employees, as they are essential to the development of our products.

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The salary range for this role is 77,000 USD - 163,000 USD. The salary range provided is a good faith estimate representative of all experience levels. RTX considers several factors when extending an offer, including but not limited to, the role, function and associated responsibilities, a candidate’s work experience, location, education/training, and key skills.Hired applicants may be eligible for benefits, including but not limited to, medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short-term disability, long-term disability, 401(k) match, flexible spending accounts, flexible work schedules, employee assistance program, Employee Scholar Program, parental leave, paid time off, and holidays. Specific benefits are dependent upon the specific business unit as well as whether or not the position is covered by a collective-bargaining agreement.Hired applicants may be eligible for annual short-term and/or long-term incentive compensation programs depending on the level of the position and whether or not it is covered by a collective-bargaining agreement. Payments under these annual programs are not guaranteed and are dependent upon a variety of factors including, but not limited to, individual performance, business unit performance, and/or the company’s performance.This role is a U.S.-based role. If the successful candidate resides in a U.S. territory, the appropriate pay structure and benefits will apply.RTX anticipates the application window closing approximately 40 days from the date the notice was posted. However, factors such as candidate flow and business necessity may require RTX to shorten or extend the application window.

RTX is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.

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