Contract Admin Prin

BAE Systems

Stafford, VA

Job Description

The Principal Contract Administrator will support contracting activities for the Amphibious Combat Vehicle (ACV), the Marine Corps' next-generation vehicle designed to move Marines from ship to shore. This multi-billion dollar program is essential to the future of the Marine Corps.  The program is currently in full rate production of the personnel variant (ACV-P), while development and initial production of other variants is underway. 

The successful candidate will be responsible for managing various contracting activities such as solicitation reviews, proposal development and submittal, negotiations and contract execution, including monitoring hardware and data deliveries.  This position requires strong analytical skills, critical thinking, and the ability to act as a trusted business advisor to a cross functional team including Program Management, Finance, Engineering, Pricing and others.

The ideal candidate will have previous experience on a large production or supply program.  

This position is a hybrid position requiring at least 2-3 days a week in the office. 
The schedule is 9/80 with every other Friday off. 

Required Skills and Education
  • Bachelor's degree and 6+ years relevant experience required

  • Major defense article acquisition and production contracting experience

  • Highly developed critical thinking and communication skills with ability to influence and shape favorable business outcomes.

  • Excellent communication, presentation, team-building and leadership skills, with the ability to perform in a complex cross-functional business environment.

  • Excellent writing skills is a must, with the ability to write clear and concise reports, business correspondence, and policies/procedures.

  • Ability to effect and manage change (both organizational and contractual).

  • Cost type and Fixed Price Contract experience

  • Functional knowledge of FAR/DFAR regulations

  • Experience with complex contracts and proposal preparation and execution

  • Ability to interact professionally and effectively at all levels of the organization

  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, solicitations/RFPs, or governmental regulations.

  • Strong business acumen and experienced in risk management.

About BAE Systems Platforms & Services Posting
BAE Systems, Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of BAE Systems plc, an international defense, aerospace and security company which delivers a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support services. Improving the future and protecting lives is an ambitious mission, but it’s what we do at BAE Systems. Working here means using your passion and ingenuity where it counts – defending national security with breakthrough technology, superior products, and intelligence solutions. As you develop the latest technology and defend national security, you will continually hone your skills on a team—making a big impact on a global scale. At BAE Systems, you’ll find a rewarding career that truly makes a difference.

The Platforms & Services (P&S) sector under BAE Systems, Inc does the big stuff: the armored combat vehicles, naval guns, missile launchers, and naval ship repair…just to name a few. Our employees take pride in the work they do and why they do it. They are on the front lines every day, building our products to protect the lives of those who serve. We may be biased, but we think P&S does some of the coolest work around, and we think you will too.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion:
At BAE Systems, we work hard every day to nurture an inclusive culture where employees are valued and feel like they belong. We are conscious of the need for all employees to see themselves reflected at every level of the company and know that in order to unlock the full potential of our workforce, everyone must feel confident being their best, most sincere self and be equipped to thrive. We provide impactful professional development experiences to our employees and invest in social impact partnerships to uplift communities and drive purposeful change. Here you will find significant opportunities to do meaningful work in an environment intentionally designed to be one where you will learn, grow and belong.
Preferred Skills and Education
  • Experience in vehicle manufacturing or a large production or supply contract
  • Certification in contract management

  • Master's Degree/MBA/JD a plus

Typical Education and Experience
Typically a Bachelor's Degree and 6 years work experience or equivalent experience