Principal Contracts Administrator

Employer
LMI
Location
Mclean, VA
Posted
Jun 04, 2018
Closes
Jun 18, 2018
Industry
Law
Hours
Full Time
The Principal Contracts Administrator takes an active lead role managing a portfolio of contracts and providing guidance to project leaders regarding Contract/Task Order terms and conditions. The role will manage a diverse and competitive portfolio containing business with a variety of customers and agencies in the US government. She/he administers various types of Contracts/Task Orders from inception to closeout, including change orders, and modifications. Additionally, she/he conducts contract negotiations, and participates in the proposal process from start through pre-award and post-award stages. Responsibilities Serve as primary point of contact and official representative of LMI to client contracting officers on contractual matters, and respond to customer requests. Develop business relationships with client and prime contract contractual points of contact.Administer a range of contract types (IDIQ, BPA, FFP, LH, T&M, and CPFF orders), including administration of change orders, modifications, notifications, terminations, and closeouts.Perform price, cost, and other financial analyses to evaluate pricing strategies, current contract performance, and financial reporting.Provide new business support as needed. Participate in new business strategies including discussions on identifying and analyzing risks for a bid; review and analyze solicitations to understand the terms and conditions and convey any unique or risky contract terms; review cost proposals to ensure compliance with the solicitation and company policies; and prepare contractual clarification questions in response to requests for proposals.Prepare cost volumes, price proposals, letters, representations and certifications, and other documentation required for submission and proper contract administrationIssue contract and financial program documents. At project start-up, conduct a thorough review of the contract, and explain terms and conditions to project leader.Negotiate terms of contracts or teaming agreements with minimum intervention from managers. Structure contractual terms to reflect company business strategy.Review performance requirements ensuring contract is in accordance with legal requirements and customer specifications.Maintain proficiency in government contract law and regulationsPerform special projects at the request of the Director. When requested, assist with training contracts personnel or project teams. Review contracts for colleagues as requested.Attend department and team meetings. Participate in project setup meetings and periodic contract reviews with project control, accounting, and market leadership.Maintain regular attendance.Limited travel may be required. Qualifications BA/BS in business or a related field requiredMinimum of 7 years progressively responsible work experience administering professional services contracts in the Federal marketplaceStrong knowledge of Federal Acquisition Regulation and other bodies of law affecting government contractsStrong Excel and Microsoft Word skillsExcellent command of English language and grammar with strong verbal and written communication skillsAbility to compose, write, edit, and proofread a variety of internal and external business correspondence, contracts, proposals, and management reportsExperience maintaining complete and accurate corporate contract files in accordance with all applicable regulations to facilitate internal administration and audits by outside entitiesDetail oriented with excellent time management skillsAbility to work independently with minimal supervisionThe ability to obtain/maintain a US Department of Defense Security clearance

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