Senior Contracts Administrator

MD - Rockville
Jan 07, 2019
Feb 04, 2019
Full Time
Westat is an employee-owned corporation providing research services to agencies of the U.S. Government, as well as businesses, foundations, and state and local governments. Westat's research, technical, and administrative staff of more than 2,000 is located at our headquarters in Rockville, Maryland, near Washington, DC.

Job Summary:

Westat is seeking a Senior Contracts Administrator to join the fast-paced collaborative corporate contracts unit.

Job Responsibilities:

· Lead contract management activities for a specific business area, including the administration of federal, commercial and privately funded agreements.   · Work with various teams throughout company to support the life cycle of contract activities, including pre-award reviews and negotiations, leading kick-off meetings, supporting closeouts and audits. · Review and negotiation of complex contract and subcontract agreements and modifications. · Provide contractual and business guidance to research and study area staff. · Lead a team of contract specialists.

Basic Qualifications:

· A bachelor's degree and 10 years of federal contracts administration experience is required.

· Advanced knowledge of the Federal Acquisition Regulations.

· Experience reviewing and administering complex contracts and subcontracts is required. · Leadership experience is required. · Experience working in the private professional-services sector is required.

Preferred Qualifications:

· A Master's degree in business, law or contracts related discipline. · Advanced training and certifications. · Extensive experience administering Health and Human Services contracts.
Candidates must have excellent written and oral communication skills; strong organizational skills; the ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously; detail-oriented and work well in a team environment.
Westat offers competitive benefits with ESOP, 401k, Health, Dental, paid vacation, sick and holiday leave, professional development as well as other benefits.
Any offer of employment may be contingent upon receipt of acceptable results from a post-offer background screening, if required for the position, based on the specific position which may include, for example, identity verification, employment history, or criminal records history.
Westat is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, genetic information, gender identity, or any other protected status under applicable law.