DoD Contract Manager
Description: The ideal candidate must have general contract administration knowledge and administer, negotiate, and terminate standard and nonstandard contracts. Conducts proposal preparation, contract negotiation, contract administration, and customer contact activities to provide for proper contract acquisition and fulfillment in accordance with company policies, legal requirements, and customer specifications. Have a solid understanding of risk management, assessment, and planning as well as possess the ability to thrive in a fast-paced, multitasking environment, love challenges and details, be resourceful, and have great organizational and time management skills. This position requires knowledge of federal contracting, bidding, source selection, and procurement regulations and laws; experience with audit standards and federal cost principles; knowledge of disclosure statements, direct and indirect rate development and application; outstanding communication and negotiation skills; and business management skills.Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:* Due diligence in support of projects with new Federal Government Clients/JV's/Teaming arrangements, contract negotiation, contracts policy compliance, project audits.* This position will also serve as the primary project interface with the Federal Government Client's contracting official where so designated.* Ensure compliance with federal FAR/DFARS and other applicable regulations, contract terms, and internal policies and procedures* Must ensure adherence to the firm's signature authority policy, and facilitate approval of necessary and appropriate deviations.* Coordinate with Corporate Audit Group and support periodic internal project audits, outside project audits by clients, and federal and state agency audits.* Will respond to project/federal government client directives and requests involving financial information, contract compliance, cost proposals, project audit, project accounting, insurance, and other administrative issues.* Ability to manage and support multiple contract types (CPAF, CPFF, FFP, T&M, & others) and task orders concurrently and respond to project/client directives and requests.* In conjunction with the Project/Program Manager, develop the negotiation strategy and plan/lead, where appropriate, conduct contract negotiations with the Federal Government Client and Prime Contractors when in the Subcontractor position.* On Federal projects/proposals, will participate in strategic pricing planning and develop contract proposal preparation in compliance with the RFP requirements and other firm policies and procedures.. Requirements: Minimum Requirements* BA/BS + five or more years of relevant contracts experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education.* Working knowledge of FAR, DFARS, other FAR supplements, as well as the Uniform Commercial Code with the ability to independently research regulatory issues, understand their application and consequences to our business.* Proficient in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook), and Adobe Acrobat (PDF).* Due to the nature of this work, US Citizenship is requiredPreferred Qualifications* 10 years of experience in federal contracting, bidding, source selection, and procurement regulations and laws.* Have the ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret Security Clearance* Ability to work well as part of a team and provide good customer service to internal/external clients.* Understanding of the general role and required interface with DCMA and DCAA.* Team Player attitude, including acting as both as a formal and informal mentor to junior contracts managers on contracts* Outstanding communication, negotiation, and business management skills.* Self-starter with a can-do attitude that will thrive in a management structure where high standards of productivity, quality of work, and effectiveness are maintained.