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Contracts Admin. III

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DRS Technologies Arlington , VA 22201

Posted 2 months ago

Leonardo DRS is a leading supplier of integrated products, services, and support to military forces, intelligence agencies, and prime contractors worldwide. Focused on defense technology, we develop, manufacture, and support a broad range of systems for mission critical and military sustainment requirements, as well as homeland security.

Headquartered in Arlington, VA, the Company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Leonardo S.p.A., which employs more than 70,000 people worldwide. We offer a competitive compensation package and a business culture that rewards performance. For additional information on Leonardo DRS, please visit our website at

Job Location: Arlington, VA

Position Title: Contracts Administrator III

Position Summary:

Leonardo DRS is seeking an exceptionally qualified mid-level Contracts Administrator with major weapon systems acquisition experience to join our recognized team of experts to provide a solution for the U.S. Air Force's T-X program. Leonardo DRS ties together an exceptional T-100 Team comprised of Leonardo Aircraft's world-class aircraft powered by Honeywell engines integrated with state-of the-art ground-based training from CAE USA. The T-100 is purpose-built for a wide range of training capabilities, long-term reliability, and cost effective operations. These characteristics along with its proven integrated training system comprised of Simulators and Ground Based Training devices make the T-100 the best solution to train today's next generation of fighter pilots. For additional information on the T-100 program, please visit our T-X Program website.

The Contracts Administrator leads the administration and monitoring of contract performance on their assigned Integrated Project Team (IPT). . Conducts the negotiation and administration of the prime T-X contract between the company and the USAF ensuring adherence to company policies and procedures. Contractually support their assigned Integrated Project Team (IPT) while collaborating with the T-X Director of Contracts, Contract Manager and other Contracts Administrators to support overall contract compliance.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with T-X Program Management and assigned IPT to effectively administer and monitor contract performance for assigned IPT. .

  • Responsible for contract change proposals terms and conditions, handling contract modification award confirmations, interpreting modification terms and conditions and identifying potential issues, reviewing modifications and incorporating changes.

  • Reviews contractual documents to ensure adherence to company policy, government specifications and requirements, identifies risks and areas of concern on contract terms and conditions and provides contractual advice, guidance to Senior Program, Contracts and ITP managers.

  • Assist Program Management and assigned IPT in the flow down of prime contract requirements/changes to the DRS Subcontract Manager/Administrator through the DRS Supply Chain and Proposal Management.

  • Provide contracting guidance to DRS Supply Chain Subcontract Manager/Administrator and DRS Proposal Management in the preparation of subcontract change proposals to be integrated in prime contract change proposals to the USAF.

  • Responds to inquiries regarding contract obligations and revisions.

  • Assist in proposal preparation for customer requirements.

  • Work with T-X Pricer to develop price proposals in support of contract modification negotiations.

  • Participates in TINA implementation/sweeps.

  • Negotiates modification terms and conditions.

  • Monitors contract performance to ensure timely delivery of assigned IPT CDRLs and accordance with the T-X contract

  • Prepares contractual documents, including the preparation of contract terms and conditions, and assembles contract documentation package.

  • Participates in management review of proposals/contracts and in the conduct of program reviews.

  • Supports, communicates, reinforces and defends DRS' mission, values and culture.

  • May provide work leadership for lower level employees.

Secondary Accountabilities:

  • Maintain effective internal and external customer relations.

  • Perform special projects as requested.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Contract Administration or related discipline with a minimum of 5 years related experience in contracts/subcontracts administration. Desirable
  • 1 to 3 years contracting experience on an ACAT 1 program (system level contracting), preferably on a USAF Aircraft program.
  • Preferred
  • DAU Certification 1, 2 or 3 Level in Contracting or at least have successfully completed several DAU system level contracting courses and working toward obtaining certification level 1
  • Expert knowledge of Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations Supplement (DFARS).

  • Advanced understanding of complex contract/Purchase Order terms and conditions and detailed knowledge of the government contracting process including sole source and competitive procurements.

  • Advanced knowledge of the terms and conditions appropriate for different contract types (FFP, CPFF, CPIF, T&M, IDIQ, etc.) and their proper use.

  • Knowledgeable of government intellectual property (IP)/ software and data rights clauses and IP marking guidelines.

  • Advanced knowledge of source selection / evaluation process including cost and price analysis.

  • Advanced knowledge of requirements for and experienced in administration of government property.

  • Advanced knowledge of government contract administration duties including subcontract flow downs, change management, inspection, acceptance, payment, warranty, close-out and records retention.

  • Knowledgeable and understanding of proper drafting, negotiation and use of contracts, subcontracts, P.O.'s and other forms of agreements.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Contract / agreement briefing, negotiation and review experience.

  • Experience in monitoring contracts/subcontracts of increasing complexity and value.

  • Desirable

  • Membership in National Contract Management Association (NCMA) and CPCM certification desired.
  • Computer proficiency and familiarity with Microsoft Office programs.

Leonardo DRS, Inc. and its subsidiaries and affiliates are equal opportunity employers and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for

employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. #BS, #T100

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