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Contract Administrator

Company: Parsons Corp.
Location: Huntsville
Posted on: January 16, 2020

Job Description:

Ready to put your contract skills to work with departments and teams that change the fabric of our community? Do you have an eye for details? Put your contract management expertise to work on complex projects. Parsons is now hiring Contract Administrator for our rapidly expanding team.

Parsons extensive experience combined with your skills, including drafting contracts, and identifying potential conflicts. At this level, our Administrators monitor and administers the business provisions of assigned contracts to ensure that contract requirements are met. In this role, you perform contract administration assignments for projects with constructed values typically in the $20 to $50 million range, predominantly with domestic clients. You will apply experience and increasing proficiency in the use of contract administration principles and practices. Typical assignments are larger in scope, more difficult, and varied than at the Associate level.

Responsibilities:
Drafts contracts for engineering services projects, relying heavily on previous contracts as a resource for terms and conditions.
Participates as a member of the negotiating team, assuming responsibility for explaining positions and resolving matters of a business nature related to the proposed contract.
Monitors and administers the business provisions of assigned contracts to ensure that contract requirements are met.
Collaborates with colleagues across organizational lines to obtain and transmit business information necessary for the Project Manager to more effectively monitor the status of the project.
Prices change orders and follows through to ensure that contractual coverage is implemented.
Prepares letters to client requesting approvals and interpretations required to comply with the provisions of the contract.
Collaborates with appropriate Procurement personnel on project subcontract matters.
Monitors project expenditures versus contract cost limitations.
Prepares letters to clients notifying them of contract cost limitations and requirements for additional funds.
Prepares project/facility acceptance documents and follows through to ensure acceptances are approved by the client.
Furnishes business and financial information requested by the client, as delegated by the Project Manager.
Identifies contractual problems and takes appropriate action to ensure a satisfactory resolution. Follows up on problems demanding management attention to ensure a timely response to the client.
Performs other responsibilities associated with this position as may be appropriate.

Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Finance, or related field
3+ years of contract administration experience is required
Requires a working knowledge of industry business practices and contract administration principles, as well as some exposure to contract negotiations.
Incumbent must also possess strong written and oral communication skills, excellent interpersonal skills, and a working knowledge of PC software packages typically associated with contract administration

PREFERRED REQUIREMENTS:

* 2-5 of specialized experience administering US Army Corps of Engineers Contracts

* Demonstrates strong negotiation and conflict resolution skills.

* Demonstrates ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously without sacrificing quality, timeliness and customer service

* Demonstrates effective problem-solving, critical reasoning, analytical, interpersonal and communication skills with all levels of personnel.

* Contract / agreement briefing, negotiation and review experience

* Membership in National Contract Management Association (NCMA) desired

PREFERRED REQUIREMENTS:

* 2 5 years of relevant experience performing comparable duties and responsibilities with international/aerospace/defense contracting

* Strong knowledge of proposal review, contract review, negotiation, and administration, as well as compliance with U.S. export and other regulations governing international business to provide for contract development, negotiation and management in accordance with company policy.

* Thorough understanding of contracting principles and commercial terms and conditions, as they relate to international business, as well as experience demonstrating a broad application of those principles.

* General knowledge of the U.S. federal acquisition process, government contracting principles and regulations (including FAR/DFARS) related to Foreign Military Sales (FMS) and familiarity with acquisition processes utilized in other countries.

* Membership/involvement in National Contract Management Association (NCMA) desired

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Ready for action? We re looking for the kind of people who see this opportunity and don t hesitate to act. Parsons is a leader in the world of Technical Services and Engineering. We hire people with a broad set of technical skills who have proven experience tackling some of the greatest challenges. Take your next step and apply today.

Parsons is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran/LGBT.

Keywords: Parsons Corp., Huntsville , Contract Administrator, Other , Huntsville, Alabama

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