Contracts Specialist

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Our client in Westminster, CO has a contract opportunity for a Contracts Specialist who will provide contract negotiation and administration on a variety of programs encompassing all phases of the contract life cycle (pre-proposal through contract close out). Collaborates with other employees in the department, cross-functionally and with program personnel, and for establishing effective relationships with key customers. 


As a contract specialist in the Tactical Solutions (TS) contracts department, reporting to a Senior Manager, you will assume a hands-on role as an individual contributor.


What You’ll Do

  • Assist the Senior Manager in reviewing contracts and related documents to assess risk to the company and recommend mitigation approaches and ensure compliance with various federal regulations and company policy.
  • Maintain a regular and predictable work schedule in accordance with company policy.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships within the department, the Strategic Business Units, Strategic Capabilities Units and the Company. Interact appropriately with others in order to maintain a positive and productive work environment.
  • Perform other duties as necessary.
  • On-Site Work Environment: This position requires regular in-person engagement by working on-site three or more days each normally scheduled week in the primary work location. Travel and local commute between company campuses and other possible non-company locations may be required.
  • Work is performed in an office environment, laboratory, cleanroom, or production floor.


Required Education, Experience, & Skills

  • BS/BA in a related field plus 10 or more years related experience.
  • Each higher-level degree, i.e., Master’s Degree or Ph.D., may substitute for two years of experience. Related technical experience may be considered in lieu of education. Degree must be from a university, college, or school which is accredited by an agency recognized by the US Secretary of Education, US Department of Education.
  • Government and Commercial (domestic and international desirable) contracts experience.
  • A strong working knowledge of the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations Supplement (DFARS), with a particular emphasis on intellectual property, government property, formation of proposals, and negotiations.
  • Experienced with cost reimbursable, award fee and incentive fee contracts.
  • Experience with Firm Fixed Price contracts.
  • Strong communications skills, computer fluency, agile and effective negotiation skills with clear oral and written explanations.
  • Ability to work a variety of complex issues at one time.
  • Experience in developing and implementing negotiation strategies.
  • Ability to be a leader with strong conflict resolution skills in a changing environment.


Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills

  • Business related Master’s Degree.
  • CPCM certification.
  • Experience with DOD and major Aerospace primes.

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