Job Openings

Senior Contract Administrator

Job ID: BH495159

Category: Contracts Administrator

Specialty: Administrative

Senior Contract Analyst

Contract Duration: Open ended

Job Location: Office is located in Cambridge but they can work remotely after they get up and running from training.  Probably 2 weeks after they start

Hours: 40

Company Information, Industry, Size: Defense Contractor 

Interview Process: Virtual

Must Haves: 

  • Proof of US Citizenship 
  • FAR/DFAR contract knowledge



  • Anyone with Security Clearance but not required


Job Summary/Description:

This position serves as an integral member of the Contracts, Subcontracts, Procurement & Property (CSPP) department.  CSPP strives to provide both its internal and external customers with solution-oriented leadership and guidance and is focused on achieving the strategic objectives of the organization while balancing risk and regulatory compliance.  The ideal candidate has an interest in contributing to the success of the entire CSPP department in a fast-paced, multifaceted environment. 
Responsible for the negotiation and the administration of Government contracts/subcontracts, consistent with sponsor requirements, compliance obligations and policies and procedures. 
Responsibilities will include interfacing with potential and current customers, submitting proposals, reviewing proposed terms and conditions, negotiating agreements, monitoring performance and closing out agreements.
Applicant should have a keen interest in Government contracting , possess excellent communication skills, and have the ability to develop solutions to complex problems.
Collaborate with Program teams and senior leadership to prepare and submit compliant proposals.
Participate in the negotiation of agreements of high complexity.
Analyze the risk of terms and conditions that deviate from company policy.
With support from senior CSPP staff and Legal, as needed, develop and present risk mitigation approaches and recommendations to senior management and/or senior executives, as required.
Summarize and document negotiations for auditability and compliance.
Create and manage assigned agreements in the Draper system of record and other repositories.
Provide guidance on aspects of assigned agreements to ensure conformance with agreement terms and company policy while maintaining a high level of customer satisfaction.
Monitor performance, collect documentation, and comply with reporting requirements for the satisfaction of agreement requirements.
Assist senior management with reporting data and compiling audit information, as required.
Serve as a customer interface for assigned agreements during the full life-cycle of a program.
Research complex issues and provide recommendations for resolution.
Mentor junior CSPP staff to ensure compliance and professional development.
Support the Department Lead/Manager in interfacing with Programs, Legal and Finance to develop new business approaches and winning capture strategies.

Bachelor's degree with 5+ years of directly related experience; experience in an Intellectual Property-intensive environment (e.g., engineering/technology company, technology transfer office). MA/MBA/JD preferred.
Working knowledge and understanding of contract types.
Must demonstrate working knowledge of the FAR/DFAR. 
Knowledge of government contracting processes and considerations.
Experience working with a broad range of agreements.
Able to handle multiple assignments and deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
Able to quickly understand processes and ensure adherence to the same.
Must have an aptitude for performing work functions in a timely and well organized manner without the need for constant oversight.
Writing sample required.
Must possess excellent problem solving and communication skills that can be deployed to collaborate effectively with different functional teams on a variety of topics.

The Planet Group of Companies is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Type: Temp/Contract

Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts