Applied Research Associate’s (ARA) Corporate Contracts department is seeking a passionate and driven Principal Subcontracts Administrator who is committed to excellence and continuous improvement. Our Corporate Contracts team serves the dedicated employees and leaders who have made ARA the success it is today.
ARA’s Corporate Contracts Team is committed to:
Providing exceptional customer service
Maintaining high levels of accuracy
Building and maintaining relationships with our customers through communication, education, and collaboration
What you will do as a Principal Subcontracts Administrator:
Meet with Program Managers at the beginning of a new project, to discuss subcontracting requirements and answer any questions concerning the required subcontract type (FFP, CPFF, T&M, etc.), and required backup documents to initiate and execute a subcontract.
Negotiate the terms and conditions with vendors
Create the subcontract document
Create and maintain official subcontract files with all required backup documentation
Create and maintain all subcontract document templates, representative and certification templates
Prepare training materials and provide training to the PM’s and Division Administrators on subcontract requirements as needed
Provide support and/or requests for information to co-workers, subcontractors, and auditors
Stay up to date on subcontracts standards, legislation, plans and policies
Prepare and support any additional subcontract negotiations required by mods, etc.
Ensure that the subcontract is consistent with legal requirements, customer specifications and government regulations
Prepare and disseminate information to appropriate employees regarding subcontract status, compliance, modification, deviation, negotiation and termination
Build positive relationships with subcontractors by maintaining excellent internal and external customer service standards
Develop solutions to complex problems which require the regular use of ingenuity and innovation
Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or related field
7 - 9 years of related experience with a Bachelor’s degree or 5 – 7 years of related experience with a Master’s degree (government subcontract and analysis)
Demonstrated knowledge/experience in FAR/DFAR requirements
Demonstrated expertise in negotiation and development of contracts
Ability to create and edit files in Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat, Excel to create and edit documents
Demonstrated understanding and successful application of principles, theories, concepts and techniques in the preparation of competitive and non-competitive subcontracts, negotiation of cost/price and terms and conditions, post-award subcontract management and closeout activities
Principal Subcontracts Administrator Preferences:
Advanced SharePoint experience
Experience using Deltek and/or CostPoint
About Applied Research Associates
Applied Research Associates, Inc. is an employee-owned international research and engineering company recognized for providing technically superior solutions to complex and challenging problems in the physical sciences. The company, founded in Albuquerque, NM, in 1979, currently employs over 1,200 professionals and continues to grow. ARA offices throughout the United States and Canada provide a broad range of technical expertise in defense technologies, civil technologies, computer software and simulation, systems analysis, environmental technologies, and testing and measurement. The corporation also provides sophisticated technical products for environmental site characterization, pavement analysis, and robotics.
At ARA, employees are our greatest assets. The corporation realizes that employee ownership spawns greater creativity and initiative along with higher performance and customer satisfaction levels. ARA gives its employees the tools, training, and opportunities to take more active roles as owners. The culture is challenging; innovation and experimentation are the norm. Employees are eligible for contributions which not only add to the company’s success, but also their ow...n through the Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). The motto, “Engineering and Science for Fun and Profit” sums up the ARA experience. For additional information and an opportunity to join this unique workplace, please apply at careers.ara.com.