The Contracts Manager is independently responsible for the full life cycle of federal contract administration. Primary responsibilities include (1) Independently managing large, complex Federal contracts; (2) providing contractual advice to project offices and Project Managers; (3) ensuring compliance to various regulations, policies and contracts; (4) determining contractual obligations and risk mitigation; and (5) coaching and training Contracts Administrators.
Create, modify, and execute purchase orders, subcontracts and independent consultant agreements.
Coordinate with clients, subcontractors, and vendors regarding project budgets, salary requests, travel, consent to subcontract, contractual revisions, and other contractual matters.
Monitor invoices/budgets against contracts and mitigate cost overruns.
Ensure project compliance with government contracting requirements.
Support Project Managers and global field offices by providing guidance on contractual requirements.
Manage the start-up and close-out process for global projects.
Assist with preparing cost proposals and narratives for global projects.
Perform cost/price analysis of subcontractor bids and proposals
Negotiate subcontracts and client budgets.
Continuously identify ways to streamline the Contracts departments' procedures and processes.
Provide procurement and financial training to field office teams.
Provide contractual advice to junior Contracts team members and/or manage the Contracts Administrators.
Oversee government small business reporting and ensure small business. Targets are met for global projects.
Min of 5 years of relevant work experience with a Bachelor’s degree preferably in the International Development field or equivalent job experience
Prior work experience with federal government contracting, preferably with USAID and other donor agencies
Previous financial and project management experience
Thorough knowledge of the Federal Acquisition Registers and USAID Acquisition Regulations.
Strong attention to detail
Excellent communication and customer service skills
Proven ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced, deadline oriented environment
Excellent negotiating and budgeting skills
Advanced Microsoft Excel and efficient Microsoft Word
About Tetra Tech
Tetra Tech is a leading provider of consulting and engineering services. The Company supports government and commercial clients by providing innovative solutions focused on water, environment, infrastructure, resource management, energy, and international development. With more than 17,000 associates worldwide, Tetra Tech's capabilities span the entire project life cycle