Senior Contracts Negotiator

We are seeking a Senior Contracts Negotiator to join our client’s team in support of our Components,  Helicopter, and Accessories Sector. This position requires excellent oral and written communication  skills, regular interaction with various levels of management to include various functional organizations  throughout the business unit. This position is located San Antonio, TX. This position requires a thorough  understanding of US DoD government regulations (FAR/DFAR), government bid/proposal process, as  well as review and negotiate international, state, and commercial prime contracts. The selected  Government, Senior Contracts Negotiator will need to perform contract administration activities,  provide contractual strategy leadership, as well as the ability to manage all contract administration  efforts. 


  • Develops highly effective internal/external client relations  
  • Advises business unit on contractual rights and obligations and interpretation of terms and conditions
  • Responsible for the drafting, review and negotiations of various agreements 
  • Administers contract compliance, participates in bid reviews, develops proposal strategies, performs  contract reviews and negotiates various agreements and modifications 
  • Reviews contractual documents to ensure compliance with applicable laws, regulations, and company  policies 
  • Administers, extends, negotiates, and terminates standard and non-standard government and  commercial agreements including close-out activities  
  • Develops successful resolutions to customer disputes and guides the resolution approach through  management approval 
  • Coordinates with Internal Audit and Compliance in assessing company performance against control  objectives 
  • Coordinates with Insurance and Risk Management to reduce financial exposure • Prepares and administers routine correspondence, negotiation memoranda, and contract  documentation to ensure timely and coordinated submittal 
  • Prepares, organizes, and maintains contract records and files documenting contract performance and  compliance 
  • Contracts will include RFPs, RFQs, Sales Intermediaries, Non-Disclosure Agreements, Teaming  Agreements and Military and Commercial Customers (include aerospace, defense, and energy industry)  

Position Requirements  

To be considered for this position, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed  below: 

Must be authorized to work in the U.S. 

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience 
  • Minimum 5+ years relevant experience in contract administration/management
  • Experience with indemnity clauses, insurance, procurement, and risk is imperative • Experience in reviewing, negotiating and administering various contract types (e.g., FFP, T&M, CPFF,  FPLOE, etc.) of varying sizes and types of agreements (e.g. master service agreements, NDAs, TAs, etc.)
  • Direct experience related to proposal preparation, contract negotiations, contract administration and  government regulations 
  • Possess a strong working knowledge of Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and Defense Federal  Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) 
  • Knowledge of Small Business Plans, CPSR, and Cybersecurity compliance requirements
  • Possess a strong working knowledge of Pre-Award, Post Award and Closeout Contracting Concepts and  adept at handling/implementing constructive contract changes / modifications 
  • Ability to manage and liaise with Government Agency Audits; e.g. Defense Contract Management  Agency (DCMA); Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) 
  • Strong proposal development skills, solid negotiation skills, and excellent oral and written  communication skills  
  • Must be able to deal effectively with competing priorities and deadlines, and able to handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment  
  • Must be a team player, proactive, and possess excellent problem solving, communication, and organizational skills  
  • Ability to travel several times annually 

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher 
  • Relevant experience in aerospace, defense, and energy sectors 
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate with and influence others  
  • Strong problem-solving skills and the ability to be flexible and change directions when needed
  • Ability to work independently and make independent decisions, ensuring high levels of collaboration  with stakeholders and subject matter experts 

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