Senior Contracts Administrator

Date: May 26, 2023

Location: Lorton, Virginia, US

Company: QinetiQ

Who Are We?

We are a world-class team of professionals who deliver next generation technology and products in robotic and autonomous platforms, ground, soldier, and maritime systems in 50+ locations world-wide. Much of our work contributes to innovative research in the fields of sensor science, signal processing, data fusion, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and augmented reality (AR).

QinetiQ Inc.’s dedicated experts in defense, aerospace, security, and related fields all work together to explore new ways of protecting the American Warfighter, Security Forces, and Allies. Being a part of QinetiQ Inc. means being central to the safety and security of the world around us. Partnering with our customers, we help save lives; reduce risks to society; and maintain the global infrastructure on which we all depend. 

Why Join QinetiQ Inc.?

If you have the courage to take on a wide variety of complex challenges, then you will experience a unique working environment where innovative teams blend different perspectives, disciplines, and technologies to discover new ways of solving complex problems.  In our diverse and inclusive environment, you can be authentic, feel valued, be respected, and realize your full potential. QinetiQ Inc. will support you with workplace flexibility, a commitment to the health and well-being of you and your family and provide opportunities to work with a purpose. We are committed to supporting your success in both your professional and personal lives.

QinetiQ Inc. is seeking an experienced Contracts Administrator to join our growing contracts team at our Lorton, VA office. The selected candidate should have a strong understanding of federal service and/or technology contracts in the defense industry.



Your Contribution To The Mission: 


  • Provide expert contracts management guidance, oversight, and know-how throughout the federal government contracting lifecycle for contracts and subcontracts, including cost-reimbursement contracts
  • Prepare and disseminate information for management consideration regarding contract status, negotiation, compliance, modification, and termination
  • Develop successful working relationships with internal customers, stakeholders, government contracting officers, and prime contractors in the formation, negotiation, award, performance, and close-out of contracts and subcontracts
  • Identify and mitigate contractual risks; confirm compliance with applicable legal/regulatory requirements, company policies, and industry best practices; ensure company positions are accurately documented and fully reviewed in accordance with company policies
  • Help develop and refine policies, procedures, and processes to facilitate consistent, agile, risk-based approaches to contract management and compliance with contract requirements
  • Prepare, review, and redline agreements (e.g., nondisclosure agreements, teaming agreements, subcontract agreements, master services agreements, statements of work)
  • Review RFPs and work with capture proposal managers on terms and conditions and resulting contract awards
  • Manage government contracts from “cradle to grave” and contractual relationships with prime contractors, subcontractors, etc.
  • Create and maintain positive relationships with capture/proposal teams, project managers, finance, and other internal business units
  • Work with direct manager and business operations to develop and improve standardized forms and processes
  • Perform other tasks and projects as assigned
  • Experience with Organizational Conflict of Interest (OCI) terms and mitigation plans
  • Familiarity with GWACs including GSA


To Land This Job, You Need:


  • Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 10 years’ experience working for a professional services or technology company in a contracts role
  • Strong contract development, review, redlining & negotiating experience with federal customers and commercial customers
  • Extremely detail oriented
  • Ability to multitask several priorities in a fast-paced environment and meet multiple deadlines
  • Experience negotiating with federal customers
  • Deep understanding and familiarity with the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR)
  • Expertise of full life-cycle contract management & contract types (CPFF, FFP, T&M, etc.)
  • Eagerness to learn and tackle tasks outside of your area of expertise
  • Ability to work in an independent yet collaborative environment
  • Ability to identify risks and develop solutions


Job Type:  Full Time

Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain:

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QinetiQ Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All Qualified Applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, age, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.