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Senior Contracts Administrator

Date: Aug 4, 2022

Location: Waltham, Massachusetts, 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.

We have an exciting opportunity for a senior level Contract/Subcontract Administrator in our Contracts group. Under general direction, this position is responsible for supporting one or more business units in the management of contracts and subcontracts for both Federal and non-Federal programs. Areas of responsibility include proposal preparation/review, contract/subcontract preparation, negotiation and administration, verifying export classification and foreign restrictions with internal experts, and customer interface to facilitate contracts/subcontract award and completion in accordance with company policies. Reviews, interprets, recommends, and negotiates contractual terms and conditions and interprets established policies, procedures, and standard practices.  Represents the organization as the primary administrative contact on assigned contracts and subcontracts both internally and with customers.


Your Contribution To The Mission: 


  • Reviews RFPs and proposals to ensure they meet company policy and customer solicitation requirements.
  • Drafts, negotiates, administers subcontract RFPs for major subcontractors.
  • Identifies contractual issues and provides leadership in developing solutions.
  • Leads negotiations for new prime contracts/subcontracts and modifications.
  • Maintains contract/subcontract files
  • Reviews, drafts, and negotiates terms and conditions of contracts, subcontracts, non-disclosure agreements, teaming agreements and license agreements.
  • Manages various contract types – cost reimbursement, fixed price, time and material, etc.
  • Advises management of contractual rights and obligations and provides interpretation of terms and conditions.
  • Maintains an awareness of regulatory changes and their impact on contracts/subcontracts, including export considerations.
  • Maintains, analyzes, updates, and develops various electronic and hard copy records.
  • Ability to research compliance issues, applicable regulations and laws, and formulate recommendations to management.


To Land This Job, You Need:


  • Bachelor’s degree in a business-related field.
  • Minimum 5 years of related experience in general contracts/subcontracts administration
  • Knowledge of the practices, procedures, and processes of contracts/subcontracts administration
  • Knowledge of relevant laws, regulations, terms, conditions, and policies governing assigned contracts, including federal acquisition regulations
  • Strong customer relations and communication skills
  • Understanding of finance and accounting principles
  • Deltek Costpoint experience a plus
  • Knowledge of export regulations a plus



Job Type:  Full Time




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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.