QED Systems, Inc., an established marine engineering firm, is seeking a Contracts Manager. The candidate is responsible for managing Contracts Department personnel and all phases of QED government prime and commercial subcontracts. This position reports directly to the Senior Contracts Manager.
• Reviews solicitations and prepares responses for proposals, bids, and contract modifications.
• Responsible for the oversight of post award contract management and compliance requirements. Identify key contract obligations and potential business and legal risks and devise and implement strategies for mitigating risks and resolve contractual issues.
• Contribute effective value added contracting advice to internal business clients; guide and direct internal company staff in comprehending and interpreting business contract requirements.
• Performs the day to day supervision and mentoring of Deputy Contract Managers.
• Responsible for the oversight of the purchasing system and the review and approval of high value purchase orders to ensure compliance with internal policies and CPSR guidelines.
• Assisting with internal and external audits, including various post award contract audits.
Job Requirements/skill sets:
• Must be familiar with working in the government contracting and subcontracting environment including comprehensive knowledge of FAR, DFARS, and all major contract types (CPFF, CPIF, FFP, T&M, IDIQ, etc.).
• Excellent writing skills and knowledge of drafting agreements, negotiation, and writing of subcontracts.
• Effective communication, negotiation and interpersonal skills; must be a business and customer team player with the ability to maintain great working relationships with senior leaders and staff throughout the organization.
• Significant experience with Microsoft Office programs, particularly Word and Excel. Must be comfortable with using new software.
• Ability to work independently and successfully manage a high-volume, diverse workload consisting of a wide variety of contract types.
Bachelor of Science or Arts degree (or equivalent related experience) with eight or more years’ experience in Federal Government Contracting.
Security Clearance: Candidate will currently possess or be able to obtain a Confidential Government security clearance.
EOE M/F: QED is an equal opportunity employer.
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