Contracts Administrator ll

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Are you looking for an opportunity to use your legal and contracting skills in a variety of specialty areas? Come join us! As a Contracts Administrator II, you will be responsible to assist in proposal preparation, and contract negotiations, contract administration, and customer contact activities for assigned programs with our partners and customers. You'll be able to use your skills and expertise in support contract negotiations and to ensure proper contract acquisition and fulfillment in accordance with company policies, legal requirements, and customer specifications.

SNC’s subsidiary, Sierra Space, based in Louisville, Colorado with operations in Madison, Wisconsin and Durham, North Carolina, designs and manufactures advanced spacecraft, satellites, propulsion and environmental systems, spacecraft subsystems and components for the U.S. government (including NASA), commercial customers and international organizations. Learn more about Sierra Space

At Sierra Space we are not only the creator of the Dream Chaser® spacecraft, but also the designer and manufacturer of rocket engines and components, systems that sustain life in deep space, as well as systems and satellites that improve life here on Earth. The work of our Space Systems team not only supports the U.S. government (including NASA), but also commercial customers and international organizations.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Provide direct support to the Contracts Manager(s) on all assigned sector efforts
  • Provides coordination with other departments, as necessary, in the preparation of responses to customer correspondence and other requests
  • Maintain close, professional interface with internal and external customer personnel (technical, administrative and business)
  • Assists in the review of RFP requirements for contract risk, discussing appropriate exceptions/fall-back positions
  • In conjunction with Contracts Manager(s), reviews all assigned bids, proposals and contracts, including changes, modifications and amendments thereto, prior to negotiation and execution to ensure that they are complete, responsive and correct in all aspects
  • Responsible for 'posting' all contract documents, data, deliverables, funding, etc.  to SharePoint; to include the development and updates to a Contract-specific matrix log
  • Ensures contract files are up-to-date and audit-ready with all contractual documents correspondence, deliverables, and other relevant data
  • Administers the preparation and delivery of customer required data and reports in compliance with the requirements of contract; monitor status of day-to-day deliverables and preparation of all contractual documents to include DD250s, DD-1149s
  • Ensures compliance with shipping schedules, design specifications, legal requirements and other contractual commitments
  • Monitors, in conjunction with the Program Manager, performance against the original cost allocation and contract requirements in order to anticipate necessary changes in contract funding or scope of work
  • Assists Finance in billing preparation; accuracy of contractual requirements (i. e. , T&M contracts (rates and categories); cost-type contracts (cost and scheduled); milestone and CLIN liquidation)
  • Directly participates in tracking, reconciling, closing and reporting Unbilled status; lead in resolution of Invoice issues
  • Monitors Accounts Receivables on assigned contracts, ensuring prompt payment receipt
  • Initiates, in conjunction with the Contracts Manager(s), contract close-out process; initiates close-out process based on contract schedule and completion of deliverables
  • Monitors close-out process; ensuring contracts are closed expeditiously
  • Submits for review NDAs, Teaming Agreements, etc.  associated with assigned business area
  • Develops and Maintains working knowledge of FAR, DFARS and all other customer specific procurement rules and regulations

Must Haves:

  • Higher education may substitute for relevant experience

  • Relevant experience may be considered in lieu of required education


  • Previous Government Contracting Experience, preferably in the Defense/Aerospace industry

  • Previous legal/compliance experience

  • Working knowledge of export relations ( ITAR / EAR) desirable

  • Requires originality, creativity and initiative

  • Requires working with all levels of the company management

  • Capability to meet schedules and deadlines

  • Ability to interpret considerable data of a technical/programmatic nature in order to adequately perform duties and responsibilities

  • Ability to plan, organize, integrate, control, and measure



To conform to U.S. Government international trade regulations, applicant must be a U.S. Citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State or U.S. Department of Commerce.

With 30+ years of proven spaceflight heritage, Sierra Space has provided more than 4,000 space systems, subsystems and components to customers worldwide, and participated in more than 500 missions to space, including to Mars. The company has technology in production and in development to enable space habitats for short- and long-duration space travel, a fleet of Dream Chaser spaceplanes, and the first free-flying commercial space station. Please visit www.sierraspace.com to learn more about Sierra Space, its business areas, capabilities, programs, products and services.

Estimated Starting Salary Range: $66,918.50 - $92,012.94

Sierra Space offers a generous benefit package, including medical, dental, and vision plans, 401(k) with 150% match up to 8%, life insurance, 3 weeks paid time off, tuition reimbursement, and more.

As COVID-19 continues to significantly impact our employees, families and communities, we are taking action to address the increased risk and uncertainty COVID-19 and associated variants pose in the workplace. SNC is committed to supporting our employees while ensuring we continue to meet essential national security needs of our country.

With employee health and safety as our top priority, and as a federal contractor, SNC will continue to require COVID-19 vaccination status for all employees including new hires. In accordance with applicable requirements, all current and newly hired employees who are unvaccinated may be required to adhere to enhanced onsite safety protocols including weekly COVID-19 testing, face coverings, and social distancing. 

The status of applicable COVID-19 vaccination requirements are subject to change depending on applicable court orders and the course of ongoing litigation. Candidates may later be required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or have an approved exemption. 

At Sierra Space, our mission is to dream, innovate, inspire and empower the next generation to transform humanity through technology and imagination. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we welcome our employees to bring their whole selves to their work. Sierra Space is committed to fostering an inclusive, accepting, and diverse environment free of discrimination on the basis of race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran. Contributions to Sierra Space come in many shapes and styles, and we believe diversity in our workforce fosters new and greater ways to dream, innovate, and inspire.

Sierra Space
Sierra Space

United States, Broomfield, CO

Posted 2 months ago

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