• Senior Contracts Professional

    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(8/7/2018 7:09 PM)
    Job Location
    Required Clearance
    No clearance
    Employment Type
    Full Time
    Hiring Company
    General Dynamics Mission Systems
  • Basic Qualifications

    Bachelor's degree or equivalent is required plus a minimum of 8 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree or Juris Doctor degree plus a minimum of 6 years of relevant experience.


    Department of Defense security clearance is not required at time of hire. Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Due to the nature of work performed within our facilities, U.S. citizenship is required.

    Responsibilities for this Position

    General Dynamics Mission Systems has an immediate opening for a Sr. Contracts Professional in our Plano, TX facility supporting our C4ISR Technologies Line of Business.  The position provides an opportunity to enhance the performance and profitability of an organization that supports some of our nation’s fundamental defense services.  General Dynamics Mission Systems employees work closely with esteemed customers to develop solutions that allow them to carry out high-stakes national security missions.


    A senior level advanced position in a field of contract management
    Administers contracts and monitors contract performance
    Acts as focal point for all contractual communications and commitments
    Assures compliance with applicable federal regulations and internal policies and procedures
    Reviews Requests for Proposals and participates in preparing compliant proposal responses
    Negotiates proposals within business goals and documents substance of discussions, agreements and results
    Reviews contractual documents for accuracy, performance risk, and conformance with contract terms, conditions, and other provisions including applicable federal regulations and business team objectives prior to signature / acceptance
    Works as a key member of program team to ensure contract requirements are fully understood and executed
    Responds to internal and external inquiries regarding contract issues, audits, and compliance requirements
    Manages contract change process and works with Program Management, Engineering, Finance and other disciplines to mitigate performance risk
    Advises and supports business team on issues / developments relative to assigned contracts
    Monitors program performance for scope changes and takes appropriate action
    Builds customer relationships and knows customer needs and issues
    Supports overall understanding of contract operations and enterprise objectives

    Has wide-ranging experience, uses professional concepts and company objectives to resolve detailed issues in effective ways
    Networks with key contacts outside own area of expertise
    Demonstrates creative, innovative approaches and solutions to contractual issues and problems utilizing strong decision-making skills
    Strong ability to grasp and apply new information quickly and handle more detailed problems
    Shows initiative on assignments, exercises independent judgment
    Demonstrates strong knowledge of applicable federal regulations (FAR/DFARS) and contracting experience with Prime Contractors as wells as all contract types
    Has experience reviewing and analyzing contractual documents for accuracy, performance risk, and conformance with contract terms, conditions, and other provisions
    Possesses strong verbal and written communication skills and the ability to deal effectively with personnel at all levels
    Demonstrates strong analytical/critical thinking skills
    Possesses a strong attention to detail and research skills
    Is able to prioritize/re-prioritize with changing goals
    Collaborates and works effectively cross-functionally throughout the business
    Possesses strong computer skills (e.g., Microsoft Office) to support communications and business needs


    * Legal, Business, Finance

    * Preference will be given to experience in the following areas:

    • Satellite Communications within USG, Commercial, and International markets 
    • Commercial Items Designations in accordance with FAR 2.101 
    • Contracting (TINA, proposal preparation, negotiations, REAs) with USG Prime Contractors



    Company Overview

    General Dynamics Mission Systems (GDMS) engineers a diverse portfolio of high technology solutions, products and services that enable customers to successfully execute missions across all domains of operation.  With a global team of 13,000+ top professionals, we partner with the best in industry to expand the bounds of innovation in the defense and scientific arenas.  Given the nature of our work and who we are, we value trust, honesty, alignment and transparency.  We offer highly competitive benefits and pride ourselves in being a great place to work with a shared sense of purpose.  You will also enjoy a flexible work environment where contributions are recognized and rewarded.  If who we are and what we do resonates with you, we invite you to join our high performance team!


    General Dynamics is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that is committed to hiring a diverse and talented workforce.  EOE/Disability/Veteran


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