• Senior Principal Contracts Specialist

    Posted Date 2 months ago(7/30/2019 11:51 AM)
    Job Location
    USA-CO-Colorado Springs
    Required Clearance
    Employment Type
    Full Time
    Hiring Company
    General Dynamics Mission Systems
  • Basic Qualifications

    Bachelor's degree or equivalent is required plus a minimum of 10 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree or Juris Doctor degree plus a minimum of 8 years of relevant experience.


    Department of Defense TS/SCI security clearance is 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. Principal Contracts Specialist within the Space and Intelligence line of business and our Space Controls business area located in Colorado Springs, CO.   The position provides an opportunity to enhance the performance and profitability of an organization that supports some of our nation’s fundamental defense systems and 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.


    Provides domain expertise in 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
    Provides leadership, subject matter expertise and innovative recommendations to new or unusual contracting or programmatic issues
    Supports overall understanding of contract operations and enterprise objectives

    Has broad expertise or unique knowledge, uses skills to contribute to development of company objectives and principles and to achieve goals in creative and effective ways
    Works on significant and unique issues where analysis of situations or data requires an evaluation of intangibles
    Exercises substantial independent judgment in methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results
    Creates formal networks involving coordination among groups
    Demonstrates creative, innovative approaches and solutions to contractual issues and problems utilizing substantial decision-making skills
    Acts independently to determine methods and procedures on new or special assignments
    May provide work direction to other employees as team/project leader or mentor
    Contributes to shaping major market opportunities
    Substantial knowledge of applicable federal regulations (FAR/DFARS) and contracting experience with Prime Contractors as wells as all contract types
    Possesses substantial experience reviewing and analyzing contractual documents for accuracy, performance risk, and conformance with contract terms, conditions, and other provisions
    Demonstrates substantial verbal and written communication skills and the ability to deal effectively with personnel at all levels
    Exhibits substantial evidence of successful project leadership capabilities with strong analytical/critical thinking skills
    Demonstrates substantial attention to detail and research skills
    Is able to prioritize/re-prioritize with changing goals
    Demonstrates a substantial ability to initiate and successfully implement new ideas that increase organizational efficiency and support business objectives
    Is self-motivated and able to exercise prudent business judgment in matters of business importance.
    Collaborates and works effectively cross-functionally throughout the business
    Possesses substantial computer skills (e.g., Microsoft Office) to support communications and business needs

    Ability to effectively interface with at the executive levels


    Experience with US AF Space Command and multiple contract types, such as CPAF, CPIF , FFP and T&M is preferred.  Experience in contracts utilizing “agile development” approaches a plus

    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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