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Senior Contract Administrator

San Diego, California

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Corporate positions help our company operate at its maximum potential while providing the best service to all customers. Our corporate teams maintain a high level of collaboration across multiple departments and teams. Corporate roles include Human Resources, Legal, Information Technology Services (ITS), Accounting & Finance, and Contracts & Procurement.

  • Schedule: Full-Time Salary

  • Job Level: Senior (8+ years)

  • Travel: 0 - 25

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  • Versatile

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Date posted 01/16/2024 Job ID 39531BR Company General Atomics Experience Level Senior (8+ years) Job Title Senior Contract Administrator City San Diego State California Workstyle Onsite Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time Salary Salary Range $105,890 - $189,545

Job Summary

General Atomics (GA), and its affiliated companies, is one of the world’s leading resources for high-technology systems development ranging from the nuclear fuel cycle to remotely piloted aircraft, airborne sensors, and advanced electric, electronic, wireless and laser technologies.

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Contract Administrator to work within our Contracts team, located in Rancho Bernardo, CA. Under consultative direction, this position is responsible for conducting contract administration to support one or more business units in obtaining contract awards and in the management of Department of Defense (DoD) contracts.

The successful candidate will have subject matter expertise and relevant experience with large and/or complex DoD contracts, variety of contract types, and contract proposals and pricing.


  • Reviews bids and proposals to ensure they meet company policy and customer solicitation requirements; determines the applicability of complex government laws and regulations to the company's contracts.

  • Identifies contract issues and responds to a variety of unusually complex inquiries while providing leadership in developing innovative solutions.

  • Leads negotiating and modifying standard contracts and negotiates and modifies non-standard contracts.

  • Reviews and negotiates terms and conditions of non-disclosure, teaming, license, and memorandum of understanding agreements.

  • Advises management of contractual rights and obligations and provides interpretation of terms and conditions.

  • May participate in cost and pricing reviews with program management and customer representatives.

  • Maintains an awareness of regulatory changes and their impact on contracts, including export considerations.

  • Maintains, analyzes, updates, and develops various electronic and hard copy records.

  • Makes internal and external presentations as required and acts as primary contact with customers and outside organizations.

  • Represents the organization as the primary administrative contact on assigned contracts.

  • Provide direction to professional or technical staff on contract matters

  • Participates in the selection, development, and training of contract staff.

  • Responsible for observing all laws, regulations and other applicable obligations wherever and whenever business is conducted on behalf of the Company. Expected to work in a safe manner in accordance with established operating procedures and practices.

  • Performs other duties as assigned or required.

We recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply.

Job Qualifications:
  • Typically requires a bachelor's degree in business administration with an emphasis in contract administration or a related discipline, along with fifteen or more years of progressive professional experience in contract administration. Equivalent professional contract experience may be substituted in lieu of education.
  • Experience with large and/or complex Department of Defense contracts, variety of contract types, and contract pricing is preferred.
  • Must have a thorough understanding of contract principles, theories, concepts, and regulations, and experience demonstrating a broad application of those practices, techniques, and standards under the Federal Acquisition Regulations and Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations.
  • Must be customer focused and possess: (1) the ability to develop innovative solutions to a variety of unusually complex problems; (2) excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills to accurately document and report findings to a variety of audiences; (3) excellent interpersonal and leadership skills to influence and guide employees, senior managers, customers and other senior external parties; (4) the ability to organize, schedule, and coordinate multiple work phases; (5) the ability to lead less experienced professional employees; and,(6) excellent computer skills.
  • Working knowledge of SAP desirable. Ability to work independently and as part of a team is essential as is the ability to work extended hours and travel as required.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain DOD secret clearance is required.

Salary:$105,890 - $189,545
Travel Percentage Required 0 - 25 Relocation Assistance Provided Provided US Citizenship Required? Yes Clearance Required? Desired Clearance Level Secret
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  • Healthcare

  • Pension, 401(k)/Retirement Plans

  • Competitive Pay

  • Multiple product lines means a variety of work

  • Paid Time Off

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