Contracts Administrator

The Aerospace Corporation
Chantilly, VA
Added: April 16, 2024
The Aerospace Corporation is the trusted partner to the nation’s space programs, solving the hardest problems and providing unmatched technical expertise. As the operator of a federally funded research and development center (FFRDC), we are broadly engaged across all aspects of space— delivering innovative solutions that span satellite, launch, ground, and cyber systems for defense, civil and commercial customers. When you join our team, you’ll be part of a special collection of problem solvers, thought leaders, and innovators. Join us and take your place in space.

At Aerospace, we are committed to providing an inclusive and diverse workplace for all employees to share in our common passion and aspiration – to carry out a mission much bigger than ourselves.

Job Summary

The Civil Systems Group (CSG) Contracts Administrator will be responsible for preparing, negotiating, administering, and closing out standard and non-standard contracts. This position conducts proposal preparation, contract negotiations, contract administration, and customer contact activities to provide for proper contract acquisition and fulfillment in accordance with company policies, legal requirements, and customer specifications. This role supports the preparation and submission of cost proposals, including coordinating and reviewing labor and ODC estimates, proposal terms, and other documents, as required. This role advises management of contractual rights and obligations, complies, and analyzes contractual requirements, and develops recommendations to internal and external customers, as required.

Work Model

This position will be a hybrid work model: 3 days per week on-site in Chantilly, VA.

What You’ll Be Doing

  • Provide Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) or other government agency procurement regulation analysis, evaluation of impact to contract terms, and review of Aerospace functional area responsibilities
  • Draft negotiation position recommendations
  • Negotiate, prepare, review and revise contracts in compliance with company policies and procedures
  • Provide information and analysis on requirements
  • Develop and implement processes and procedures providing guidance for enhancing contracts function
  • Develop documents and content required for internal CSG Contracts website
  • Provide information regarding contract procedures, terms, and requirements to both internal and external customers
  • Plan, develop, prepare, and present proposals, contracts, and grants
  • Administer contract and/or grant performance by analyzing and interpreting performance requirements, special provisions, modifications, and terms and conditions

Minimum Requirements

What You Need to be Successful

  • Bachelor's degree in related field
  • 10 or more years of contracts experience
  • Experience in government contract management
  • Understanding of FAR, and other government laws and regulations
  • Research and analysis skills, with the ability to draft topic papers on quick delivery
  • Willingness to travel on occasion
  • This position requires ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance, which is issued by the U.S. government. U.S. citizenship is required to obtain a security clearance.

How You Can Stand Out

It would be impressive if you have one or more of these:

  • Master’s degree in related field
  • Experience working directly with Federal Civil Agencies (e.g., NASA, DOC, DHS, DOT)

Leadership Competencies

Our leadership philosophy is simple: every employee, regardless of level and role, can demonstrate leadership. At Aerospace, our commitment is our people. To cultivate our talent and ensure that we have a strong pipeline of future leaders, we want individuals who:

  • Operate Strategically
  • Lead Change
  • Engage with Impact
  • Foster Innovation
  • Deliver Results

Ways We Reward Our Employees

During your interview process, our team will provide details of our industry-leading benefits.

Benefits vary and are applicable based on Job Type. A few highlights include:

  • Comprehensive health care and wellness plans
  • Paid holidays, sick time, and vacation
  • Standard and alternate work schedules, including telework options
  • 401(k) Plan — Employees receive a total company-paid benefit of 8%, 10%, or 12% of eligible compensation based on years of service and matching contributions; employees are immediately eligible and vested in the plan upon hire
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Variable pay program for exceptional contributions
  • Relocation assistance
  • Professional growth and development programs to help advance your career
  • Education assistance programs
  • An inclusive work environment built on teamwork, flexibility, and respect

We are all unique, from diverse backgrounds and all walks of life, yet one thing bonds all of us to each other—the belief that we can make a difference. This core belief empowers us to do our best work at The Aerospace Corporation.

Equal Opportunity Commitment

The Aerospace Corporation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. We believe that a diverse workforce creates an environment in which unique ideas are developed and differing perspectives are valued, producing superior customer solutions. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, age, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, color, religion, genetic information, marital status, ancestry, national origin, protected veteran status, physical disability, medical condition, mental disability, or disability status and any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. If you’re an individual with a disability or a disabled veteran who needs assistance using our online job search and application tools or need reasonable accommodation to complete the job application process, please contact us by phone at 310.336.5432 or by email at You can also review Know Your Rights: Workplace Discrimination is Illegal, as well as the Pay Transparency Policy Statement.