Contracts Administrator

Applied Technology Assocs.

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Rockville, MD

Job Description

As posted by the hiring company

Job Overview:


Why work at IAI/BlueHalo


At Intelligent Automation (now a BlueHalo company) our employees describe their work as reminiscent to a graduate school lab with the unique opportunity to see your innovation go beyond the research environment. At IAI/BlueHalo your work will transition to the real world, where it can make a difference.


Benefits, Retirement & more


Our careers benefits include but are not limited to the following:


  • Flexible/hybrid work schedule (built-in work from home days)
  • Professional development & educational assistance
  • Retirement savings with employer matching
  • Healthcare Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Medical and life insurance
  • Active social committee
  • Fitness center
  • Annual profit sharing
  • Relocation expenses
  • Paid vacation & holidays


Role Overview: Contracts Manager


BlueHalo is seeking a Contracts Manager* to become a part of a dynamic corporate team.  The Contracts Manager will provide support in every aspect of the contract lifecycle and use creative thinking skills to drive solutions for the BlueHaloLabs sector.  This position will be embedded in a mission focused operations group and responsible for activities associated with proposal development/submittal and contract management/administration on multiple assigned contracts.


*Depending on experience and skills, this position could be a Contracts Manager or a Senior Contracts Administrator.


Reports to:

  • Vice President, Contracts


Primary Location

  • Rockville MD office


The Contracts Manager responsibilities include:

  • Perform contract management and administrative duties including, but not limited to maintaining and organizing contract documents; supporting proposal review and preparation; completing contract awards and modifications; interfacing with government and prime contracting agents
  • Evaluate contract performance to determine the necessity for modifications or extensions of contracts, and compliance to contractual obligations
  • Advise and mentor other contracts professionals and program managers
  • Providing guidance and advice on contractual rights and obligations, with means to mitigate contractual and/or program risk
  • Proactively engaging with the program teams and customers to ensure that the programs are executing to contract requirements
  • Advise on the different contract types and applicable laws and regulations associated with each type
  • Identifies, tracks, mitigates risk issues to inform contracts leadership
  • Review and submit monthly deliverables for accuracy and completeness
  • Identifies, tracks, mitigates and resolves risk issues
  • Contribute to the responses for requests of information, quotes, proposals, source sought, and market surveys
  • Develop, review and negotiate non-disclosure agreements (NDAs), teaming agreements (TAs), and contract terms and conditions
  • Support contract execution through contract modifications, program control, invoice reviews, and closeouts
  • Responsible for the entire contract lifecycle
  • Responsible for ensuring that agreements/terms and conditions comply with all applicable regulations and requirements, while also adhering to company policies
  • Actively work with proposal teams to develop a compliant proposal and provide the necessary back-up to support pricing adequacy
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with stakeholders across the organization, including regular senior management level briefings on key issues



  • Effective negotiator
  • Ethical conduct
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Strategic thinking
  • Critical thinking
  • Problem solver
  • Organizational skills
  • Self-starter
  • Strong communication skills
  • Good time management skills
  • Commitment
  • Demonstrated team player



Required Education and Experience

  • BS/BA in business or related discipline such as contract management, finance, supply chain, or accounting or a minimum of 8 years of experience with procurement negotiation, award, and administration
  • Extensive FAR/DFAR knowledge; working knowledge of US Government acquisition laws and regulations
  • Experience with service type contracts, specifically as a prime contractor
  • Demonstrated expertise in contracts and subcontract management; specifically, as the contract negotiator or lead
  • Experience in reviewing RFP/RFQ’s and ensuring compliance with proposals
  • Experience with all-types of contracts
  • Ability to work independently with limited guidance
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a US Department of Defense security clearance

Preferred Education and Experience

  • MA/MS in business or related discipline
  • Federal Contract Manager (CFCM) certified
  • Experience with ERP systems such as Deltek and/or Unanet





About IAI/BlueHaloLabs

IAI is a technology innovation company specializing in providing advanced technology solutions and R&D services to federal agencies and corporations. IAI leverages agile R&D processes, a multi-disciplinary collaborative environment, and its substantial intellectual property portfolio to excel in developing concepts into market-focused products and customer-driven solutions. IAI’s core R&D areas include: AI & Advanced Computing; Autonomy & Robotics; Healthcare Research Technologies; Modeling, Simulation & Visualization; and Networks & Cyber Security; and Radar, Communications & Sensors. For more information about IAI please visit


US Citizenship or Permanent Residency required

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race,

color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.




Leading the Transformation

The BlueHalo Effect   It speaks to who we are as a company, a global protective ring that shields everything we most want to safeguard, an unbroken line that ensures our customers retain the advantage in any battlespace, from high above the Earth to deep in cyberspace. It’s who we are, a halo, a protector, the light of inspired engineering keeping our Nation safe.   Our vision is a world where national security is certain because technical superiority is assured.   Join us and become a vital element of The BlueHalo Effect!   EEO Statement    BlueHalo is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.   If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable workplace accommodation for any part of the employment process, please send an email to [email protected] Please indicate the specifics of the assistance needed. This option is reserved only for individuals who are requesting a reasonable workplace accommodation. It is not intended for other purposes or inquiries.