The Contracts Manager will perform a full range of contract management functions ranging from proposal development, contract review, drafting, negotiation and close out, as well as subcontract and procurement management. This individual will also be responsible for supporting all aspects of MPR’s risk management process. The ideal candidate will have experience in both commercial and federal contract environments, and must be able to manage internal and external contractual relationships, and efficiently communicate and train others on contractual risks. This position is part of the corporate risk management function and will report to the Corporate Counsel. This is a full-time, exempt position in MPR’s Alexandria, VA office.
Duties and Responsibilities
Review contractual documents for accuracy, performance risk, and conformance with contract terms and conditions, and other provisions including applicable federal regulations and business team objectives. This includes contracts, purchase orders, non-disclosure agreements, teaming agreements, subcontractor agreements, consultant agreements and vendor agreements.
Provide support for bid review and proposal requests, specifically review of contractual and legal terms and conditions.
Correspond with clients regarding contract status (contract acknowledgements, applicable terms and conditions), requests for additional information, etc.
Negotiate with clients to close differences in desired terms and conditions to finalize agreements.
Work with team members to ensure contract requirements are fully understood and executed.
Support all aspects of administrative responsibilities of the contract routing process in MPR’s automated process software (a software workflow tool developed by and unique to MPR).
Coordinate functions associated with contracts’ insurance requirements.
Support annual insurance, financial and client audits.
This position involves Export Control compliance requirements, therefore a “US Person” as defined by 22 C.F.R § 120.15 is required. “US Person” includes US Citizen, lawful permanent resident, refugee, or asylee.
Bachelor’s degree required. Juris Doctorate is a plus.
Candidates without a bachelor’s degree will be considered if they are able to show proficiency developed through at least 7 years of experience.
Certification in contract management is desired.
At least five (5) years’ of working experience in the field of contracts management.
Knowledge of contracting concepts, contract terms, and applicable acquisition laws and regulations.
Experience with commercial and federal government terms and conditions is desired.
General understanding of contracts administration required to provide daily support of contracts routing process and contract review.
Skills - Technical
Candidate must have adequate knowledge of the law governing contracts and experience reviewing and negotiating contracts. The candidate needs to be conversant with regulatory, legislative and industrial changes governing MPR’s client industries.
Skills - Personal
Outstanding organizational and interpersonal skills with the ability to interface effectively with multiple levels of an organization.
Ability to effectively and proactively interact with project teams to complete necessary work.
Demonstrated capacity to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and quickly adjust to changing priorities and deadlines.
Strong leadership and management skills, with the ability and motivation to identify areas where they can be of assistance and where process improvements can be made.
Ability to effectively communicate (both verbally and written) in a courteous and professional manner.
Attention to detail with a high degree of accuracy while working independently with minimum supervision.
Excellent time management skills and habits.
Solid proofreading skills.
Be flexible, motivated, resourceful and organized in a multi-functional role.
Motivated to expand skills and knowledge, as well as tackle new problems and take on new responsibilities.
Strong questioning attitude and the ability to accept that in others.
Skills - Software
High degree of proficiency in MS Office (Outlook, Word and Excel) required.
General knowledge of PowerPoint is a plus.
MPR Associates, Inc. is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, who participates in E-Verify. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, veteran’s status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any other classification as required by applicable law. MPR is a certified Virginia Values Veterans (V3) employer
Internal Number: 2020-1223
About MPR Associates, Inc.
MPR Associates, Inc. is a thriving multi-discipline, specialty engineering services and consulting firm founded in 1964. MPR has a wide and growing client base in the fields of power and energy, federal services, and health and life sciences, in the United States as well as abroad internationally. Headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, we also have offices in East Lyme, Connecticut and Chelmsford, Massachusetts. MPR makes challenging projects successful, delivering safe and reliable technical solutions across the entire project or product life-cycle to benefit our clients and society as a whole. We hire the best and brightest staff that we can find which results in a high-performance, high-respect culture making this an exceptional place to work.