Contracts Subject Matter Expert, Government Contracting Job at INTERNATIONAL STAFFING CONSULTANTS, Reston, VA

  • Reston, VA

Job Description

We are looking for a Contracts Subject Matter Expert with a background in full cradle-to-grave Government Contracting to join our team in Cambridge, MA or Reston, VA 


The Contract Subject Matter Expert provides both its internal and external customers with solution-oriented leadership and guidance and is focused on achieving the strategic objectives of the organization while balancing risk and regulatory compliance. This functional Subject Matter Expert negotiates and manages highly complex and strategically important cradle-to-grave government contracts / subcontracts, ensuring consistency with customer requirements, compliance obligations, policies and procedures.  This role also interfaces with potential and current customers, supports capture and proposal opportunities, analyzes terms and conditions, negotiates agreements, monitors performance/compliance, manages changes, and readies contracts for closeout. Collaborates with cross-functional Program teams and senior leadership to meet annual objectives and support customer deliverables.


Responsibilities include but are not limited to:



• Perform contract management functions in support of U.S. Government & Commercial Contracts.

• Manage tactical and strategic aspects of our contract relationships, which includes interface with internal and external organizations, such as Program Management, Program Office, and Contract POCs.

• Develop solutions to problems of unusual complexity that require a high degree of ingenuity, creativity, and innovation.

• Be the focal point for contract performance while working within a matrixed program team environment, including: Capture and Proposal related support, review of terms and conditions and other contract requirements, analysis of subcontractor flow-downs, conduct robust proactive change management, monitor contract performance, and ready for closeout prior to physical completion.

• Ability to develop sound business cases and analyze large volumes of data.

• Communicate clearly, strong writing skills, be proactive in a very fast paced environment, flexible, innovative, work with speed and agility yet be thorough, and drive tasks to completion.

• Mentor junior Contracts professionals to assist with knowledge transfer and improving functional bench strength.


Required Qualifications:


• Bachelor's Degree with 15+ years of experience in government contracts management, as both a prime contractor and subcontractor, including proposal or capture management

• Demonstrated ability to successfully manage competing priorities, deadlines, and resolve contractual conflicts in a fast paced environment

• Demonstrated ability to take part in process and procedural improvement activities

• Experience bidding, negotiating and managing a variety of contract types for Research and Development and Production Contracts consistent with sound business and financial principles

• Excellent written and oral communications skills

• Strong ability to effectively negotiate customer disputes and changes

• Ability to perform in a lead capacity

• Experience implementing compliance plans based on Prime Contract terms and conditions including agency unique terms and conditions

• Significant expertise of government acquisition framework and FAR/DFARS regulations

• Comfort interacting with executive leadership

• Significant expertise with Truthful Cost or Pricing Data Act requirements and certifications

• Experience with license agreements and Intellectual Property terms

• Experience with Microsoft Office products (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)

• Ability to learn and effectively apply new tools, processes and procedures

• Ability to travel domestically, if required

• Ability to obtain a US secret clearance required, with the ability to obtain top secret clearance.


Preferred Qualifications:


• Active Security Clearance

• Master’s Degree or Advanced Level Degree



Job Tags

For contractors, For subcontractor, Flexible hours,

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