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Contracts Manager

Date: Dec 2, 2022

Location: Bremerton, WA, US, 98337

Company: National Steel and Shipbuilding Com

Shift:                         ALL

Security Clearance: No Clearance


  • To ensure accurate and timely administration of all Navy repair contracts.
  • To supervise Senior Contract Administrators, Contract Administrators, Senior Cost Analysts and Cost Analysts and develop their skills.
  • To negotiate changes in a timely and profitable manner.
  • To support the requirements of shipyard production.
  • To avoid claims and post-contract recoveries, where possible.
  • To recommend to senior management actions that may be required to satisfy obligations.
  • To be aggressive in pursuit of additional monies.
  • To resolve schedule and contract conflicts equitably.
    POSITION DEMANDS (Education/Training)
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a Marine Engineering field and five years’ experience or Business Management degree and five years’ experience in contracts or related fields or 15 years equivalent experience in the ship repair industry.
  • Ten (10) years’ directly related experience as a Production Manager, team leader, ship/assistant ship manager, or other related mid-level management position.
  • In-depth knowledge of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS) and Government procurement policies and practices.
    POSITION DEMANDS (Required Experience)
  • Strong and proficient skill in oral, written communication and supervision required, with ability of time deadlines.
  • Must have strong analytical and mathematical skills, and demonstrate good business judgment and decisions.  
  • This position requires a good working knowledge of shipboard systems, ship repair, production processes and ship production management organization.
  • Requires excellent verbal and writing skills and the ability to think clearly under pressure during contract negotiations are required. 
  • Work will primarily be performed in an air-conditioned office with low noise level.
  • Must plan, organize and schedule own activities in support of changing program(s) and/or company goals. 












Must be able to go on vessels






Visual Requirements:





















  • Reports to the Director of Contracts for duties and assignments.
  • Direct reports to include Assistant Contracts Manager
  • Maintains internal contact with Estimating, Planning, Engineering, Scheduling, Programs, IT, Finance, Business Development and Production Management.
  • Individual will work with management in all departments.
  • Will interface directly and extensively with external customers. 
  • Assists in supervising claims teams that may need to be organized. 
  • Must plan, organize and schedule own activities in support of changing program(s) and/or company goals. 
  • External contact with RMC Contracts Officer and senior civilian personnel, Contract Managers at other MSRAs.
  • Ensure profitable and timely authorization of growth and turn-around in time to support production needs.
  • Settle disputes with customers in support of production/company objectives.
  • Coordinate with Support Services and Production to ensure all contract obligations are met.
  • Keep senior managers informed of progress and problems, and need for action beyond scope of own authority.
  • Produce accurate, useful and timely data in support of company’s financial statements.
  • Review progress and problems on programs regularly to ascertain impact of Government action/inaction, document and collect money, and schedule relief for impact.
  • Advise other departments of important and pertinent contract terms and conditions; assist in implementing programs to satisfy these terms and conditions; report periodically on success.
  • Relieve ship and trade management of the administrative burdens of contract administration.
  • Proficient proven record of accomplishments and ability to conduct and complete complex negotiations business. 
  • Manages and directs all types of proposals and contract modifications, including engineering change proposals (ECPs), other change proposals, and requests for equitable adjustment (REAs).
  • Negotiates complex, high value ECPs and REAs.  Executes contract modifications that are within the signature limit authority.
    Accountable to the Director of Contracts for administration of all Contracts being executed by the Company, a mixture of cost and fixed price terms.
    Cell phone, Desktop and Laptop Computer
    Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to focus. While performing the duties of the job, the employee is regularly required to sit, use hands and fingers, handle or feel objects or controls, and to talk and hear. Must be able to gain access to all work locations including government and private ship yards and/or vessels



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