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Contracts Administrator, Repair

Date: Dec 22, 2021

Location: San Diego, CA, US, 92113

Company: National Steel and Shipbuilding Com

Job Posting End Date: 01/21/2022

Shift:                               1

Security Clearance:      No Clearance






Assists in administration of repair contracts, including negotiations of modifications, cost and profit monitoring, risk identification and avoidance all under the general supervision of the Manager of Contracts.
Reports to Supervisor of Contracts. The incumbent will have moderate latitude in planning and performing his/her activities within department practices and company priorities. Individual will need to work independently and prioritize multiple internal and external customers.
Individual will work closely with Repair Program Managers, Engineers, Production and other Contracts department personnel and will interface directly and extensively with external customer representatives from Southwest Regional Maintenance Center (SWRMC), Fleet Logistics Center (FLC) and other Navy Commands.

Provides guidance to Contracts department clerical support personnel for matters related to contracts assigned to individual.



  • Performs functions listed above and is responsible for all aspects of administering contracts availabilities that have values up to $200,000,000, including all changes to those contracts. Contracts Administrators will be assigned an appropriate signature authority.
  • Works with Repair Contracts Estimators to support the preparation of Change Order Price Analysis (COPAs), works closely with Program Managers and Ship Managers to identify and quantify schedule impacts and ensure COPAs are properly reviewed and approved prior to submittal to the customer. Assists pricing negotiations as required and tracks Request for Contract Change (RCC) status. Distributes authorization emails to Production and Purchasing on settled contractual actions.
  • Prepares and submits contract letters with business or technical content.
  • Coordinates and submits contract data in accordance with a contract's data requirements. Receives data from the appropriate departments and generates the appropriate transmittal documents ("hard" copy and/or electronic).
  • Monitors progress payments of assigned contracts as required.
  • Resolves contractual conflicts between external customers and GD NASSCO.
  • Negotiates contract changes for assigned contracts and supports negotiations for high-value contracts, including multiple changes at any one time.
  • Interprets contract requirements for other GD NASSCO departments.
  • Identifies, develops, and submits insurance claims, requests for equitable adjustments and other claims.
  • Participates with Repair Production and Engineering in discussions with customers.
  • Participates as a team member (when applicable) and supports other projects as required.
  • Actively participates in implementing and monitoring continuous improvement initiatives to improve safety, improve quality, reduce cycle times and costs.
  • Individual will receive a high volume of emails and phone calls and will need to multi-task and determine priorities. Individual will need to respond to emails and phone calls after hours as required.



       Requires a Bachelor’s degree and two years work experience related to contracts administration, or a combination of six years relevant education and work experience.

  • GD NASSCO professional or shipyard experience, a plus but not required.
  • Must be a self-starter with the ability to perform assigned tasks with a minimum level of supervision.
  • Requires excellent verbal and written communications skills and the ability to meet internal and external time deadlines. Individual must be well organized and posses the ability to write organized contract correspondence including letters, emails (internal and external).
  • Working knowledge of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS).
  • Strong knowledge of MS-Office.
  • Proven Skills as a facilitator, negotiator, and presenter.
  • Professional Certificate in Contract Management is preferred.



While performing the duties of this job, the employee must be able to climb on and around ships including stairs, ladders, and scaffolding as required. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus. The employee is regularly required to sit, use hands or fingers, handle or feel objects or controls, and to carry on 2-way oral communications. Must be able to lift weights up to 30 pound. Must be physically able to commute to various areas in shipyard.
Must be able to handle stressful situations. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to dust, welding/burning fumes, and smoke.
The noise level is usually moderate when out of the office, which may include sirens, horns, chipping and hammering. Must be able to work alternating shifts as required in support of International customers. 



General Dynamics NASSCO is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 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, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal law.

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