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Contracts Administrator, Ship Repair

Date: Jun 10, 2021

Location: San Diego, CA, US, 92113

Company: National Steel and Shipbuilding Com

Job Posting End Date: (5/19/21)

Shift:                               ALL

Security Clearance:      No Clearance




SUMMARY  - Contracts Administrator, Repair


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 Repair 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), potentially 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, including all changes to those contracts. Contracts Administrators will be assigned an appropriate signature authority.
  • Works with Repair Contracts Estimators to support the preparation and submittal 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 Contract Change Order 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).
  • Supports Program Finance to monitor 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.
  • Helps Identify and develops Requests for Equitable Adjustments (REAs) as required. 
  • 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 may need to respond to emails and phone calls after hours as required.
  • Assists Contracts Supervisors in gathering the required data to develop and submit contractual letters, including assisting with the assembly of data to support REAs.



  • Requires a Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Business, Liberal Arts, or similar.
  • Two years experience in contracts administration or relevant business experience. GD NASSCO professional or shipyard experience, a plus but not required. Professional Certificate in Contract Management preferred.
  • Must be a self-starter with the ability to perform assigned tasks with a minimum level of supervision.
  • Requires excellent oral 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). Background and working knowledge of the shipbuilding industry, including ship design and shipbuilding processes, a plus but not required.   
  • Experience as the customer interface (external and internal) and demonstrated success in building strong customer relationships. 
  • Ability to clearly recognize risk elements in business transactions and provide beneficial solutions.
  • Strong knowledge of MS-Office. 



  • 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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