Contracts Specialist, Plymouth, UK

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Plymouth, UK

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United Kingdom


Atlantic Inertial Systems Limited, Clittaford Road, Southway, Plymouth, PL6 6DE

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Missions Systems is seeking to hire a Contracts Specialist.  This is a hybrid role at our Plymouth, UK site.

This position is for an experienced contracts professional, working autonomously. Creates proposals, reviews, negotiates, drafts, and completes contracts. Provides guidance on warranty and contract administration.  Monitors, analyses, and coaches less experienced staff. Responsible for process improvements to enhance department function and performance.

Primary Responsibilities:

Reviews incoming customer requests for proposals, identifies proposal requirements, reviews terms and conditions for acceptability and compliance with company policies and procedures, assists in proposal development as required and participates in securing required management approval for submittal of proposals to customers. 

Ensure contractual compliance with all laws and regulations (including government specifications where applicable), and adherence to Delegation of Authority and approval requirements for proposals and contractual actions.

Review contractual terms and conditions for their acceptability, as well as, assessing risk and impact to the proposal utilising the company resources including legal, operations, and pricing, as necessary.

Provide alternate terms and conditions to Customer. 

Operates in accordance with company policies and practices, and in compliance with accepted business ethics. 

Conducts contract negotiation and management of major contracts. 

Responsible for negotiating, structuring, and/or administrating contractual documents that establish business relationships with customers and/or partners.

Works with business development, project managers, finance and service teams as well as the legal department to structure contracts.

Provides contract status and assistance to the program manager, functional areas, and management. 

Takes proper action to close out the contract in accordance with applicable procedures at the conclusion of all activity. 

Assures the timely communication of contract information to appropriate persons and maintains complete and accurate contract files. 

Acts as principal interface with internal/external customers on contractual matters.

Takes necessary action or coordinates action to resolve any contractual problems with the contract execution team in a timely manner. 

Normally receives little instruction on day-to-day work, general instructions on new assignments.

Participates in determining objectives of assignment.

Plans schedules and arranges own activities in accomplishing objectives.

May provide guidance and coaching to lower-level contracts employees.

Lead and support audits, as appropriate, with internal and external audit teams and agencies to support contract-related activities and verify compliance.

Manages historical legal records.

Basic Experience:

Extensive experience with complex Contracts (UK and International) with strong knowledge of contract terms

Experience in reviewing, drafting and negotiating contractual documents and providing succinct reports and status updates to the business

Strong commercial awareness, business principles and governing law

Strong verbal, written, and analytical skills

An ability to respond to tasks with tenacity and flexibility, whilst working cross functionally in a multi-disciplinary team

Strong communicator and relationship builder with both internal and external customers

An ability to remain calm under pressure and collaborate with others

Positive, self-motivated and the ability to work independently

A willingness and ability to travel occasionally

Must have or be capable of obtaining a MOD security clearance.  Candidate selected may be subject to a government security investigation/reinstatement and must meet eligibility requirements.

Must be a U.K. Citizen

Capable of working in a fast-paced, high impact/visible environment

Preferred Experience:

Previous experience of contracting in the Defence sector

Previous experience of contracting with the UK MOD and/or US DoD

Accreditation in Commercial and Supply Chain management

Strong record of problem solving and dispute resolution

Experience of working with international suppliers or customers

Awareness of Data Protection and other relevant commercial and contract legislation

Familiarity with business process management tools (IPDS, SAP or similar) and the competitive bidding process

SAP working knowledge:


Bachelor’s degree and proven relevant experience OR

Advance degree and relevant experience OR

In absence of a degree, demonstrable and relevant experience is required

Collins Aerospace

Collins Aerospace, a Raytheon Technologies company, is a leader in technologically advanced and intelligent solutions for the global aerospace and defense industry. Collins Aerospace has the capabilities, comprehensive portfolio and expertise to solve customers’ toughest challenges and to meet the demands of a rapidly evolving global market.

Do you want to be a part of something bigger? A team whose impact stretches across the world, and even beyond? At Collins Aerospace, our Mission Systems team helps civilian, military and government customers complete their most complex missions — whatever and wherever they may be. Our customers depend on us for intelligent and secure communications, missionized systems for specialized aircraft and spacecraft and collaborative space solutions. By joining our team, you’ll have your own critical part to play in ensuring our customer succeeds today while anticipating their needs for tomorrow.

Are you up for the challenge? Join our mission today.

Diversity drives innovation; inclusion drives success. We believe a multitude of approaches and ideas enable us to deliver the best results for our workforce, workplace, and customers. We are committed to fostering a culture where all employees can share their passions and ideas so we can tackle the toughest challenges in our industry and pave new paths to limitless possibility.


Some of our competitive benefits package includes:

Competitive salary

Flexible working

Life insurance

Excellent corporate pension plan

Private Health Insurance

25 days annual leave plus ability to buy/sell up to 5 days

Career development

And so much more!

At Collins, the paths we pave together lead to limitless possibility. And the bonds we form – with our customers and with each other — propel us all higher, again and again.


Apply now and be part of the team that’s redefining aerospace, every day.

Please note that potential candidates will be subject to Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) and background checks and that project access restrictions may apply to some nationalities.

Raytheon Technologies is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action 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, age or any other federally protected class.

RTX Raytheon / Equal Opportunity Employer

JBRTX-01593808  2023.03.10

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