Principal Specialist, Contracts – Hybrid, Sterling, Virginia

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Sterling, Virginia

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United States of America


VA542: 22260 Pacific Blvd, Dulles 22260 Pacific Boulevard Building CC4, Sterling, VA, 20166-6916 USA

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Principal Contracts Specialist – Naval Power Mission Area

Location; Dulles, VA Washington, DC Boston, MA Tucson, AZ

About Us:
At Raytheon Missiles & Defense (RMD), fresh thinking and possibilities are forged in times of change and you will be on the front lines as we trailblaze new approaches, push the boundaries of innovation and chart a course to a tomorrow you can be proud to have a hand in creating.

Job Summary:

Raytheon Missiles and Defense (RMD) Contracts has an opening for a Contracts Specialist.   The specialist in this role is responsible for the oversight and administration of a portfolio of programs within the Naval Power Mission Area. Naval Power provides the U.S. and its global allies in the maritime domain with sensors, command and control, and precision weapon solutions to protect allied ships and sailors around the world.

In this position, you will be supporting the CIWS program, which offers an opportunity to engage in varied contract activities on programs that have significant activity in every aspect of the program’s life-cycle.  The programs currently consist of development, production, integration and sustainment. 

Our RMD Contracts teammates are valued business partners, influencing and executing balanced business deals, collaborating with internal and external stakeholders, all in support of the products and services we deliver to our customers. With a global portfolio of clients, partners, and suppliers, the development opportunities for our Contracts professionals are endless, both domestically and abroad.

Our success is driven by a strong culture, investing in our people, and by embracing the perspectives of a diverse workforce. Our Contracts teammates fuel powerful ideas, develop meaningful relationships, and work together to achieve and exceed business goals.

There’s no such thing as a perfect candidate, so don’t hold back. Your qualifications could add tremendous value to our team. Our customers come from all different backgrounds, and so do our employees. If you’re passionate about what you could accomplish here, we’d love to hear from you.

Responsibilities to Anticipate:

Analyze Requests for Proposals (RFP)
Conduct proposal reviews and coordinate customer responses
Negotiate contracts
Review Estimates at Completion (EAC)
Support program management and execution reviews
Develop Intellectual Property and investment strategy
Provide general contract administration
Work closely with the Portfolio Directors, Program Managers, Chief Engineers, Business/Estimating, and Supply Chain to construct, submit and negotiate pricing proposals
Provide guidance to senior management regarding contractual and business issues
Ensure that negotiated terms and conditions comply with company policies
Advise management of contractual rights and obligations and possible mitigation of contractual/program risks

Qualifications You Must Have:

Typically requires a Bachelor’s degree and five (5) years of prior relevant experience In absence of a degree, OR an Advanced degree and three (3) years of relevant experience OR nine (9) years of relevant experience is required
Contracts or related finance/subcontracts/legal/program management experience including negotiation and administration of major contracts and/or subcontracts.
Ability to obtain a US Security Clearance

Qualifications We Value:

Active Top Secret a plus
Knowledge of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS)
Experience managing development contracts
Experience with competitive contracts
Experience as a team or program contracts lead
Ability to understand the financial aspects of contracts and risk quantification
Demonstrated ability to develop effective relationships with customers and internal partners based on understanding, teamwork, and trust
Experience working is a fast-paced environment, where prioritization is required to be effective
Proven record of responsiveness with strong time management and organization skills
Contractual acumen with proficiency in contracts fundamentals
Related contract administration experience including hands-on proposal preparation and contract negotiations with the US Department of Defense (DoD)
Familiarity with Other Transaction Agreements, Intellectual Property, license agreements, or teaming agreements

What We Offer:

Whether you’re just starting out on your career journey or are an experienced professional, we offer a robust total rewards package that goes above and beyond with compensation; healthcare, wellness, retirement and work/life benefits; career development and recognition programs. Some of the superior benefits we offer include parental (including paternal) leave, flexible work schedules, achievement awards, educational assistance and child/adult backup care.

Employee Referral Award Eligibility: Only employees currently within RMD and RI&S have the potential to receive a Referral Award for submitting a referral to RMD and RI&S roles. ALL eligibility requirements must be met (see guidelines) to receive the Referral Awarding

Clearance Information:

This position requires the eligibility to obtain/maintain a security clearance. Non-US citizens may not be eligible to obtain a security clearance. The Defense Industrial Security Clearance Office (DISCO), an agency of the Department of Defense, handles and adjudicates the security clearance process. More information about Security Clearances can be found on the US Department of State government website here:

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.

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