Principal Contract Administrator at BAE Systems


Job Description
Join a dynamic Contracts team that supports the delivery of mission critical capabilities across a diverse portfolio of government, commercial and international customers. The Contracts organization is the trusted business partner managing customer relationships, negotiating deals, creating innovative solutions, and providing regulatory knowledge to our customers. We are committed to employee growth and development, allowing employees to build a long-term career at BAE Systems. In addition to challenging day-to-day assignments, employees are encouraged to pursue special projects, participate in formal and informal mentoring programs and networking events, and rotate into different roles with increasing levels of responsibility. Contracts employees are provided opportunities for promotion and relocation to other business units within the U.S. and overseas. BAE Systems also provides employees with opportunities to engage with and positively impact the internal and external community in which we work. With our historic growth and position as one of the world’s largest Aerospace, Defense and Security Company’s, we look to recruit and retain the best and brightest. Taking care of the Contracts team by offering daily flextime, every other Friday off, work from home options, relocation assistance, and competitive salary/benefits keeps our team engaged and motivated. We view culture as one of our most critical competitive advantages. Contracts employees come to work every day because of our strong culture and passion for our significant role in the success of the business. Our Cultural Principles are:
  • Engage everyone with respect and good-will
  • Stay calm independent of circumstances
  • Be humble and work collaboratively
  • Feel empowered to do the right thing
  • Listen, be curious, and allow differences to influence our decisions
We are looking for a seasoned Contracts professional who is a self-starter, a proven team player and not afraid of a challenging workload to join our Small Form Factor Solutions (SFFS) Business Area. Our Contracts team is agile and composed of highly skilled and dedicated Contracts professionals who work in a supportive and inclusive manner. This Principal Contract Administrator position will call for the successful candidate to work across a range of contract types, work on Teaming/Strategic Agreements, and work with various customers from across DoD. Given the shifting dynamics within the working environment, the successful candidate will also be in position to work a hybrid work arrangement. When in the office, the work team will be located at our Totowa, NJ facility. The SFFS Contracts team respect and value the balance that we all desire in our home and professional life and this position will provide that opportunity. If you are an individual that enjoys working in a fast pace environment and not afraid to roll up your sleeves and have some fun along the way, this position is perfect for you.
Required Education, Experience, & Skills
We are looking for someone with a Bachelor's Degree and 8 years of related contracts experience or equivalent experience in DoD contracting. The successful candidate must have an existing Secret Clearance and be capable of obtaining a Special Access Clearance. We are looking for candidates that are strong team players who enjoy working with program management and other functional disciplines in a supportive and complementary manner. Good verbal and written communication skills are essential for this position as well has having the ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills
The successful candidate must have an existing Secret Clearance (prefer Top Secret) and be capable of upgrading to a Special Access Clearance shortly after assuming the role.
About BAE Systems Electronic Systems
BAE Systems, Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of BAE Systems plc, an international defense, aerospace and security company which delivers a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support services. Improving the future and protecting lives is an ambitious mission, but it’s what we do at BAE Systems. Working here means using your passion and ingenuity where it counts – defending national security with breakthrough technology, superior products, and intelligence solutions. As you develop the latest technology and defend national security, you will continually hone your skills on a team—making a big impact on a global scale. At BAE Systems, you’ll find a rewarding career that truly makes a difference. Electronic Systems (ES) is the global innovator behind BAE Systems’ game-changing defense and commercial electronics. Exploiting every electron, we push the limits of what is possible, giving our customers the edge and our employees opportunities to change the world. Our products and capabilities can be found everywhere – from the depths of the ocean to the far reaches of space. At our core are more than 14,000 highly talented Electronic Systems employees with the brightest minds in the industry, we make an impact – for our customers and the communities we serve. At BAE Systems, we celebrate the array of skills, experiences, and perspectives our employees bring to the table. For us, differences are a source of strength. We’re laser-focused on high performance, and we work hard every day to nurture an inclusive culture where all employees can innovate and thrive. Here, you will not only build your career, but you will also enjoy work-life balance, uncover new experiences, and collaborate with passionate colleagues.

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