Navatek is a world leader in the design, analysis, and construction of novel ships, underwater vehicles, and other ocean systems.  Founded in 1979 and operating out of offices in Honolulu, Hawaii, South Kingstown, Rhode Island, Portland, Maine, and Washington, DC, Navatek supports military and industry in developing systems that can survive the harsh ocean environment.

The Contracts Manager serves as a principal advisor to the organization in the deployment and oversight of policies, plans, programs and procedures concerning all aspects of contract administration services.  This position also ensures compliance with military procurement requirements, budgets and deadlines.  Incumbent must also be conversant with FAR, DFAR, CAS, OMB and ITAR regulations and be experienced in negotiating and awarding subcontracts to both small and large defense industry and commercial business partners.

Contract Administration
  • Ensure compliance with Government budgetary, contract, financial, and ITAR regulations and reporting requirements;
  • Act as principal contract interface with Navy and other government representatives in grant, cooperative agreement, and cost contracts;
  • Act as principal contract interface with industry partners in competitive bid process for suppliers, and prime and subcontract negotiations;
  • Work with program managers to ensure compliance in a cost-effective manner;
  • Work with program managers to meet reporting requirements;
  • Work with company legal counsel to ensure legal compliance in all contract actions;
  • Take the lead in closing out contracts with both the government and industry partners.

Bid proposal/Estimating
  • Provide costing support on bid proposals as appropriate;
  • Work with technical personnel to provide cost estimates and required support documentation;
  • Compile, integrate, and submit completed bid proposals.

  • Act as principal contract interface with potential subcontractors;
  • Prepare subcontract RFI/RFP documentation as needed to support potential teaming arrangements;
  • Work with company program managers to evaluate competitive and sole source cost, schedule, and deliverable proposals from potential subcontractors;
  • Work with program managers to generate various types of subcontracts and purchase orders.
  • Review and revise terms and conditions as required to minimize risk of defaults and lawsuits;
  • Ensure subcontract and purchase order terms are acceptable and defensible;
  • Ensure subcontracts are finalized and closed on a timely basis.
  • Reports and Invoicing
  • Ensure technical and other reporting requirements are met in all contracts as prime and subcontractor;
  • Establish weekly cost and overall job summary reporting and compliance;
  • Ensure projects are invoiced routinely and on time;
  • Act as principal contract interface for receiving and evaluating invoices, contract administrative and financial reports from subcontractors;
  • Provide support to and work with program managers to keep costs within budget;
  • Provide support to and work with program managers to complete projects and submit deliverables within schedule.

Organization and Professionalism
  • Display mutual respect and positive attitude in interactions with all people in the workplace.
  • Maintain detailed and organized files, to include audit files for each contract that include original contract, all correspondence, changes/deviations, amendments, clarifications, and payment schedules.

  • Perform contract and subcontract close-out activities.
  • Prepare additional data and/or correspondence as may be required by corporate management for technical and administrative support.
  • Travel to other office locations (CONUS and OCONUS) may reach 10 percent of work time.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

  • Bachelor's degree in Business or related field.
  • Master’s degree in business or related field or Juris Doctorate, preferred
  • Minimum 15 years related work experience.
  • Experience with Wide Area Work Flow (WAWF)
  • Experience with Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS), and other contracting regulations while working for a prime contractor and/or subcontractor on U.S. Federal Government contracts.
  • Cost estimating and proposal writing experience desirable.

  • Possess a deep knowledge of government contracts and subcontracts.
  • Professional demeanor with strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Experience with various contract types including Cost Reimbursable and Firm Fixed Price.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office products, including Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Proven ability to communicate effectively with a variety of stakeholders in writing and verbally.
  • Ability to be a team player but also able to be a strong independent contributor (i.e., proactive and demonstrates leadership skills).
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills and attention to detail.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to form and build relationships.
  • Willingness to learn.

  • U.S. Citizenship required.
  • Ability to obtain a government security clearance.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.


This is a full time position

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