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 Officer serves as the principal advisor for Navatek in the deployment and oversight of policies, plans, programs and procedures relating to all aspects of contract administration services in Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS), International Trade and Trade Controls.  This position will also serve as the principal advisor in controls and policy formation and overall guidance pertaining to the contracting process.

  • Leads all aspects of contract management including proposal support and negotiation, post- award contract administration, scope management, and contract closeout.
  • Interfaces with external customers and suppliers that may be geographically dispersed including the U.S. Government, and key prime contractors and subcontractors.
  • Support and interface with internal functional organizations (Finance, Engineering, Quality, Supply Chain, Pricing) in the daily administration and proposal process, as well as Navatek’s management and executive team.
  • Serves as an officer of the company, with responsibility for executing legal documents on behalf of the company.
  • Provides guidance, advice and counsel to programmatic and technical staff regarding contract interpretation issues, contract scope issues, and other contract- related matters.
  • Reviews and evaluates customer requests for revisions to proposals or contracts; provides risk assessments and offer alternative approaches to mitigate risks, including alternative contractual language; evaluates and coordinates proposals; investigates and reconciles significant contract changes involving cost, requirements, specifications, and schedules.
  • Provide support to new business initiatives, creation and negotiation of Proprietary Information Agreements, Non-Disclosure Agreements, Teaming Agreements and others as necessary.
  • Develops and applies solutions to complex problems which require the regular use a high degree of ingenuity, creativity, and innovation.
  • Builds and maintains effective working relationships with internal and external customers, including US Government contract specialists and the DCMA administrative contracting officers.
  • Leads efforts to ensure preparation and execution of timely and accurate contract delivery documentation.
  • Regular attendance is required for the position.

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college in a related discipline.
  • Juris Doctorate is strongly preferred.
  • 8 years of professional experience in Federal Government contract administration and negotiations with various contract types (CPFF, FFP, T&M)
  • Solid understanding and familiarity with the DoD Grants and Agreements Regulations (DoDGARs) Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and Department of Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS), including intellectual property rules.
  • Experience with financial aspects of contracts and other business arrangements.

  • Excellent oral and written communications skills and the ability to effectively interact at all levels within the organization and with external customers with a positive and enthusiastic attitude.
  • Candidate willing and able to engage on routine and unique problems/issues to help develop solutions.
  • Strong understanding of contract and finance principles.
  • Strategic planning: analyzes work, sets goals, develops plans of action, and utilizes time effectively.
  • Communication: utilizes effective verbal and written communication.
  • Judgment: draws on core values, knowledge, and personal experience to make educated decisions.
  • Effectiveness under stress: demonstrates the ability to think, function and lead effectively under conditions of mental pressure.
  • Force: demonstrates the ability to present and substantiate ideas in a respectful manner that may not agree with the opinion of others.
  • Self-renewal: demonstrates a commitment to intellectual growth in ways beneficial to self, peers and the company.

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


This is a management position
This is a full time position

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