Senior Contracts Administrator

The Senior Contracts Administrator is responsible for preparing bids and negotiating specifications with suppliers, partners or customers. Assists in the preparation of contractual provisions and the administration of contract proposals. Being a Senior Contracts Administrator acts as liaison between organization and subcontractors to implement the contracts. Examines and reviews materials for bids or contracts. In addition, Senior Contracts Administrator requires a bachelor’s degree. Typically reports to a manager. Being a Senior Contracts Administrator contributes to moderately complex aspects of a project. Work is generally independent and collaborative in nature. Working as a Senior Contracts Administrator typically requires 4 to 7 years of related experience.

Senior Contracts Administrator Job Description Template

Our company is looking for a Senior Contracts Administrator to join our team.


  • Attend meetings to assess progress on projects which are in motion, and take detailed notes to share with stakeholders;
  • Negotiate and approve contract terms while ensuring that projects remain within the established budget;
  • Reviews and negotiates various types of agreements;
  • Maintains current knowledge of relevant contractual procedures and practices;
  • Reviews requests for proposals and participates in proposal color reviews;
  • Makes recommendations regarding contracts implementation;
  • Maintains an awareness of regulatory changes and their impact on contracts, including export considerations;
  • Participates in and may lead negotiating and modifying standard contracts and assists in negotiating and modifying non-standard contracts;
  • Review technical and price proposal requirements, analysis of terms and conditions;
  • Other functions as needed;
  • Minimum of 6+ years of direct involvement in Department of Defense contracts at the Prime Contractor and/or Tier 2 subcontractor level;
  • Advises management of contractual rights and obligations and provides interpretation of terms and conditions;
  • Provide support to and work within a team of technical and administrative professionals, providing guidance on contracts obligations;
  • U.S. Citizenship or Permanent Resident is required. Work Hours & Travel;
  • May participate in cost and pricing reviews with program management and customer representatives.


  • Experience must include contact with external customers, experience in contract negotiations and ability to identify potential export/import issues;
  • Experience with complex and varied business agreements, e.g., teaming and licensing agreements;
  • Ability to lead and negotiate complex cost-price and technical issues with customers;
  • Customer Service oriented and people skills;
  • Ability to review contractual documents for sufficiency and risk;
  • Ability to interface with senior corporate management, executive management, and public agency executives;
  • Ability to work with a diverse team and a variety of project management team members;
  • Knowledge of UCC, EAR, ITAR export control regulations; FAR/DFAR familiarity;
  • Completed work will be reviewed and approved by supervisor;
  • Excellent computer literacy and cloud computing contracting knowledge;
  • Highly desired: Experience as Facility Security Officer/Information Security Officer;
  • Computer literacy to prepare appropriate reports and documents;
  • Working knowledge of FAR/DFAR regulations is required;
  • Understanding of software systems, tools, and techniques necessary for both internal and external contract management;
  • Experience with Cost Reimbursement Type Contracts/DCAA is desired.