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Contracts Administrator II

Company: Oceaneering International
Location: Chesapeake
Posted on: November 19, 2023

Job Description:

Company Profile

Oceaneering Marine Services Division (MSD) has over 30 years of experience providing full-service submarine and surface ship repairs supporting maintenance and alterations aboard commercial and U.S. military vessels. We are SUBSAFE and DDS-SOC certified and perform high-consequence maintenance on assets that operate in demanding environments.

Oceaneering Aerospace and Defense Technologies (AdTech) delivers solutions that enable humans to work safely and effectively in harsh environments - from underwater to the outer reaches of space. Our innovative solutions support the development and application of practical, cost-effective systems that meet our customers' challenges - from routine to extreme. Our experience and expertise across multiple industries uniquely positions us as a leader in the government, space, and maritime services markets. Our products and services meet the rigorous demands of the complex environments in which they operate, delivering results without compromising safety or reliability.

Oceaneering is a global provider of engineered services and products, primarily to the offshore energy industry. We develop products and services for use throughout the lifecycle of an offshore oilfield, from drilling to decommissioning. We operate the world's premier fleet of work class ROVs. Additionally, we are a leader in offshore oilfield maintenance services, umbilicals, subsea hardware, and tooling. We also use applied technology expertise to serve the defense, entertainment, material handling, aerospace, science, and renewable energy industries.

Position Summary

Provide strategic contracting analysis/advice and full life cycle support to Navy clients, including negotiating and administering contracts with the US government and subcontracts with prime contractors across the full range of contract types. Analyze solicitations, provide advice regarding potential business risks and proposal strategies, including compliance with requirements and pricing approach, and review and negotiate terms and conditions of non-disclosure agreements, teaming agreements, contracts, and subcontracts in accordance with the company's risk policies and procedures and industry best practices. Provide subject matter guidance on all issues related to contracting from pre-award through post-award administration. Ensure appropriate documentation is acquired and entered the company's standard database in a timely manner, develop and maintain relationships with key government procurement officials, and monitor trends in federal procurement and the impact to the portfolio of contracts. Leverage negotiation skills, handle multiple priorities effectively, work with a wide variety of technical and project management staff, leverage general knowledge of financial issues, profit and loss implications, and knowledge of federal procurement topics. Provide day-to-day contracting support for an assigned workload of client contracts, task orders, and proposals.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Responsible for all phases of contract administration which include participating in proposal preparation, contract negotiation, contract administration, customer activities in accordance with company policies, contract and legal requirements, and customer specifications, and contract close-out.
  • Review and negotiate Teaming Agreements and Non-disclosure Agreements in accordance with ADTECH procedures.
  • Develop training materials and conduct training with Program Managers and Project Managers.
  • Present contract instructions at internal kick-off meetings.
  • Identify potential adverse compliance issues for resolution.
  • Monitors contract performance to ensure cost, technical, quality, and contractual objectives are being met using independent judgment and creativity for resolution of contract issues.
  • May mentor and train less experienced professionals.


    • 3-6 years of experience with the formation and administration of contracts for contractor support services for DoD clients.
    • Experience with proposals, negotiations, and resolution of issues during contract performance.
    • Experience in the negotiation of contractual documents.
    • Knowledge of the FAR, DFARS and other US government procurement regulations.
    • BA or BS degree, or training in Acquisition and Contract Management preferred.
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, and Power Point).
    • Strong analysis and administration capability; effective interpersonal and negotiation skills, sound decision making, and ability to successfully prioritize conflicting demands.
    • Must be a U.S. citizen who is not a dual citizen of any other country.
    • Must have or be able to obtain a security clearance issued by the U.S. DoD.

      Additional Information

      This position is Hybrid - Remote and will require commuting to a designated office. Hybrid work schedules are determined by the hiring manager based on business need.

      Equal Opportunity Employer

      All qualified candidates will receive consideration for all positions without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity,national origin, veteran status,disability, genetic information, or other non-merit factors.

Keywords: Oceaneering International, Chesapeake , Contracts Administrator II, Other , Chesapeake, Virginia

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