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Director of Contracts Administration

Director of Contracts Administration

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US-VA-Virginia Beach
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Regular Full-Time
Eligibility for Security Clearance Required 

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The GBS Group, an engineering services and consulting firm in Virginia Beach, VA, has an opening for a Director of Contracts Administration. The GBS Group is a commercial and government engineering services firm with a variety of contract types. Our Headquarters is located within 10 miles of the Virginia Beach resort area and downtown Norfolk’s Waterside District and includes a 24x7 Operational Support Center monitoring all client installations in North America as well as a world class lab with configurations of all client hardware and software systems.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to

  • Accountable for the efficient and compliant execution and management of all contracts and proposal activities
  • Manage complex domestic and international commercial and government customer, partner and vendor contracts from drafting, revising, negotiating, dispute resolution, contract kick off and close out.
  • Negotiate and drive strategic transactions and sales revenue agreements, subcontracts, teaming agreements, etc.
  • Solicits bids to procure a variety of required goods and services and negotiates and administers contracts/termination procedures
  • Ensures good relationships are maintained with customers, critical suppliers, consultants to meet financial goals, commitments on delivery time, production planning and material inventory control.
  • Support problem resolution, litigation and arbitration including claims and bid protests.
  • Interface with DCMA and DCAA as company representative to maintain compliant business systems and government approval.
  • Assists in the development of proposals, especially with respect to RFP/RFQ analysis including risk assessment and compliance, the legal offer, pricing and negotiation
  • Performs analyses for firm fixed-price and other types of contracts


Candidates must possess the following professional experience and qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Business Administration, Management or related field. 
  • 12+ years of government and commercial contract administration experience.
  • Minimum of 4 years’ experience of contracts/subcontracts management.
  • Proficient knowledge of the entire project cycle from proposal through commissioning thru closeout
  • A working knowledge of DCAA, DCMA, FARs/DFARs, and related regulations as well as commercial requirements is required.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret Clearance.
  • Knowledge of the various contract types, relevant terms and conditions and policies governing assigned contracts.

Desired Characteristics:

  • Proficient knowledge of negotiation techniques
  • Experience with international contracting is a major plus but not a necessity. Experience with engineering procurement and manufacturing contracting
  • Must be familiar with intellectual property matters to ensure adequate company protection.
  • Must be familiar with mergers and acquisition activities a plus.
  • Position may require some travel.
  • Self-directed, flexible and have willingness to do 'what needs to be done' in a small business environment.

EEO Statement

The GBS Group is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We pledge equal access to employment, facilities, and programs, regardless of race, color, religion, sex/gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital or familial status, pregnancy, veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.