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Contracts Manager


PAE is currently seeking a Contracts Manager to support our Global Logistics and Stability Operations Business from the Arlington, VA headquarters. The portfolio will consist primarily of major service contracts with the U.S. Department of State (DoS) and Department of Defense (DoD).  In addition to all of the necessary qualifications of a contracts professional, the selected candidate must be comfortable working in a dynamic and high-energy environment. International travel is expected up to 10%.

The Contracts Manager will: 

  • Ensure contract compliance and contract administration; develop initiatives to increase profitability and cash; establish and maintain excellent customer relations, both internally and externally; and develop business strategies for new business opportunities.
  • Advise management of contractual rights, obligations and risks.
  • Compile and analyze data; and maintain historical information
  • Manage, participate in and/or conduct contract negotiation, contract administration, and customer contact activities to provide for proper contract acquisition and fulfillment in accordance with company policies, legal requirements, and customer specifications. 
  • Team with the Operations and Business Management teams to monitor, assess and accurately report, both internally and externally, on Project cost, schedule, risks and opportunities. 
  • Participate in proposal preparation as an integral member of the team with special emphasis on reviewing contract terms and risks, contributing to pricing strategy and assisting the PMO to develop mitigation strategies for proposal submittals. 
  • Oversee the evaluation of contract performance to determine necessity for amendments or extensions of contracts, and compliance to contractual obligations. 
  • Ensure communication is maintained for timely contract execution by the parties. 
  • Ensure final contract documents are consistent with agreements reached at negotiations.
  • Assist in training about contract practices and negotiations to company personnel. 
  • Be responsible for multiple task orders, contracts with varied contract types. 
  • Perform other duties and special projects as required.


  • A Bachelor’s degree in business or other related field from an accredited college is required. 
  • At least seven (7) years of Contracts administration/management experience is required. 
  • At least five (5) years of specialized experience in the direct administration of major support services contract(s) for a professional engineering, program management and/or administrative support capacity to the Government is required.
  • Expertise in FAR and DFAR.
  • Prior experience in negotiating contracts with the United States Government is required.
  • Experience with varying contract types: fixed-price, cost, cost-reimbursable, time and material and incentive type contracts is required.
  • Demonstrated experience in drafting, effective writing is required.
  • Well-developed communication skills with ability to interface with multiple levels of operations personnel and administrative staff are required.
  • Organizational leadership and negotiation skills with staff from Management, Operations is required, along with flexibility to work across time zones.
  • Ability and willingness to travel to austere environments as and when needed (less than 10%) is required.


An Equal Opportunity Employer. PAE’s hiring practices provide equal opportunity for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, gender, national origin, age, United States military veteran’s status, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, family structure, medical condition including genetic characteristics or information, veteran status, or mental or physical disability so long as the essential functions of the job can be performed with or without reasonable accommodation, or any other protected category under federal, state, or local law.


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