General Atomics and Affiliated Companies Contract Administrator in San Diego, California

Job ID# 12890BR

Company General Atomics

Title Contract Administrator

Job Category Contracts/Sub Contracts/Purchasing

City San Diego

State California

Regular/Temp Regular Employee

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time Salary

Job Summary

General Atomics (GA), and its affiliated companies, is one of the world’s leading resources for high-technology systems development ranging from the nuclear fuel cycle to remotely piloted aircraft, airborne sensors, and advanced electric, electronic, wireless and laser technologies.

We recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply.

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Contracts Administrator to work within our Contracts team, located in Rancho Bernardo, CA. Under general supervision, this position is responsible for supporting one or more business units in the management of contracts.


  • Reviews bids and proposals to ensure they meet company policy and customer solicitation requirements.

  • Identifies contract issues and provides leadership in developing solutions.

  • Participates in negotiating and modifying standard contracts and assists in negotiating and modifying non-standard contracts/subcontracts.

  • Reviews, drafts as necessary, and negotiates terms and conditions of non-disclosure, teaming, license, and memorandum of understanding agreements.

  • Advises management of contractual rights and obligations and provides interpretation of terms and conditions.

  • Maintains an awareness of regulatory changes and their impact on contracts/subcontracts, including export considerations.

  • Maintains, analyzes, updates, and develops various electronic and hard copy records.

  • Makes internal presentations and acts as a contact with customers and outside organizations.

  • Represents the organization as the primary administrative contact on assigned contracts.

  • Provides direction to support staff.

  • Responsible for observing all laws, regulations and other applicable obligations wherever and whenever business is conducted on behalf of the Company. Expected to work in a safe manner in accordance with established operating procedures and practices.

  • Performs other duties as assigned or required.

Job Qualifications

  • Typically requires a bachelor's degree in business administration with an emphasis in contract administration or a related discipline, along with three or more years of progressive professional experience in acquisition. May substitute equivalent experience in lieu of education.

  • Experience with large and complex Department of Defense contracts, variety of contract types, and contract pricing is preferred.

  • Must have a general knowledge of contract principles, theories and concepts and a general understanding of practices, techniques, and standards under the Federal Acquisition Regulations and Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations.

  • Must be customer focused and possess: (1) the ability to develop solutions to a variety of problems of moderate scope and complexity; (2) excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills to accurately document and report findings to a variety of audiences; (3) excellent interpersonal skills to influence and guide employees, managers, customers and other external parties; and, (4) excellent computer skills.

  • Working knowledge of SAP desirable.

  • Ability to work independently or in a team environment is essential as is the ability to work extended hours and travel as required.

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD clearance is desired.

Travel Percentage Required 0% - 25%

Clearance Required? Desired

General Atomics and affiliated companies is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, genetic information, protected veteran status, disability, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal law.