Job Details

Contract Administrator

Company name

Southern Research Institute

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type


Valid Through

Sep 24,2019

Posted on

Jun 11,2019

Years of Experience

Min 2 yrs required


Birmingham, AL, United States

Employment Type



Practice Area
Contract Law >> Contract Law
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Contract Administrator
The candidate responsibilities will include: Provide compliance and strategic advice to internal customers regarding proposal efforts and contract negotiations and administration. Administer standard and non-standard government and commercial contracts with limited assistance from senior personnel. Provide proper contract acquisition and fulfillment in accordance with company policies, legal requirements, and customer specifications. Examine contract administration outputs to ensure accuracy and completeness. Negotiate favorable contract terms and conditions including work scope, duration, price, warranty and confidentiality provisions, based on applicable government procurement regulations and commercial contracting guidelines. Interface with internal technical staff and external clients during the initial award negotiation process as well as the contract modification process. Pre-Award/Proposal Process: Prepare and review business proposals for the inclusion of correct business terms and fulfillment of proposal stipulations. Calculate cost of performing work based on raw data. Establish new projects and disseminate the necessary project information to both technical and administrative groups. Ensure adherence to Southern Research policies and guidelines relating to the submission of proposals and acceptance of agreements. Post Award/Contract Review: Negotiate business and legal terms and conditions on behalf of the organization. Document and ensure provisions of the contract in its final form are acceptable to Southern Research and the customer. Post Award/ Contract Performance Management: Monitor expenditures, support and participate in audit responses, and interface with internal and external customers as appropriate and necessary. Mediate disputes that may arise in order to reach an expedient resolution. Keep abreast of current government procurement laws and regulations, as well as developments in commercial contract law. May research special compliance/legal topics as required. Coordinate and oversee the training and activities of other staff members as required by supervisor. Must have BS in relevant discipline and/or JD degree. Should have 2 years of relevant experience. Must have familiarity with federal procurement regulations (FAR, DFAR, and other agency FAR supplements) and experience with commercial business principles. Should have experience with proposal preparation, contract negotiation, and contract administration.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Southern Research Institute
2000 9th Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35205