Contracts Administrator

Administrative · Boulder, Colorado
Department Administrative
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced

Blue Canyon Technologies is a leading provider of turnkey small satellite solutions, including nanosatellites, microsatellites, and ESPA-class. We specialize in precision pointing platforms based upon our high-performance attitude determination and control components. BCT’s highly experienced staff has developed low cost, flight-proven, high-performance, high-reliability spacecraft systems and components that enable a wide range of missions for academic, commercial, and government applications. Our state-of-the-art spacecraft and subsystems are supporting LEO, GEO, Lunar, and interplanetary missions.

Blue Canyon Technologies is looking for an experienced Contracts Administrator to join our team. This Contracts Administrator will be providing administration of current and new contracts for existing customers and new business development.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the preparation, review, negotiation and administration of complex, multi-phased sales contractual instruments, as well as subcontracting needs.  The Contract Manager will develop and administer various aspects of request for proposal solicitation and subcontract preparation, evaluation, negotiation, award, monitoring and close-out.
  • Analysis and negotiations of terms and conditions of contracts
  • Ensures compliance with policies, procedures, and applicable laws
  • Interprets and ensure compliance with Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and other applicable regulations
  • Reviews contracts and agreements for product export, liability and risk, intellectual property, legal sufficiency and compliance with applicable laws, regulations and BCT policies
  • Reviews contracts and agreements for product performance, quality, and delivery requirements, and flows those details to the cognizant project manager, mission assurance manager, and production manager
  • Performs in-depth price/cost analysis using several variables and methods to determine the reasonableness of proposed pricing
  • Works closely with accounting, program management, and other personnel to resolve issues related to contract provisions

Required Qualifications:

  • 5 + years' experience managing government contracts/subcontracts in a DoD environment to include prime contracts
  • Ability to work independently and think analytically with minimal oversight.
  • Ability to interact successfully with all levels of management, engineering and administrative staff both internal and external to BCT
  • Attention to detail, research, information monitoring, accuracy, critical thinking, planning, organization management, and analytical skills are required for this position; in addition to strong communication skills both written and verbal, and ability to work in both independently and in a team environment.
  • Experience administering all types of government contracts (Cost Type, FFP, T&M), including reviewing and understanding pricing, representations and certifications, and subcontracting issues.
  • Working knowledge of budgeting and proposal process, including the application of indirect rates and fees
  • Comprehensive knowledge with FAR, DFAR, and other Government regulations
  • Bachelor’s Degree from accredited College
  • Proficient in MS Office

Desired Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of trade compliance laws and regulations, especially as related to import and export of aerospace goods and services, including the ITAR and EAR.
  • Knowledge of intellectual property protections, data rights, including both trademark and patent work.
  • Proficiency in drafting, reviewing, and administering Nondisclosure Agreements, Teaming Agreements, Joint Venture Agreements, and other similar agreements.

Working conditions:

This job operates in a professional office environment, but in a manufacturing company. This role uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, scanners, filing cabinets and fax machines.

Physical Demands and Work Environment:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit for long periods of time, use hands to finger, handle or feel. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms, talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand, bend, reach, and walk. The position requires some light physical effort. This would require the ability to lift or move objects up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift or move objects up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities are required by this job which includes close vision, distance vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.

Blue Canyon Technologies is a drug-free workplace and an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran status or any other protected factor. Blue Canyon Technologies is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. To request a reasonable accommodation, contact Cathy Juntunen at 720-450-8252 or


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