Director of Contracts

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

Blue Canyon Technologies (BCT) is leading the way in the New Space revolution!  Our state-of-the-art systems are currently on missions from low Earth orbit to the Moon, near earth asteroids, and to Mars.  We create high-reliability spacecraft with significantly greater performance, much smaller size and at a fraction of the cost of traditional space systems.  We are involved in a wide range of projects for academic, commercial, and government applications.  Join our innovative and dynamic company, as we build the small spacecraft of the future.  


Title: Director of Contracts

Position Type: Full Time

Pay Range: $120,000 - $170,000 (Salary to be determined by the education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities of the applicant, internal equity, and alignment with market data.)

Location: Lafayette, CO


  • 100% company paid health, dental and vision benefits for you and your dependents effective the first of the month following hire date
  • Life insurance
  • 401k (matching 4% with a minimum 5% contribution
  • Generous PTO (3 weeks of vacation + 3 floating holidays, 2 weeks of sick time, 7 paid holidays throughout the year) and parental leave.
  • Break rooms stocked with snacks and drinks

Position Purpose: The Director of Contracts will be providing administration of current and new contracts for existing customers and new business development. The Director of Contracts will develop and administer various aspects of request for proposal solicitation and subcontract preparation, evaluation, negotiation, award, monitoring and close-out.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Leads the development and documentation of contracts-related strategies & policies
  • Responsible for the preparation, review, negotiation and administration of complex, multi-phased sales contractual instruments, as well as subcontracting needs.
  • Develop and administer various aspects of request for proposal solicitation 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
  • Works closely with accounting, program management, and other personnel to resolve issues related to contract provisions
  • Manage Contracts Department, providing oversight and management to the team. Provide training and mentoring to team members to develop and build upon skillsets of the team to ensure growth and development of each individual member
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications/Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum 10 years of experience working directly with Government and Commercial contracts
  • Experience reviewing, preparing and/or monitoring of both procurement and sales contracts
  • Experience with Government (FAR / DFAR) contracts, including Fixed Price (FP), Time & Material (T&M), Cost Plus Award Fee (CPAF), Fixed priced level of effort (FPLOE), Cost Plus Fixed Fee (CPFF), Level of Effort (LOE), Incentive and Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract types/vehicles
  • Advanced knowledge of patent, copyright, and technology transfer regulations
  • Expertise in identifying liability, risk, export, intellectual property issues, and proposing solutions
  • Working knowledge of budgeting and proposal process, including the application of indirect rates and fees
  • Ability to interact successfully with all levels of management, engineering and administrative staff both internal and external to BCT

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.  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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