The Subcontract Administrator II performs subcontract administration duties within the Contracts and Business Services Office in accordance with applicable procurement procedures and guidelines, including Federal Acquisition Regulations, Department of Energy Acquisition Regulations, and best business practices. This position is the second level for this professional field of subcontract administration and will handle moderately complex procurement actions.
Prepare and conduct competitive and sole source solicitations, perform cost/price analysis, negotiate and administer primarily fixed price, fixed unit price, and labor hour type design/build, construction, A/E services, technical services, and recurring services subcontracts with commercial concerns. Resolve issues related to subcontract audits, intellectual property, subcontractor equipment purchases, National Environmental Policy Act, and organizational conflicts of interest. Must be able to effectively work with multiple funding stakeholders from federal and state agencies, major industry corporations, and highly technical subject matter experts.
Required Education and Experience
Relevant Bachelor's Degree and 5 or more years of experience or equivalent relevant education/experience.
Or, relevant Master's Degree and 3 or more years of experience or equivalent relevant education/experience.
Or, relevant PhD or equivalent relevant education/experience.
Or, relevant JD or equivalent relevant education/experience.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Attributes
Complete understanding and wide application of technical principles, theories and concepts in the field. General knowledge of other related disciplines.
Considerable knowledge of laws, regulations, principles, procedures and practices related to specific field. Strong leadership, project management and problem solving skills. Ability to use various computer software programs.
Additional Required Knowledge, Skills and Attributes
Demonstrated subcontract administration experience in design/build, construction, A/E services, technical services, and recurring services subcontracts with commercial concerns. Working knowledge of Federal/DOE acquisition regulations and knowledge in applying governing contract terms and conditions. Strong negotiation skills. Ability to develop strategies to deal with project and program contractual issues with some assistance. Strong cost/price analytical skills and business math skills. Strong communication, interpersonal and organizational skills, with attention to detail and planning. Ability to work in a changing and fast paced team-oriented environment, interpret and discuss technical information with others, and analyze and provide solutions to moderately complex contractual issues. Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite.
National Laboratory and/or Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) contracting experience preferred, but not required.
Additional Job Information
This is a temporary position. Subsequent extensions may be available based upon the needs of the Lab. Temporary employees at NREL, with an initial assignment of 12 months or longer, are eligible for the following benefits during employment: Paid Time Off, Extended Sick Leave, Short-term Disability, Medical/Dental Insurance, 403(b) Savings Plan matching and Pension benefits based upon all other eligibility rules. Positions with initial assignments of 12 months or longer may be eligible for relocation benefits.