Contracts Specialist


Reston, VA, US, 20191

Work Arrangement:  Hybrid
Contract Type:  Ongoing
Job ID:  670

SES Space & Defense is a trusted partner ensuring mission success for our customers by blanketing the globe with multi orbit end to end satellite and technology solutions which provide reliable, secure, and high bandwidth connectivity. We strive to be the only solution when success is critical, and we will take care of our employees because we recognize they are our competitive advantage. The SES S&D Team, along with our customers and partners, will achieve success through integrity, honor, and commitment. 


Contracts Specialist

Hybrid from Reston, VA



In the role as our Contracts Specialist, you will be responsible for administering and monitoring cradle to grave contract performance on assigned government contracts. In addition, you may assist with the negotiation and administration of agreements between the company/customers ensuring adherence to company policies and procedures. Are you looking to gain expertise and knowledge in the Government Contracting sector as well as learn about the impact of satellite in the Space Industry?  Keep reading for a few more details regarding the position!


Primary & Essential Accountabilities

  • Administers and monitors contract performance on assigned government contracts with both direct and indirect customers
  • Maintains relationships with US Government Contract Officers and/or contract/subcontract managers as key point of contacts for assigned contracts to ensure mutual understanding of terms, deliverables and expectations associated with agreements
  • May assist with the negotiation and administration of agreements between the company/customers ensuring adherence to company policies and procedures
  • Responsible for reviewing contract solicitation terms, handling contract award confirmations, interpreting agreement terms and conditions and identifying potential issues, reviewing agreement amendments / modifications and incorporating changes
  • Reviews contractual documents to ensure adherence to company policy, government specifications and requirements, identifies risks and areas of concern on contract terms and conditions and provides contractual advice, guidance and support to the contract lead / program and operations managers
  • Responds to inquiries regarding contract obligations and revisions in a timely manner
  • Conducts fulfillment of contract deliverables
  • Proposal review and timely submission for customer requirements
  • Reviews and analyzes moderately complex price proposals
  • Negotiates standard terms and conditions
  • Monitors contract performance and cost controls and ensures compliance with contract terms
  • Prepares non-disclosure agreements, teaming agreements, Master Service Agreements (MSA), Service Orders (SO) and other contractual agreements
  • Under direction, prepares contractual documents, including the preparation of contract terms and conditions, and assembles contract documentation package
  • Participates in management review of proposals/contracts and in the conduct of program reviews
  • Must be flexible in the role and willing to adapt to varying demands in a fast-paced culture
  • Supports, communicates, reinforces, and defends SES SD mission, values and culture

 Secondary Accountabilities

  • Maintain effective and efficient internal and external customer relations
  • Actively contributes to the success of the Contracts Department team by supporting other contracts staff during surge workload periods, providing guidance as needed, increasing the professional knowledge base of the Department, and perform special projects as requested



  • Bachelors degree in related discipline with a minimum of 4 years related experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Strong knowledge of Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations Supplement (DFARS) and other related federal supplemental regulations
  • Strong understanding of contract/Purchase Order terms and conditions and detailed knowledge of US Government contracting process including GSA Multiple Award Schedules, Blanket Purchase Orders, sole source and competitive procurements
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the terms and conditions appropriate for different contract types (FFP, CPFF, CPIF, T&M, IDIQ, etc.) and their proper use
  • Knowledge of government intellectual property (IP)/ software and data rights clauses and IP marking guidelines
  • Detailed knowledge of source selection / evaluation process including cost and price analysis
  • Knowledge of requirements for and experienced in administration of government property.
  • Detailed knowledge of government contract administration duties including subcontract flow downs, change management, inspection, acceptance, payment, warranty, close-out, and records retention.
  • Detailed knowledge and thorough understanding of proper drafting, negotiation and use of contracts, subcontracts, P.O.’s teaming and other forms of agreements
  • Exceptional attention to detail; excellent verbal and written communication skills; ability to work independently; assess priorities; and excellent organizational skills.
  • Self-motivated/proactive in resolving issues, with ability to multi-task and prioritize work.
  • Contract / agreement briefing, negotiation and review experience.
  • Experience in monitoring contracts/subcontracts of increasing complexity and value
  • Membership in National Contract Management Association (NCMA) desired
  • General computer proficiency and familiarity with Microsoft Office programs


SES Space & Defense is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. SES Space & Defense is committed to workplace diversity, equity & inclusion. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by local, state, or federal law. #LI-Hybrid #LI-DR1

An Equal Opportunity Employer: 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

Nearest Major Market: Washington DC