Contract Administrator in Huntsville, AL at Parsons

Date Posted: 11/19/2019

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Ready to put your contract skills to work with departments and teams that change the fabric of our community? Do you have an eye for details? Put your contract management expertise to work on complex projects. Parsons is now hiring a Contract Administrator for our rapidly expanding team.  

Parsons extensive experience combined with your finance management skills, including drafting contracts, and identifying potential conflicts. At this level you will be responsible for soliciting, evaluating, negotiating, awarding, and administering contracts in support of world class projects.   In this role, you perform contract administration assignments for projects with constructed values typically in the $50 to $100 million range with clients in the private and public sectors of domestic and foreign markets.  Thoroughly understands and applies good contract management principles    



  • Negotiates contracts to include services and engineering projects. 
  • Background in both federal as well as commercial construction and services contracts, including ability to distinguish when FAR compliance is not required or appropriate.
  • Working knowledge of ESPC (Energy Savings Performance Contracts) and OTA (Other Transaction Authority) contracts is preferred.
  • Researches, understands, monitors and administers the business provisions of assigned contracts to ensure compliance with contractual terms and conditions. 
  • Advises the Contracts Manager regarding scope, financial, and risk issues of applicable contracts.
  • Generates and maintains documentation for negotiations including change orders. 
  • Supports new business proposals including ECPs. 
  • Collaborates with Procurement personnel on project subcontract and purchasing matters.
  • Monitors project expenditures versus contract cost limitations. 
  • As the main interface with their counterpart on all contractual issues, prepares letters to clients notifying them of contract cost limitations and requirements for additional funds as well as all other communications.
  • Collaborates with Program Control and PM to furnish business and financial information and direction requested by the client, as delegated by the Project Manager.
  • Identifies contractual problems and takes appropriate action to ensure a satisfactory resolution. 
  • Follows up on challenges demanding management attention to ensure a timely response to the client.  
  • Works independently and effectively prioritizes work to meet deadlines. 
  • Provides contractual guidance to internal customers.
  • Performs other responsibilities associated with this position as may be appropriate.
  • Develops and promotes strong customer intimacy and possess excellent customer service attitude displaying dignity and respect to all stakeholders.


  • 4-year degree in Business Administration, Finance, or related field required
  • 3+ years contract administration experience with FAR, TINA, CAS and DFARS requirements is required to include negotiating complex contractual requirements
  • Experience in these areas is recommended:
  • Energy market:  power generation/PPA, microgrid, renewable energy, ESCO market, etc.
  • Advisory/consulting services:  Lender’s Technical Advisor (LTA), Independent Engineer (IE), Owner’s Engineer (OE), etc.
  • Design-build services:  EPC, EPC-M, PMCM, CM-at-risk, GC, etc.
  • Government grant/R&D instruments:  DOE Grant/FOA (Funding Opportunity Announcement), CRADA, USTDA Grant, USAID Grant, etc.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with FAR, DFARS and its supplements, industry business best practices, and the negotiation of contracts is required
  • Experience with leading project team utilizing industry best business practices on contracts required.
  • Experience working effectively in a team environment required.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, excellent interpersonal skills required.
  • Working knowledge of PC software packages typically associated with contract administration.   
  • Applicants selected for employment may be subject to a federal background investigation and may need to meet additional eligibility requirements for access to classified information or materials.  


Ready for action? We’re looking for the kind of people who see this opportunity and don’t hesitate to act. Parsons is a leader in the world of Technical Services and Engineering. We hire people with a broad set of technical skills who have proven experience tackling some of the greatest challenges. Take your next step and apply today.


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