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Contracts Manager

Business Unit United Technologies Research Center Req ID 56792BR Date posted 11/14/2017 City East Hartford State Connecticut

The legal department at United Technologies Research Center has an open position for a contracts manager at its headquarters in East Hartford, CT. This position will provide contract management support throughout the entire life cycle of commercial and government Research & Development (R&D) contracts. Responsibility includes ensuring contract compliance, efficient contract administration and establishing and maintaining customer relations (internally and externally). Position will also be responsible for ensuring proper compliance in accordance with company policies, legal requirements, and customer requirements, will advise management of contractual rights, obligations and risks, will track contract performance data, and will maintain historical information files.

Overall duties and responsibilities will include:
• Act as focal point with Government Contracting Officers and other external customers.
• Review and analyze Request for Proposal. (RFP’s)
• Attend contract and proposal kickoff meetings.
• Prepare certifications and representations on behalf of the company.
• Review proposals prior to submission and lead/support contract negotiations with external customers.
• Ensure all required contractual agreements are in place prior to contract performance including nonstandard agreements (e.g., membership agreements).
• Maintain contracts database and database for nonstandard agreements.
• Monitor company performance to ensure contractual conformance and that all contract terms and conditions are being met in accordance with legal requirements, contract requirements and government regulations.
• Disseminate information throughout the company regarding contract status, compliance, modification, deviation, negotiation and termination.
• Track contract deliverables.
• Support technical community in responding to contract requirements
• Support Supply Chain in the flow down of appropriate terms to subcontractors.
• Assist in contract report preparation.

• Maintain UTRC’s registrations on required U.S. Government web based systems.

• Assist in contract report preparation.

• Provide contract training as required.

Qualification: • A minimum of seven years of experience required in government contract management and compliance dealing with DOD/DOE/NASA and commercial entities performing under government contracts.
• Must be familiar with a variety of forms of government contracting (e.g., T&M, FP, CPFF, OTAs, etc.), as well as FARs, DFARs and other regulations applicable to government contracting.

• Must be a US citizen and have the ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret security clearance.
Education: Bachelor’s degree required

United Technologies Corporation is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.

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