Senior Contracts Administrator

Cambridge, MA

Job Type: Contract | Recruiter: Holly Bajar | Phone: 617.337.4251

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Job Title: Senior Contracts Administrator

Location: Cambridge, MA

Duration: 6+ Months

Candidates need to be a US Citizen as the Laboratory is a cleared facility.

*A Top Secret Clearance without Incident or the ability to acquire a security clearance is required for this role.

This position requires that applicants be fully vaccinated for Covid 19 or have a valid religious or medical exemption.

POST-OFFER BACKGROUND CHECK IS REQUIRED. Digital Prospectors is an Equal Opportunity Employer and 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.


This position serves as an integral member of the Contracts, Subcontracts, Procurement & Property (CSPP) department.  CSPP strives to provide both its internal and external customers with solution-oriented leadership and guidance and is focused on achieving the strategic objectives of the organization while balancing risk and regulatory compliance.  The ideal candidate has an interest in contributing to the success of the entire CSPP department in a fast-paced, multifaceted environment.


Responsible for the negotiation and the administration of Government contracts/subcontracts, consistent with sponsor requirements, compliance obligations and company policies and procedures.

Responsibilities will include interfacing with potential and current customers, submitting proposals, reviewing proposed terms and conditions, negotiating agreements, monitoring performance and closing out agreements.

Applicant should have a keen interest in Government contracting , possess excellent communication skills, and have the ability to develop solutions to complex problems.

Collaborate with Program teams and senior leadership to prepare and submit compliant proposals.

Participate in the negotiation of agreements of high complexity.

Analyze the risk of terms and conditions that deviate from company policy.

With support from senior CSPP staff and Legal, as needed, develop and present risk mitigation approaches and recommendations to senior management and/or senior executives, as required.

Summarize and document negotiations for auditability and compliance.

Create and manage assigned agreements in the company system of record and other repositories.

Provide guidance on aspects of assigned agreements to ensure conformance with agreement terms and company policy while maintaining a high level of customer satisfaction.

Monitor performance, collect documentation, and comply with reporting requirements for the satisfaction of agreement requirements.

Assist senior management with reporting data and compiling audit information, as required.

Serve as a customer interface for assigned agreements during the full life-cycle of a program.

Research complex issues and provide recommendations for resolution.

Mentor junior CSPP staff to ensure compliance and professional development.

Support the Department Lead/Manager in interfacing with Programs, Legal and Finance to develop new business approaches and winning capture strategies.


Bachelor’s degree with 5+ years of directly related experience; experience in an Intellectual Property-intensive environment (e.g., engineering/technology company, technology transfer office). MA/MBA/JD preferred.

Working knowledge and understanding of contract types.

Must demonstrate working knowledge of the FAR/DFAR.

Knowledge of government contracting processes and considerations.

Experience working with a broad range of agreements.

Able to handle multiple assignments and deadlines in a fast-paced environment.

Able to quickly understand processes and ensure adherence to the same.

Must have an aptitude for performing work functions in a timely and well organized manner without the need for constant oversight.

Writing sample required.

Must possess excellent problem solving and communication skills that can be deployed to collaborate effectively with different functional teams on a variety of topics.

US SEC with the ability to obtain a Top Secret clearance is required which requires proof of US Citizenship.



We have placed many talented engineers with this client over the years - If you are qualified - we can get you in!!!

Our client, one of the most prestigious Research and Development Labs in the country, is working on solutions to our nation's most complex defense and commercial related challenges.

The mission is critical and the work is as cutting edge as it is rewarding. The teams are superbly managed groups of world class engineers from all types of interesting and diverse backgrounds – AND THEY ARE HIRING! 
Make this your next career move as one of our many long term contractors or employees!

Work as our full time employee with full benefits (Medical, Dental, Vision, STD, LTD, PTO, Retirement, etc.) – OR - work as a W2 hourly contractor at a higher pay rate if you don't need the benefit package.


Founded in 1999, Digital Prospectors is an award-winning recruiting and consulting firm that specializes in placing contract, contract-to-hire and direct hire engineers into rewarding opportunities with our impressive and ever-growing client base. We believe that all people should love their jobs.

Come see why Digital Prospectors has been voted “Best Staffing Firm to Temp For” by Staffing Industry Analysts, "Best of Staffing" for candidate satisfaction by Inavero /, "Top Temporary Placement Firm" by Boston Business Journal, "Best Company To Work For" by Business NH magazine, "Excellence in IT and Engineering Staffing” by TechServe Alliance, "Top IT Services Company" by Inc. Magazine, "Most Reliable Staffing Agency" in Forbes Magazine and "Top Ranked Staffing Firm" by Staffing Industry Analysts.

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