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Contracts Principal

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Job ID: 2401608
Location: RESTON, VA, United States
Date Posted: May 9, 2024
Category: Contracts
Subcategory: Contracts
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: No
Minimum Clearance Required: None
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: None
Potential for Remote Work: Remote
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Job Description


SAIC’s Business Enablement represents the full depth and breadth of the acquisition value chain – from the sell side (customer engagement and strategy development) to the buy side (program execution, strategic alliances, supply chain management and subcontractor development).  We are the full acquisition organization that supports our external and internal customer mission. Our dynamic team of acquisition professionals support key business areas and strategy for SAIC’s Growth Technology Accelerants (GTA) as well as core business initiatives.  GTAs include Secure Cloud, Enterprise IT and Systems Integration & Delivery.  Core business includes Engineering Services and IT & Technical Services. 

This position is 100% remote nationwide

SAIC’s Business Enablement organization is seeking a Contracts Principal to manage contracts/proposals with NASA and/or NOAA. The position requires knowledge of the government contracts field and will conduct the preparation, negotiation, acceptance, and management of government contracts to provide for proper contract acquisition and fulfillment in accordance with company policies, legal requirements, and customer specifications.  

Duties Include:

  •  Reviewing contractual documents to ensure adherence to company policy, government specifications and requirements, and conformance to master agreements.
  • Advises management of contractual rights and obligations and provides interpretation of terms and conditions. Represents organization as a prime contact on contracts or projects.
  •  Interacts with senior internal and external personnel on significant matters often requiring coordination between organizations.
  • Develops solutions to complex problems, which require the regular use of ingenuity and innovation.  
  • Ensures solutions are consistent with organization objectives.  
  • Supports commercial work as well as complex efforts including Firm Fixed Price (FFP) defined delivery efforts. 
  • Proposal preparation; negotiation and administration of various contracts to include Cost Reimbursable (CR), Time and Materials (T&M), Firm Fixed Price (FFP) and multiple Task Order contracts development; preparation, negotiation, and administration of teaming agreements and proprietary information agreements; collection and submission of data for regulatory reporting; and management of OCI Plans. 


Required Education and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration or a related business discipline, and minimum ten (10) years experience. Master's Degree in Business Administration or a related business discipline, and eight (8) years experience. Additional 4 years of experience in lieu of degree. 
  • US Citizenship Required
  • Cost proposal experience is required
  • Thorough understanding and wide application of principles, concepts, practices, and standards in contract administration
  • Full knowledge of industry practices
  • Knowledge of relevant laws, regulations, terms, conditions, and policies governing assigned contracts, including FAR, TINA and CAS
  • Excellent negotiation, oral, and written communication skills are required.
  • Effective critical thinking skills and ability to assimilate.
  • Experience in contract risk management and negotiation
  • Strong written correspondence skills
  • Ability to synthesize complex legal & contractual topics and communicate to internal (or external) collaborators with different backgrounds and disciplines
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Strong organizational skill and ability to handle a fluctuating workload and multiple priorities
  • Deliver on commitments be reliable, highly organized and structured, risk sensitive, agile and creative.

SAIC accepts applications on an ongoing basis and there is no deadline.

Covid Policy: SAIC does not require COVID-19 vaccinations or boosters. Customer site vaccination requirements must be followed when work is performed at a customer site.


SAIC® is a premier Fortune 500® technology integrator focused on advancing the power of technology and innovation to serve and protect our world. Our robust portfolio of offerings across the defense, space, civilian and intelligence markets includes secure high-end solutions in mission IT, enterprise IT, engineering services and professional services. We integrate emerging technology, rapidly and securely, into mission critical operations that modernize and enable critical national imperatives.

We are approximately 24,000 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. SAIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer, fostering a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion, which is core to our values and important to attract and retain exceptional talent. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has annual revenues of approximately $7.4 billion. For more information, visit For ongoing news, please visit our newsroom.

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