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Director – Federal Contracts Administration (West Region)


This is a Full-time position in Los Angeles, CA posted May 3, 2021.

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We are recruiting for projects to help governments and agencies respond to the pandemic in addition to our existing work.

We are monitoring the evolving situation and implementing processes that promote candidate and employee safety.

Interviews will be held virtually until further notice.

Reqid: 248259BR

Job Category: Management

Business Line: Geography OH

Business Group: Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

United States of America
– California, Los Angeles

Job Summary

AECOM is seeking a Director, Federal Contracts Administration (West Region) that can be based out of any office in the United States that AECOM with the requirement that they will need to work West Coast business hours.

This position is open to telecommute.


At AECOM, we believe infrastructure creates opportunity for everyone.

Whether it’s improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water, or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive.

We take on the most complex challenges and pioneer innovative, iconic solutions that push the limits of what’s possible – the world’s longest cable-stayed bridge, record-breaking sports events, the largest greenfield port development mega project, life-sustainingdisaster recovery programs, and the tallest tower in the Western Hemisphere.

On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, energy, and the environment, we deliver professional services throughout the project lifecycle.

We are proud to be recognized for excellence:

Named one of Fortune magazine’s “World’s Most Admired Companies” for the sixth consecutive year

Ranked #1 in Engineering News-Record ’s 2020 “Top 200 Environmental Firms”

Ranked #1 in Transportation and General Building in Engineering News-Record ’s 2020 “Top 500 Design Firms”

VIQTORY 2020 Military Friendly® Gold Employer

Job Summary/Responsibilities

The primary responsibility is to provide cradle-to-grave contract administration on all Federal contracts in support of design, consulting services, construction, and construction management executed by AECOM in our West Region.

To effectively carry out this responsibility, the incumbent is expected to be an essential component of an integrated leadership team.

To this end, the incumbent will provide contractual advice and guidance to Program Managers, Capture Managers, Pricing Managers, Business Managers, and any other required personnel throughout the business acquisition lifecycle from the identification of an opportunity through contract award, performance, and subsequent close-out.

The incumbent will proactively work with all appropriate personnel at the earliest possible phase in the acquisition lifecycle to help develop strategies to increase probability of win, minimize administrative requirements, mitigate risks, and maximize achievement of financial objectives.

Act as a strategic business partner and provide contractual counsel to the Executive Vice President/General Manager of the assigned organizations

Work closely with all other functional leadership/management staff including Project Accounting/Finance, Business Development, Procurement & Subcontracts, Human Resources, and Safety, Health and Environment group leads

Lead, mentor, and develop a team of Contracts personnel within the assigned organization

Exercise judgment within defined practices and policies in selection of methods, techniques, and evaluation of criteria for obtaining results

Work as required with other functional areas to ensure that budgets, schedules, compliance, quality, and performance requirements are met

Serve as the primary point of contact with the customer’s contracting official

Lead negotiations for all facets of contract requirements

Review and analyze contract documents to determine contractual obligations

Provide continual review and administration of assigned documents to ensure potential issues are identified prior to becoming problems, determine and communicate whether all terms and conditions are being met, and ensure identified problems are communicated to executive leadership for resolution in a timely manner

Organize and manage contract documentation

Collect and analyze contractual data on existing government contracts, prepare teaming agreements/NDAs, and prepare ad hoc reports

Analyze and convey to senior management the necessary requirements of customer’s RFP

Work with Business Operations Managers and the Pricing Department to provide guidance for establishment of cost and pricing data for the development of proposals in accordance with customer’s request for proposals (RFP) specifications

Oversee preparation of the contractual and administrative portions of any cost or business volume of a proposal to include, but not limited to: cover letter, financial statements, representations and certifications, cost narrative, proposal assumptions, contingencies, sample contracts, or other terms & conditions

Perform special projects as required

Perform all other position related duties as assigned or requested

Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or equivalent plus at least ten (10) years related experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education, including two (2) years of leadership

Experience working with Federal construction, design, and facility renovation contracts.

Preferred Qualifications

Excellent communication and negotiation skills

Working knowledge of word-processing, database, spreadsheet programs, and integrated software applications

Current Top Secret clearance.

Candidates without a clearance will be considered barring any known barriers to obtaining one.

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

Self-starter with a “can-do” attitude that will thrive in a management structure where supervision is minimal but high standards of productivity, quality of work, and effectiveness are maintained

Excellent people skills – the ability to interface with multiple levels of operations personnel and administrative staff; and the ability to discuss and explain complex contractual topics effectively with non-contractual personnel

Strong oral and written communication skills
– the ability to make cohesive, logical, and persuasive arguments regarding contractual interpretation or the company’s position regarding a contractual or business issue

Strong organizational skills – the ability to multi-task, prioritize commitments, manage time effectively, and meet deadlines in a fast paced, dynamic, team-oriented environment

Ability to work well as part of a team and provide good customer service to internal/external clients

Working knowledge of FAR, DFARS, and other FAR supplements with the ability to independently research regulatory issues, understand their application and consequences to our business

Understanding of the general role and required interface with DCMA and DCAA

Work Environment, Physical Demands, and Mental Demands:

Typical office environment with no unusual hazards, occasional lifting to 20 pounds, constant sitting while using the computer terminal, constant use of sight abilities while reviewing documents, constant use of speech/hearing abilities for communication, constant mental alertness, must possess planning/organizing skills, and must be able to work under deadlines.

Other Responsibilities:

– AECOM enforces a safety culture whereby all employees have the responsibility for continuously developing and maintaining a safe work environment.

As appropriate, each employee is responsible for completing all training requirements and fulfilling all self-aid/buddy aid responsibilities, participating in emergency response tasks, and serving on safety committees and teams.

– Quality is the foundation for the management of our business and the keystone to our goal of customer satisfaction.

It is our policy to consistently provide services that meet customer expectations.

Accordingly, each employee must conform to the AECOM Quality Policy and carry out job activities in compliance with applicable AECOM Quality System documents and customer contracts.

Each employee must read and understand his/her Quality Management and Customer Satisfaction responsibilities.

Procedure Compliance
– Each employee must read, understand, and implement the general and specific operational, safety, quality and environmental requirements of all plans, procedures and policies pertaining to his/her job.

Additional Information

Relocation is not available for this position

Sponsorship is not available for this position

Travel may be required for this position

Due to the nature of this work, qualified applicants who are offered a position may need to pass a substance abuse test and/or obtain a Top Secret Clearance

What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is pioneering the future .

Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today