Parsons Corporation Contracts Manager - Federal Contracts - Arlington, VA in Arlington, Virginia

Contracts Manager - Federal Contracts - Arlington, VA


Arlington, Virginia, United States

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Ready to put your contract skills to work in a dynamic environment with departments and teams that change the urban 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 Contracts Manager for our team located in Arlington, VA

Parsons extensive experience combined with your contract management and negotiation skills, including drafting contracts, and identifying potential conflicts and risks can be a dynamic duo.At this level you will be a working manager that will monitor and administer the business provisions of prime contracts to ensure compliance with contractual terms and conditions.

In this role, as a contracts professional you perform contract management assignments for all phases of the most demanding contractual undertakings. Our Contract Managers are responsible for contract negotiations of projects with values in the $500+ multi-million-dollar range, with clients in the private and public sectors of both domestic and foreign markets.You’ll understand and apply a thorough knowledge of the principles governing the business terms and conditions of contracts being negotiated from the capture stage through all phases of program execution.


  • Advises the Division Manager and PMs regarding scope, financial and risk issues of applicable contracts.

  • Drafts contracts for large engineering/construction management projects. Proposes alternative text/clauses to client contracts to mitigate potential risks and labilities, as appropriate for the Company business. Ensures that the contract is thoroughly reviewed for the scope of work and respective terms and conditions, including payments, legal, risk management, tax, and accounting issues prior to submitting to management for approval.

  • Participates as a member of the negotiating team, consisting of business development and project management personnel, for establishing business terms and contract conditions.

  • Monitors and manages the business provisions of prime contracts to ensure compliance with contractual terms and conditions, Company policy, including identification and mitigation of risk items from the proposal stage through contract execution and closeout.

  • Responsible for overseeing a significant portion of the contract administration activities within designated Company-wide market areas.

  • Be proactive to understand specific contractual issues and propose/lead resolution or mitigation actions.

  • Provides guidance and direction to lower-level Contract Administrators, as appropriate.

  • 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.

  • Promotes business growth through relationships with both internal and external customers.

  • Proactive in development of negotiation and business strategies and function as a trusted business adviser to the Program Manager.


  • 4-year degree in Business Administration, Finance, or related field

  • 12-15 years of prime contract administration experience is required

  • Requires a comprehensive knowledge of industry business practices and the negotiation of prime contracts.

  • Incumbent must also possess strong written and oral communication skills,

  • Excellent interpersonal skills

  • Working knowledge of PC software packages typically associated with contract administration.

  • Ability to perform in a management capacity is also required

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 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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Parsons is a digitally enabled solutions provider focused on the defense, security, and infrastructure markets. With nearly 75 years of experience, Parsons is uniquely qualified to deliver cyber/converged security, technology-based intellectual property, and other innovative services to federal, regional, and local government agencies, as well as to private industrial customers worldwide.

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Parsons is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran/LGBT

Parsons is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards to an individual's race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, union affiliation, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, pregnancy, employable physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, immigration status, or any other basis protected by applicable laws.