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Parsons Corporation Contracts Administrator Principle in Huntsville, Alabama

Ready to put your contract skills to work with departments and teams that change the 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 Principal Contract Administrator for our rapidly expanding team.

Parsons extensive experience combined with your finance management skills, including drafting contracts, and identifying potential conflicts. At this level you will monitor and administer the business provisions of prime contracts to ensure compliance with contractual terms and conditions. In this role, you perform contract administration assignments for all phases of the most demanding contractual undertakings. Our Contract Administrators typically handles contract negotiations of projects with constructed values in the $100 to $500 million 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.


Reviews client contracts to identify risks and to ensure conformity to Company policy.

Drafts contracts for large engineering/construction management projects.

Proposes alternative text/clauses to client contracts, as appropriate for the Company business.

Ensures that the contract is thoroughly reviewed for 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 administers the business provisions of prime contracts to ensure compliance with contractual terms and conditions.

Advises the Contracts Manager regarding scope, financial, and risk issues of prime contracts.

May be responsible for overseeing a significant portion of the contract administration activities within designated Company wide market areas.

Solves significant prime contract problems, taking independent action as prescribed by project procedures.

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

Performs other responsibilities associated with this position as may be appropriate.


Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Finance, or related field

10+ years of prime contract administration experience is required

Requires a thorough 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 lead 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 Technical Services and 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.

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.

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

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