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National Renewable Energy Laboratory Senior Subcontract Administrator (Construction) in Golden, Colorado

Posting Title

Senior Subcontract Administrator (Construction)



CO - Golden


Position Type



Hours Per Week



Job Description

This is a Senior Subcontract Administrator position. Perform subcontract administration duties within the Acquisitions Services office that support the Facilities and Infrastructure directorate, predominantly in Architectural & Engineering and Construction Services agreements. Perform complete pre-award and post award procurements functions for various agreements including task ordering agreements (TOAs), stand-alone subcontracts, occasional purchase orders for purchase of commercial items/services in support of these activities, technical services as may be required, and facility leases in accordance with applicable procurement procedures and guidelines, including Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), Department of Energy Acquisition Regulations, and General Services Administration (GSA) and industry best business practices.

Demonstrated subcontract administration experience with A&E and Construction procurements. Extensive knowledge of Federal/DOE acquisition regulations and procurement and contract knowledge in applying governing terms and conditions. Advanced negotiation skills for cost-type, fixed price, and commodities-type subcontracts. Ability to develop strategies to effectively deal with project and program contractual issues. Strong cost/price analytical skills and business math skills. Strong interpersonal skills and written and verbal communication skills, with previous exposure to diverse assignments. Requires attention to detail, planning and organizational abilities, as well as the developed ability to work in a changing and fast paced team-oriented environment, interpret and discuss technical information with others and analyze and provide solutions to complex contractual issues. Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite.

Prepare and conduct best value, lowest-price technically acceptable competitive and sole source solicitations, perform cost/price analysis, negotiate and administer agreements and purchase orders with large and small businesses. Resolve issues related to vendor performance, audits, vendor equipment purchases, National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), small business subcontracting goals, and organizational conflicts of interest. Must be able to effectively work with multiple funding stakeholders from federal and state agencies, major industry corporations, and highly technical subject matter experts. This position is the third level for this professional field of subcontract administration and will handle the more complex procurement actions.


Basic Qualifications

Relevant Bachelor's Degree and 9 or more years of experience or equivalent relevant education/experience.

Or, relevant Master's Degree and 7 or more years of experience or equivalent relevant education/experience.


Additional Required Qualifications

Direct experience procuring and managing A&E and Construction Service agreements for at least 3 years preferred.

Preferred Qualifications


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