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AECOM Contract Administrator IV in Chelmsford, Massachusetts

Company Description

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Job Description

AECOM is seeking a highly talented Contract Administrator IV to coordinate and review formulation and finalization of contracts as required in support of management and legal staff. This role will provide focused knowledge of Government contracting through communicating and working with internal and external clients. Must display a strong Team Player attitude, including acting as both as a formal and informal mentor to junior contracts administrators on contracts and advocating for AECOM’s Federal Business Services (FBS) support when working with internal clients.

This will be a hybrid position including a combination of both remote and in-office, that can be based in, but not be limited to: Chelmsford, MA or Austin, TX. Please note, that this role will be to work Eastern time zone hours.

The ideal candidate must have solid understanding of risk management, assessment, and planning as well as possess the ability to thrive in a fast-paced, multitasking environment, love challenges and details, be resourceful, and have great organizational and time management skills. This position requires knowledge of federal contracting, bidding, source selection, and procurement regulations and laws; experience with audit standards and federal cost principles; knowledge of disclosure statements, direct and indirect rate development and application; outstanding communication and negotiation skills; and business management skills.

Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • This postion will support the lifecycle of Federal contracts with a primary focus on GSA contracts, as well as, internal project groups.

  • Managing staff

  • Due diligence in support of projects with new Federal Government Clients/JV's/Teaming arrangements, contract negotiation, contracts policy compliance, project audits.

  • This position will also serve as the primary project interface with the Federal Government Client's contracting official where so designated.

  • Must ensure adherence to the firm's signature authority policy, and facilitate approval of necessary and appropriate deviations.

  • Coordinate with Corporate Audit Group and support periodic internal project audits, outside project audits by clients, and federal and state agency audits.

  • The Contracts Administrator will respond to project/federal government client directives and requests involving financial information, contract compliance, cost proposals, project audit, project accounting, insurance, and other administrative issues.

  • Ability to manage and support multiple contract types (CPAF, CPFF, FFP, T&M, & others) and task orders concurrently and respond to project/client directives and requests

  • In conjunction with the Project Manager, develop the negotiation strategy and plan/lead, where appropriate, conduct contract negotiations with the Federal Government Client and Prime Contractors when in the Subcontractor position.

  • On Federal projects, will participate in strategic pricing planning and participate in technical proposal preparation in compliance with the RFP requirements and other firm policies and procedures.


Minimum Requirements:

  • BA/BS + 6 years of relevant contract administration experience or a demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education.

  • Due to the nature of this work, US Citizenship is required in order to work on certain Federal projects

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 8 - 10 years of relevant contract administration experience

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

  • Knowledge of Performance Based and Energy Savings Performance Contracts

  • Excellent working knowledge of the Federal Acquisition Regulation and its supplements as well as the Uniform Commercial Code

  • Knowledge and understanding of risk management, assessment, and planning as well as possess the ability to thrive in a fast-paced, multitasking environment, love challenges and details, be resourceful, and have great organizational and time management skills

  • Experience in federal contracting, bidding, source selection, and procurement regulations and laws

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

  • Working knowledge of FAR, DFARS, other FAR supplements, as well as the Uniform Commercial Code with the ability to independently research regulatory issues, understand their application and consequences to our business

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and Outlook)

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

  • Outstanding communication, negotiation, and business management skills.

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

Additional Information

  • Relocation assistance and/or per diem is not offered for this position

  • All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines

Offered compensation will be based on location and individual qualifications. The expected range is $100,000.00 - $135,000.00.


AECOM is proud to offer a comprehensive benefits program to meet the diverse needs of our employees. Depending on your employment status, AECOM benefits may include medical, dental, vision, life, AD&D, disability benefits, paid time off, leaves of absence, voluntary benefits, perks, U.S. and global well-being programs, employee assistance program, business travel insurance, service recognition awards, retirement savings plan, and employee stock purchase plan.

AECOM is the world’s trusted infrastructure consulting firm, delivering professional services throughout the project lifecycle – from advisory, planning, design and engineering to program and construction management. On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, new energy and the environment, our public- and private-sector clients trust us to solve their most complex challenges. Our teams are driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world through our unrivaled technical and digital expertise, a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion, and a commitment to environmental, social and governance priorities. AECOM is a Fortune 500 firm and its Professional Services business had revenue of $14.4 billion in fiscal year 2023. See how we are delivering sustainable legacies for generations to come at and @AECOM.

Freedom to Grow in a World of Opportunity

You will have the flexibility you need to do your best work with hybrid work options. Whether you’re working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed.

You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion – a safe and respectful workplace, where we invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work using their unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients.

AECOM provides a wide array of compensation and benefits programs to meet the diverse needs of our employees and their families. We also provide a robust global well-being program. We’re the world’s trusted global infrastructure firm, and we’re in this together – your growth and success are ours too.

Join us, and you’ll get all the benefits of being a part of a global, publicly traded firm – access to industry-leading technology and thinking and transformational work with big impact and work flexibility. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

ReqID: J10111229

Business Line: Geography OH

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: AME Support

Career Area: Program & Project Management

Work Location Model: Hybrid