Contracts Manager

CAES | Lansdale, PA

Posted Date 10/21/2022

We are CAES, a technologically advanced electronics company employing more than 3,600 talented makers, thinkers, innovators, and doers nationwide. We build things that solve challenging problems from deep space to the depths of the ocean. We serve customers in defense, aerospace, security, medical, and industrial markets.

Are you searching for a career with a company that offers challenging, diverse projects and opportunities? Are you looking for a position with a company that is growing and able to offer long-term professional advancement? Searching for a company that values a friendly work environment and that values YOU? Consider CAES. #peoplefocusedmissiondriven

A career with CAES is more than just a job, it is the pathway to a bright future.


CAES is seeking an energetic and enthusiastic Senior Contracts Administrator to join our dynamic team and play an integral role managing contracts of all types. This position offers a motivated individual the chance to work side by side with a multi-functional team on all contract related matters.

Our Integrated Defense Systems business in Lansdale, PA is comprised of talented makers, thinkers and doers who like to solve complex problems for the benefit of the Aerospace/Defense industry. Right here in the Philadelphia region, our employees are mission-driven and proud of the world-class products they design and manufacture for the most important needs of our time.

By joining us, you'll enjoy 3 week’s PTO accrual; health, dental & disability insurance coverage from Day 1; eleven paid holidays; generous 401(k) from day 1; onsite cafeteria with the best food and baked goods around; career development and paths, and EVERY OTHER FRIDAY OFF!


  • Lead the administration of complex, small and large-scale contracts and develop proposals and contracts in a cost disclosed environment (preparing all documents required for contract proposals, understanding and communicating requirements of government contracts, ensuring compliance, as well as issues, and coordinating required subcontract agreements)
  • Ensure proper FAR and DFARS flow-down requirements are compliant in subcontracts and contracts
  • Preserve Intellectual Property through timely identification and notification of IP to the government in accordance with regulations
  • Ensure Statement of Work and terms of subcontracts adequately support the requirements of the government contract and review contract terms and conditions with technical personnel, management and legal counsel
  • Prepare and issue subcontracts, teaming agreements and non-disclosure agreements, drafting and managing routine non-disclosure, teaming, and other agreements with partners
  • Prepare monthly status reports on contract performance
  • Ensure financial and technical reporting requirements of contracts are met
  • Document and timely communicate contract change request to the government
  • Performs beginning to end contract management activities, including providing sound advice on contract risk mitigation
  • Represent the Company independently or as team leader on complex, high-risk and/or large-scale customer and supply chain transactions
  • Review bids and proposals to ensure they meet company policy and the RFQ requirements
  • Prepare and present analyses of completed bid/proposal packages, including recommendations for negotiation strategies
  • Provide business partnering to the Business Area on contractual matters
  • Negotiate and administer contracts and related agreements and guide other contracts professionals, where applicable, on such activities
  • Contribute expertise to contract strategy meetings to identify issues and customer requirements
  • Monitor programs and proactively identify and resolve problems related to contract changes
  • Foster and maintain a sound and reliable relationship with counterparts in internal and external customer organizations
  • Participates in and may lead special projects or improvement initiatives



  • Bachelor’s Degree and 11 years of experience in government and/or commercial contracting OR Master's Degree and 5 years of experience in government and/or commercial contracting


  • Master's Degree and 8+ years' experience in government and/or commercial contracting
  • Experience in the aerospace and defense industry
  • JD Degree is strongly preferred
  • Proficient in MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and documentation databases
  • Strong understanding of contract terms and conditions, FAR, DFARS, and risk mitigation strategies


We take care of our people and provide competitive health, wealth and wellbeing benefits – from day one. You’ll also discover learning and development opportunities so you can take your career to the next level – and beyond.

Other benefits include:

  • Generous PTO and 11 paid holidays per year
  • Annual tuition reimbursement
  • Tailored management and leadership training


CAES is the largest provider of analog and radiation hardened technology for the United States aerospace and defense industry. From human spaceflight and space exploration, to missile defense and electronic warfare, to healthcare solutions addressing COVID-19, our talented team develop high performing electronic solutions that work the first time, every time.


At CAES we welcome differences and celebrate new ideas. We believe the diversity of our people inspires our creativity and drives our innovation. Everyone is welcome here, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or genetic information.

We are committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation due to a disability for any part of the employment process, please email

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