Senior Contracts Manager

Date: Jun 16, 2019

Location: MA, US

Company: MIT Lincoln Laboratory

MIT Lincoln Laboratory is a federally funded research and development center (FFRDC) chartered to develop advanced technology in support of national security. Research and development activities focus on long-term technology development as well as rapid system prototyping and demonstration. These efforts are aligned within key mission areas, including air and missile defense; space control; homeland protection and tactical systems; biological-chemical defense; communication and information technology; intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance systems and technology; and advanced electronics technology. The Laboratory works with government and industry to transition new concepts, technology and prototypes into future system development and deployment.

Job Description

Serve as the Senior Contracts Manager responsible for day-to-day management of the Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) Prime Contract with the Air Force. Requires a strong working knowledge of the FAR/DFARS and understanding of applicability of Government regulations to FFRDC relationships. Requires ability to develop solutions to unique business/contractual problems that require a high degree of analysis and understanding of internal and external policies and regulations. Must be detail-oriented, well organized, and a skilled multi-tasker.  Strong customer service skills and ability to work effectively with all levels of staff and management are important.



  • Provide guidance and support to Laboratory personnel and management related to all Prime Contract matters
  • Serve as primary interface with USAF Procuring and Administrative Contracting Officers, and key interface with USAF program managers and finance staff
  • Conduct reviews, analysis, and develop solutions to all governance issues
  • Collect and analyze data to develop contracting metrics and reporting documentation
  • Negotiate changes to procedures and contractual documents with USAF representatives
  • When applicable accomplish actions for timely and effective option exercise and renewal of the FFRDC Prime Contract
  • Serve as primary interface with internal Laboratory financial, business management, and technical staff on matters related to implementation, performance, and compliance with the prime contract



  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or related field required
  • MBA or similar degree desired
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in Government contract related work required
  • USAF or DoD experience in contracting field desired
  • Strong working knowledge of Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and Defense Supplements required
  • Working knowledge of federal Government acquisition and contracting policies and procedures is required
  • Demonstrated capabilities in written and oral communication are required
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Government security clearance required


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MIT Lincoln Laboratory is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, or genetic information; U.S. citizenship is required.

Requisition ID: 26375 

Job Segment: Chemical Research, Manager, Contract Manager, Business Manager, Procurement, Engineering, Management, Legal, Operations

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