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Contracts Administrator

  • Job reference: AE-000324
  • Sector: Energy, Environment, Nuclear
  • Location: Oak Ridge
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SNC-Lavalin’s Atkins business is one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies.  SNC-Lavalin’s Atkins business has been providing infrastructure planning, engineering, construction, environmental consulting, urban planning, architecture, and program management services to public and private clients across the United States for more than 50 years.


SNC-Lavalin’s Atkins business was ranked as the world’s 11th largest global design firm by ENR in 2016 with nearly 18,000 employees worldwide. We have the depth and breadth of expertise to respond to the most technically challenging and time-critical infrastructure projects and the urgent transition to a low-carbon economy.

Atkins Nuclear Solutions US is currently seeking a Contracts Administrator to join the nuclear team in Oak Ridge, TN. 

Job Description:

Administers contracts to ensure fulfillment of contractual obligations. Defines requirements, assists in generating proposals, monitors performance, negotiates terms and conditions and ensures compliance with contract requirements.

Responsible for contract administration functions for prime contract and sub-tier government and commercial contracts in accordance with applicable commercial, government and international contract rules and regulations.

Reviews statements of work and specifications to identify risks, informs management of contractual risks and obligations and offers solutions to mitigate contractual/program risks.

Administers contract change management and contract closeout activities.

Ensures records are created and properly retained and maintains current contracts, files and records.

Controls formal correspondence with customers. Monitors and ensures compliance with contract terms, special provisions, warranties, deliverables and funding requirements.

Acts as the focal point of contact with the customer for all contractual matters and is a liaison with customers and internal departments for all matters affecting contracts.

Negotiates to obtain an acceptable business agreement that achieves the company objective.

Ensures review and approval of negotiated contracts with appropriate management.

Provides all required information that supports the company's negotiation position. Prepares documentation to confirm negotiation settlement.

Ensures proper contractual flowdown clauses from prime contracts are identified and supplied to the company’s procurement organization

Supports new business proposal activities. Reviews solicitation requests to ensure compliance with terms and conditions.

Participates in the daily operations of the project, as applicable, to meet schedules, resolve complex issues and respond to inquiries regarding contractual obligations.

Communicates with Legal, Finance and Business Development for resolution of contract issues and disputes.

Mentors and trains less experienced professionals.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements:

Ability to support and/or develop negotiation strategies for management's approval


Demonstrated ability to continually improve in contract administration


Basic understanding of contracting corporate policies and procedures and ability to accurately interpret contract language.


Advanced knowledge of contracting concepts, FARs, and other federal acquisition regulations and applicable public contract acquisition laws and regulations.


Strong analytical and communication skills


Intermediate proficiency using Microsoft Office products, particularly Word and Excel


Ability to administer contracts of large scope and complexity


Strong external and internal negotiation skills


Effective presentation, leadership and team-building skills


Emerging ability to excel in management environment


Ability to draft moderate to complex, non-routine contractual instruments


Ability to use independent judgement and creativity to resolve contract issues



Bachelor’s Degree in Business or related field

7 years of experience in Government Contracting, DOE preferred.

The work requires in depth or broad knowledge of Department of Energy Acquisition Regulation.

Successful candidates must be proficient in Adobe Acrobat, and Microsoft (MS) Office. 

Knowledge of the Strategic Integrated Procurement Enterprise System (STRIPES) is a plus. 




Certified Professional Contracts Manager (CPCM) or Certified Federal Contracts Manager (CFCM) preferred



Due to current law, and in conjunction with the advertised position’s scope of work, candidates that are Non-US citizens are required to be submitted for further approval to the NNSA before being considered for hiring purposes. In addition, any candidates with dual citizenship in the US and another country must undergo further review for approval by the NNSA. Proof of citizenship will be requested upon receipt of application/resume.

Atkins offers its employees a robust rewards package which includes: a competitive salary; a broad benefits package including medical/RX, dental, vision, life, disability, legal, hospitalization and other valuable voluntary options; generous time-off programs; flexible work schedules; 401(k) with employer match; professional and career development opportunities through our corporate university, as well as a highly-regarded tuition reimbursement program; and an unmatched culture focused on client-service, quality, and tireless pursuit of excellence in all we do. Atkins is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability.

Please view Atkins Equal Opportunity Statement here: 








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