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Senior Federal Subcontracts Administrator

  • Job reference: NA-001795
  • Sector: Government, Support Services
  • Location: Tampa
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Atkins has been providing infrastructure planning, engineering, construction management, environmental consulting, urban planning, architecture and design, and program management services to the Federal Government, public and private clients across the United States for more than 50 years.

Globally, Atkins is the largest UK-based engineering and design consultancy and one of the world's largest design firms 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 seeks an energetic and highly motivated self-starter to join our Federal Contracts Group as a Senior Federal Subcontracts Administrator. This position will sit in the Tampa, FL office.


Responsible for all dimensions of life cycle subcontract administration, including Statement of Work (SOW) review, RFP/RFQ issuance, price proposal review/negotiation, post-award administration and close-out.

Assist and advise Program/Project Managers, other project personnel and functions with identification and interpretation of applicable contract flow downs and subcontract terms and conditions, participate in meetings, prepare reports and maintain documentation. Interface with subcontractors, Affiliates and vendors on contract matters.


Duties and responsibilities of the job include, but not limited to:

Exercises a high degree of independent judgment in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining subcontract and business solutions. Requires a significant degree of analytical ability to understand and interpret complex data and solve complex problems.

Preparation and administration of subcontracts, Master Subcontract Agreements (MSA), task orders and subsequent modifications consistent with client requirements, Federal regulations and Atkins policies/procedures.

Administers cradle to grave subcontracts as assigned to include identification of qualified subcontractors, preparing solicitations, evaluating subcontractor proposals, and awarding subcontracts independent of management.

Review prime contract to identify and incorporate the applicable flow down requirements into solicitations and subsequent awards. Ensures that terms and conditions will be appropriate.

Regularly interacts with subcontractors, management and members of functional management in regard to acquisition requirements and issue resolution. Represents Subcontracts in interactions with senior management on a variety of subcontracting matters.

Active participation in the review, assessment and update to Atkins policy and procedures, templates, training tools/plans and various other documents and processes.

Develops and implements processes and procedures for contract management and administration in compliance with federal regulations and company policies.


Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or equivalent discipline, plus a minimum of six (6) years’ experience directly related to subcontracts management/administration of federal and/or state subcontracts or Masters’ degree in Business Administration or related field plus a minimum of four (4) years’ experience directly related to subcontracts management/administration of federal or state subcontracts. Without a degree, a minimum of fourteen (14) years of same experience required

Must have a thorough understanding of contract principles, theories, concepts, regulations, and experience demonstrating a broad application of those practices, techniques, and standards under the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations Supplement (DFARS) and other related federal regulations

Demonstrate familiarity and working knowledge of laws, statues, regulations, and requirements pertaining to subcontracts administration of the following contract types: Cost Plus Fixed Fee (CPFF), Time and Materials (T&M), Labor-Hour (LH), Firm-Fixed Price (FFP) and Master Subcontract Agreement (MSA)

Possess knowledge, familiarity and ability to work with other functions (i.e., Accounting, Finance, Contracts, Business Development, Quality Assurance and Safety practices) as they relate to subcontract administration

A broad knowledge of subcontracting activities typical to the Architect & Engineering, Consulting and construction industry is preferred.


Excellent analytical and organization skills.

Excellent written and verbal communication skills with an emphasis on clear and concise communications via email, letter, in person and telephone.

Works well in a team environment, and comfortable sharing knowledge as well as accepting input from others.

High level of proficiency with Microsoft Office (i.e., Excel, Word, PowerPoint, OneNote, Access).


Contracting certifications from the National Contracts Management Association (NCMA) or other professional contracting association a plus.

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.

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