General Atomics and Affiliated Companies International Subcontract Administrator in San Diego, California

Job ID#: 17878BR

Company: General Atomics Aeronautical Systems

Title: International Subcontract Administrator

Job Category: Contracts/Sub Contracts/Purchasing

City: San Diego

State: California

Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Salary

Travel Percentage Required: 0% - 25%

Clearance Required?: No

Job Summary:

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), an affiliate of General Atomics, is a world leader in proven, reliable Unmanned Aircraft Systems and tactical reconnaissance radars, as well as advanced high-resolution surveillance systems.

We recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply.

We have an exciting opportunity as an International Subcontract Administrator to work within our Subcontracts team, located in Poway, CA.


  • Under limited direction, develops subcontract specifications, statements of work, and terms and conditions for the procurement of specialized materials, equipment, and services.

  • Prepares bid packages, analyzes and evaluates proposals, conducts bidders’ conferences, negotiates subcontract provisions, selects or recommends subcontractors and administers resulting subcontracts.

  • Completes detailed RFP/RFQ’s for time and material, labor-hour, cost reimbursable and fixed price work efforts.

  • Negotiates, administers and closes-out subcontracts.

  • Performs cost and price analysis on subcontractor’s proposals.

  • Negotiates and coordinates additions, deletions or modifications to subcontracts.

  • Analyzes and evaluates potential problems with subcontractor commitments, assesses the impact of subcontractor delays, assists in developing recovery plans and recommends solutions.

  • Responsible for observing all laws, regulations to include the FAR and DFAR and other applicable obligations wherever and whenever business is conducted on behalf of the Company.

  • Reviews, interprets, and recommends contractual terms and conditions and interprets established policies, procedures, and standard practices to develop proactive plans to ensure that subcontract activities achieve desired objectives and timetables.

  • Expected to maintain a productive and safe working environment in accordance with established operating procedures and practices.

  • Identifies subcontract issues and develops solutions.

  • May represent the organization as an administrative contact on assigned subcontracts.

  • Responds to a variety of complex inquiries, some of which require innovative solutions.

  • Participates in cost and pricing reviews with program management and customer representatives.

  • Interacts with program management, customer representatives and vendor personnel.

  • Maintains, analyzes, updates, and develops various electronic and hard copy records.

  • Reviews, drafts as necessary, and negotiates terms and conditions of teaming, license, and memorandum of understanding agreements.

  • May provide direction and training to less experienced staff on subcontract matters and may make presentations as required.

  • May advise management of contractual rights and obligations and provides interpretation of terms and conditions.

  • Performs other duties as assigned or required.

Job Qualifications:

  • Typically requires a bachelor's degree in business administration with an emphasis in supply chain management, contract administration, or a related discipline, along with ten or more years of progressive professional experience. Equivalent professional purchasing, subcontract, or contract administration experience may be substituted in lieu of education.

  • Must have a thorough understanding of acquisition principles, theories, concepts, and regulations, and experience demonstrating a broad application of those practices, techniques, and standards. Must possess the ability to provide leadership in developing and communicating new concepts; apply them accurately throughout an evolving environment; organize, schedule and coordinate multiple work phases; determine the appropriate approach at the task or project level. Must be customer focused and possess: (1) the ability to develop innovative solutions to a variety of complex problems; (2) excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills to accurately document and report findings to a variety of audiences; (3) excellent interpersonal and leadership skills to influence and guide employees, managers, customers and other external parties; and, (4) excellent computer skills. Working knowledge of SAP is desirable. Ability to work independently and as part of a team; capable of representing the organization as the prime contact on subcontract matters with program management, vendors, and customers and, provide leadership to less experienced professional employees on projects.

  • Able to work extended hours and travel as required.

General Atomics and affiliated companies is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, genetic information, protected veteran status, disability, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal law.