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National Renewable Energy Laboratory Senior Subcontract Administrator (Construction) in Golden, Colorado

Posting Title

Senior Subcontract Administrator (Construction)

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Location

CO - Golden

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Position Type

Regular

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Hours Per Week

40

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Job Description

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), located at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains in Golden, Colorado is the nation's primary laboratory for research and development of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies. We offer tomorrow's solutions to today's energy challenges!

The Construction Acquisitions Team is a unique group tasked with facilitating and eliciting NREL’s construction/maintenance projects in conjunction with DOE. Many high-profile projects are on the horizon, as part of our 10 year and beyond campus expansion strategy. This includes large and small construction, maintenance, and campus upgrade efforts. This is a creative team working on a wide range of contract engagements.

The successful candidate can work autonomously, takes initiative, thinks critically towards complex analysis, and has attention to detail. We are looking for someone who can execute a high standard of contracts administration and contribute towards process and reporting improvements for the Office of the CFO. This role focuses on fast-paced and highly diverse set of challenges on a daily basis - no two days are the same.

What to expect:

  • Perform some high profile and complex subcontract administration duties within the Acquisitions Services office that support the Facilities and Infrastructure directorate, predominantly in Architectural & Engineering and Construction Services agreements.

  • Administer task order and work orders contracts to existing vendors and provide contract administration duties.

  • Perform complete pre-award and post award acquisition functions for various agreement types (eg. Task Ordering Agreements, Work Ordering Agreements, Stand Alone Contracts, competitive and non-competitive procurements, etc.) with applicable procedures and guidelines, including Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), Department of Energy Acquisition Regulations (DEAR), prime contract flow downs, General Services Administration (GSA) and industry best business practices.

  • Identifying procurement objectives and methodologies; developing statements of work; performing analyses of elements of cost; making competitive range determinations; conducting pre-proposal conferences; planning comprehensive negotiation strategy; coordinating with technical experts, leading negotiations and awarding contracts.

  • Perform a broad range of analysis (price and cost) to assess customer needs to arrive at options and presenting creative acquisition solutions for stakeholders for A&E and construction projects.

  • Resolve issues related to vendor performance, audits, vendor equipment purchases, National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), small business subcontracting goals, and organizational conflicts of interest.

  • Participate or lead certain efforts in process/policy improvement and be an agent of change around efficiency and elevating customer service to stakeholders.

  • Address any questions or conflicts regarding the contract.

  • Must be able to effectively work with, present to and be the face of the organization at times to multiple funding stakeholders from federal agencies (eg. DOE), major industry corporations, and highly technical subject matter experts.

  • Execute a high quality of record keeping and documentation standards.

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Basic Qualifications

This position is open to two levels of candidates:

  1. Professional IV--Subcontracts Administration- Relevant Bachelor's Degree and 9 or more years of experience or equivalent relevant education/experience in supply chain, management, business, contracts administration or similar field. Or, relevant Master's Degree and 7 or more years of experience or equivalent relevant education/experience in supply chain, management, business, contracts administration or similar field. Or, relevant PhD and 4 or more years of experience or equivalent relevant education/experience in supply chain, management, business, contracts administration or similar field. Or, relevant JD and 4 or more years of experience or equivalent relevant education/experience in supply chain, management, business, contracts administration or similar field.

  2. Professional III-Subcontracts Administration- Relevant Bachelor's Degree and 5 or more years of experience or equivalent relevant education/experience in supply chain, management, business, contracts administration or similar field. Or, relevant Master's Degree and 3 or more years of experience or equivalent relevant education/experience in supply chain, management, business, contracts administration or similar field. Or, relevant PhD or equivalent relevant education/experience in supply chain, management, business, contracts administration or similar field. Or, relevant JD or equivalent relevant education/experience in supply chain, management, business, contracts administration or similar field.

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Additional Required Qualifications

Professional IV-Subcontracts Administration-

  • Complete expertise and wide application of technical principles, theories and concepts for contract administration with A&E and construction projects.

  • Extensive knowledge of laws, regulations, principles, procedures and practices related to specific field - including boundaries of FAR regulations & prime contract requirements.

  • Can execute federal contract administration without guidance.

  • Exceptional leadership, project management and problem solving skills.

  • Advanced negotiation skills for various contract types.

  • Demonstrated ability to develop strategies to effectively deal with project and program contractual issues without guidance.

  • Advanced cost/price analytical skills and business math skills.

  • Strong interpersonal skills necessary to build, lead, and maintain a diverse team through a long and complex process, resulting in all team members and stakeholders participating efficiently and effectively to achieve the common goal of completing a successful project.

  • Comfortable with ambiguity, high standards of professionalism, takes initiative, resourceful, investigative, enthusiastic, strategic and articulate.

  • Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite.

Professional III-Subcontracts Administration-

  • Considerable knowledge of laws, regulations, principles, procedures and practices related to specific field – including boundaries of FAR regulations & prime contract requirements.

  • Can execute federal contract administration with minimal guidance.

  • Strong leadership, project management and problem solving skills.

  • Strong negotiation skills for various contract types.

  • Demonstrated ability to develop strategies to effectively deal with project and program contractual issues with minimal guidance.

  • Strong cost/price analytical skills and business math skills.

  • Strong interpersonal skills necessary to build, lead, and maintain a diverse team through a long and complex process, resulting in all team members and stakeholders participating efficiently and effectively to achieve the common goal of completing a successful project.

  • Comfortable with ambiguity, high standards of professionalism, takes initiative, resourceful, investigative, enthusiastic, strategic and articulate.

  • Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite.

Preferred Qualifications

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Annual Salary Range (based on full-time 40 hours per week)

Annual Salary Range: $73,900 - $133,100

Offers will typically be made in the bottom half of the listed range. NREL takes into consideration a candidate’s education, training, and experience, as well as the position's work location, expected quality and quantity of work, required travel (if any), external market and internal value, including seniority and merit systems, and internal pay alignment when determining the salary level for potential new employees. In compliance with the Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act, a potential new employee’s salary history will not be used in compensation decisions.

Benefits Summary

Benefits include medical, dental, and vision insurance; short- and long-term disability insurance; pension benefits; 403(b) Employee Savings Plan with employer match; life and accidental death and dismemberment (AD&D) insurance; personal time off (PTO) and sick leave; paid holidays; and tuition reimbursement. NREL employees may be eligible for, but are not guaranteed, performance-, merit-, and achievement- based awards that include a monetary component. Some positions may be eligible for relocation expense reimbursement. Limited-term positions are not eligible for long-term disability or tuition reimbursement.

* Based on eligibility rules

Submission Guidelines

Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any position at NREL you must submit an application form for each position for which you believe you are qualified. Applications are not kept on file for future positions. Please include a cover letter and resume with each position application.

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EEO Policy

NREL is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard basis of age (40 and over), color, disability, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, military or veteran status, national origin/ancestry, race, religion, creed, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding), sexual orientation, and any other applicable status protected by federal, state, or local laws.

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The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is a leader in the U.S. Department of Energy’s effort to secure an environmentally and economically sustainable energy future. With locations in Golden and Boulder, Colorado, and a satellite office in Washington, D.C., NREL is the primary laboratory for research, development, and deployment of renewable energy technologies in the United States.

NREL is subject to Department of Energy (DOE) access restrictions. All candidates must be authorized to access the facility per DOE rules and guidance within a reasonable time frame for the specified position in order to be considered for an interview. DOE rules for site access during the interview process are the same regardless of whether the candidate is interviewed on-site, off-site, or via telephone or videoconference. Additionally, DOE contractor employees are prohibited from participating in certain Foreign Government Talent Recruitment Programs (FGTRPs). If a candidate is currently participating in an FGTRP, they will be required to disclose their participation after receiving an offer of employment and may be required to disengage from participation in the FGTRP prior to commencing employment. Any offer of employment is conditional on the ability to obtain work authorization and to be granted access to NREL by the Department of Energy (DOE). We understand that COVID-19 may have caused delays or closures at offices, consulates, and embassies. However, NREL cannot make exceptions to work authorization and access requirements, and exceptions to these requirements are not being made for COVID-19 related delays.

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