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TITLE: Senior Contract Administrator
TerraPower is a nuclear technology company based in Bellevue, Washington. At its core, the company is working to raise living standards globally through a more affordable, secure and environmentally friendly form of nuclear energy along with innovations in medical isotopes to improve human health. In 2006, TerraPower originated with Bill Gates and a group of like-minded visionaries who evaluated the fundamental challenges to raising living standards around the world. They recognized energy access was crucial to the health and economic well-being of communities and decided that the private sector needed to take action and create energy sources that would advance global energy deployment. TerraPower’s mission is to be a world leader in new nuclear technologies, while developing innovators and future leaders in the nuclear field. As a result, the company’s activities in the fields of nuclear energy and related sciences are yielding significant innovations in the safety and economics of nuclear power, hybrid energy and medical applications – all for significant human health benefits.
TerraPower is seeking to contract with, via agency vendor, highly motivated and forward-thinking professionals who are interested in focusing on advanced nuclear reactor research and development and influencing change within the nuclear power landscape and bringing forward the critical production of medical isotopes. TerraPower is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate in hiring on the basis of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religious creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. In addition, as a federal contractor, TerraPower has instituted an Affirmative Action Plan (AAP) in an effort to proactively recruit, hire, and promote women, minorities, disabled persons and veterans.
Senior Contract Administrator
TerraPower, LLC. is seeking to contract with a highly capable and motivated Contract Administrator who will report directly to the Director of Procurement to perform duties including sourcing, evaluating, price reasonableness, negotiating, subcontract administration, and closeouts. This position will also be responsible for supporting the development of new suppliers. This position contributes to enhancing the success of projects by limiting the overall risks and liability associated with supplier sourcing, pricing, evaluating, negotiating, performance and delivery of equipment, materials, completion of services and/or construction. The ideal candidate will demonstrate a commitment to excellence and flexibility with confidence, and an ability to interface with suppliers, consultants, management and colleagues in a professional, and proactive manner. The Senior Contract Administrator collaborates with the larger Supply Management, project teams and other support functions to coordinate the review of client contracts and provides negotiation support when required.
  • Initiate and manage complex subcontracts from pre-award to post award with a focus on performance, change control, quality, cost and schedule.
  • Work with Requestors to understand the procurement requirements and to ensure the correct goods or services are procured.
  • Select the appropriate Terms and Conditions for procurements.
  • Review Statement of Works to ensure the requested work to be performed is clearly written for potential suppliers and there’s no ambiguity.
  • Prepare and manage activities such as Requests for Proposals (RFP), Request for Quotes (RFQ) and Express of Interests (EOI).
  • Perform cost and price analyses.
  • Draft procurement summaries/basis for awards.
  • Establishing and maintaining internal/external customer and supplier relationships.
  • Perform market research to identify potential sources for competitive bidding.
  • Negotiate pricing and other terms and conditions with potential suppliers.
  • Issue subcontracts or other forms of agreements to suppliers.
  • Monitor and expedite orders to ensure on-time delivery.
  • Verify receipt of items by comparing items received to items ordered.
  • Resolve receipt and payment discrepancies.
  • Maintain complete and accurate procurement files and records.
  • Performs subcontract closeouts in a timely manner.
  • Other procurement and/or contracting duties may be assigned.
Key Qualifications and Skills
  • Experience executing subcontracts in accordance with FAR and/or 2 CFR 200 Procurement Standards is required.
  • Experience issuing, awarding, and managing flexibly priced subcontracts is required.
  • Complete understating of federal cost principles is required.
  • Experience handling export-controlled information is required.
  • A minimum of five years of experience in Purchasing, Procurement, Subcontract/Contract Management is required.
  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Business, Supply Chain, or related degree program.
  • Ability to perform job duties with little to no supervision.
  • Experience working in a fast-paced environment and sizable workload.
  • Nuclear industry experience is preferred.
  • Technical background is a plus.
  • Experience implementing successful interface, contracting and/or procurement strategies.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to work collaboratively in a team environment.
  • Is proficient in Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.
  • The successful candidate will possess a high degree of trust and integrity, communicate openly and display respect and a desire to foster teamwork.
Job Functions
Job Functions are physical actions and/or working conditions associated with the position. These functions may also constitute essential functions for the job which the employee must be able to fulfill, with or without accommodation. Information provided below is to help describe the job so that the applicant has a reasonable understanding of the job duties/expectations. An applicant's ability to perform and/or tolerate these actions and conditions will be discussed and workplace accommodations may be made on a case-by-case basis following an individualized assessment of the applicant and other considerations, including but not limited to any governing safety standards.
  • Motor Abilities: Sitting and/or standing for extended periods, bending/stooping, grasping/gripping, fine motor control (hands)
  • Physical exertion and/or requirements: Minimal, with ability to safely lift up to 25 pounds
  • Repetitive work: Prolonged
  • Special Senses: Visual and audio focused work
  • Work Conditions: Stairs, typing/keyboard, standard and/or sitting working environment of >8 hrs./day
  • Travel required: 0-5%
TerraPower’s technology is controlled for export by various agencies of the U.S. Government. TerraPower must evaluate applicants who are foreign nationals (other than asylees, refugees, or lawful permanent residents) in accordance with U.S. Government export control requirements. To facilitate TerraPower’s export control reviews, you will be asked as part of the application process to identify whether you are a U.S. Citizen or national, asylee, refugee, or lawful permanent resident of the United States. Government export authorization approval times vary. Based on the business needs for a particular position, TerraPower will not consider a foreign national from a country if it is impracticable to obtain timely Government export approval.
Job details
Salary Range Level 10: $109,446 - $164,169
Typically, our employee salaries are within .90 – 1.0 of the mid-point of the posted salary bands. Any salary offered within the posted salary band is based on market data and commensurate with the selected candidate’s qualifications and experience. This range is specific to Washington State.
  • Competitive Compensation
  • Salary, eligible to participate in discretionary short-term incentive payments
  • Comprehensive Medical and Wellness Benefits Medical
  • Vision
  • Dental
  • Life
  • Life and Disability
  • Gender Affirmation Benefits
  • Parental Leave
  • 401k Plan
  • Generous Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • 21 days of annually accrued PTO
  • Generous Holiday Schedule
  • 10 paid holidays
  • Relocation Assistance
  • Professional and Educational Support Opportunities
  • Flexible Work Schedule
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