Principal Contracts Specialist - Military veterans preferred

Kellogg Brown & Root (


  full-time   employee

United States


Principal Contracts Specialist

Position can be located either in Columbia, Maryland or Greenbelt, Maryland.


Leads and conducts proposal preparation, contract negotiation of highly complex major contract pursuits as either a prime offeror or subcontractor. Serves as primary point of contact for customers. Acts as official company and contracts management representative regarding legal requirements, customer specifications and government regulations including, but not limited to:

  • Lead contract negotiation and administration for all assigned Government or Commercial Proprietary Information Agreements, Teaming Agreements, Letters of Intent, Memorandum of Understandings, Memorandum of Agreements
  • Lead negotiation of complex Government Prime and/or Customer Proposals
  • Evaluate and develop alternative solutions to contractual issues
  • Perform contractual risk analysis and risk mitigation
  • Deal tactfully, professionally and efficiently with Government customer, sponsors, external auditors and KBR senior management
  • Maintain current knowledge of and provides guidance on regulations pertinent to Government contracting such as CAS, FAR, DFAR and other relevant regulations


Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, a related field or equivalent experience with additional training in contract law plus 10 years government contract administration experience.

Seasoned professional who applies advanced knowledge of theories, principles and concepts in the performance of assigned complex Government and/or Commercial proposals. Advanced negotiation skills/techniques and experience. Strong customer service orientation with the ability to effectively communicate with all levels of personnel. Strong analytical skills and business acumen to make sound decisions/recommendations. Strong commitment to integrity and compliance. Excellent written and verbal communication skills with strong interpersonal skills.

Scheduled Weekly Hours:


KBR is a global provider of differentiated professional services and technologies across the asset and program lifecycle within the Government Solutions and Energy sectors. KBR employs approximately 38,000 people worldwide (including our joint ventures), with customers in more than 80 countries, and operations in 40 countries, across three synergistic global businesses:

Government Solutions , serving government customers globally, including capabilities that cover the full lifecycle of defense, space, aviation and other government programs and missions from research and development, through systems engineering, test and evaluation, program management, to operations, maintenance, and field logistics

Technology Solutions , featuring proprietary technology, equipment, catalysts, digital solutions and related technical services for the monetization of hydrocarbons, including refining, petrochemicals, ammonia and specialty chemicals, as well as inorganics

Energy Solutions , including onshore oil and gas; LNG (liquefaction and regasification)/GTL; oil refining; petrochemicals; chemicals; fertilizers; differentiated EPC; maintenance services (Brown & Root Industrial Services); offshore oil and gas (shallow-water, deep-water, subsea); floating solutions (FPU, FPSO, FLNG & FSRU); program management and consulting services

KBR is proud to work with its customers across the globe to provide technology, value-added services, integrated EPC delivery and long term operations and maintenance services to ensure consistent delivery with predictable results. At KBR, We Deliver .