Acquisition Contracts Principal - Military veterans preferred



  full-time   employee

El Segundo
United States


SAIC is looking for an Acquisitions Contracts Senior Principal to support our dynamic program in Chantilly, Virginia. 


This candidate will provide full service support to the Office of Contracts to include cradle to grave contracting.  Responsible for providing business expertise and guidance to the OSL for all contracting related matters  Responsible for facilitate communication and information flow between Launch Acquisition Division, LSD, Launch Management Division, and LBD  to the Office of Contracts. Specifics of Primary Duties:

1. Perform acquisition planning to include composing Acquisition Plans and Justifications and Approvals 2.Coordinate and brief Acquisition Strategy Councils and Contract Review Panels 3. Form, organize, and lead proposal evaluation teams 4. Write, publish, and administer contract solicitations and corresponding amendments 5. Write, publish, administer, and manage contract awards and subsequent engineering change proposals and modifications 6. Create detailed contract pricing spreadsheets and perform the corresponding price/cost analysis 7. Compose Pre-Negotiation Approval Briefs and Negotiate contract actions and compose Price Negotiation Memorandums 8. Monitor contract performance, expenditures, funding obligations, and schedule 9. Brief OSL Contracts Team Chief and OSL Senior Contracting Officer on contracts and personnel matters 10. Facilitate communication to/from the Office of Contracts to all other OSL divisions 11. Interface with Office of the General Council for contract reviews and policy inquiries 12. Serve as the OSL Office of Contracts focal point for day to day operations Secondary Duties: 1. Develop schedule and support acquisition planning and strategy for competitive procurements 2. Develop acquisition documentation including RFI, J&A, RFP, SSP, CDRL, Award Fee Plan, Evaluation Criteria, Proposal Prep Instructions, SOW 3. Participate in evaluation of submitted RFI responses and proposals 4. Produce final source selection documentation including Evaluation Reports, SSA Briefings, and Offeror Debriefings 5. Coordinate with NRO/OC/ACE on acquisition websites and postings 6. Research/advise on FAR and NAM provisions and contracting principles 7. Attend Requirement Review Boards and Requirement Control Boards 8. Support Program Control in developing budgets and spend-plans and monitoring execution rates 9. Provide contract knowledge to special projects as direct by the customer 10.Interface with OSL leadership on behalf of the Office of Contracts


Minimum 6 years’ experience with a bachelor’s degree in business administration or related field.  Master’s degree in business administration or related fielded is preferred.  DAWIA/APDP and other acquisition certifications are also preferred.  Leadership experience in contracting/acquisition organizations is encouraged. Experience as a Contracting Officer for NRO/CIA/AF (and/or) desired. Must know and understand current policies and updates to contracting regulations, principles, and procedures. Must be able to communicate clearly and effectively both orally and in writing.  Top Secret clearance, SCI access, polygraph required.


Required BA and nine (9) years of experience; or MA and seven (7) years of experience. 

COVID Policy: Prospective and/or new employees will be required to adhere with SAIC's vaccination policy. All SAIC employees must be fully vaccinated and they must submit proof of vaccination on their first day of employment. Prospective or new employees may seek an exemption to the vaccination requirement at  and must have an approved exemption prior to the start of their employment. Customer site vaccination requirements, if more strict, will take precedence over SAIC's vaccination policy.

Covid Policy: SAIC does not require COVID-19 vaccinations or boosters. Customer site vaccination requirements must be followed when work is performed at a customer site.