The Procurement Contracting & Payment Services unit at West Virginia University is seeking applications for a Contracts Project Manager to work at NASA's IV&V facility in Fairmont, WV. The Project Manager will work with third party vendors and internal resources to develop contract deliverables according to the requirements document and insure delivery to the government meets requirements, intentions and expectations, and timeline. The Project Manager will also assume a lead role in responsibility for the execution of contracts, and projects as well as continuous life cycle management.
In order to be successful in this position, the ideal candidate will:
Responsible for the full range of contract functions encompassing issuing solicitations, evaluating proposals, contract negotiations, execution and administration for complex and technical supplies, services and/or construction contracts in support of NASA.
Management and innovative cost control approaches that will achieve a goal of 10% cost reduction in the performance of the contract. Specific areas of interest include but are not limited to, labor costs (including subcontractor) and F&A when purchasing on behalf of the Government etc.
Risk associated with meeting O&M2 technical, cost and schedule requirements and planned approaches to mitigate and/or eliminate these and other emergent risks over the life of the contract.
A program/project management approach that facilitates lower levels of Government intervention.
Data, including metrics and SLAs, that will be provided to enable the government to implement an "insight versus oversight" approach for quality assurance. Performs quality assurance, performance reporting, project scheduling, change management and project management.
Performs acquisition planning along with the program manager/customer, technical, legal, finance and contract pricing personnel to develop market research, acquisition strategy, milestones, evaluation/source selection criteria, and/or incentive or award fee provisions, as applicable.
Provides assistance in the development of contractually acceptable specifications, work statements and quality assurance criteria.
Provides sound business advice in the planning and execution of pre-award and post-award functions, using a wide range of common contracting methods and contract types, to assist in the procurement of standard or specialized services, commodities, and/or construction within an operational contracting office.
Applies knowledge and utilization of both efficient procurement processes and good business management to ensure timely delivery of goods and services to the customer.
Utilizes innovation for strategic decision-making in the acquisition process.
Formulates the contracting approach to be taken that will best satisfy the requirement. Determines the type of contract best suited to the requirement, develops by special clauses and terms and conditions applicable to this solicitation.
Develops the procurement plan encompassing issues such as funding the results of market analysis in regard to resources, delivery requirements and/or government furnished property.
Utilizes a Federal contracting or procurement system to process solicitations, awards and/or modifications.
Performs cost and price analysis for all negotiations to determine fair and reasonableness of price and establish the negotiation position.
Throughout the life of the supply, service and construction contracts, maintains liaison with the contractor to interpret contractual obligations and to resolve problems.
Negotiate the contract, any modifications and recommend acceptance or rejection of waivers and/or deviations.
Terminates contracts for default or convenience and negotiates settlements. Issues cure and show cause notices when the contractor is not in compliance with contract provisions
WVU provides competitive wages for its employees, and takes experience and related education into consideration when determining appropriate salary
Bachelor of Science degree in business administration or a related field of study. Master's degree preferred.
At least five (5) years of experience within:
Experience with a full range of contract functions encompassing issuing solicitations, evaluating proposals, contract negotiations, execution, and administration, preferably in a Federal government capacity.
Experience with NASA supplements, NASA procedural requirements (NPR), and the Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) guidelines preferred.
PMP/PMI certification is preferred.
Must be a U.S. citizen and able to obtain security clearance required for the employees in a Federal building
About WVU At West Virginia University, we pride ourselves on a tireless endeavor for achievement. We are home to some of the most passionate, innovative minds in the country who push their limits for the sake of progress, constantly moving the world forward. Our students, faculty and staff make this institution one of the best out there, and we are proud to stand as one voice, one university, one WVU. Find out more about your opportunities as a Mountaineer at http://hr.wvu.edu/ .
West Virginia University is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer, and is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff, and students, and invites applications from all qualified applicants regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, nationality, genetics, disability, or Veteran status.
Job Posting: Jul 23, 2020
Posting Classification: Non-Classified
Exemption Status: Exempt
Benefits Eligible: Yes
Internal Number: 207503
About West Virginia University
West Virginia University, founded in 1867, has a long and rich history as a public, land-grant institution. WVU encourages scholarship and offers high-quality academic programs while serving the state of West Virginia and the nation. WVU statewide includes campuses in Beckley, Charleston, Keyser, Martinsburg and Morgantown – which has been ranked as a #1 Small City in America. WVU is an R1 Doctoral Research University (Highest Research Activity), one of only 115 nationwide. WVU offers 212 degrees throughout the 14 colleges and schools. Areas of specialty include STEM education, healthcare in Appalachia, shale gas utilization, radio astronomy and forensics. WVU researchers have helped confirm the existence of gravitational waves and uncovered diesel vehicle emissions discrepancies. Statewide, there are over 31,000 graduate and undergraduate students along with 190,000 alumni worldwide. WVU is reinventing West Virginia’s future by strengthening education, healthcare and broad-based prosperity.