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Jacobs Senior Subcontract Administrator in Houston, Texas

Your Impact:

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At Jacobs, we challenge the status quo and redefine how to solve the world's greatest challenges, transforming big ideas into intelligent solutions for a more connected, sustainable world.

Design your career with a company that inspires and empowers you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed – today and into tomorrow.

Are you passionate about human space exploration, understanding the origins of the universe, and working with a passionate and diverse team to make a difference? If you are, we need you!

We need your talent, teamwork, and energy to help us achieve great things that inspire people all over the globe. We need you to bring creative ideas and diverse backgrounds to help us envision, shape, and deliver systems that will enable the exploration of space while benefiting people here on Earth. We are excited about what we do, and we need you on our team as we take on exciting challenges for NASA’s pursuits in deep space exploration. As NASA’s largest engineering solutions provider working together with NASA at centers across the United States.

Our long-term client relationship with NASA has led to a need for a Subcontract Administrator.

The Senior Subcontract Administrator will:

  • Administer major procurements, fully document and ensemble files for commercial and non-commercial purchase orders and subcontracts in accordance with company procedures and Federal Acquisition Regulations ranging from the micro-purchase level and up

  • Develop, award and administer a minimum of 10 to 15 major cost reimbursable and time & material subcontracts that are valued at over $10M

  • Frequently develop subcontract models and templates for use in awarding firm fixed price, blanket purchase agreements, time and material, labor hour and cost type subcontracts for commercial, specialized materials, complex systems, facility modifications and various services.

  • Analyze market trends, follow up of orders placed, verify delivery, approve payment reconciliations, maintain necessary records and conduct subcontractor performance assessments

  • Prepare request for proposal packages, evaluate proposals, and conduct negotiations of pricing and other provisions

  • Develop and lead source selection teams involving supplier qualification sourcing procedures, requirements definition, development of proposal evaluation criteria and evaluation processes.

  • Participate in the development and implementation of procurement policies

  • Serve in a leadership role and participate in the training and mentorship of mid-career and early-career procurement personnel

  • Prepare small business reports and participate in the development and tracking of small business plans and goals

  • Take part in the initiation and subsequently perform small business outreach activities aimed at increasing small business participation

  • Issue and administer subcontract task orders and perform data analysis and tracking associated with the subcontracts

  • Develop and maintain metrics and other required procurement and subcontracts reports.

  • Initiate, negotiate and execute Intercompany Work Authorization (IWA) Agreements and Non-Disclosure Agreements

  • Review, edit and approve statements of work and task specifications for thoroughness and accuracy

  • Perform other duties as required

Here’s what you’ll need :

Requisition Qualifications:

  • Typically requires a bachelor’s degree in a related field and 15 years of experience

  • Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Must have previous key experience and good working knowledge and strong understanding of Federal Acquisition Regulations

  • Must be proficient with Microsoft Office applications

  • Must be familiar and have prior experience with enterprise management systems

  • Maximo application is preferred or similar application

Requisition Preferences:

  • BA or BS degree in the appropriate discipline from an accredited four (4) year college or university program, plus nine (9) years of applicable and progressive experience. Additional relevant education may be substituted for progressive experience

  • Previous procurement experience working in the NASA environment

Why Join Our Team?

Click on the below links to view just a small sample of all that we do! Come join our team and be part of our future. We look forward to seeing you!

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In addition to exciting career opportunities, we also have:

  • Excellent personal and professional career growth

  • 9/80 work schedule (every other Friday off), when applicable

  • Onsite cafeteria (breakfast & lunch)

  • Much, much more!

For more information on our partnership with NASA at Johnson Space Center (JSC), please visit www.wehavespaceforyou.com

  • Proof of U.S. Citizenship or US Permanent Residency maybe a requirement for this position.

  • Must be able to complete a U.S. government background investigation.

  • Management has the prerogative to select at any level for which the position is advertised.

Essential Functions

Work Environment

Generally, an office environment, but can involve inside or outside work depending on task.

Physical Requirements

Work may involve sitting or standing for extended periods (90% of time). May require lifting and carrying up to 25 lbs. (5% of time).

Equipment and Machines

Standard office equipment (PC, telephone, printer, etc.).


Regular attendance in accordance with established work schedule is critical. Ability to work outside normal schedule and adjust schedule to meet peak periods and surge requirements.

Other Essential Functions

Professional behavior that enhances productivity and promotes teamwork and cooperation. Grooming and dress must be appropriate for the position and must not impose a safety risk/hazard to the employee or others.

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