Contracts Acquisition Specialist

  • SAIC, Inc
  • Chantilly, VA, USA
  • May 27, 2021

Job Description


SAIC is seeking talented Acquisition Specialists with significant experience in Contracts and subcontracts management to provide support through the entire project and program life cycle for an exciting and innovative complex space and ground effort. The successful candidate will work both independently and in a team based environment.  Qualified candidates must possess demonstrated acquisition and contracts experience and expertise be able to provide value-added judgement on a full spectrum of activities from pre-acquisition through program execution and performance management. 

These positions require a current TS clearance with willingness & ability to upgrade. Positions will be located in Chantilly, VA.

Activities include:

  • Provide overall lifecycle acquisition and program management support to the customer and program management office
  • Support the planning and execution of end-to-end acquisition life-cycle functions, including:
  • Liaise and coordinate to research, gather, conceptualize, identify and capture system, program, project and study requirements
  • Analyze user requirements, concepts of operation and high-level systems architectures to develop acquisition strategies, acquisition options and plans, program requirements, implementation plans, incentive arrangements
  • Establish and maintain close effective coordination with stakeholders to facilitate acquisitions
  • Generate and coordinate acquisition documents, including but not limited to:
    • Acquisition strategies
    • Requests for Information
    • Requests for Technical Abstract
    • Statements of Objectives
    • Statements of Work
    • Justifications & Approvals
    • Requests for Proposals
    • Technical Evaluation Criteria
    • CDRLs
  • Provide expertise and support administering and managing contracts
  • Provide technical oversight of Phase A acquisition with multiple sources
  • Serve as interface to contractors and sub-contractor(s)
  • Conduct and support source selections to include:
    • Proposal evaluation
    • Competitive range determinations
    • Conduct discussions
    • Draft source selection decision memorandums
  • Conduct programmatic analysis and provide strategic recommendations for activities or projects throughout the acquisition cycle
  • Author documents and briefings to communicate acquisition status; brief Government and industry as required
  • Coordinate and organize periodic subcontractor status reviews
  • Conduct analysis and monitoring of requirements, performance metrics, financial limitations, and schedule of contracts/programs and support performance management activities
  • Track and perform programmatic reviews


TYPICAL EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Bachelors and three (3) years or more of related experience; Masters and one year of related experience


  • Ability to establish trust-relationships as well as build and lead highly functioning, multi- faceted and “joint” teams
  • Demonstrated ability to simultaneously perform multiple tasks and deliverables
  • Possess knowledge of industry accepted standards and best practices related to Acquisition, Contracts Management and Project/Program Management
  • Proven technical expertise and communications skills that demonstrate the ability to interface with all levels
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct analysis and evaluations - making recommendations and providing professional advice and assistance to include preparing criteria and analytical aids, briefings, reports, and presentations
  • Experienced in resource and requirements analysis, planning, coordination, and scheduling
  • Ability to apply technical expertise in proper context for execution and for management review
  • Skilled/comfortable working in high-tempo environment, able to be flexible and to adjust to dynamic political, technical and/or fiscal challenges Ability to grasp and summarize information for presentation to leadership
  • Understanding of the current and potential capabilities of space and ground systems
  • Working knowledge of Earned Value Management

Clearance Requirements:

  • Current TS clearance with ability & willingness to upgrade