Contract Administration Specialist 4

Date: Jun 5, 2024

Location: Centennial, COLORADO, US, 80112

Company: United Launch Alliance

Requisition ID: 175

Location: ULA - Denver 

Relocation: No 

Travel Requirements: 10% 


At ULA, success comes through the efforts of a strong, united team.


Thanks for your interest in United Launch Alliance, the world's most experienced and reliable space launch company! Successfully launching more than 155 consecutive missions with 100% mission success doesn't happen by accident. It's a testament to the commitment and dedication of our team of rocket scientists and support employees combined with the systems and processes we use to pull them together. As a ULA employee, you'll have the opportunity to grow in your career while working in a team-oriented culture that combines technology, innovation, ingenuity and a commitment to the extraordinary. Whether you are in college just launching your career, or, have experience and want to come work with the best rocket team in the world, our unshakable unity yields stronger solutions and better results as we carry out our mission to save lives, explore the universe, and connect the world. Our team is excited to meet you!

Job Overview & Responsibilities


  • Manage ULA’s contracts with the NRO and other US Government customers to provide overall life-cycle contract administration, including closeout, and all administrative support activities such as proposal development, negotiation support, external correspondence drafting and finalization, invoicing, and support of the mission team and customer within a cleared environment.
  • Lead, conduct, and participate in front-end strategic assessment of business pursuits and proposal preparation. Proactively develop solutions to address gaps in negotiation positions and shape paths to closure.
  • Advise management of contractual rights and obligations, as well as means to mitigate contractual/program risks; compile and analyze data; and maintain historical information.
  • Participate in change activities to include, but not limited to, change boards, reviews, estimates/proposals and a myriad of other activities in support of the contract/program.
  • Support internal and external audits, as necessary, and ensure NRO contract administration activities are compliant with internal policies and standards.


Required Education



Required Years of Experience

Minimum of 6 years of related work experience


Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Experience with various Cost-type and Firm Fixed Price Contracts.
  • Proficiency with the MS Office software suite (Word, PowerPoint, & Excel) and ability to accurately maintain databases.
  • Experience following standard business procedures and general business knowledge/acumen.
  • Experience with basic professional analytical techniques to develop solutions for problems.
  • Impeccable attention to detail, passion for driving change, and ability to look at big picture.
  • Engages in a variety of task ranging from recurring tasks to those calling for judgment and independent initiative.
  • Self-starter and complex problem solver, especially with issues requiring ingenuity and innovation.
  • Demonstrated leadership qualities.
  • Active DoD TS/SCI is required to start. US citizenship required.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of the FAR and the DFAR.
  • Experience with SAP


Summary Salary Range (for ULA - Denver only):  $101,993.00 - $159,403.00 


Please note that the salary information shown above is a general guideline only. Salaries are based upon a candidate's experience and qualifications, as well as internal equity, market and business considerations. Employees may be eligible for a discretionary annual bonus in addition to base pay. 


What makes ULA different?

Because we understand launch success comes through the collective efforts of a team, we seek the best to join us. We value ethics, ingenuity, diversity and professional development for employees at all levels.


We offer our employees competitive pay and benefits including:

  • 401(k) match plus an additional employer contribution
  • Discretionary annual incentive bonus for eligible employees
  • Generous paid time off
  • Flexible work environments


Additionally, most salaried ULA team members work a "9/80 schedule," meaning they enjoy every other Friday off.


Benefits and work schedules may vary for union-represented hourly positions and are described in the applicable collective bargaining agreement.


The application period for the job is estimated to be 20 days from the job posting date. However, this timeline may be shortened or extended depending on business needs and the availability of qualified candidates.


Security Clearance / International Traffic In Arms Regulations (ITAR). This position requires use of information which is subject to the International Traffic In Arms Regulations (ITAR). Therefore, all applicants must be U.S. Persons as defined in ITAR 22 CFR 120.62 (e.g., U.S. Citizen, Lawful Permanent Resident (Green Card holder) or protected individual. See 8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(20) and 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3) for additional information).


ULA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other categories protected by law. 


ULA is a participant in the federal E-Verify Program. Posters in PDF format pertaining to this program can be accessed by clicking on the links identified below. E-Verify Participation poster (English / Spanish) and Right to Work Poster (English / Spanish).

Nearest Major Market: Denver