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Senior Counsel, Senior Director Contracts & Procurement
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Senior Counsel, Senior Director - Contracts & Procurement Candidate will report to the Vice President Legal for Government Solutions U.S. (GS US) business. Will advise the GS US Engineering Business Unit on all aspects of U.S. government contracting, subcontracting and procurement, including related processes and compliance matters. Will also lead and manage a team of approximately 50 contracts, subcontracts and procurement professionals in the efficient, effective operation of a contracts and procurement department. Will participate as a member of the GS US senior leadership team within the Contracts & Procurement function, and as such, will collaborate with his/her peers in the other GS US business units and the Vice President Legal to ensure consistent, exemplary service across GS US operations. Will review, analyze, and approve significant or unique contract requirements and provisions to ensure compliance with applicable laws, regulations, and company policies, and to ensure identification of legal and business risks and appropriate mitigation actions. The role will also support proposal efforts and the negotiation of complex contracts, subcontracts and other agreements as necessary. Will advise senior management on special contractual, regulatory, and legal matters and keep abreast of applicable laws, regulations (including FAR/DFARS) and industry practices and guidance. Will also support government contracts-related audits and investigations, as well as internal audits and investigations affecting the Engineering Business Unit. Will participate in bid protest decisions, and will oversee bid protest litigation, including management of outside legal counsel. The Senior Counsel will also support merger/acquisition activities as needed. Will lead the identification, development and implementation of streamlined, effective contracting and procurement policies, procedures, and tools in accordance with company objectives and requirements and industry best practices. Will also be responsible for maintaining a government-approved purchasing system for the Engineering Business Unit. Will monitor the quality of work performed by the contracts and procurement staff to ensure superior service to the Engineering Business Unit, and will provide the staff with the leadership, resources and training necessary to deliver that service. Will also be expected to build and maintain strong relationships with key government contracting officials, as well as internal clients and cross-functional peers across GS US.

Qualifications: JD Degree from an ABA accredited U.S. law school. License in good standing to practice law in at least one U.S. state. 8+ years of legal experience in government contracting. Experience managing a contracts or procurement department (or both) within a government contractor organization. Experience leading a medium-to-large, geographically dispersed organization. In-depth knowledge of legal and regulatory requirements related to government contracting, including proposal preparation, contract terms, the FAR/DFARS, and other U.S. government procurement-related laws and regulations. Experience in merger/acquisition due diligence and transactions. Experience conducting or supporting legal investigations. Ability to convey complex government contracting and legal concepts clearly. Familiarity with employment and labor law. Experience with prosecuting and defending bid protests and working with the DCAA and DCMA on cost and audit matters. Experience mentoring government contracts professionals in negotiation of contract terms and identification and mitigation of terms that impose risk. Strong business acumen and judgment. Strong analytical and problem solving skills. Executive-level written and verbal communication skills, as well as the ability to communicate and interact effectively at all levels and across all functions within an organization. Strong organizational and people management skills. Effective team-focused behavior and professional demeanor.
 
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