Southwest Research Institute
October 18, 2020
San Antonio, TX
Job Type


Who We Are:

The Subcontracts Group of the Purchasing Department is responsible for the solicitation, negotiation, award, documentation, administration, and closeout of subcontracts. The team assists Project Managers in all phases of the subcontract.

Objectives of this Role:

  • Award and administer government subcontracts (up to $100M in value) which support contracts with Institute clients
  • Lead a team of 4-6 Subcontract Specialists responsible for the solicitation, award and management of subcontractor cost, schedule and performance
  • Lead and support the team with complex (primarily) government subcontracts in compliance with applicable government regulations

Daily and Monthly Responsibilities:

  • Evaluating application of those requirements to Purchase Orders and Subcontracts
  • Leading team in evaluation and negotiation of subcontractor proposals, terms and conditions and administration of a variety of contract
  • Review team's Subcontract awards to evaluate for compliance to Federal (FAR and 2CFR 200) regulations, internal SwRI and Purchasing and Subcontracts Policies and Procedures


  • Requires an Bachelors with a 3.00 GPA in Business or related
  • 8 years: Demonstrated proficiency in contracts or Subcontracts negotiation, award and administration
  • Experience with different contract types desired to include Cost Reimbursement, Time and Material and Firm Fixed Price
  • Experience with government requirements, primarily FAR is helpful
  • Requires proficiency in performing cost and price analysis on government proposals
  • Knowledge of determining and applying flowdown terms to subcontractors.
  • Must have excellent communication analytical skills
  • Demonstrated time management skills and experience leading others
  • A valid/clear driver's license is required

Special Requirements:

Job Locations: San Antonio, Texas

An Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
Race/Color/Religion/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin/Disabled/Veteran
Committed to Diversity in the Workplace

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