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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Contracting Professional in RICHLAND, Washington

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 312687

Directorate: Business Services

Division: Contracts

Group: Contracts

Job Description

Contracting Professional - Responsible for providing discipline specific acquisition contract expertise. Acquisition responsibilities include assistance in development of acquisition strategies, development of Request for Proposal (RFP) documents, vendor proposal evaluations, interpretation of government legal and corporate requirements, developing strategies and team negotiations, and administering contracts, including terminations and closeout activities. Plans, develops and participates in training of contractual requirements. Briefs company management on procurement and subcontracting activities.

  • Works with various internal customers including Project Managers, Project Specialist, Business Office Representatives, Legal, Project Management Office Directors, and Technical Oversight Reps. It is expected the selected candidate will display a high degree of customer service in all interactions with strong acquisition contracting skills.

  • Performs work effort under the general supervision of the Directorate Contracts Manager, Acquisitions Team Lead, and Senior Contracts Specialist for contract activities performed from “cradle to grave”.

  • Must understand and define degrees of risk as well as the ability to negotiate terms and conditions to a mutually reasonable solution with minimal oversight.

  • Responsible and accountable for the planning, development of Requests for Proposals, proposal evaluation, negotiation, award, and administration of resulting acquisitions in support of various government contracts and meeting internal customer requirements in both domestic and foreign environments.

  • Responsible for securing the best balance of price, quality, delivery and services available within the guidelines established by Battelle, Pacific Northwest Division (Battelle), the sponsor, and applicable Department of Energy (DOE)/Federal Acquisition Regulations.

  • Responsible for a working knowledge of all contract types (Firm Fixed Price, Labor Hour, Cost Reimbursement) routinely utilized in the execution of Laboratory requirements providing solutions to complex problems.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree and 8+ years relevant experience or an advanced degree and 6 years of relevant experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Possess Critical thinking skills

  • Able to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing with contracts and project staff, Management, Accounts Payable Peers, and vendors.

  • Familiar with business systems, acquisition related systems such PACQ/PES, Web Reports, PMR/Insight, Accounts Payable.

  • Strong working knowledge of business/contract negotiations, acquisitions and regulatory compliance preferred.

  • Demonstration of working knowledge of purchasing and subcontracting processes and ability to apply this knowledge along with internal policies and business issues on behalf of PNNL and its sponsors required.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Battelle Memorial Institute (BMI) at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and supports diversity in the workplace. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital or family status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. All BMI staff must be able to demonstrate the legal right to work in the United States. BMI is an E-Verify employer. Learn more at

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Please be aware that the Department of Energy (DOE) prohibits DOE employees and contractors from having any affiliation with the foreign government of a country DOE has identified as a “country of risk” without explicit approval by DOE and Battelle. If you are offered a position at PNNL and currently have any affiliation with the government of one of these countries you will be required to disclose this information and recuse yourself of that affiliation or receive approval from DOE and Battelle prior to your first day of employment.

Directorate: Business Services

Job Category: Finance/Accounting/Auditing

Group: EBSD/PCSD/EED Univ. Hub

Opening Date: 2021-09-13

Closing Date: 2021-09-22