PAE, Inc Vice President, Contracts in Dallas, Texas

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Vice President, Contracts


PAE is currently seeking a creative and entrepreneurial VP of Contracts & Fort Worth Site Lead to direct the preparation, negotiation and administration of contractual agreements for PAE’s Technical Services Business Unit and to provide site leadership for the Fort Worth, TX headquarters. The contract portfolio consists primarily of major service contracts with the Federal Government to include the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Department of Defense, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and the U.S. Department of Energy.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provides Fort Worth HQ Site leadership and functional oversight

  • Plays integral part in helping PAE win new work, including through deep understanding of customer needs and analysis of requests for proposals.

  • Drives on-contract success during contract start-up and beyond via customer engagement and a savvy approach to negotiations.

  • Leads and develops a high-performing Contracts team to support all phases of the contract life cycle, from capture to close-out.

  • Provides life-cycle management of a variety of PAE business agreements including prime contracts, subcontracts, orders (task, delivery, purchase), consulting agreements, teaming agreements, and non-disclosure agreements.

  • Provides subject matter expertise on government contracting process and procedures needed to comply with the FAR, FAR supplements and other procurement laws and regulations.

  • Acts as the principal authorization agent to bind the company to legal obligations contained in business agreements except for documents related to benefit programs and other HR related matters.

  • Plays a critical role in Business Development activities.

  • Assists in the development of proposals, especially with respect to RFP/RFQ analysis including risk assessment and compliance, the legal offer, pricing and negotiation.

  • Provides corporate managerial oversight of the company's contracts management processes in accordance with established corporate documents and procedures.

  • Supervises assigned staff members to ensure department workload is balanced, carried out effectively and in accordance with established policy for employee management and development.

  • Provides input to executive team for the updating of PAE procurement and contract management policy and procedure, contract management resources and the relationship of contract management activity with other corporate activities such as accounting and operations.

  • Establishes and maintains client relationships to ensure client satisfaction and open communications through contractual and legal conduit.

  • Analyzes business practices and market conditions to evaluate bid responsiveness, contractor responsibility and contractor performance.

  • Presents information, composes memoranda, minutes and reports, and drafts contract provisions and supporting documents.

  • Ensures PAE records are maintained and updated, as required in various government automated systems and portals including SAM, GSA Advantage and others.


  • A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college; legal degree (J.D.) preferred.

  • Minimum of five (5) years of senior level experience in government contracts law and/or administration required. .

  • Prior managerial experience.

  • Entrepreneurial approach and a business mindset

  • Ability to independently negotiate terms and conditions, scope, cost and price of government contracts and subcontracts.

  • Strong analytical and negotiation skills

  • Prior experience in negotiating contracts with the United States Government

  • Well-developed communication skills with ability to interface with multiple levels of operations personnel and administrative staff.

  • Ability and willingness to travel to austere environments as and when needed (less than 10%) is required.

An Equal Opportunity Employer. PAE’s hiring practices provide equal opportunity for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, gender, national origin, age, United States military veteran’s status, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, family structure, medical condition including genetic characteristics or information, veteran status, or mental or physical disability so long as the essential functions of the job can be performed with or without reasonable accommodation, or any other protected category under federal, state, or local law.

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PAE is a leading provider of enduring support for the essential missions of the U.S. government, its allied partners and international organizations. With over 60 years of experience, PAE supports the execution of complex and critical missions by providing global logistics and stability operations, technical services and national security solutions to customers around the world. PAE has a workforce of approximately 15,000 people in over 60 countries on all seven continents and is headquartered in Arlington, VA.

In compliance with the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA), should you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a currently open position with PAE, please call Recruiting at (703) 656-6064 or email with "Disability Assistance" in the subject line.