Immediate Opening: Contracts Manager

We are seeking an experienced Contracts Manager interested in applying your skills to a small business supporting primarily Federal government contracts and clients. This critical full-time role involves day to day management and administration of all Contracts-related functions. The candidate must be able to work independently, as well as also part of a small team supporting our Company financial objectives. As the single point of contact for Contracts related issues, you will be responsible for Contract Management, contract administration and proposal development efforts. You will work closely with Finance staff to ensure our accounting system is up to date for all awarded contracts.


  • Contract management/administration of all awarded Contracts (experience with PROCAS a plus)
  • Agreements review and negotiation for incoming Contracts, Subcontracts, Teaming Agreements, Non-Disclosure Agreements, Purchase Orders, etc.
  • Agreements preparation and negotiation for outgoing Subcontracts, Consulting Agreements, Teaming Agreements, Non-Disclosure Agreements, Purchase Orders, etc.
  • Work closely with Finance to maintain purchase order commitments in accounting system for awarded Subcontractors and Consultants
  • Ensure funding received is entered into the accounting system in a timely manner
  • Provide input to management on contractual questions, contractual reporting requirements and interpretation of clauses.
  • Process all contractual close-out paperwork, and work with AR to ensure final invoices are processed
  • Cost proposal development and formal and informal quote development; overall proposal coordination, including various requirements for each agency and all required backup files (certs/reps, etc.) to ensure a compliant proposal
  • Support internal and external projects that involve Contracts data, as well as supporting outside audits where required
  • Provide contractual data to Finance for preparation of company annual budgets for submission to the government as well as for preparation of company taxes
  • Provide input and guidance to opportunity tracking and pipeline reporting along with updating internal tools to support pipeline reporting
  • Communicate revenue formula requirements to Finance to ensure revenue is recognized according to each contracts’ guidelines


  • Bachelor’s degree and/or NCMA certification with 5+ years of relevant experience (additional years of relevant experience will be considered in lieu of a Bachelor’s degree)
  • Excellent communication, record keeping and organization skills
  • Ability to work independently to complete tasks on time
  • Ability to juggle multiple commitments as part of a fast-paced, dynamic small business environment
  • Experience with various contract types, revenue methods, per diem rates, JTR/FTR, etc.
  • Working knowledge of the FAR/DFARS; DCAA familiarity
  • Ability to collaborate and establish relationships internally and externally
  • High proficiency with Microsoft Office products, specifically Excel, MS Word

This is a hybrid position envisioned to be ~ 50% remote (after initial training period) and ~ 50% in a Cardinal office: either Linwood, PA / Annapolis, MD / Washington, DC / Pawcatuck, CT. Occasional limited travel may be required.

Cardinal Engineering offers industry-leading employee benefits. We support advanced education opportunities, and employee growth through parallel technical and management career tracks. Interested candidates, please submit cover letter and resume to

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