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Contract Specialist

Company: TerraPower
Location: Bellevue
Posted on: January 23, 2023

Job Description:

TITLE: Contract Specialist

LOCATION: Bellevue, WA

TerraPower is a nuclear technology company based in Bellevue, Washington. At its core, the company is working to raise living standards globally through a more affordable, secure and environmentally friendly form of nuclear energy along with innovations in medical isotopes to improve human health. In 2006, TerraPower originated with Bill Gates and a group of like-minded visionaries who evaluated the fundamental challenges to raising living standards around the world. They recognized energy access was crucial to the health and economic well-being of communities and decided that the private sector needed to take action and create energy sources that would advance global energy deployment. TerraPower's mission is to be a world leader in new nuclear technologies, while developing innovators and future leaders in the nuclear field. As a result, the company's activities in the fields of nuclear energy and related sciences are yielding significant innovations in the safety and economics of nuclear power, hybrid energy and medical applications - all for significant human health benefits.

TerraPower is seeking to hire highly motivated and forward-thinking professionals who are interested in focusing on advanced nuclear reactor research and development and influencing change within the nuclear power landscape. TerraPower is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate in hiring on the basis of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religious creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. In addition, as a federal contractor, TerraPower has instituted an Affirmative Action Plan (AAP) in an effort to proactively recruit, hire, and promote women, minorities, disabled persons and veterans.

Contract Specialist

The Contract Specialist (CS) reports to the Director of Contracts; key activities are to negotiate, plan, coordinate review, administer documents and obtain approvals for assigned incoming Contracts performed by TP in support of corporate activities and client projects, including government contracts and subcontracts. This position implements approved process for initiating, developing, issuing monitoring and closing out external Contracts. The CS will contribute to enhancing the success of projects by limiting the overall risks and liability associated with customer negotiations and contract administration, subcontract sourcing, pricing, evaluating, negotiating and obtaining materials, equipment and/or construction services. This position will coordinate the review of client contracts and provides negotiation support when required. The position interfaces with Procurement, when directed, to provide support for implementing subcontracting. In addition, the Contract Specialist assists with the development of corporate and supplier strategy.


  • Perform Contract Management functions for assigned areas, clients or specific TerraPower projects, which may include government contracts, subcontracts, grants, government funding opportunities and commercial opportunities (services agreement, task orders, etc.)

  • Act as TerraPower's single point of interface with external government and commercial customers' contracts organizations for assigned projects/phases of contract development and execution.

  • Support Business Development activities for assigned projects including the review and negotiation of the resulting agreements.

  • Provide monitoring of assigned executed Contracts and related activities with focus on compliance, change control, and assist with quality, cost management, schedule and performance.

  • Assist department leadership, which includes process and tool development and training, budget generation and control.

  • Interface with internal stakeholders (e.g., legal, finance) as necessary to support contract management functions.

  • Provide subcontract support, as required.

    Key Qualifications and Skills

    • Bachelor's degree in Business, Engineering or equivalent field or equivalent combination of education and experience, five years equivalent, in technically-oriented contracting.

    • Contracting or similar business/interface role with some international experience (preferred).

    • Direct experience in contracting or working with engineering scope in the nuclear industry (preferred).

    • Relevant experience with DOE National Labs and their operations (preferred).

    • Technical and/or subject area background, is preferred, and can be experience based.

    • Exemplary organizational and communication skills and ability to work independently in a team environment, including interface with Legal, Finance and other functional organizations.

    • The successful candidate will possess a high degree of trust and integrity, communicate openly and display respect and a desire to foster teamwork.

      Job Functions

      Job Functions are physical actions and/or working conditions associated with the position. These functions may also constitute essential functions for the job which the employee must be able to fulfill, with or without accommodation. Information provided below is to help describe the job so that the applicant has a reasonable understanding of the job duties/expectations. An applicant's ability to perform and/or tolerate these actions and conditions will be discussed and workplace accommodations may be made on a case-by-case basis following an individualized assessment of the applicant and other considerations, including but not limited to any governing safety standards.

      • Motor Abilities: Sitting for extended periods, bending/stooping, grasping/gripping, fine motor control (hands)

      • Physical exertion and/or requirements: Minimal, with ability to safely lift up to 20 pounds

      • Repetitive work: Prolonged

      • Special Senses: Visual and audio focused work

      • Work Conditions: Stairs, typing/keyboard, standard and/or sitting working environment of > 8 hrs./day

      • Travel required: Up to 20% (potential at times to support negotiations or other needed focus).

        TerraPower's technology is controlled for export by various agencies of the U.S. Government. TerraPower must evaluate applicants who are foreign nationals (other than asylees, refugees, or lawful permanent residents) in accordance with U.S. Government export control requirements. To facilitate TerraPower's export control reviews, you will be asked as part of the application process to identify whether you are a U.S. Citizen or national, asylee, refugee, or lawful permanent resident of the United States. Government export authorization approval times vary. Based on the business needs for a particular position, TerraPower may not consider a foreign national from a country if it is impracticable to obtain timely Government export approval.

        Job details

        Salary Range: $105,236.88- $193,384

        Job Type: Full-time


        • Competitive Compensation

        • Salary, eligible to participate in discretionary short-term incentive payments

        • Comprehensive Medical and Wellness Benefits Medical

          • Vision

          • Dental

          • Life

          • Life and Disability

          • Gender Affirmation Benefits

          • Parental Leave

          • 401k Plan

          • Generous Paid Time Off (PTO)

            • 21 days of annually accrued PTO

            • Generous Holiday Schedule

              • 10 paid holidays

              • Relocation Assistance

              • Professional and Educational Support Opportunities

              • Flexible Work Schedule

                *Typically, our employee salaries are within .90 - 1.0 of the mid-point of the posted salary band. Any salary offered within the posted salary band is based on market data and commensurate with the selected individual's qualifications and experience. This range is specific to Washington State.

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