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Contracts Administrator

Department: Operations
Location: Portland, OR

Vigor Values

Vigor expects all employees to enhance the atmosphere in which they work by living the Vigor Values every day.

Truth: We seek the truth, and we speak the truth
 We act on what we know is right
: We seek mastery, and adapt to a changing world
 We care about the people we work with, and the world we live in

Position Summary

The role assists the Designated Managers and Departments with overall coordination, tracking of all contract modifications and price proposals for the contracts. The individual maintains all contract records and documents for the contract. Assists in subcontract management including schedule review and communications with Subcontractors.  Assists in writing contract letters, notices and other communications with both internal and external stakeholders. 



Operates within general parameters and at some locations set guidelines. Must use sound judgment and independent decision-making when carrying out most job responsibilities. Has the ability to influence and recommend modifying existing protocols. No budget responsibility, however does monitor funds on hand to ensure that the company is not put at risk. Checks ACO contract modifications before issuance to ensure appropriate funds are committed. Failure to meet expectations could result in lost Award Fee.


Interacts with various departments (dependent upon location), managers (dependent upon location) and customers (dependent upon location). Project Managers for special related duties (dependent upon location). 


Education & Experience

High School Diploma or GED Certificate is required. AA /BA/BS in a business discipline preferred. Additional education or training in engineering, construction or ship repair is desirable. Three years of equivalent work experience could replace one year of formal education with a maximum of six years equivalent work experience replacing two years of education. 

Experience: • 5+ years of professional experience in contract administration • 3+ years project management experience, preferred • Experience with insurance/procurement, preferred

Experience working with first level supervision, customer representatives, Department Managers and Upper Level Management. The incumbent must have experience and working knowledge of government acquisition regulations and contracts including FAR/DFAR. 


Work is conducted in a dynamic, fast-paced office setting with moderate to loud noise levels from production activity in the shipyard. 75% normal office environment; 25% of time spent in production areas in yard and aboard ships. The individual may be required to be in production areas in yard and onboard ships. He/she must be able to walk to and from job sites. The person must be able to climb inclined stairways and vertical ladders; to enter confined areas and tanks; to work at heights. He/she may be required to work more than 8-hour shifts and weekend work. The person must have good finger, hand and wrist dexterity required for extensive computer operations and may spend extended time sitting in front of a computer terminal entering/manipulating data. There may be local travel and out-of-town travel (including air travel) up to 5% of the time sometimes without notice. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While in production areas, will be exposed to all weather conditions, noise, dusts and odors. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Vigor and its wholly owned subsidiaries provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veterans, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Vigor complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, benefits, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.