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Contracts, Grants, and Procurement Manager

Burlington, VT or Arlington, VA
Aug 17, 2017

Tetra Tech ARD, headquartered in Burlington, Vermont is accepting applications from qualified candidates for the anticipated role of Contracts, Grants and Procurement Manager (CGPM) with experience managing USAID contracts. CGPMs support project implementation with emphasis on contract and subcontract compliance at various points throughout the business cycle. CGPMs bring rigor and discipline to managing contracts and procurement through standardized systems and tools that facilitate the achievement of technical objectives. The CGPMs report to the Director of Contracts, Grants, and Procurement, and work closely with home and field office project management teams and project support services. Please note that this hire is contingent upon future contract wins, and not for immediate placement.

The position is preferably based in Burlington, Vermont, with Arlington, Virginia as a possible location.


* Provide contractual support and guidance to a long-term portfolio of projects;

* Support project implementation by providing resources, tools, and solutions to complex regulatory challenges;

* Collaborate with the CGP team on designing and delivering trainings on USG rules and regulations for home office and field staff;

* Provide support to projects in interpreting contract requirements, reviewing legally binding documents, requesting necessary waivers and approvals and documenting contract compliance;

* Serve as Subject Matter Expert for the interpretation of, and adherence to, client rules and regulations;

* Negotiate, prepare, and administer subcontracts and letters of authorization and modifications to US-based companies on projects with oversight and approval from the Director of CGP;

* For subcontracts paid from the home office, track subcontract spending and obligated funding and review, approve and code their invoices for accounts payable;

* Stay abreast of USG rules and regulations applicable to the management of contract and procurement (FAR, AIDAR, ADS, CFR); and

* Complementary support and expertise as deemed appropriate and necessary;


Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree required in a relevant field, particularly business administration, international relations, law, finance, etc.; Master’s degree preferred;

At least 8 years of experience in a similar role, responsible for contracts, grants and/or procurement on USAID or other international donor-funded programs;

High proficiency in USG rules and regulations (FAR & AIDAR);

Ability to travel internationally up to 35% of time;

Long-term contracts and grants field experience highly desired;

Outstanding capacity building and training skills;

Fluency in a second language highly desirable;

Excellent track record of facilitating solutions to project challenges;

Exceptional interpersonal and intercultural communication skills with internal and external clients;

Excellent information management skills, with very strong attention to detail;

Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines;

Financial and budgeting experience and experience working with audits desirable;

High proficiency in MS Office suite and databases; and

U.S. citizenship or a valid U.S. work permit is an absolute requirement.


To be considered applicants must submit the following as part of the online application process:

* Cover Letter

* CV in reverse chronological format


Please ensure that all necessary documents are uploaded, as incomplete applications and/or corrupt files may delay processing of your application or remove you from consideration. Applications that do not meet the minimum requirements listed above will not be considered. No phone calls will be accepted.


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Tetra Tech is a leading provider of consulting, engineering, and technical services worldwide. Our reputation rests on the technical expertise and dedication of our employees—16,000 people working together across disciplines and time zones to provide smart, sustainable solutions for challenging projects. We are proud to be home to leading technical experts in water, environment, infrastructure, resource management, energy, and international development. Tetra Tech combines the resources of a global, multibillion dollar company with local, client-focused delivery in 400 locations around the world. We offer competitive compensation and benefits and are searching for innovative people to join our teams. We are an equal opportunity employer: EOE AA/M/F/Vets/Disability.