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L3Harris Specialist, Subcontracts in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Specialist, Subcontracts

Job ID SAS20201407-47772


L3Harris is dedicated to recruiting and developing diverse, high-performing talent who are passionate about what they do. Our employees are unified in a shared dedication to our customers’ mission and quest for professional growth. L3Harris provides an inclusive, engaging environment designed to empower employees and promote work-life success. Fundamental to our culture is an unwavering focus on values, dedication to our communities, and commitment to excellence in everything we do.

L3Harris Technologies is an agile global aerospace and defense technology innovator, delivering end-to-end solutions that meet customers’ mission-critical needs. The company provides advanced defense and commercial technologies across air, land, sea, space and cyber domains. L3Harris has approximately $17 billion in annual revenue, 50,000 employees and customers in more than 130 countries. at


Job Title: Specialist, Subcontracts

Job Code: SAS20201407-47772

Job Location: Colorado Springs, CO

Job Description:

  • Perform all aspects of the Subcontract acquisition process from the proposal stage through Program award and execution.

  • This acquisition process includes requirements definition, generation of Statements of Work, generation of Requests for Proposals, proposal evaluations, source selections, negotiations, cost/price analysis, definitization, file documentation, ensuring compliance to all internal and Government FAR/DFARS/DPAS/CPSR Procurement Regulations, change management, invoice approvals, dispute resolution and subcontract close-out.

  • Draft and negotiate contract vehicles including Subcontracts, Letter Subcontracts, Teaming Agreements, and Non-Disclosure Agreements.

  • Responsible for managing Subcontractor cost, schedule and technical performance, and ensuring that L3Harris and Customer objectives are achieved, including on-time delivery, exceptional quality, and affordability.

  • Establish major contractual milestones, such as preliminary and critical reviews and other schedule goals. Responsible for initiating corrective action measures when necessary.

  • Apply ingenuity and innovation to develop solutions to complex subcontract problems and identify areas for performance improvement and cost reduction.

  • Develop and maintain working relationships with cross-functional partners.

  • Provide timely and accurate subcontract status to L3Harris Management.

  • Ensure budget, sales forecast, and EVMS performance is met.

  • Identify and provide sustainable resolutions to Subcontracts/Supply Chain shortfall.

Essential Functions:

  • Motivated self-starter well versed in the Subcontract Process.

  • Work should be performed within set boundaries and with general supervision.

  • Must be able to communicate effectively with a wide array of professional levels and functions.

  • Manage program budgets and explain variances in monthly performance.

  • Ability to navigate FAR/DFARS regulations and internal procedures for compliance.

  • Support Small Business Initiatives.

  • Ability to generate spending plans, payment forecasts, and variance reports.

  • Ability to work as a productive team member in a fast-paced, changing environment.


  • Bachelor's degree with a minimum of 4 years of related experience, OR Associate degree with a minimum of 8 years of related experience.

  • Experience in Government Contracting/Subcontracting managing supplier performance in the areas of technical scope, schedule, and cost.

  • Knowledge of and experience with FAR, DFARS, ITAR, and EAR regulations.

Preferred Additional Skills:

  • Experience in managing various types of moderately complex to complex subcontracts, including hardware, software, complex services subcontracts, and follow-on/production subcontracts.

  • Experience in the following contract types: FFP, FPIF, T&M, Labor Hour, Cost Reimbursement. (w/fixed-fee, incentive fee or award fee)

  • Experience managing budgets and sales forecasting.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Suite of Products. (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

  • Lean Six Sigma Green Belt.

Please be aware many of our positions require the ability to obtain a security clearance. Security clearances may only be granted to U.S. citizens. In addition, applicants who accept a conditional offer of employment may be subject to government security investigation(s) and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

By submitting your résumé for this position, you understand and agree that L3Harris Technologies may share your résumé, as well as any other related personal information or documentation you provide, with its subsidiaries and affiliated companies for the purpose of considering you for other available positions.

L3Harris Technologies is proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. L3Harris is committed to treating all employees and applicants for employment with respect and dignity and maintaining a workplace that is free from unlawful discrimination. All applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or other related medical conditions), gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, characteristic or membership in any other group protected by federal, state or local laws. L3Harris maintains a drug-free workplace and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing and background checks, where permitted by law.