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POST DATE 8/27/2016
END DATE 10/18/2016

Cubic Corporation Concord, CA

Concord, CA
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Full Time
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Bachelors Degree



2020 Cubic Transportation Systems, Inc.


Cubic offers an opportunity to provide innovative technology for government and commercial customers around the globe, helping to solve their future problems today. We re the leading integrator of payment and information technology and services for intelligent travel solutions worldwide, and the leading provider of realistic combat training systems, secure communications and networking and highly specialized support services for military and security forces of the U.S. and allied nations. If you have an entrepreneurial spirit and thrive in an innovative environment, we want to talk to you about your next role at Cubic! We are seeking employees inspired by technology, and motivated by the rewards of hard work, commitment, teamwork, quality, integrity, and respect. We invite you to explore opportunities with Cubic.



Under the general direction of the Vice President of Contracts, manages complex, major systems prime contracts and related subcontracts to ensure that all requirements and obligations are fulfilled. Tasks include coordinating and submitting high dollar value ( $10M) proposals, and leading negotiations. Together with the Project Management Team, proactively anticipates, identifies, analyzes and informs management of the financial, legal and performance risks that can impact success. Ensures Cubic continues to manage its contractual obligations (internal and external) and keep management informed regarding performance under assigned Contracts/Subcontracts. This position typically exercises significant discretionary and substantial decision-making authority under limited supervision and direction.


Conducts contract and subcontract formation and administration activities on complex, major systems (typically fixed price type) contracts for transit systems consisting of hardware, software, installation, related banking and retail, and other services for large local government public transit customers, from initial proposal through performance and including closeout
Lead contractual responsibility for major proposals and related strategic agreements (i.e., teaming agreements and subcontracts)
Primary point of contact for prime contract and project personnel and is responsible for all contract incoming and outgoing correspondence
Monitors the status of all contract deliverables for compliance with contract requirements
Resolves issues regarding contractual performance, including claims, changes, and terminations with little intervention from senior leadership
Coordinates submission and negotiation of complex, high dollar value contract proposals, including change orders
Responsible for project Change Management and coordination of contractual activities; collaborates with Project Manager to develop effective strategies and recommendations to management for resolution of contractual issues
Interacts with, confers, briefs, and makes recommendations to Management regarding the progress and impact of potential contract and subcontract-related activities on the project. Prepares contract and subcontract reviews and reports on issues
Drafts contractual agreements and subcontracts; edits terms and conditions and flow-down requirements to subcontracts based on prime contracts consistent with company Legal and Contract policies
Manages project related subcontracts to ensure compliance with terms, including schedule and scope of work and is responsible for all subcontract incoming and outgoing correspondence
Resolves issues regarding subcontractor performance, including claims, changes, and terminations
Develops subcontract mitigation plans for key subcontracts to ensure program continuity
Sets up and ensures completeness of contract and subcontract files
Coordinates contract and subcontract requirements with all functional departments to ensure compliance
Performs other related duties as directed by the Vice President of Contracts
Position scope may include the responsibility to supervise junior team members or direct the work of others within the Contracts/Subcontracts function
Observes all legal/ regulatory compliance requirements and practices for assigned responsibilities
Remains current on legal/regulatory updates affecting contracts and agreements


Four-year college degree in a technical, finance or business related discipline with at least ten or more years of progressive experience in contracts and subcontracts management. Demonstrated leadership ability in Contract Management for high dollar value fixed price contracts for highly complex transit system solutions which include development, service agreements, hardware and software installation and maintenance agreements etc. for both commercial and government agency customers. Thorough knowledge of prime/subcontract formation and administration activities, and proven ability to effectively negotiate complex terms, conditions and price involving major systems. Ability to provide workable solutions to address a wide variety of contractual challenges. Must be able to prioritize assignments and meet deadlines with minimal supervision, working extended hours, as required. Strong written and oral communication skills a must. Microsoft Office skills are imperative. Supervision experience and knowledge of Dept. of Defense contracting regulations experience is desirable. Domestic and international travel required.

The description provided above is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties, responsibilities and requirements. Duties, responsibilities and requirements may change over time and according to business need.