Defense / federal consulting lead

Job Description

We’re looking to expand our federal and defense consulting team with the addition of an authority on the procurement activities of the DoD and federal government. This will be a role to assist with the creation of the US defense strategy, leading our business development opportunities and spearheading the resource management and execution of federal projects.

Overarching responsibilities of the role will include:
  • Applies understanding of Federal policy and regulations to write action plans, procedures, and guidance
  • Ensures proposal conformance including price reasonableness, adequacy of competition, compliance with solicitation, and probability of meeting requirements
  • Leads pursuit/proposal teams in developing and refining winning strategies and themes, compelling messages, and persuasive benefit/differentiator pairs
  • Guarantees requirements of contract law, Federal Defense and Army Acquisition Regulations and other procedural and regulatory guidance to ensure reporting requirements are complying.
    Interprets guidelines to determine extent of relevance
  • Advises and assists on the Federal Acquisitions Regulations (FAR) and its supplements
  • Maintains technical proficiency by keeping current with FAR, DFARS, and DPAP regulations and policies
  • Attends briefings and planning conferences to discuss matters of Federal significance and participates in planning for anticipated, planned, or approved changes in contracting missions, objectives, concepts, and regulatory guidance
  • Works closely with the SBA District Office(s) in geographical coverage to locate potential small business teaming partners
While the position is listed as Arlington, VA, we are interested in speaking to qualified candidates at any location in the US.

Candidate Specification

You will need to be someone who is as comfortable in front of a client and working as part of a team and independently developing plans and pursuits.

An ideal candidate could be a former Contract Division Chief for a major USACE District or other Federal Agency. You will have experience and familiarity with Federal acquisition and procurement function by undertaking a role external to the federal government with a preference of engineering services procurement.

Job Profile

Here at Mott MacDonald, we are experts in engineering, management, and development services supporting multisector project work in over 150 countries. One of the largest employee-owned companies in the world, we pride ourselves in our ability to deliver exceptional outcomes through the connected thinking of our 16,000+ talented consultants. Sustainability and innovation are at the heart of all of our sectors which, in North America include Advisory, Built Environment, Energy, Transportation, and Water.

Other Information

Equality, diversity and inclusion
We put equality, diversity and inclusion at the heart of our business, seeking to promote fair employment procedures and practices to ensure equal opportunities for all. We encourage individual expression in our workplace and are committed to creating an inclusive environment where everyone feels they have the opportunity to contribute.

Equal employment opportunity is the law. English version, Spanish version, Chinese version.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, creed, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, citizenship status or disability status.

Agile working
At Mott MacDonald, we believe it makes business sense for you and your manager to choose how you can work most effectively to meet your client, team and personal commitments. We embrace agility, flexibility and trust.

More about Mott MacDonald
We’re a global engineering, management and development consultancy.
Our purpose is to improve society by considering social outcomes in everything we do, relentlessly focusing on excellence and digital innovation, transforming our clients’ businesses, our communities and employee opportunities.
A fundamental part of this is respecting each person’s differences and striving to meet their needs.
Our values: progress, respect, integrity, drive, excellence

We put equality, diversity and inclusion at the heart of our business, seeking to promote fair employment procedures and practices to ensure equal opportunities for all. We encourage individual expression in our workplace and are committed to creating an inclusive environment where everyone feels they have opportunity to contribute.

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