Government Contract Specialist

Kongsberg Gruppen


Kongsberg Maritime is an international company with job opportunities worldwide. The company is a market leader in systems for positioning, surveying, navigation and automation. Important markets include countries with significant offshore and shipyard industries. We are determined to provide our customers with innovative and reliable marine electronics that ensure optimal operation at sea. 

Kongsberg Maritime (KM) has a significant portfolio of government programs and an attractive sales pipeline.  These government programs are organized under the Programs function and includes execution of programs within Government, Navy, Academic, Research & Commercial Survey Vessels, Hydrographic & Ocean Science markets.

Job Purpose and Scope:

We are looking for a Government Contract Specialist.  This position will work closely with the rest of the fuctions in the region to enhance compliance on current contracts and improve prospects for future government contracts. 


Key strategic role of business partner in the area of government contracting including the following responsibilities:

  • Assist the Sales Team in the interpretation of the FARs/DFARs and other terms and conditions during the bid and proposal phase
  • Assist with determining which FARs/DFARs are negotiable and support organization to negotiate waivers as applicable
  • Once contract is awarded, properly turnover contract requirements to the teams executing the contract, which includes Project Managers, Supply Chain, and other Business Support, HR, Finance, and Legal
  • Determine flow down contract requirements for subcontractors and flow down requirements from prime contractors and work with the Supply Chain Team to ensure compliance
  • Educate Business Support, HR, Finance, and legal teams on FAR/DFAR requirements and partner with these teams to develop the proper plans, processes, procedures, training, security to maintain compliance
  • Take a proactive approach to pending and future FARs and DFARs, positioning KM to qualify for future contracts
  • Act as lead internal auditor for KM government contract compliance during the execution phase

Special projects as assigned


4 year degree preferably in Engineering, Business Management or Legal



  • Position will provide services to fulfill federal contract.  Qualified applicants must be U.S. citizen per federal contract
  • Meet criteria for US government clearance
  • Expert working knowledge of government FARs and DFARs
  • Experience as a contract specialist for a US defense contractor, or experience as a US Government Contract Officer


  • Contracting experience in the areas of defense, research, engineering or ship building
  • Working knowledge of Buy American Act and other US content requirements
  • Knowledge of Canadian Industrial and Technology Benefits (ITB) Policies
  • Working knowledge of CUI and CMMC requirements
  • Familiarity with ISO 9001:2015


Lynnwood, Washington (preferred)

Houston, Texas

New Orleans, Louisiana

Washington, D.C.