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United Technologies Corporation Specialist, Contracts in Chula Vista, California

Job ID: 01367100

City: Chula Vista

State: California

Country: United States

Category: Legal

Job Type: Full Time


Date Posted:



United States of America


HCA21: Aerostructures - Chula Vista 850 Lagoon Blvd, Chula Vista, CA, 91910 USA

Role Overview:

Collins Aerospace is seeking a Contracts Specialist in Chula Vista, California.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Program Letter management. Writing official program communication for various issues with customer to communicate commercial, technical or programmatic items with appropriate references to contract.

  • Coordinate and track commercial assertions for milestone achievements, out-of-scope engineering, out-of-scope configuration changes, out-of-scope assembly/repair labor, and various extra customer-directed tasks. Reconciliation of commercial items with customer.

  • Gathering, summarizing, and presenting the justification for commercial assertions to the customer. Negotiation and settlement of those assertions.

  • Coordination with Program management, Engineering, and Cost Estimating group to establish commercial assertion amounts, engineering change pricing, parts pricing, etc.

  • Identify any undesirable high-risk terms & conditions flowed down by customers and, when appropriate, develop alternatives for risk mitigation for management approval including internal legal staff, then carry company position forward to customers and negotiate agreement on terms & conditions for incorporation into defined contract.

  • Manage the interface between company review meetings and customers and help resolve any matters affecting contract administration.

  • Review and respond to Requests for Proposals (RFP's), Requests for Quotation (RFQ's) and Invitations for Bids (IFB's), contract terms and conditions.

  • Manage, negotiate and ensure compliance to all contractual documents.

  • Assess, interpret, and review documents and oversee compliance of the contractual obligations for components.

  • Participate in meetings to ensure all involved departments understand the contractual requirements.

  • Prepare monthly contract status/progress reports for in-house use and/or submittal to the customers.

  • Contract Flow Downs to Program management, Finance and Supply Chain.

  • Submit monthly invoices, monitor receivables and cash collections, and insure payment from customers per the terms of all contracts.


  • Bachelor’s degree and 7 years of relevant experience OR

  • Advance degree and 5 years of relevant experience OR

  • In absence of a degree, 11 years of relevant experience is required

Basic Qualifications:

  • Must be a US Person (this will include the green card holders)

Collins Aerospace is a leader in technologically advanced and intelligent solutions for the global aerospace and defense industry. Created in 2018 by bringing together Rockwell Collins and UTC Aerospace Systems, Collins Aerospace has the capabilities, comprehensive portfolio and expertise to solve customers’ toughest challenges and to meet the demands of a rapidly evolving global market.

Collins Aerospace’s Aerostructures business is a world leader in the design, manufacture, integration and support of nacelles -- the aerodynamic structures which house aircraft engines. Our nacelle technologies improve fuel efficiency, reduce engine noise and supply critical stopping power when an airplane lands. Today, our innovative nacelle systems are featured on many of the world’s newest and most game-changing commercial, regional and business jet platforms. And we’re not stopping there: we’re working hard to create the next generation of nacelles that are greener, quieter and more efficient. In addition, our Engineered Polymer Products division is a leading developer and manufacturer of advanced, high-performance composite and elastomeric structures and products for marine applications. Whether in the air or underwater, we’re pushing the limits of innovation. Want to join us on this important journey?

We make modern flight possible for millions of travelers and our military every second. Our major product lines are on-board virtually every aircraft flying. Be it keeping passengers safe with our emergency power generation systems or creating a positive in-flight experience through reliable cabin pressure controls and quieter engines, Power & Controls focuses on delivering a best-in-class experience to our customers. We hire the top people in the industry. Their ideas drive our performance, and their integrity keeps our customers happy. Join us as we take flight!

Some of our competitive benefits package includes:

  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance

  • Three weeks of vacation for newly hired employees

  • Generous 401(k) plan that includes employer matching funds and separate employer retirement contribution

  • Life insurance and disability coverage

  • Ability to buy an additional week of vacation

  • Employee scholar program

  • Funding of courses for pursuing approved certifications

  • Annual Merit and performance review

  • Numerous paths for advancement – both within team you join and outside

  • UTFlex program consideration

  • Primary CareTake leave

  • Parental Leave

  • And More!!

At this time, Collins Aerospace will not sponsor a new applicant for employment authorization for this position.

Nothing matters more to Collins Aerospace than our strong ethical and safety commitments. As such, all U.S. positions require a background check, which may include a drug screen.


  • Background check and drug screen required (every external new hire in the U.S.)

  • Drug Screen only performed on re-hires who have been gone for more than 1 year

At Collins, the paths we pave together lead to limitless possibility. And the bonds we form – with our customers and with each other -- propel us all higher, again and again.

Apply now and be part of the team that’s redefining aerospace, every day.

United Technologies Corporation is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.

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United Technologies Corporation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age, or any other federally protected class.

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