Contracts Manager

Intuitive Machines​

Houston, TX 77058 - Full-time exempt position

Intuitive Machines is leading the return to the lunar surface with our Nova-C lander.  We proudly put forward an exceptional team that lives at the intersection of rigor and agility.  We are seeking the best, the brightest and the driven to be a part of the first commercial landing on the moon.  Join our team and you’ll be rewarded with competitive compensation, benefits, and possession of your own unique place in history.


Responsibilities may include, but not be limited to*  

  • Close interaction with external customers, internal program management office, and executive leadership; participate in external customer reviews

  • Supporting proposal development, submittal and contract negotiations, writing contract briefs, model contracts

  • Reviewing Teaming Agreements, NDAs, Contracts and other legal documentation as required

  • Providing guidance on contractual rights and obligations, with means to mitigate contractual/program risk to management

  • Determining appropriate flow-down provisions for Subcontracts and Purchasing

  • Completing Representations and Certifications and maintaining SAM.gov profile

  • Ensuring that proposed and negotiated Terms and Conditions comply within company policies and guidelines

  • Developing policies and procedures as required

  • Providing audit support for government, ISO, and internal audits

  • Proactively engaging with the program/pursuit teams and customers to ensure that the programs are executing to contract requirements.

  • Responsible for preparation of customer communications


Required Education, Experience, and Skills*

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Law, Finance or related field

  • Minimum of eight (8) years of related work experience in contracts

  • Working experience with NASA Contracts as well as Commercial Contracts

  • Experience with FAR, NFS, ITAR, EAR, TINA, EVMS

  • Ability to work effectively with cross-functional teams

  • Must be able to work with minimal supervision at times and within a fast-paced multitask environment

  • Capable of multi-tasking and handling several assignments with different internal and external customers concurrently

  • Ability to understand and ensure full compliance at all times with applicable Company policy and guidelines

  • Aerospace and Defense industry experience

  • Ability to apply legal aspects of government acquisition to the contract management function

  • Excellent interpersonal & communications (written and oral) skills

  • U.S. Citizenship status is required for this position

  • Must have the ability to obtain a secret security clearance


Highly Desired Education and Skills*

  • MBA or other related advanced degree

  • Defense Industry specific Contracts or industry related experience preferred

  • Excellent analytical and solutions development skills

  • Experience supporting proposal and contract negotiations with a track record of achieving business objectives and meeting customer needs

  • Knowledge and experience of Import and Export regulations

  • Advanced skills using Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint

  • Solid financial acumen and use of business metrics

* U.S. Citizenship Required

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