Subcontracts Specialist (R0000200)

Houston, TX, USA

Full-Time Exempt Position

U.S. Citizenship Required

About the Role

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.

The Subcontracts Specialist will perform a full range or procurement and administrative activities associated with subcontracting work. Qualifies suppliers, issues requests for proposals, evaluates proposals, maintains subcontract files in accordance to established procedures.

Management has the prerogative to select at any level for which the position is advertised.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each duty and responsibility satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Responsible for daily operation requirements and workflow of numerous government and commercial subcontracts

  • Prepares the solicitation document for complex acquisitions to include statements of work, terms and conditions, flow-down terms and conditions, bid or performance evaluation factors, and other measures incorporated into the Requests for Proposal/ Request for Quote as may be appropriate for the procurement

  • Serves as the focal point when bids are received, reviews both the technical and cost proposals, and obtains input from the technical staff

  • Reviews subcontract activities at pre-solicitation and award phase for risk and compliance assessment

  • Negotiates price, contract specifications, delivery dates, incentives and other terms and conditions

  • Prepares documentation summary and cost/price analysis

  • Prepares source selection statements and other required file documentation

  • Protect the company’s interest and ensure compliance with company policies, legal and regulatory requirements

  • Reviews and administers subcontracts to ensure satisfactory progress and compliance with terms and conditions of the subcontract, and to identify problems that threaten contractor performance

  • Works with the end user to collect feedback and identify areas requiring improvements or corrective action

  • Recommends actions when subcontractor is not in compliance with subcontract clauses and provisions, or issue corrective action plan as required

  • Manages modifications and change orders in support of customer demands and all other aspects of day-to-day subcontract administration

  • Participates in bid and proposal activities to include but not limited to data calls, and cost proposals and pricing activities, including price negotiation, in conjunction with multiple departments

  • Analyzes and independently resolves or coordinates resolution of technical and administrative problems involving subcontracts

  • Regular interaction with finance, accounting, business development and senior management

Required Education/Experience/Skills

  • Bachelor’s Degree is preferred; preferably in supply chain, business, finance or a related field with a minimum of 5 years experience in subcontract administration, or equivalent work experience

  • Background in Government contracts preferred with the ability to implement FAR, DFAR requirements as related to procurement

  • Experience managing various fixed-price contracts and cost-reimbursement contracts as described by FAR part 16

  • Must have excellent Microsoft Office skills


  • Highly organized and detail oriented; able to juggle, prioritize, and keep track of multiple tasks and projects

  • Ability to multi-task, work independently with minimal supervision, and make and communicate the rationale behind key decisions in a constantly evolving fast-pace work environment

  • Must have a “can do” attitude – no job is too big or small, problem solver

  • Ability to take on ownership of projects ad hoc and drive them from beginning to end

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Self-motivated and proactive; creative mind with an ability to suggest improvements

  • Energetic self-starter; proactive about learning and motivated to take on additional responsibilities over time

  • Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to integrate quickly into a small team and represent the company with integrity

  • Professional, confident, driven and dynamic

Essential Requirements

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen and successfully complete a U.S. government background investigation.

  • Job may involve sitting or standing for extended periods.

  • Job may require lifting and carrying up to 25 lb.