Subcontract Specialist
 Durham, NC

RTI International has an opening for a Subcontract Specialist position where the hired candidate will be responsible for collaborating with project teams to source, negotiate and award subcontract agreements in support of RTI prime contracts, grants and cooperative agreement. The candidate should be familiar with Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) flow downs and the requirements associated with maintaining RTI’s Contractor Purchasing System approval. This position will start out remotely with the primary office location being at RTI International's headquarters in RTP, NC.


  • Review Request for Proposal (RFP) documents for requirements associated with subcontractors
  • Assist proposal teams in collecting all necessary documentation for subcontractors included in proposals
  • Lead competitive sourcing events to select subcontractors
  • Compile and analyze information from periodicals, catalogues, and other sources to keep informed on price competitiveness,
  • Ensure compliance with applicable policies and procedures, including requirements associated with Certified Purchasing System Reviews (CPSRs).
  • Negotiate and execute standard and moderately complex agreements;
  • Support other project work as requested by the Subcontract Management Team;
  • Establish and/or monitor compliance metrics. Negotiate and execute nonstandard and more complex type agreements;
  • Interpret and apply the relevant FARs, applicable CFRs and the UCC to relevant procurements.


  • Bachelor’s degree and 4 years’ related experience; or Master’s degree and 1 year of experience.
  • Excellent knowledge of MS Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel;
  • Ability to understand prime contract contents to ensure lower tier procurements are in compliance;
  • Ability to travel several times throughout the year to domestic and international locations if requested;
  • Proficient interpersonal, oral and written communication skills; acute attention to detail and accuracy;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, supervisors, project staff, suppliers and clients;
  • Knowledge of procurement/contracts principles and terminology as well as basics of contracts administration and finance or accounting;
  • Ability to obtain proper security clearances if required as noted by contracts;
  • Ability to understand and draft complex procurement agreements;
  • Ability to identify risks and ensure RTI interests are appropriately protected.
  • Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States and not require visa sponsorship now or in the future.