Calspan Corporation

Subcontract Manager

Job Locations US-MN-St. Paul | US-MN-Minneapolis
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Calspan ASE is the world’s number one supplier of ground-based testing solutions and expertise for the aerospace industry. Our customers get a single, experienced partner to help them efficiently validate engine and airframe performance across development, production and maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO). We are seeking a versatile Sub-Contracts Manager to join our team at our St. Paul location. This is a great opportunity to be part of an organization with a rich 75 year history that prides itself on its Be Calspan Values. If you think you have what it takes to Be Calspan, we encourage you to speak with us.  


Hybrid Work Schedule!


  • Responsible for identification, qualification, selection and management of subcontracted suppliers for project deliverables; including international and domestic US construction suppliers, architectural and engineering services, heavy industrial fabrication, pressure vessels, electrical and mechanical systems.
  • Develop and initiate Request for Quotations (RFQ’s). Evaluate quotations, negotiate price, terms and delivery schedules. Select qualified suppliers by using best sourcing practices.
  • Draft, negotiate and execute complex contracts.  Execute contract agreements such as purchase orders, statements of work, letters of Intent and non-disclosure agreements
  • Perform supplier surveillance to ensure supplier complies with all work scope, schedule, budget and quality commitments. Works with project team to mitigate cost, schedule and technical risks or non-conformances.
  • Establish and maintain a domestic and international strategic supplier base for sourcing long term projects.
  • Collaborates with engineering to construct contractual technical documentation, specifications and drawings.  


Preferred Education / Experience:

  • Bachelors’ degree in related discipline
  • Experience in related experience or;
  • A combination of education and experience equivalent to above
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Valid US Passport

Preferred Knowledge / Ability:

  • Ability to travel internationally and domestically 30% of the time
  • Knowledge of construction contracting and management; General Contractors, A&E firms, construction services; domestic and international experience preferred.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of procurement, contracts and negotiation skills.
  • Creates a collaborative environment with suppliers, contractors and cross-functional peers.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to read and interpret common technical information and drawings.
  • Proficiency with MS Office applications and ERP software.

Why join Calspan?


Be Calspan Culture

At Calspan, we promote an environment that empowers employees and encourages innovation. Our management team enables a strong sense of teamwork with each endeavor, where successes are shared and lessons are learned. The company’s talent brand, “Be Calspan”, incorporates our company values to Be Inclusive, Accountable, and Innovative and our commitment to drive every individual to - Be Developed, Be Balanced, Be Connected, Be Community and Be Recognized. Our culture promotes a positive atmosphere and competitive can-do method of action.


Great Benefits= Happy, Committed Employees 

Retaining great talent is as important as finding it, so at Calspan, we take our employee value proposition of Be Calspan quite seriously. To us, that means offering competitive compensation, comprehensive benefits, recognition programs and promotional opportunities. Our benefits include: Health Insurance, Health Savings Accounts, Flexible Spending Accounts, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Life Insurance/Accidental Death & Dismemberment, Short-Term/Long-Term Disability, 401(k), Critical Illness Insurance, Accident Insurance, Hospital Indemnity Insurance, Universal Life Insurance Policy, Paid-Time Off, Company-paid Holidays, Bereavement Leave, Jury Duty, Military Leave, Employee Assistance Program, Educational Assistance Reimbursement , and Pet Insurance.


Calspan is an equal opportunity 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. Calspan supports safe and drug free workplace through pre-employment background checks and drug testing.



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