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Job Code:  2012-14744
Employer:  Stantec.
Categories:  Executive/Management
Experience Required:  10+ years
State/Province:  ON - Ontario
City:  Markham
Job Description:  Overview:

Stantec’s Program & Project Managementteam is passionate about managing complex assignments for public and private sector clients in the buildings, environment, industrial, transportation, and urban land markets. Within Stantec’s positive team environment, our employees enjoy great career advancement opportunities and the chance to work on a variety of projects for one of Canada’s Top Employers (2011 and 2012). Through the application of creative project management strategy, planning, and controls services, we effectively manage our clients’ projects towards a "predictable" outcome.

Responsibilities:

Based in our client’s office within the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), the Senior Contracts Administratorworks as part of an integrated, multidiscipline, multi-firm team that is delivering a major infrastructure project that will improve the quality of life for GTA residents. You are responsible for coordinating and administering the contract award and subsequent contract administration activities relating to complex, high-value contracts primarily for engineered equipment, professional engineering, construction, and attendant services and supplies.

Contract administration responsibilities include

  • Interpreting contracts and ensuring compliance with contract terms
  • Processing Work Plans, Work Assignments, and Work Order Releases
  • Monitoring and verifying contract progress
  • Preparing and processing
    • Requests for information
    • Change directives
    • Contract amendments
    • Progress payment certificates
    • Off-site inventory payments
    • Assessing back charges and liquidated damages
    • Evaluating contractors' submissions for changes and claims
    • Negotiating an acceptable resolution to contract changes and claims, and processing for management approval
    • Processing contract close-outs
    • Preparing various reports and other correspondence relating to areas of responsibility
Qualifications:

The preferred candidate requires

  • A thorough knowledge of procurement and contracting principles, methods, procedures and practices including contract administration relating to changes, claims and delays
  • A comprehensive knowledge of relevant engineering, pertinent legislation and standards, and accounting and scheduling practices/methods
  • Sound judgment, strong analytical and problem-solving abilities
  • Effective interpersonal, negotiation, presentation, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated organizational, administrative, and decision-making skills required to effectively handle changing priorities and acquisition deadlines
  • Ability to co-ordinate the efforts of others to accomplish objectives
  • A good working knowledge of personal computers and applications relevant to the work (word processing, spreadsheets)
  • A university degree or college diploma in a relevant discipline, or the equivalent
  • 10+ years of related experience in the procurement and administration of complex technical requirements, including specialized engineered equipment and contracts
11/21/2012

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