Contracts Manager

Job Title: Contracts Manager
Contract Type: Contract
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Salary: Competitive
Start Date: 2019-12-04
Reference: BH-120282
Contact Name: Kyleigh Semmens
Contact Email:
Job Published: December 04, 2019 16:29

Job Description

Contracts Manager

Our Client is currently seeking a Contracts Manager for a 6 month contract rotational to Kitimat, BC.

Job Responsibilities

- - Support implementation of Site Contracting & Procurement process, procedures & reporting requirements, including development of 'Project Performance Management' requirements

- Be an active member of the Contract management team at the project site, in full coordination with the Site project management team

- Manage the Site Contracts in a proactive manner with the objective of minimizing disputes / claims

- Challenge & manage change, ensure timely placement of Variations under the Site Contracts, other L direct contracts & suppliers

- Support the requirements of the Contract performance team, who have continuous oversight of Site contract & sub-contract activities, such that advserse trends can be identified early & managed accordingly

- Support timely payment under the Site Contracts, in accordance with progress & milestone payment structure

- Advise & support project colleagues in the Site construction team on the fundamental principles, processes & procedures to be adopted in managing their contracts

- Support implementation of our local content aspirations, including through First Nations Economic Development Agreements & promoting contractors & sub-contractors to utilize local suppliers / local labor

- Prepare submissions for various governance requirements, both internally and externally

- Apply project contracting best practices and benchmarks into contracting activities

- Support project colleagues in understanding commercial & contractual issues with Company contracts, the Site Contracts and sub-contracts

- Build & maintain close working relationship with Cost & Planning, Finance & Legal specialists, to ensure that contract management & documentation are in compliance with cost control, financial governance & legal requirements

- Recognize and adapt to the different cultural & diversity characteristics that influence our contracting environment, especially the First Nations groups

- Maintain awareness of relevant local & international contracting markets, particularly those with constraints in availability, capability & competitiveness of contractors, sub-contractors & labor


Skills & Requirements:

  • An experienced professional, familiar with Contracting roles on capital projects.
  • Strong preference for an individual that has excellent relationship skills, leadership qualities in managing contractors and has worked on Canadian Projects (including lump sum contracts).
  • Candidates should demonstrate knowledge and capability in the following aspects;
    • Minimum of 5 years Contracting and Procurement experience
    • Experience of managing early works / Company Provided Items contracts (both lump sum and reimbursable)
    • Application of Contracting and Procurement systems, processes and tools
    • Contract management & governance in capital projects
    • Strong commercial acumen / awareness, demonstrated via negotiations with Contractors and large contract savings
    • Comprehensive understanding of Contracting in a major project context
    • Applied knowledge of effective local content development
    • Experience of working in mega project environments
    • Business, Engineering, Quantity Surveying degree (or equivalent)