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Project Contracts Manager


Ottawa, ON, CA

Requisition ID: 153319 

Job Level: Mid Level 

Home District/Group: DHO Kiewit Supply Network 

Department: Procurement 

Market: Corporate Home Office 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

The Project Procurement Manager / Project Contracts Manager oversees all Supply Chain Activities on a proposal or project, including Logistics, Inspection and Materials Management. The position provides leadership and management for procurement of engineered equipment, subcontracts, professional services, commodities, permanent plant materials, and small tools and supplies.  This position manages assigned purchasing agents, purchasing managers and other purchasing employees interfacing with engineering management, estimating management, design management and site management. Duties also include but are not limited to: negotiating with equipment vendors, material vendors, subcontractors and service providers, while consulting with corporate attorneys and senior management when necessary. Long-term relocation and short-term assignments are a requirement of this position. If assigned to the project site, the position will be operational in nature dealing significantly with field issues at active projects. 

District Overview

Kiewit Supply Network group specializes in providing comprehensive procurement services to clients across the construction and engineering industries in multiple markets, including transportation; water/wastewater; power; oil, gas and chemical; building; and mining.  Our key objectives are to offer clients a world-class service focused on ensuring equipment, materials and services are consistently estimated and procured at the right price. We strive to offer an appropriate level of quality and ensure materials and services are delivered on schedule and in compliance with the client’s specifications and expectations.  


This position will be based out of Ottawa office.  This is a shared service environment in a professional office setting.


  • Oversee and plan all aspects of procurement from pre-bid to closeout.
  • Represent company in negotiating contracts and formulating policies with suppliers, subcontractors and professional service providers. 
  • Negotiate commercial terms and conditions with equipment vendors, material vendors, professional service providers and subcontractors; consult with corporate attorneys and senior management to minimize project and corporate risk while maintaining commercial competitiveness.
  • Monitor and oversee execution of the procurement buy-out. 
  • Direct and coordinate activities of personnel engaged in buying and/or estimating materials, equipment, subcontract and professional services. 
  • Oversee staff training.
  • Liaison between Procurement and Construction/Engineering.
  • Locate and assist in the evaluation and qualification of vendor materials and equipment, subcontractors, and professional service providers.      
  • Assist in the development and implementation of procurement and contract management instructions, policies and procedures. 
  • Maintain records of all contractual documentation
  • Provide feedback to assist in analyzing market and delivery systems to assess present and future material availability. 
  • Resolve vendor or contractor grievances and claims. 
  • Review supplier or subcontractor claims and contracts for conformance to company policy. 
  • Oversee administration of online purchasing and contract management systems. 
  • Communicate and enforce procurement policies & procedures to project team.
  • Provide training to ensure policies and procedures are followed.
  • Responsible for projections, financial planning, expediting, delivery schedules and project procurement  reporting. 
  • Oversee the development and review of all procurement analytics, reporting and deliverables.
  • Long-term relocation and short-term field assignments will be required.


  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Power Point, Word, Excel) with general knowledge of database utilization.
  • Bachelor’s degree in construction management, business, engineering, supply chain management, or equivalent degree and/or a minimum of 10  years’ experience in engineering and/or construction or equivalent work/field.
  • Knowledge of equipment and materials common in Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) projects
  • Detail-oriented, flexible and highly motivated with a strong work ethic and professional demeanor 
  • Effective time management and organizational skills
  • Ability to perform multiple tasks efficiently and accurately
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
  • Team player with the ability to also work independently to meet fixed deadlines, goals and objectives.
  • Strong leadership 


Additional Requirements:

  • Absent an approved exemption, due to federal, state, local, provincial and/or client-requirements, this position may require an individual to be fully vaccinated by a Health Canada-approved or authorized COVID-19 vaccine or undergo weekly testing upon hire and as a condition of continued employment.

We believe in equal opportunity in employment practices without discrimination and comply with all laws regarding human rights in the provinces where we operate.

There’s no limit to what you’ll work on at Kiewit. With contracts in different markets and geographic areas, you’ll tackle new challenges all the time. Whether you’re building a facility that can turn water into power or engineering safer infrastructure networks, you’re bound to push the limits of innovation in new and exciting ways.

With Kiewit, you’ll have the potential to work on a variety of projects in seven major markets. From railroads to tunnels, renewable energy to biofuels, you’ll be part of a mission that’s bigger than you can imagine. 

Here, you’ll team up with market experts and gain cross-functional experience — all while helping people across the globe live better.

We offer our fulltime staff employees a comprehensive benefits package that’s among the best in our industry, including top-tier medical, dental and vision plans covering eligible employees and dependents, voluntary wellness and employee assistance programs, life insurance, disability, retirement plans with matching, and generous paid time off.

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