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Commercial Contracts Manager - Kiewit Infrastructure Engineering

Location: 

Atlanta, GA, US Peachtree City, GA, US

Requisition ID: 145904 

Job Level: Senior Level 

Department: Procurement 

Market: Transportation 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

Kiewit Infrastructure Engineering (KIE) has an immediate opening for our dynamic Design Build team, we are looking for an experienced Contracts Manager in our growing Business Line Management Group. You will be part of our rapidly growing Infrastructure Design Department, which includes structural, geotechnical, civil, drainage, roadway, rail, and materials disciplines, is a multi-faceted and leading-edge division of Kiewit with best-in-class technical expertise focused on the design-build delivery of infrastructure projects. The successful candidate will have managed rail/transit or transportation projects.  

District Overview

Kiewit Infrastructure Engineering's Design-Build team is driving clients to turn to Kiewit during all stages of design-build projects.  Through our integrated design and construction approach, our multi-disciplinary team works together to improve schedule, control costs and minimize risk.  Our construction-focused engineers work collaboratively with our estimators and builders to design solutions that are innovative, constructible, and designed with a focus on safety.   Clients benefit from the proven processes and tools used by Kiewit to minimize project risk. We are an in-house resource that supports projects throughout the company. Our staff shares experiences gained, innovative concepts, and best practices for all projects that we support.

Kiewit’s management and implementation of this process leads to safe, cost effective, and innovative designs that exceeds client expectations and furthers Kiewit’s legacy of excellence.

On our team, you’ll have the opportunity to see more, touch more, and do more than you ever imagined. Working hard will not only bring you satisfaction from a job well done, but it will help propel your career forward faster than you might expect. We will train you, develop your skills, and allow you to take on projects that impact millions across North America. With top-notch health benefits, a wealth-building 401k plan, and unbeatable growth opportunities, by joining Kiewit, you’re ensuring a lifetime of success.

Location

This position is based out of our Peachtree, GA office. 

Responsibilities

The successful candidate will support prime contract and third-party design consultant administration.

  • The Commercial/Contracts Manager manages non-technical aspects of the projects to which they are assigned. He/she will also provide guidance and assistance and will collaborate with Project Managers on scope management, change management, schedule, risk, and other contract matters. The Commercial/Contracts Manager is responsible for assisting in establishing, negotiating and ensuring compliance with the terms and conditions of KIE design contract, assisting in negotiating the terms and conditions of subconsultant agreements, and documenting and agreeing on any changes or amendments that may arise during the implementation or execution.
  • Understanding, interpreting and transmitting of relevant contract information, processes and procedures to all key project participants, guide them to understand, follow up and adhere to their related discipline Scope of work in compliance with their responsibilities with the Contract Terms and Conditions,
  • Expert in the RFP process and procedures, writing, issuing and responding to procurement requirements, proposals, successfully negotiate subcontracts and change orders under multi-million dollar design build projects.
  • Collaborate with other KIE discipline leads on the project to implement effective commercial and change management best practices.
  • Engage as requested during pursuit and delivery phase of project.
  • Support Construction Management and Program Management engagements by assisting with commercial management issues.
  • Oversee non-technical aspects of on-going Contracts, including compliance with the Contract documents to ensure that the requirements of the contracts are implemented and maintained. Review contract performance by monitoring compliance documents, schedules, and deliverables.
  • Assist in drafting of subcontracts for design or engineering services. Administer current prime contract and flow down to subcontractors, task orders and modifications. Administer and oversee contract performance by monitoring compliance documents, schedules, and deliverables and requirements.
  • Develop processes for non-technical contract administration elements to adhere to the requirements of the contract as necessary. Train the project team on these processes and execute implementation of these processes.
  • Review all contract documents to minimize conflicts and ambiguities.
  • Conduct contract awareness and lead change management efforts with key project staff.
  • Assist PM in preparation of correspondence and maintain records necessary to ensure the effective administration of all Contractual matters.
  • Facilitate the preparation of contract changes and administration, review and settlement of contract change negotiations and participation in the development of affirmative claims and support to the project and the legal department on defense of claims
  • Includes preparation of change order and claim logs.
  • Assist the Project Manager in contract close-out procedures to ensure that all terms and conditions of contracts have been complied with prior to final payment.
  • Ensure all warranties, bonds, insurances, guarantees, etc. are in place and maintained and updated in accordance with the Contract and are in compliance with the both KIE and the Client’s requirements.
  • Monitor schedule for submission of deliverables and other contractual notices and certifications. Monitor project budget and earned value in coordination with Project Manager and Design Leads. Assist with identification of project financial issues and recovery options.
  • Prepare/distribute monthly Commercial reports as requested.
  • Collaborate with Project Manager regarding overall monthly Progress Report

Qualifications

•    Bachelor’s of Engineering and/or Juris Doctor Degree desired but not required.  Working knowledge of Rail/Transit projects is a plus.
•    A minimum of 10 years of related experience required. (Prior in-house experience strongly preferred).
•    Excellent, demonstrated customer service and collaborations skills; with the ability to connect and build relationships with others inside and outside the organization.
•    Demonstrated ability to coordinate with a variety of corporate departments and districts to assist in the delivery of proposals.
•    Familiarity with the construction industry strongly preferred.
•    Ability to work independently and think analytically with minimal oversight.
•    Ability to think innovatively to offer practical solutions while achieving targeted risk profile.
•    Ability to manage employees. 
•    Demonstrated ability to multitask.
•    Working knowledge of MS Office 365 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook & Teams).
•    Other software working knowledge such as SharePoint, SmartSheet and SAP desired but not required.

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Additional Requirements:

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


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.


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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