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Design Build Contracts Manager


Burnaby, British Columbia, CA

Requisition ID: 110903 

Job Level: Senior Level 

Department: Procurement 

Market: Industrial 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

Kiewit Infrastructure Engineering (KIE) has an immediate opening for a dynamic 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.

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 RRSP plan, and unbeatable growth opportunities, by joining Kiewit, you’re ensuring a lifetime of success.


This position is based out of Burnaby, BC 


Get Work
• Review and negotiate design services agreements of partners and subconsultants
• Review terms and conditions constituting flow downs from prime contract agreements utilizing Kiewit’s prescribed Contract Review Process.
• Review draft subcontract agreements, identify key risks, and when possible redline documents to ensure compliance with acceptable risk profile.
• Review/revise memorandums of understanding, teaming agreements and confidentiality/non-disclosure agreements to ensure compliance with acceptable risk profile.
• Interface regularly with project sponsors, area managers, estimating team, tax, treasury, legal, and risk management.
Build Work
• Working with applicable business lead and legal, modify Kiewit’s standard forms (Professional Services Agreement, Subcontract, Material Contract, etc.) to ensure consistency with the applicable prime contract and properly capture flow-down provisions as necessary.
• Working with applicable business lead and legal, support project lower-tier negotiations with consultants, subcontractors, and suppliers.
• Support project personnel as needed for contract interpretation and execution as needed


• 10 years of related transactional experience required. (Prior in-house experience strongly preferred).
• Bachelor’s in Engineering and/or Juris Doctor Degree desired but not required.
• 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.

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.

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