Contracts Administrator


Idaho Falls, ID, US

Requisition ID: 169278 

Job Level: Mid Level 

Home District/Group: Kiewit Nuclear Solutions 

Department: Business Development & Proposals 

Market: Nuclear 

Employment Type: Full Time 


Position Overview


Kiewit Nuclear Solutions team has an immediate opening for an experienced Contracts Administrator in our growing District at our Idaho National Lab Navy Spent Fuel Handling Project. You will be part of our rapidly growing nuclear solutions business supporting Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration and commercial nuclear construction projects working to recapitalize our nation’s nuclear infrastructure and support the next generation of nuclear power reactors. It is a multi-faceted and leading-edge division of Kiewit with best-in-class technical expertise focused on everything from build to design-build of our projects. The successful candidate will have worked prime contract administration in nuclear construction projects or other federal construction type projects.


District Overview


Kiewit Nuclear Solutions. is a full-service engineering, project management, and construction provider operating across North America. Our experience and expertise span all aspects of the nuclear-related market from carbon-free, small modular reactors to Dept of Energy science, environmental and nuclear security mission capabilities. With these broad capabilities, we operate in the power utility, renewable energy, industrial, and infrastructure markets.  As part of Kiewit, we are integrated with 135 years of construction and engineering excellence that provides wholistic solutions, differentiating our team from the rest of the industry.
Our rapidly growing nuclear solutions business has opened new locations across North America to strengthen our market presence while executing work within the communities we live within and support. We are committed to build upon our history as one of the safest companies to work for by equipping our craft and staff with the best technology, processes, equipment, tools and safety programs available.
We are an innovative team that prides itself on excellence through continuous improvement and an unwavering commitment to deliver for our clients. Our staff collaborates with Kiewit’s vast internal network of resources that span heavy civil and infrastructure, vertical and commercial buildings, industrial, as well our oil and gas and power generation markets, to drive safe and cost-effective solutions that achieve client expectations and further Kiewit’s core values of People, Integrity, Excellence, and Stewardship.
On our team, you’ll have the opportunity to see, design and construct 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. Kiewit’s culture encourages training, developing your skills, and tailoring your experience and knowledge to 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, joining Kiewit can bring a lifetime of personal success and satisfaction.



Idaho Falls, ID. This is a shared service environment in a professional office setting.



The successful candidate will support prime contract administration.
•    The Contracts Administrator oversees non-technical aspects of the project(s) 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 Contracts Administrator is responsible for 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,
•    Highly experienced in the Prime RFP process and procedures, responding to customer’s procurement requested changes and successfully negotiate change orders for the project(s).
•    Collaborate with other Kiewit discipline leads on the project to implement effective change management best practices.
•    Support Construction Management and Program Management engagements by assisting with contractual management issues.
•    Oversee non-technical aspects of on-going Contract(s), including compliance with Contract documents to ensure that the requirements are implemented and maintained. Review contract performance by monitoring compliance documents, schedules, and deliverables.
•    Collaborate with procurement on prime contract flow downs to subcontracts and mods. 
•    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
•    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/maintained/updated in accordance with the Contract and in compliance with Kiewit/Client’s requirements.
•    Prepare/distribute monthly Contractual reports as requested.


•    Bachelor’s degree in business, pre-law, or supply chain.  
•    A minimum of 6 years of related experience required in Prime Contract management preferably with a background in federal construction Prime Contracts.
•    Proficient to high knowledge of Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and federal contracting procedures. Knowledge of Department of Energy Acquisition Regulation (DEAR) contractual terms is highly desired.
•    Excellent, demonstrated customer communication 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 functions to help further the projects contractual goals.
•    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.
•    Demonstrated ability to multitask.
•    Proficient knowledge of MS Office 365 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook & Teams).
•    Other software working knowledge such as SharePoint, SmartSheet and SAP desired but not required.

Other Requirements:
•    Regular, reliable attendance
•    Work productively and meet deadlines timely
•    Communicate and interact effectively and professionally with supervisors, employees, and others individually or in a team environment.
•    Perform work safely and effectively. Understand and follow oral and written instructions, including warning signs, equipment use, and other policies.
•    Work during normal operating hours to organize and complete work within given deadlines. Work overtime and weekends as required.
•    FIELD ROLES ONLY May work at various different locations and conditions may vary.

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.

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 do at Kiewit. Whether you’re building or supporting projects that provide communities with dependable energy, safe transportation, clean water, or access to health care, the work you do will positively impact people’s lives for generations to come. 

Here you’ll have endless opportunities to expand your expertise through on-the-job experience and internal and external training and development opportunities. 

We offer our full-time staff employees a comprehensive benefits package that’s among the best in our industry. From top-tier health care programs to employee assistance programs and retirement planning, we aim to provide you with the tools you need to be successful in the areas of life that matter most to you.

Kiewit is an equal-opportunity employer, and we believe a diverse workforce is vital to the success of our business. We continue our efforts to attract, develop and retain employees from all backgrounds who are passionate about our industry.  

We are committed to veteran and military hiring and will consider relevant military experience as equivalent to qualification requirements.

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