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Contract Specialist - Kiewit Supply Network


Laval, Quebec, CA Montreal, Quebec, CA

Requisition ID: 114144 

Job Level: Mid Level 

Department: Procurement 

Market: Corporate Home Office 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

Would you like to purchase the highest quality materials at the lowest possible cost for Kiewit Supply Network?  What about Negotiate, renegotiate, and administer contracts with suppliers, vendors and other representatives?  Individuals with experience in an engineering and/or construction related role as well as basic procurement experience is desired, but not required.  We’re looking for a team player with the ability to work independently to meet deadlines, goals and objectives.  Someone that is detail-oriented, highly motivated with ability to effectively manage time.  

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 is an office position based out of Laval or Montreal, and may have job site opportunities. 


•    Drive commercial and contractual negotiations and participate in clarification sessions. 
•    Draft agreements to mitigate and reduce risks.
•    Responsible for the life-cycle of contracts from estimate to execution, through to the administration and close out phases.
•    Perform contract close-out process and provide subcontractor and supplier feedback.
•    Procure the highest quality materials at the lowest possible cost in correct amounts as per specifications and drawings. 
•    Interface with various other departments and disciplines to evaluate and monitor contract performance, ensuring compliance with contractual obligations.
•    Confer with staff, users and vendors to discuss defective or unacceptable goods or service and determine corrective action. 
•    Leverage supplier  and subcontractor volume across multiple projects to create cost savings.
•    Research and evaluate suppliers and subcontractors based on price, quality, selection, service, support, availability, reliability, production and distribution capabilities as well as their  reputation and history. 
•    Participate in the  proposal evaluation, development of terms and conditions and recommendations for commercial contracts. 
•    Monitor shipments to ensure goods and services  adhere to the project schedule and resolve problems related to delays.. 
•    Prepare/issue Request for Proposals (RFP’s) and evaluate supplier and subcontractor proposals to identify which companies meet project constraints of budget and schedule at the estimating and  execution phases.
•    Help with the onboarding and training of new employees and interns. 


•    Proficient in Microsoft Office (Power Point, Word, Excel) and have a general knowledge of database utilization; SAP, InEight or Procore experience a plus. 
•    Bachelor’s degree in construction management, business, engineering, supply chain management, or equivalent degree .
•    At least five years’ experience in an engineering and/or construction related role.
•    Thorough understanding and at least five years’ experience in contract administration and RFP’s. 
•    Detail-oriented, highly motivated with ability to effectively manage time while working on several different files and/or projects.
•    Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.
•    Team player with the ability to work independently to meet deadlines, goals and objectives.
•    Must be bilingual in French and English.

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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