Contracts Administrator-Kiewit Nuclear Solutions


Lenexa, KS, US Boise, ID, US Aiken, SC, US Santa Fe, NM, US Oak Ridge, TN, US Albuquerque, NM, US Overland Park, KS, US Idaho Falls, ID, US Kansas City, KS, US

Requisition ID: 172260 

Job Level: Senior 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 Prime Contracts Manager in our growing District. You will be part of our rapidly growing nuclear solutions business supporting Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration, Environmental Management, and Office of Science, and commercial nuclear construction projects working to recapitalize our nations 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 contractual matters in nuclear projects or other large federal/commercial 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 building 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. 



Prefer candidate be at our Lenexa, KS location, however we will consider a candidate if they are near some of the key DOE sites our team is working with (Oak Ridge, TN; Aiken, SC; Los Alamos/Sandia, NM; Idaho Falls, ID).



The successful candidate will support prime contract administration.

•    The Prime 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 Contracts Manager 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,
•    Expert in the Prime RFP process and procedures, responding to procurement requirements, proposals, successfully negotiate change orders under tens to hundreds of million dollar commercial and federal projects.
•    Collaborate with other KIE discipline leads on the project to implement effective change management best practices.
•    Engage as requested during pursuit and delivery phase of project.
•    Support Construction Management and Program Management engagements by assisting with contractual 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.
•    Collaborate with procurement on current prime contract flow downs to subcontractors, task orders and modifications. 
•    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 prime 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 Contractual reports as requested.
•    Collaborate with Project Manager regarding overall monthly Progress Report



Bachelor’s degree in business, pre-law, or supply chain.  

•    A minimum of 6 years of related experience required preferably in Prime Contract management but subcontract management experience may be considered if relevant; however position may grade higher for those with more experience.
•    Expert knowledge of Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and federal contracting procedures. Knowledge of Department of Energy Acquistion Regulation (DEAR) and other commercial nuclear related 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 districts to assist in the delivery of proposals.
•    Familiarity with the construction industry strongly preferred, both in bidding and execution phase.
•    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.


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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