Contracts Manager - Kiewit Infrastructure Engineering


Lone Tree, CO, US Denver, CO, US

Requisition ID: 169227 

Job Level: Senior Level 

Home District/Group: Kiewit Infrastructure Engineers 

Department: Supply Chain Management 

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.  


ENR released its 2022 Top 400 Contractor rankings. Kiewit ranks No. 3, up one spot from last year's No. 4 ranking. 
•            No. 1 - Domestic Heavy
•            No. 1 - Petroleum
•            No. 1 - Transportation
•            No. 2 - Power
•            No. 4 - Working Abroad
•            No. 20 - Domestic Building / Manufacturing

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.



This position is based out of our Lone Tree, CO office.


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


•    Bachelor’s of Engineering and/or Juris Doctor Degree desired but not required.  
•    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.


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.

Base Compensation: $107,036 - $164,376 
(Actual compensation is subject to variation due to such factors as education, experience, skillset, and/or location)

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.

Nearest Major Market: Denver

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