Project Procurement Manager, Terms & Conditions/Negotiations - Kiewit Supply Network 1

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Date: Mar 9, 2019

Location: Oakville, ON, CA

Company: Kiewit

Requisition ID: 78856  

Summary of Position:
Provides negotiation and dispute resolution support. Provides legal related support for all project procurement and administration activities. Interfaces with Project Procurement Manager, Project Manager, Legal Counsel and Sponsor for escalated issues. The goal of this role is to act as a subject matter expert on Canadian business laws, Prime and sub level terms and conditions, operate as primary procurement liaison to the legal department, and maintain a high level working knowledge of multiple projects in various provincial jurisdictions within Canada.

Primary Responsibilities:
•    Identify Prime contract flow down requirements for individual projects and train Procurement Managers on developing project templates.
•    Review project contract templates for adherence to project requirements.
•    Assist in the development of company-wide procurement templates.
•    Provide as-needed training on negotiation, contracts, and terms and conditions.
•    Negotiate high risk contracts for various projects.
•    Provide negotiation support to project teams and operate as initial legal review.
•    Operate as the approving procurement manager for contracts submitted for review and execution.
•    Conduct annual review of KSN contract templates and work with legal department to update as necessary.
•    Resolve any escalated complex or dispute contract resolution issues.
•    Oversee all procurement related activities on a project and ensure KSN adherence on an as needed basis.
•    Complete escalated contract negotiations and change orders through close-out and warranty completion.
•    Develop and maintain vendor relationships and manage supplier specific vendor template negotiations.
•    Support PPM staff meetings and provide legal communication to team.
•    Interface with business, legal, risk, tax, suppliers and internal procurement departments.
•    Depending on workload, may also be assigned as Project Procurement Manager

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:
•    Knowledge of Canadian Construction Industry
•    Bachelor’s Degree in business, engineering, supply chain management or equivalent degree or military / education experience combination
•    Legal training (either J.D. or certified paralegal) and understanding of Canadian Business, Federal and Provincial laws
•    8 – 12 years negotiation experience
•    Proficient in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access)
•    Detail-oriented, highly motivated, effective time management skills
•    Advanced knowledge in risk evaluation, claims mitigation and dispute resolution
•    Strong leadership, management and coaching skills
•    As applicable, ability to relocate for short-term field assignments.

About Kiewit 
As one of North America's largest, most respected construction and engineering organizations, with 2017 revenues of $8.7 billion, Kiewit exists to make a difference. We improve and connect communities across the United States, Canada, Mexico and Australia through complex projects in transportation, water/wastewater, power, oil, gas and chemical, building, industrial and mining. Our services are as diverse as the skills of our 22,000-strong workforce to whom we provide challenging, honest work in a caring and collaborative culture. A sense of adventure, pride and fulfillment is built in to every career at Kiewit.

How We’re Different
•    Consistently ranked within the top five of the “Top 400 Contractors” according to Engineering News-Record 
•    Named to the Best Workplaces in Canada by the Great Place to Work Institute Canada for the sixth year in a row 
•    Extended health, dental and vision insurance where employees can get expert support for work, life, and everything in between 
•    RRSP plan that includes company dollar-for-dollar match on contributions up to 6 percent of weekly base wages 
•    Our employees are entitled to accrue at least 20 days paid time off each year, in addition to statutory holidays per each province’s guidelines 
•    We spend an average of $8,500 per employee each year on training and career development, and reimburse up to $5,250 per year in outside tuition costs 

Kiewit believes in equal opportunity in employment practices without discrimination, and complies with all laws regarding human rights in the provinces where we operate.


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