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Contract Change Specialist


Ottawa, ON, CA

Requisition ID: 118020 

Job Level: Mid Level 

Department: Procurement 

Market: Transportation 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

The Contract Change Specialist position that works in unison with the jobsite management teams. They take the lead in Change Management documentation such as Change Order Requests or correspondence. They lead and/or provide the bulk of documents, review, and cleanup Job Team-generated materials for contractual change management. This position will price contract changes related to the Client and Subcontractors. This position participates in change negotiation and resolution meetings as needed with either the client or subcontractors. 

Strong communication skills are important, especially the ability to listen and glean the critical elements from descriptions. The ability to read and digest contracts quickly is important.  A good grasp of estimating and pricing also helps in ensuring costs are properly tabulated and backed up.

District Overview

Eastern Canada District's projects include highways, bridges, mass transit, mine site development & open pit operations, hydroelectric powerhouses, wind-power plants, dams & industrial. The serve the construction and mining industries and operates in Eastern Canada


This position is based out of our project in Ottawa-ON



  • Communication with Operations personnel to identify issues and changes.
  • First-draft write-ups of planned and actual conditions for Change narratives
  • Working with a scheduling expert regarding entitlement to time-related impacts and use of schedule analysis results
  • Maintenance of project issues and changes logs
  • Preparation of basic initial notice letters
  • Identify risk costs for pricing
  • Identify secondary/ripple impacts
  • Quantifying and pricing changes or working with team for pricing of complex multidisciplinary issues
  • Gathering of support/backup information such as production records and project photos
  • Working with the project team to develop and regularly update a project-specific Contract Management plan.



  • BA/BSc. in engineering, construction management or business with 5-10 years of industry experience OR
  • 5-10 Years of experience in the construction industry including demonstrated experience in construction contracts
  • Possess knowledge of construction means & methods, sequencing, equipment and materials common in the construction industry. Buildings construction experience is a plus.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office (Teams, PowerPoint, Word, Excel) and have a general understanding on interpreting a construction schedule.

The individual must:

  • Be detail-oriented, flexible, and highly motivated
  • Have a strong work ethic and professional demeanor
  • Possess effective time management, negotiation and organizational skills
  • Perform multiple tasks efficiently and accurately
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills
  • Be team player but able to work independently, to meet intense deadlines, goals, and objectives
  • Possess leadership and people management skills

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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