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Senior Contracts Administrator- Kiewit Infrastructure Engineering


Woodcliff Lake, NJ, US

Requisition ID: 144039 

Job Level: Senior Level 

Home District/Group: Infrastructure Business Development 

Department: Procurement 

Market: Transportation 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

Kiewit Infrastructure Engineers is seeking a Senior Contracts Administrator. This position will act as a manager for a project, regional area, or division that supports the Engineering and Designer contract review process for contracts and will serve as a key liaison between KIE management and subcontractors, and vendors.


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 will be based out of our Woodcliff Lake, NJ Offices


•    Review and negotiate design service agreements of partners and subconsultants. 
•    Review terms and conditions constituting flow downs from prime contract utilizing Kiewit’s prescribed Contract Review Process.
•    Review/Revise/Establish/Identify the key risk for the various agreements to ensure compliance with risk profile
•    Interface regularly with business line manager, project sponsors, area managers, estimating team, tax, treasury, legal, and risk management.
•    Coordinate and finalize all agreements for subconsultants prior to pursuit submission
•    Working with applicable business lead and legal, modify Kiewit’s standard forms (Professional Services Agreement, Subcontract, Material Contract, etc.) to ensure consistency with the applicable prime contract and properly capture flow-down provisions as necessary.
•    Working with applicable business lead and legal, support project lower-tier negotiations with consultants, subcontractors, and suppliers.
•    Support project personnel as needed for contract interpretation and execution as needed


•    Bachelor’s degree in Business or related experience
•    Bachelor’s of Engineering and/or Juris Doctor Degree desired but not required.  Working knowledge of Rail/Transit projects is a plus.
•    A minimum of 5 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 1 or 2 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.

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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