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Contracts Manager

Assignment Description

  • Provide analytical support for contract negotiations. 
  • Contribute to establishing contract and procurement strategy.
  • Undertake market assessment and prequalification of suppliers using industry recognized methods.
  • Maintain up-to-date market information and prepare trend reports for use in development of specific strategies.
  • Coordinate the entire contract and procurement process in accordance with client policies, license operating agreements and Corporate Procurement Policy, including: 
    1. Prequalification of suppliers/contractors
    2. Preparation of Instruction to Tender packages together with technical disciplines
    3. Perform tender evaluation, negotiation and recommendation to management and license partners for award of contract.
    4. Prepare and submit required authority reports of award.
    5. Preparation of final contract documentation
  • Assist Project Manager in all aspects of administration of project contracts.
  • Review scope of work and ensure that document contains core elements.
  • Advise, as necessary, on project contract matters, including soliciting input from company Procurement and Legal groups.
  • Administer post award contract activities, including contractor insurance and verification, contract start-up, maintaining contract files and record retention, monitoring, and close-out, receipt of contract obligations, amendments, contract extensions or renewals.
  • Ensure that requests for variations are reviewed, responded and resolved in a timely manner.
  • Ensure checking, reviewing and endorsing of contractor invoices submitted for approval.
  • Provide leadership in resolving contractor claims and participating in negotiations with contractor, as necessary.
  • Provide project claims avoidance & mitigation advice, as necessary.
  • Ability to gather information and develop a thorough understanding of the project, while providing strong leadership skills within a diverse cross-functional team 
  • Oversee data entry, creation of adhoc reports and ensure complete contract documentation is loaded in the designated P/SCM systems (i.e. SAP, etc.)
  • Participate in periodic reviews of contracting procedure and in establishing key business process improvements.

Qualifications Required

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or related field preferred. Extensive experience may replace formal education.
  • 20+ years of experience in contracts management, subcontract bid proposals, subcontract strategy, risk management, and procurement.
  • Detailed and expert contract and procurement knowledge including relevant regulations governing contract and procurement activities.
  • Strong contractual awareness and ability to work across multi-discipline environment.
  • Commercial awareness, negotiation skills, IT/ERP systems, cross-discipline knowledge and understanding, market knowledge, self-driven and analytic.
  • Strong team skills and demonstrated ability to be a well-respected team member.
  • Ability to effectively lead a team, ensuring the decision-making process is clear among all team members.


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Melissa Macklin



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