Senior Contracts Manager

Division: Telecommunications
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Job ID: 18050
Job Status: Full Time Regular

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Job Description

Job Status
Full Time Regular

Job Summary
The Senior Contracts Manager manages all contract and engagement activities with clients and subcontractors. You will be reviewing, negotiating, drafting, and interpreting agreements and related tasks to identify and mitigate business and contract risks and assist in managing any third party legal issues as required. In addition, you will lead the LTS Contracts team (within the Project Services group) responsible for various tasks related to the Contracts mandate within the Project Services group.

Responsibilities
  • Manage team responsible for the subcontractor onboarding process and other related tasks
  • Ensure proper handling of contracts, support documentation, bid scopes for subcontractors and related files
  • Identify and discuss contracting and commercial risks with managers and recommend alternative or additional bid or contract wording to mitigate, contain and/or transfer risk exposures
  • Provide project teams with an understanding of the relevant aspects of the construction agreements
  • Working with the project team, review and evaluate change notices, change directives, amending agreements and potential claims, including coordinating and ensuring consistency of approach and paperwork throughout the project
  • Address and resolve contractual issues as they arise including ascertaining the cost and schedule impact associated with the contractual issue, including claims for extension of time, loss and preparation of financial claims
  • Participate in the resolution of client, and subcontractor claims and disputes
  • Apply dispute resolution techniques to complex contractual claims and apply extensive knowledge and experience to guide the teams during the claims and dispute resolution processes
  • Review and track subcontractor onboarding documents, including insurance documentation, performance bonds, labor and material bonds, to ensure they are complete and meet the contractual requirements. Monitor their documentation to ensure that they do not expire while the subcontractor is still working on the project
  • Engage with and provide stewardship to project teams involved in the negotiations, the formation and administration of the Prime Contract, sub-contracts and purchasing process
  • Provide assistance with preparation of contractual claims for extension of time and cost as required during contract execution
  • Lead internal self-audits and continuous improvement of contract processes and procedures
  • Oversee subcontract change order process and review all subcontractor change orders prior to final signoff
  • Review and signoff subcontractor invoice for compliance with contract requirements
  • Assist legal in the development of project specific sub-contract agreement templates (work orders). Review sub-contracts and associated documents, and ensure flow down of Prime Contract terms in all subcontract and purchasing commitments, scope of work and pricing are reasonable
  • Coordinate with Legal team with respect to subcontract dispute management
  • Apply dispute avoidance and resolution techniques where disputes arise
  • Prepare all insurance claims and manage the claim process
  • Other duties as required


Requirements
  • Minimum 10+ years of related experience
  • Completion of post-secondary education with a diploma or degree related to Construction Management, Engineering, Legal and or related education
  • Familiarity with Telecommunications industry, estimating and a thorough understanding of the risks inherent within the industry and the contracting out process
  • Leadership experience is preferable
  • Knowledge of construction risks and how they pertain to construction contracts
  • Understanding of subcontractor contract resolution processes
  • Experience with negotiating and resolving contractual risks and recommending mitigation practices
  • Excellent written and communication skills
  • Knowledge of contract terminology, practices and concepts
  • Demonstrated ability to apply strong organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to identify problems/issues and generates solutions and proposes solutions using standard procedures
  • Strong customer service ethic and ability to work under pressure
  • Proactive, self-motivated and results oriented with a willingness to contribute actively in team activities and share ideas


Work Conditions
Ledcor Technical Services (LTS) designs, builds, and maintains wireline or wireless networks that span North America and beyond. We are a proven leader and innovator in telecommunications network construction, maintenance, and service installation and repair.

But when you work for Ledcor, your experience will go far beyond the project. Do you want a career that means more? Join our True Blue team now!

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Ledcor is an equal-opportunity employer. We are committed to a policy of non-discrimination in all of our employment practices. We welcome and encourage applications from all qualified individuals, regardless of race, gender, disability or any other identifying characteristic.

Date Posted
2/14/2019
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