Contracts Manager

Posted Date 3 weeks ago(1/29/2018 6:35 PM)
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Edmonton, AB


For over 60 years, North American Construction Group (NACG) has worked to build a solid reputation as an industry leader in heavy construction and mining. As one of the largest providers of mining, heavy construction, industrial and tailings & environmental services in Western Canada, we have the precise combination of knowledge and experience that clients seek when they select a service provider.

Position Scope

The Contracts Manager will manage the Contracts Department and be responsible for providing practical, operations-focused advice relating to existing and proposed contracts that will allow the company to identify and mitigate risks in the course of its bidding and operational activities.  The Contracts Manager will be involved in the negotiation of major client contracts and subcontracts and will be responsible for ongoing contract administration, including change management and resolution of contractual issues, claims and disputes as they arise.  A practical focus and the ability to identify potential problems before they materialize are essential to this position.


  • Participate in all phases of the bidding cycle from pre-tender review to the finalization of the contract, ensuring that NACG’s bidding and execution strategies are properly reflected in all contractual documents.


  • Participate in the review and evaluation of tender packages and in the development of bidding strategies; ensuring contract documents reflect NACG’s interest and position with respect to scope of work, terms and conditions, schedules, and bonus/performance clauses.


  • Participate in the review and evaluation of Subcontractor tender packages; ensuring subcontract documents reflect NACG’s interest and position, with respect to scope of work, terms and conditions, schedules, and bonus/performance clauses.


  • Ensure client, subcontractor and NACG obligations are clearly understood by NACG management through bid review meetings and job kick off meetings.


  • Provide advice and guidance to all NACG’s divisions in the areas of contract negotiation, contract finalization, subcontract development and subcontract finalization.


  • Ensure Operations’ field projects have a required level of corporate contract and subcontract management support.


  • Oversee the administration of contracts and subcontracts, with respect to all changes and amendments and ensure the control systems are updated with the latest commitment information.


  • Ensure that the application of Contract and Subcontract Management Policies and Procedures, coupled with the Contract and Subcontract Change Management Policies and Procedures are current, effective and adhered to.


  • Ensure that contracting strategies between NACG entities are sound and documented accordingly.


  • Provide a leadership role in certain contracts initiatives, whenever such opportunities arise.


  • Ensure that NACG, its clients and subcontractors perform within the obligations as set out in commitment documents.


  • Liaise with finance, estimating, operations, third party legal and other stakeholders to ensure that all project guidelines are adhered to.


  • Develop and ensure appropriate controls, systems and administration procedures for all agreements and commitments.


  • Advise on and ensure that the proper controls are in place to manage changes with respect to scope, terms and conditions, schedule, delivery of materials and performance/bonus.


  • Audit project change management processes and procedures.


  • Assist in and co-ordinate responses to client contract audits.


  • Provide support, education and guidance to Project and Division Managers with respect to contractual issues and obligations.


  • Maintain awareness of current legislation, regulations and common law to the extent it relates to the company’s contracts and the construction industry generally.


  • Develop and deliver information sessions as required to provide basic contractual education to Project and Division managers.


  • Provide input and advice and undertake due diligence of contractual reviews of existing contracts of new acquisitions, prior to the acquisition of new businesses.


  • Minimum ten years related contractual experience, preferably in large construction projects, with a strong knowledge of construction, contract and business law.
  • A strong field experience in industrial, energy and/or mining construction industry.
  • Post secondary education or equivalent experience related to contract management.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, coupled with negotiation and proven analytical abilities.
  • Exceptional problem solving skills and creativity to move from negotiating positions to interests.
  • Highly motivated and self-managed.
  • Ability to relate to the industrial construction environment and management personnel.
  • Willingness to occasionally travel to project sites and/or client offices as required.
  • Ability to monitor and maintain the efficient flow of contractual documents and information.


Rewards of our positions include competitive compensation and benefits packages and excellent career growth prospects. To explore this opportunity, please submit a resume of your experience and accomplishments in confidence.


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