Senior Contract Administrator


About this job

  • Industry: Public & Civil
  • Area of expertise: Project Management & Services
  • Location: Vancouver

What is required?

  • Hours per week: 40
  • Education level: Academic Bachelor
  • Closing date: Saturday, 5 March 2022

About this role: Senior Contract Administrator

About this role: Senior Contract Administrator

We’re hiring a Senior Contracts Administrator for our client to join their growing team! This is a long term, permanent opportunity where you will be responsible for the administration and implementation of construction and consulting services contracts while working closely with project/program personnel, legal and cost management teams.


  • Collaborate with procurement team to ensure effective transition from pre-award to post award
  • Assist in pre-award activities as required, such as drafting, evaluating and awarding of major contracts
  • Administer contracts and documentation related to kick-off/mobilization, insurance, progress review meetings, contractor reporting, contractor correspondence, invoicing, contract change requests, close-out, etc
  • Ensure contract documentation is up to date and filed appropriately
  • Chair contractor meetings and distribute meeting minutes accordingly
  • Manage contract compliance
  • Proactively identify potential changes, deviations or claims. Coordinate the negotiation of changes accordingly and as appropriate
  • Prepare and issue contract amendments for review and approval prior to issuing to contractor. Coordinate with project personnel, obtain senior management and legal input/approval to ensure organizational needs and expectations are met
  • Review contractor invoicing/progress payment requests. Coordinate review and approvals by relevant project personnel. Coordinate with cost management team to ensure correct invoicing
  • Develop and issue regular reports on the status of contracts
  • Ensure contract documents are complete with respect to changes, extension or renewal, close-out, as appropriate
  • Review contractual performance to ensure compliance with terms and identify conflicts or changes requiring resolution at contract renewal
  • Collaborate with cost management team on initial scope, schedule and cost versus approved baselines
  • Support the process to develop business cases to support the organization’s decision process for large capital transactions, including consideration of alternative approaches, analysis of key risks, and development of mitigations where optimal
  • Engage with insurance advisors to develop and ensure appropriate implementation of project insurance coverage

    Change management

  • Administer, document and accept / challenge / defend incoming and outgoing change requests throughout project execution
  • Implement and execute claim management process to resolve unforeseen situations that arise during project development and execution and that are not covered by the change management process. Ensure proper maintenance of records
  • Control project costs through proactively managing cost changes and ensuring that changes to the baseline are conducted through auditable control processes

    Risk Management

  • Participate in risk identification, quantification, and mitigation workshops
  • Support program/project owners to manage contract risks




  • A bachelor’s degree in business administration or engineering or another acceptable area, plus a minimum of 10 years of contracts experience
  • Must have a breadth of experience overseeing all aspects of contract management on major projects of at least $200 million, preferably working in industrial sector such as oil and gas, mining, transportation, or power generation. Proven track record with claims management and dispute resolution on major project
  • Demonstrated experience working concurrently on multiple contracts
  • Demonstrated experience working on different types of contracts: Lump sum, Design - Build (DB), Design, Build and Finance (DBF), etc. throughout the project life cycle from bid to contract closeout
  • Sound understanding of construction methodology and process
  • Thorough knowledge of change management principles including identifying significant variations, claims identification, narration, quantification and evaluation
  • Good understanding of the law of contract in the jurisdiction of the project, combined with a detailed appreciation of contractual obligations and liabilities
  • Direct experience with the contract administration, procurement and subcontract administration
  • Experience with risk identification and management
  • Experience in liaising with client, subcontractor and consultant representatives
  • Basic understanding of insurance program requirements for various project types



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How to apply

How to apply

If you meet the above requirements and would like to be considered for this role, please submit your interest using the ‘Apply’ button. Applying is quick and easy – just make sure you have the following documents ready to go:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter (optional)
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Do you have questions?

If you have questions or would like to discuss the details of this role, please contact Gultchan Chevket via the details below, quoting publication number:

Account manager

Gultchan Chevket
Brunel Canada - Toronto
+1 416 244 2402

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