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Date:  May 4, 2024

Charlotte, NC, US

Operating Sector:  Nuclear

Position Title:  Manager, Contracts

Come Build Your Career at Aecon!

As a Canadian leader in infrastructure development, Aecon is safely and sustainably building what matters for future generations to thrive! We lead some of the most impactful infrastructure projects of our generation, at the forefront of transformational change in transportation and energy, and partnering every day to build, connect, power, and strengthen our communities.

At Aecon, you can count on:

  • Safety First. Our number one core value. If we can’t do it safely, we don’t do it at all.
  • Integrity. We lead by example, with humility and courage.
  • Accountability. We’re passionate about delivering on our commitments.
  • Inclusion. We provide equitable opportunities for everyone.


We lead the infrastructure industry with purpose, and our people are at the heart of everything we do. So, we invest in our people, just like they invest in us! 


At Aecon we:

  • Ensure you and your family receive the services needed to support your mental, emotional, and physical well-being
  • Believe in helping you build your career through our Aecon University and Leadership Programs
  • Are committed to supporting and investing in inclusive work environments, through initiatives like Equity, Diversity & Inclusion training, our Aecon Women in Trades and Aecon Diversity in Trades programs, and our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) to ensure we are building inclusion into every aspect of our culture at Aecon.
  • Are a leader in sustainable construction. With a strong commitment to operating responsibility by minimizing our impact on the environment and surrounding communities.


Our business success relies on strong execution and continuous improvement – driven by the diversity, expertise and teamwork of our people. We’re always searching the globe for innovative, collaborative minds to join our best-in-class Aecon community!


About Us 

With over 50 years of nuclear experience; Aecon-Wachs reputation for reliability, safety, and performance has continually made us a contractor of choice. We offer an unparalleled depth of expertise and a broad range of capabilities that can be called upon to deliver an integrated solution to virtually any nuclear challenge. Aecon-Wachs broad range of services and seamless solutions to our clients on numerous projects, includes: plant modifications: long-term maintenance contracts for nuclear facilities: design-build ISFSI: reactor overhaul: large component replacement for plant life extension: site preparation & large component removal for decommissioning; specialty welding,  cutting tool and site services: safety class components as well as  pipe and custom steel fabrication.


Aecon-Wachs has kept pace with the increasingly challenging demands of the industry – the need for more capacity, greater efficiency, innovation, and more stringent environmental controls; we achieve this all while maintaining our unparalleled commitment to safety. Safety First is our number one core value and it is deeply ingrained at all levels of our organization, from leadership through our frontline workers. We firmly believe that positive results can only be achieved by providing safe, healthy, working conditions and impeccably maintained equipment.


When it comes to the of future nuclear projects, we have the capabilities to manage engineering, procurement, construction, maintenance and fabrication services including project development, project management and project financing. From design and engineering to construction delivery, and project finance, we work tirelessly to make expectations a reality.

Reporting directly to the Operations Director, the Contracts Manager is responsible for providing accurate and timely commercial advice for  AECON-Wachs, consistent with their education, training, and experience, all in accordance with home company and customer requirements, policies and procedures.


What You'll Do Here 

•    The Contracts Manager has cradle to grave responsibility for providing commercial advice from the pre-bid, estimating, bid-submission, negotiation, contracting, ongoing project reporting including change and delay management,                     negotiating change orders, initial dispute resolution coordination, litigation support, to ultimately project closeout reporting.

•    Review and negotiate commercial agreements, including requests for quotation, requests for proposals, confidentiality agreements, pre-bid agreements, purchase orders, subcontracts, contracts, and, having regard for their practical                 application and inherent risks, make recommendations to operating staff during the estimating, pre-award, construction, and post construction phases
•    Draft or amend Departmental contracts and commercial agreements into a standardized format
•    Prepare project specific contract administration manuals based on corporate template
•    Assist project staff with the interpretation and practical application of contract documents

•    Document significant events on Project, typically, safety performance, productivity concerns, cost and schedule issues and other change management concerns
•    Assist in formation and administration of contracts with Subcontractors and ensure that required and relevant terms and conditions are flowed down to Subcontractors
•    Play a Lead Change Management role to identify, document, and quantify changes in the Work and claims – with assistance from the project staff and Aecon Legal/Commercial
•    Act as the point of contact to Client for contractual matters
•    Prepare, develop, send and manage timely contractual correspondence and notices in accordance with specific contractual notice timelines Develop and maintain efficient systems and processes for identifying and capturing any potential         commercial issues and change
•    Maintain a current log of all issues, change requests and change orders for each contract
•    Ensure accurate issue files for all contractual/commercial issues are maintained for each contract
•    Provide presentations and workshops, as required by the Supervisor, to the employees with respect to contract administration including, corporate policies, procedures, and guidelines, change and delay management 
•    Contribute to the revision and maintenance of Operating Policies and Procedures
•    Obtain the assistance of the appropriate Aecon Legal/Commercial department, as required
•    Other duties as assigned 


What You Bring To The Team

•    15 years’ experience in the industrial engineering, procurement, or construction industry
•    A Bachelor's degree with preference in Engineering or legal post-secondary education 
•    Strong commercial acumen
•    Meticulous attention to detail and strong organizational skills
•    Knowledge of construction law, negotiating and drafting construction contracts
•    Knowledge of project operations, policies, procedures, and strategic direction
•    Understanding of construction planning, scheduling and management
•    Experience dealing with labor obligations and their impact on the Project
•    Ability to grasp technical and commercial issues, understand how they fit within the contractual context, and develop appropriate written positions
•    Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Products (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook, etc.)
•    Working knowledge of SAP
•    Excellent interpersonal and analytical skills
•    Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
•    Proactive, critical thinker
•    Good planning & time management skills
•    Good decision-making ability and negotiation skills
•    Good working knowledge of labor relations
•    Good working knowledge of FAR
•    Good relationship builder



Aecon fosters diversity, inclusion and belonging within and across our organization. We welcome all to apply including, women, visible minorities, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity.


We are committed to adhering to the objectives and requirements outlined in the Accessible Canada Act (ACA), and to meeting the accessibility needs of persons with disabilities in a timely manner, through the implementation of the requirements of the ACA and its applicable regulations. If you require accommodation under the ACA during any step of the application process please click here.

Nearest Major Market: Charlotte

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