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Date:  Jul 19, 2022
Location: 

Toronto, ON, CA

Operating Sector:  Urban Transportation Solutions

Position Title:  Contracts Manager - Go Rail Expansion (RER)

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Aecon is proud to build some of the most impactful infrastructure projects of this generation. From the roads and transit systems that connect our communities, to the communication networks that link us from coast-to-coast, and the water infrastructure that supplies our businesses and homes. Our integral work includes constructing the pipelines that join provinces with the energy that fuels the nation, and the airports and ports that connect us all. Aecon is there, safely and sustainably building the future.  

 

We lead the infrastructure industry with purpose, and our people are at the heart of everything we do. Our business success relies on strong execution and continuous improvement – driven by the diversity, expertise and teamwork of our employees. We are always searching the globe for exceptional candidates to join the Aecon family and be a part of our forward-thinking, innovative, best-in-class organization!  

 

What Is The Opportunity 
Reporting into the Chief Commercial Officer, The Contracts Manager will provide guidance and leadership to develop, implement, and drive proactive contract/claim management and risk mitigation strategies in accordance with ONxpress’ business objectives on the Go Rail Expansion (RER) Project; including extensions of time (EoTs), variations orders, and contract amendments. The successful candidate will ensure proper record keeping and file preparation in support of robust claim files, and be a dynamic leader. 

 

What You'll Do Here 

  • Drives the Contract Management activities with the support, when resources are allocated, of Project contract manager(s) and/or Contract Administrator(s).
  • Ensures application of Contract, Claims and Insurance and ONxpress governance.
  • Drives preparation of Contract Summary and ensure it is widely communicated and regularly updated.
  • Prepares with Core Project Team Contract Management Strategy Plan (CMSP)
  • Carefully analyzes the contract to build and drive implementation of Contract/Claim Management Strategy Plan, as well as keep it updated with project team on quarterly basis.
  • Contributes to Contract Data Requirement List (CDRL) by the Project Team members so that it is launched in time, is accurately communicated, and updated.
  • Monitors Works toward contract obligations, including monitoring of project schedule toward achieving contractual milestones.
  • Ensures timely issuance of contractual notices to customers/partners/subcontractors.
  • Establishes and implement project specific commercial procedures, particularly regarding correspondences, notifications, insurance, variation requests/orders and claims preparation files..
  • Contributes to the Return of Experience (REX)
  • Monitors/manages insurance policy and keep its validity in collaboration with Partners Insurance Managers. Keeps the Partners Insurance Manager duly updated regarding all changes on the project that could represent any deviation of the reaching of the insurance policy.
  • Develops and produces any project specific processes and ways of working for contract/claim management.
  • Develops a pragmatic commercial approach based on contractual analysis of the project, to protect, on a daily basis, ONxpress interests toward customers and partners.
  • Carefully monitors, records, and notifies customer/partners regarding claims/counterclaims and prepares and manages all elements and supporting documentation for claims/counterclaims negotiations.
  • Monitors customer/partner requests for variations / change orders / extensions of time. Provides follow-up, as necessary, to drive to transactional closure, including updates to the VO/VR/Delay registers, preparation of commercial offer, and prepares associated contractual letters for CD/PM approval.
  • Provides creative advice on specific issues, risks, and contractual/claims activities, taking into account the contract and business objectives.
  • Reports on contract management and claims activities to the project, and Legal, and Contract Management teams.
  • Ensures Contract management KPIS are reported as per reporting deadlines including gathering the inputs from Key supplier Contract Managers and Insurance Managers,
  • Provides training on contract/claim management to key project stakeholders, including project management, finance, engineering, and sourcing communities.
  • Anticipates events and risks associated with the contract management activities; proposes alternative proactive solutions to keep the situation under control.
  • Works closely with the Project Directors, Project Managers, Project Controllers, Project Engineering Managers, Sourcing Contract Managers, and Project Planning Managers, to identify and mitigate risks; and to identify, maximize, and leverage claim opportunities.
  • Provides at any time, on management demand, a reliable and understandable contractual and commercial analysis of the project.
  • For Dispute Arbitration Board (DAB) or similar non-litigation mechanism for dispute resolution, PrCM is required to prepare DAB files, referral notes along with substantial evidences and active participation in the process before the adjudication board or similar board.
  • Trains, develops, and share knowledge and expertise to ONxpress team and partners, as required. 

 

What You Bring to the Team 

  • Must have a degree in Law, Engineering, Finance, Technical, Economics or business sciences.
  • Minimum of 10 years of Contract/Claim Management experience (preferred)/ Project Management ideally in the Engineering and Construction\EPC industry or on Transit/Rail infrastructure projects
  • Ability to read and interpret contractual documents, including terms and conditions, planning, and technical specifications.
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
  • Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.
  • Ability to understand project financials and impact of contract/claim management on project’s profitability.
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of variables in situations.
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in writing, oral, diagram, or schedule form.​​​​​​​
  • Knowledge of Contract Management systems; Project Management software; Excel Spreadsheet software and Microsoft Office Word Processing software.
  • Willingness and ability to be creative and bring forward new ideas and innovations.
  • Must be able to communicate with precision and transparency
  • Be a champion of inclusion and diversity. 

 

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.

 

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