Contracts Manager
Aecon Group
Bowmanville, ON
Reporting to the VP, Contracts, the Contracts Manager is responsible for providing accurate and timely contractual support and commercial advice, in accordance with Corporate and SLN-Aecon Joint Venture Project requirements and policies.

Key Responsibilities
Overall responsibility for Prime and sub-Contracts Management on the SLN-Aecon Joint Venture projects.
Supervise and provide support to all Joint Venture Contract Management and Administration project personnel, ensuring that personnel are trained qualified and competent to perform their assigned tasks.
Review and negotiate commercial agreements, including requests for quotation, requests for proposals, confidentiality agreements, pre-bid agreements, purchase orders, subcontracts, contracts, consortium agreements, joint venture agreements 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
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
Assist in formation and administration of contracts with Subcontractors and ensure that required and relevant terms and conditions are flowed down to Subcontractors
Assist project staff with identification, documentation and quantification of changes in the Work and claims
Act as the point of contact to OPG for contractual matters
Liaise with and provide guidance on contract matters to Supervisor, other senior managers, and other team members
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
Continuing education with respect to construction law
Contribute to the revision and maintenance of Operating Policies and Procedures
Develop and manage correspondence between the JV and clients / sub-contractors in order to manage and mitigate contractual risk.
Obtain the assistance of the appropriate Legal department, as required
Required Knowledge & Skills

At least 5 years’ experience of contracts administration/management in the industrial engineering, procurement or construction industry
Technical or legal post-secondary education
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 labour obligations and their impact on the Project
Good interpersonal and analytical skills
Good planning & time management skills
Good decision-making ability and negotiation skills
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.)
Working knowledge of CGC – Contract Administration modules