Senior Contract Officer (3 Year TERM)
Pinawa, MB

As Canada’s premier nuclear science and technology (S&T) organization Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) serves the nation as an enabler of business innovation and technology transfer. And, we foster the development of highly-qualified people for the knowledge economy to come.

The Whiteshell Closure Project (WCP) is an initiative under Canadian Nuclear Laboratories whose focus is to decommission the site. The Project mandate encompasses the entire Whiteshell Laboratories (WL) Site, including nuclear equipment and systems, buildings and plant infrastructure, services, waste management facilities and affected lands. The Project scope includes all elements necessary to complete by 2024, a major remediation project on a licensed nuclear site, including strategic planning, resourcing, project annual budgeting and planning, nuclear facility operation, nuclear facility decommissioning, remediation of affected lands, environmental monitoring, site services, application of nuclear programs and business services as required.


  • Is responsible for the procurement of material, equipment and services for various project requirements and managing the procurement process and related deliverables in a timely manner. The Senior Contract Officer plays a key role as the team lead for procurement related issues and is responsible for ensuring compliance with technical, quality assurance and project management requirements, while observing the requirements set forth in procurement procedures. Responsibilities encompass leading a diverse client base in support of all types of contract categories and procurement of goods and services for nuclear safety-related equipment, systems and structures including construction, engineering and complex requirements.
  • Prepares and manages the full tendering process and is required to research and prepare bidders lists and supply sources; prepare and issue bid documents; evaluate bids and liaise with Engineering Quality Assurance, and Legal, etc. to finalize overall evaluation recommendation; negotiate with suppliers to achieve the best overall agreement that meets budget and schedule targets; select or recommend suppliers to senior management; ensure all requisite approvals are obtained; and complete and execute contracts or purchase orders
  • Is responsible for managing contracts as assigned, and is required to manage contracts and relationships between the buyer and seller; manage communication between and actions due by both parties, including scheduling meetings; document decisions and events; coordinate the change order process and all requests for change orders in relation to contract obligations; ensure application of all contract terms; monitor, document and report on supplier performance and manage supplier performance improvement plans; monitor payments to supplier; and resolve contract disputes


  • Post-secondary education in business or engineering with seven (7) years or more experience in procurement and contract administration, or relevant combination of education and experience
  • Solid understanding of procurement and contract administration principles
  • Experience with Canadian competitive bid law and contract law as it applies to procurement
  • Experience applying commercial and contractual formats and specific terms and conditions
  • Experience creating and maintaining strong supplier relations
  • Experience adhering to and enforcing policies, procedures, and contract obligations
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work positively in a team environment
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, and Outlook)
  • Experience in the procurement of a wide range of goods and services, including construction and industrial services and commodities, is desired
  • Professional certification or training in procurement and/or contract administration is desired
  • Technical background or demonstrated understanding of engineering and/or construction contracts is an asset
  • Experience working in a technical and regulated environment or the nuclear industry is an asset
  • Experience with an automated procurement system, ideally Oracle, is an asset

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CNL has an Employment Equity Program and encourages applications from women, Aboriginal Peoples, visible minorities and persons with disabilities.

We thank all applicants for their interest, but only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Job Types: Full-time, Temporary


  • Procurement & Contract Administration: 7 years (Preferred)


  • AEC / DEP or Skilled Trade Certificate (Preferred)