Senior Contract Specialist
Our Seattle team is growing! Faithful Gould has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Contract specialist. This position reports to the Deputy Project Manager and indirectly to Resident Engineer. Exercises considerable independent judgment and operates with minimal direct direction. Must become an expert on the client's Processes and Procedures on the Design Build Contract. Must be able to work under pressure in a fast track design build project. This is a full-time internal position with Faithful Gould offering robust benefits. We seek career minded professionals who seek long term tenure to career with us!
Faithful Gould is a world leader in project and cost consulting, providing clients with Owner's Representative expertise and advice throughout the life of their construction projects. We offer varied and interesting projects with a number of high profile clients across key business sectors which include many of the fortune 100 companies and Federal/State/City government agencies. Faithful Gould is currently ranked #9 largest Construction Management Company and #7 Program Management Company by ENR (Engineering News Record). Established in 1947 in England and opened the first USA office in 1992. Constructive Expertise -It's in our DNA
Provides principal support to the project management team in the effective administration of the contract between the client and Design Build Contractor
Draft contractual commitment documents particularly responding to contractual letters
Coordinate with other project team members and departments to identify related actions or inactions to result constructive contract changes
Identify opportunities and develop strategies to avoid potential claims
Take appropriate actions to protect the client's interest
Provide recommendations for corrective action
Ensure Contractor is compliant with prime contract terms and conditions
Identify and validate Design Build claims and coordinate the efforts to negotiate and help the Project Management team to resolve claims with the Design Built Contractor when necessary
Prepare, maintain, retrieve, and communicate records, reports, or documents that may be required to meet contractual requirements
Establishes and updates records of all correspondence related to contract activity
Close coordination with project controls, scheduling, Resident Engineer and change management teams
Bachelor's degree in Business, Quantity Surveying, Law, Engineering, Construction Management or related field
10 years of contract management experience preferred, with experience in management of the prime contract in heavy civil/infrastructure/transportation projects
Strong hands on experience with MS Office tools especially Word and PowerPoint
Strong experience in construction contracts particularly in design-build contracts
Excellent letter writing skills.
Strong interpersonal skills in order to work effectively with peers, management, DB Contractor
Understanding of alternative dispute resolution techniques
Highly organized and ability to process multiple contract correspondences in parallel.
Experience in contract law, contract drafting, administration
Experience of handling prime contract and subcontracts and of responding to and utilizing their claims.
Previous experience with rail facilities infrastructure projects is considered a valuable asset
Proficiency in English (spoken and written)
Faithful Gould offers its employees a robust rewards package which includes:
Broad employer based benefits package including medical/RX, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance
Generous time off benefits
401 (k) with employer match
Flexible work schedules dependent upon approval as a result of assignment demands
Career development opportunities through our corporate university
Highly regarded tuition reimbursement program
Valuable voluntary options including legal, long term care, pet insurance and car insurance
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