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Contracts Manager

Job Description

The Contracts Manager works in a team-oriented and results-focused environment with other contract professionals, attorneys, project managers, commercial project managers and procurement team members on a variety of airport baggage handling system and operations maintenance projects throughout the United States.  

           

Work Location: Hybrid, based out of Irving

 

Responsibilities

  • Analyze, draft, modify and negotiate a variety of construction project-related agreements, including bid documents, prime contracts, subcontracts, supplier agreements, purchase orders, amendments, non-disclosure agreements, letters of intent, letter agreements, memorandum of understandings, change orders  and claim management documents, settlement agreements, warranties and other project-related contract documents.
  • Serve as a key stakeholder during the project acquisition phase through analyzing commercial risks and providing timely responses to assist with the bid management teams with pre-contract negotiations along with other avenues involving the generation of additional business opportunities. These responsibilities include identifying risks, collaborating with management and internal teams to determine the valuation of those risks and evaluating mitigation strategies in order to minimize the impact of those risks.
  • Assist with various licensing, permits, pricing and insurance inquires, OCIP/ROCIP/CCIP management and enrollment processes, SAP compliance validation, surety bonds and vendor credentialing topics.
  • Serve as the project team’s go-to expert during the project execution phase when it comes to the contractual terms and conditions, identifying and mitigating risks, and claims management.
  • Actively support the procurement manager on a variety of contractual topics including, drafting subcontract templates and flow downs and negotiating agreements with subcontractors and suppliers.  
  • Maintain deadlines on project deliverables and regularly communicate with business partners and internal clients about contractual issues.
  • Generate contractual overviews of obligations and baselines for projects and highlight potential risks, claims and mitigation actions for our project teams.
  • Actively attend weekly project meetings and advise on all contractual-related questions.
  • Attend site visits and collaborate with the various teams at all levels throughout the entire project lifecycle. 
  • Prepare and manage change orders and associated variations, including providing necessary substantiation as well as commercial assessment of the changes, preparing notices for potential delay claims in accordance with the contractual requirements, and issuing notices to our suppliers and subcontractors.
  • Coordinate with project management teams in the preparation and defense of claims, including defining contractual entitlements and ensuring required levels of substantiation and quantification are provided to achieve the objectives of the claims.
  • Support implementation of processes for efficient and streamlined operations surrounding contract management.
  • Contribute to the development and improvement of the model contract library and the efficiency of the legal contract management process.
  • Support our legal department on various matters and topics, including organizing and maintaining contractual documents in various databases and assisting with the development and execution of training programs.
  • Cooperate across departments to achieve optimal contract terms while minimizing risk.

Skills:

  • Excellent organizational, communicational, and coordination skills are key to this role, as well as the flexibility to adjust and thrive in a dynamic environment with changing requirements, schedules, and priorities for multiple projects and assignments.
  • Excellent communication and writing skills with demonstrated ability to develop and communicate clear, concise and consistent contractual provisions.
  • Proven ability to initiate appropriate actions and follow-up actions with minimal supervision.
  • Proven experience in advising and supporting project managers and other project team members throughout all phases of construction projects.
  • Excellent attention to detail and demonstrated desire and ability to quickly learn and understand new contractual and legal topics. 
  • Working knowledge of commercial insurance and construction/contractor licensing requirements.    
  • Demonstrated experience with drafting and negotiating construction project-related contracts.
  • Broad knowledge of contractual and legal concepts involved in construction projects.
  • Self-motivated with ability to work under pressure with a sense of urgency and thoroughness.
  • Ability to interact and cooperate with all levels of management within a fast-paced and diverse multi-cultural environment. 
  • Polished and effective negotiation, communication and writing/drafting skills, including those suitable for interaction with very senior managers and executives.
  • Skilled in working collaboratively as a key player on multiple teams simultaneously.
  • Flexible team player willing to accept new challenges and assignments based on needs of the business. 

Qualifications

  • Bachelors’ Degree.
  • Minimum  of 8 years of combined contract and claims management experience, as well as a keen understanding of the various types of contracts and documentation associated with large-scale construction projects involving public and private entities.  
  • Willingness and ability to travel domestically.     
  • Ability to pass all background checks and security screenings per airport requirements. 
  • Qualified Applicants must be legally authorized for employment in the United States. 

 

Siemens Logistics is one of Fortune’s 2022’s Most Admired Companies in the world. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace that embraces and promotes ownership culture, empowerment, open communication, diversity and collaboration.

As an employee of Siemens Logistics, benefits start on day one and include: 

  • Competitive pay
  • Excellent healthcare coverage
  • Professional development and tuition reimbursement
  • Matching 401(k)
  • Flexible/Hybrid HQ office work schedule
  • Paid time off/company holidays


 

Design your future with us! Apply today and join Team Siemens.

 



Organization: Portfolio Companies

Company: Siemens Logistics LLC

Experience Level: Experienced Professional

Full / Part time: Full-time



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