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HNTB Commercial Business Lead in Atlanta, Georgia

What We're Looking For

Responsible for issue resolution, risk management, contract administration and compliance, and change management on alternative delivery mega transportation project(s) of a diverse and complex nature with a contract price from $100 million to over $500 million. Provides services and trains staff on contract interpretation and application, manage project communication in all mediums, oversee contract, state, and federal compliance; oversee and manage project risks, issues, and potential changes to resolution. Oversees project staff in review of the contractor’s activities, roles and responsibilities, communication protocols, and execution and application of contract provisions. Primary author of correspondence, vets all project-specific processes and procedures, and co-drafter’s internal management plans. Co-reviewer and commenter of all contractor reports and Management Plans. On-site liaison to the client’s legal department for resolution of claims, formal disputes and litigation. Capture lessons learned on policies, contractual strategies, and project issues draft commensurate contract provisions. Part of an owner’s representative team providing contractor oversight and project support services.

Primary Focus Will Include:

  • Responsible to support the MMIP in Atlanta, Georgia for projects ranging from $500m to $1.5b.

  • Coordinate, advise, and provide contract support for daily activities within a GDOT-led consultant project team for the timely resolution of administrative requirements, contract compliance, technical solutions and construction field activities.

  • Train and support project team on contract interpretation and application of contract policies and requirements.

  • Act as project liaison with GDOT legal office.

  • Oversee the project team’s review of technical and administrative submittals responses.

  • Ensure State and Federal contract compliance by the design-build contractor, including reviews and audits of subcontracts, insurance and bonding provisions, and subcontracting procedures.

  • Assist in the resolution of contract change orders, owner directed changes, dispute resolution, and provide claims and litigation support.

  • Oversee or perform administrative audits, including both process and product audits, to identify nonconforming work, opportunities for improvement, and any necessary corrective or preventative actions.

  • Oversee project schedule review comments and issue resolution.

  • Manage and co-draft project correspondence.

  • Review project reports submitted by the design-build contractor for sufficient and appropriate language.

  • Provide project contractual support when interacting and coordinating with project stakeholders.

  • Co-develop and manage the compilation, documentation, and reporting for incorporation of project lessons learned into the procurement documents.

  • Identify and report contract deficiencies and defects to GDOT legal.

  • Support partnering and informal dispute resolution; oversee and guide proper project communications and documentation

Preferred Qualifications and Skills:

  • Certifications/Licenses: member of a State Bar

  • Juris Doctor Degree and two years of project management, contract drafting and negotiation, construction claims resolution or similar experience

  • Involves complex document interpretation, analysis, problem solving, and communication

  • Project leadership role requiring engagement with and providing direction to all other project managers and staff

  • Demonstrates a high level of initiative and proactiveness in mitigating risks and recognizing resolutions

  • Decision making ability that may have an impact on policies, procedures or the achievement of strategic goals; projects costs and risk exposure

  • Excellent writing, editing, verbal, and presentation skills

What You'll Need

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Provides support on resolving project issues, including application of contract provisions, working with technical experts, and making recommendations for strategies and solutions for resolution. Draft and co-draft technical memos, policy papers, and issue analysis codifying recommendations, contract position taken, or resolution documents.

  • Reviews correspondence works with various members of the project team and the owner to develop responses and propose and draft responses.

  • Oversees the project team’s review of technical and administrative submittal responses, participates in meetings, reviews reports and minutes, and coordinates project communication utilizing a variety of methods.

  • Assists in the resolution of potential change orders, change orders, dispute resolution, and provide claims, formal dispute, and litigation support.

  • Performs administrative audits, including both process and product audits. Identifies procedural noncompliance and nonconforming work, opportunities for improvement, and necessary corrective and preventative actions.

  • Reviews and audits of subcontracts, insurance and bonding provisions and subcontracting procedures.

  • Mentors and trains the project team on contract interpretation and application of contract policies and requirements, proper communication and documentation, and risks and liabilities related to project roles and responsibilities.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Engineering, Construction Management. Legal Studies or related field

  • 5 years project management, contract drafting and negotiation, construction claims resolution or similar experience

  • In lieu of Juris Doctor degree, 10 years of experience in project management, contract drafting and negotiation, construction claims resolution or similar experience

Visa sponsorship is available for this position.


About Us

For more than a century, HNTB has helped deliver infrastructure solutions that best meet the unique needs of our clients. With client relationships spanning decades, we understand infrastructure life cycles and have the perspective to solve technical challenges with clarity and imagination. We are far more than a design firm. We see and help address far-reaching issues of financing, legislation, design, construction, community outreach and ongoing operations. As employee-owners committed to the highest levels of performance, we enable clients to achieve their goals and inspiring visions.

Just like we are committed to delivering for our clients, HNTB is also committed to delivering for you by offering benefits to protect the health of you and your family, help you balance family and career, and build your savings for retirement. Learn more by visiting HNTB Total Rewards.

HNTB is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer .

HNTB does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, pregnancy status, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, citizenship status, or other status protected by law. We will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with a disability where appropriate.

Work Authorization

In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, we will hire only U.S. citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the United States (if the position is or will be one which is subject to U.S. law).

Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is typically not available for entry level positions.

  • HNTB participates in E-Verify

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EOE including Disability/Protected Veterans

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