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HNTB Construction Contract Specialist in Atlanta, Georgia

What We're Looking For

An experienced individual who can Work as part of a project management team for one or more large innovative delivery projects under the Georgia Major Mobility Investment Program. Member of an owner’s representative team providing contractor oversight and project support services. Candidates with legal/contracts administration expertise strongly preferred.

Primary Focus Will Include:

  • Responsible for issue resolution, risk management, contract administration and compliance, and change management on alternative delivery transportation project(s) of a diverse and complex nature with a contract price from $25 million to over $500 million.

  • Provides services and trains staff on contract interpretation and application, manages 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

Preferred Qualifications and Skills:

  • Experience in the design and construction industry for transportation projects would be valued

  • Certifications/Licenses: member of a State Bar

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

  • Engineering Degree with 10 years of contract administration in construction

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

  • Project leadership role requiring engagement with and providing direction to project 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

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Job Type: Regular

Full/Part Time: Full time

Job Category: Program Management Group

ReqID: R-11966