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HNTB Contracts & Procurement Manager in New York, New York

What We're Looking For

This position ensures contract compliance, specifically that the contract rights, remedies, obligations, assignments and risks are maintained among the contracted parties throughout the life of the project for project fees over $50MM. The DPM Contracts is responsible for managing its risk assignments, properly identifying, vetting and advancing potential changes, and ensuring compliance with the contract requirements in support of a project’s profitable operation. In collaboration with the Project Manager, they will take appropriate measures to ensure full adherence to applicable contract(s), the Manual of Professional Practice (MPP), and all applicable Standards of Performance.

Primary Focus Will Include:

  • Develop a thorough understanding of all commercial aspects and contract documents and act as primary resource for the project team.

  • Develop and maintain comprehensive knowledge of all projects.

  • Help identify risks associated with and oversee change management and dispute process.

  • Supervise and mentor other staff.

  • Work closely with program and project controls leadership to proactively monitor performance and support defense against any potential claims.

  • Prepare letters and reports for leadership decision-making.

Preferred Qualifications and Skills:

  • Contract/change management experience including advancing some schedule delays and claims experience for complex owner/contractor agreements for project fees between $15MM over $50MM

This position is located at our project office at JFK Airport in Queens, NYC.

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What You'll Need

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Mentors and supports project team members in all aspects of contract interpretation and compliance, risk management, and change management protocols. Coordinates and collaborates with the project team, DB Division Business and Project Controls group, and the Enterprise Operations Contracting & Claims (EOCC) and Risk Management (ERM) groups.

  • Develops and maintains a comprehensive knowledge of the project and all contractual documents, including Owner/Client, Client/HNTB and HNTB/Subconsultant agreements. Identifies unfavorable terms, risk allocation, and change and dispute procedures. Ensures development and implementation of a flow-down matrix for subconsultant agreements.

  • Establishes processes for change management within the project team and in cooperation with the client. Proactively captures, tracks, manages and reports all potential project changes and cost impacts utilizing the standard Change Order Log. Ensures contractual compliance of change procedures, including providing of timely notice to the client for all potential changes. Works closely with the Deputy Project Manager for Design and project controls staff to quantify all cost and schedule impacts due to changes. Serves as the project lead for advancing potential change orders and defending against back charges and claims. Develops merit arguments for submission to the design-builder in accordance with the contract requirements and HNTB interests. Advances disputes in a timely manner and in accordance with the contract requirements and HNTB interests. Engages EOCC for contract analysis and merit arguments for all disputes and as needed for complex changes.

  • Facilitates internal and external risk assessment exercises to identify and assign (i.e. to Owner, Contractor, HNTB) risks identified in the contract and scope of work requirements. Ensures that appropriate risks are passed through to subconsultants (coordinate with EOCC). Proactively captures, tracks, manages and reports all contract and potential project risks (negative and positive) utilizing the standard project-specific Risk Register.

  • Supports the development and review of all correspondence and other key communications between the project team and the client, and between HNTB and its subconsultants for contract compliance, liability considerations, transfer of risk, and potential changes or claims. Reviews design team and subconsultant project reports for commitment and liability concerns prior to submission to the client. Participates in scheduled Project Reviews to provide an update on project change order and risk status.

  • Supports the closing out of all contractual requirements. Assists the PM, EOCC and ERM in the resolution of disputes, claims and litigation issues.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Construction Management, Finance or related degree.

  • 15 years related contract experience

  • 5 years in a lead role working directly for the contractor or architect/engineer

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R-07509 Full Time #AS #ProgramManagement

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Job Type: Regular

Full/Part Time: Full time

Job Category: Program Management Group

ReqID: R-07509

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