Jacobs Contracts Manager in Chicago, Illinois
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This position will be as part of a joint venture team and the selected candidate will be hired by Jacobs, one of the JV or teaming partners.
Our on-site Program Management team is looking to add an experienced and collaborative Deputy Contracts Administrator in support of O’Hare’s multi-billion-dollar capital Redevelopment Program. This position will provide you with the opportunity to be a major contributor to the growth of one of the busiest airports in the world as part of the Program’s support team.
As a Deputy Contracts Manager located at our client’s site in Chicago, IL , you’ll be a key member of our Program Management’s Contracts Administration team, managing some of the largest construction contracts in the Chicago area. Your primary focus will be developing contract documents for procurement of architecture, engineering, construction management, and construction contracts, as well as the construction administration of the client’s Construction Manager at Risk and General Contractor contracts, including but not limited to preparation and processing of potential change orders, field orders, and contract modifications; auditing and processing of the client’s Construction Manager at Risk MBE/WBE/DBE compliance plans and other participation metrics such as EEO, City of Chicago Residency requirements and City of Chicago Project Area Requirements; reviewing, auditing, and processing of contractor invoices; and managing the close out of construction contracts.
You’ll maintain effective relationships with client’s staff, establish contracts administration procedures consistent with the program’s established policies and procedures. You’ll play a critical role in project budget management, change control support, negotiation, and monthly invoice processing. You’ll become fully integrated with the project core team, providing contract administration, advising the team on contract risk terms, evaluate compliance requirements defined in RFPs and contracts including review of government regulations, statutes, and client procedures and requirements. In partnership with project managers and operations teams, you’ll ensure proper change management and reimbursement by clients for valid contract.
Here’s What You’ll Need:
Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Construction Management or Business Management or other related degree
10+ years professional experience in the development, administration and/or auditing of contracts
Demonstrated knowledge of the contracting process in public sector contracting at the local and state levels
Experience in preparation of RFQ’s, RFP’s, and competitive bid documents
Experience with contracting terms, requirements, and procedures
Knowledge of principles of competitive purchasing, bidding, and negotiation
Project financial and budget management experience
Change order and claims negotiation experience
Ability to work onsite at O’Hare airport with the program management team
Ideally, You’ll Also Have:
Experience with B2Gnow and LCPTracker
Experience with management of construction manager at risk contracts
Experience working on City of Chicago or Cook County contracts
No sponsorship is available for this position.
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