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Jacobs Deputy Contracts Manager in Chicago, Illinois

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Our People & Places Solutions business – reinforces our drive to improve the lives of people everywhere and epitomizes the "why" of what we do – the tremendous positive impact and value our solutions bring to our communities and society as a whole. From facilities delivering life-saving therapies and ensuring clean water to enabling the connection of people through all modes of transportation and providing access to technology – we're integrating a multitude of these solution elements to build the smart environments of tomorrow.

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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 Manager 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.

Based 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

  • 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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