Jacobs Contract Manager in Fort Worth, Texas

Contract Manager


The Buildings & Infrastructure Line of Business is a global network of employees, which serves both the private and public sector. Our employees work to shape the communities we live in by creating world-class projects that transform the future development patterns of those communities. We provide our clients award-winning planning, engineering, architectural and interior design, construction and program management, and design-build project delivery. The Jacobs business model allows us to successfully service our clients, leverage our integrated services, and provide our employees with growth opportunities while delivering global solutions to our client’s local programs.

We consistently receive high rankings from Engineering News-Record (ENR) in many classifications, including the categories of Top Design Firms, Top Contractors, Top Green Buildings Design Firms, and Top Transportation Companies.

Manages the prime contract and the relationship with the Customer’s contracting official for projects. Implements Prime Contract Management Program and establishes contracts administration procedures.

This position assists in proposal support, negotiation, and management and execution of the Prime Contract in conjunction with Sales, Operations, and the Project Manager. Ensures compliance with government regulations, statutes, and Client Practices. This role may either be assigned to a project supporting mid to large projects or work from an office location supporting projects remotely. This position is fully integrated with the project core team. Undertakes Prime Contract management execution activities in accordance with the Prime Contract with a view to preventing leakage and being reimbursed for valid changes. This position will play a large role in change management and pre-claim support. It is expected that the individual will have extensive knowledge of the foundation of basic contract management knowledge and skills required for success in the contracting field.

Technical/Functional Responsibilities:

  • Advise the Project Management Team on the contractual significance of proposed actions. Be the expert on the prime contract

  • Prepare and provide contractually significant communications and notices

  • Coordinate with other project team members to identify customer related actions or inactions, which result in constructive contract changes.

  • Recommend and implement actions to document and request the additional compensation or time due Client

  • Provide support to business and execution units in the formation of prime contracts, including participating in the proposal, prime contract review, joint venture and/or subcontract partnering, and risk assessment process

  • Facilitate smooth transition from Sales to Execution with the support of the Project team throughout life of a risk project

  • Coordinate with the Legal, Insurance, Risk, Project Controls, and Project Business Services on commercial terms and risk issues

  • Review project correspondence to ensure Clients’ rights are protected and that it is consistent with the terms of the prime contract

  • Evaluate cost, payment, insurance, risk, indemnification, and other material terms of agreements to provide recommended language to provide protection to Jacobs and update assessment throughout the project performance.

  • Participate in functional management team reviews

  • Ensure compliance with management of vital records and relevant correspondence to support reporting, contract audit, claims and litigations, and contract close out

  • Provide pre-claim and claim support and resources to project teams to prepare and negotiate claims as required

  • Report performance to the functional management for use in maintaining contracts metrics

  • Participate in risk reviews and functional management team reviews

  • Follow the Disputes process as defined by the Prime to track and administer throughout the project, while working with Legal



  • BA/BS or equivalent experience in related field

  • At least 10 years of experience in prime contract management and/or subcontract management

  • Must have extensive knowledge of the foundation of basic contract management knowledge and skills required for success in the contracting field

  • Construction contract management experience

  • Claims negotiation/management experience

  • Proposal development

Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. Jacobs is a background screening, drug-free workplace.

Primary Location United States-Texas-Fort Worth

Req ID: CON000051