Sr Contracts Specialist
Date published: 15-Feb-2018
Opportunity: Experienced Hire
Business Line: Water
Business Plan: PCR
Black & Veatch delivers design, procurement and construction solutions that help to provide safe drinking water and effective wastewater management to communities worldwide. We serve public and private clients of every size with a strong focus on life cycle economy, efficiency and reliability.<br><br>We find innovative solutions to protect water at its source, treat it to the highest standards, and deliver it to homes and businesses. Then we collect and treat wastewater before reintroducing it safely back into the environment.
Provide assistance to ensure procurement contracts are sufficient to mitigate Company risk, support Procurement’s general legal needs, and finalize contracts on a timely basis to maintain project schedules.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
• Develops flowdowns to procurement documents in order to achieve consistency of obligations between project prime agreements and the corresponding procurement contracts. • Supports project staff with the contract negotiations for general risk mitigation. • Performs other duties as assigned such as the development of non-disclosure agreements, general service agreements, letters of intent, and memorandums of understanding. • Negotiates strategic agreements and project-related disputes with vendors ensuring resolution. • Assists with project claims resolutions, as requested. • Updates and develops standard procurement documents. • Recommends business strategies to ensure project-wide compliance with applicable laws and company policies. • Develops, recommends and implements solutions to procurement procedures, as warranted. • Provides advanced expertise based on development of knowledge in multiple subject areas. • Provides legal research in order to support the preceding duties and offers clear and concise opinions. • Individual contributor with no subordinates. Works under the direction of a Contract Services Manager.
Minimum of seven (7) years relevant experience. All applicants must be able to complete pre-employment onboarding requirements (if selected) which may include any/all of the following: criminal/civil background check, drug screen, and motor vehicle records search, in compliance with any applicable laws and regulations.
Preferred Job Qualifications:
BA or BS degree in Supply Chain/Purchasing, Business, Technical / Engineering, Construction Management, Pre-Law, Law or related field (preferred). Relevant experience may be substituted for a degree. Preferred Skills: • Proficient Analytics - Creation and Interpretation • Advanced Attention to Detail • Advanced Communication - Written and Oral • Proficient Computer - Database and MS Office • Expert Contract Comprehension • Proficient Data Entry • Proficient Mathematics • Proficient Organizing Data • Proficient Presentation Skills • Advanced Problem Solving • Proficient Project Process Management • Proficient Training Development Preferred Competencies: • Decision quality • Ensures accountability • Manages ambiguity • Manages complexity • Persuades • Plans and aligns