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Design and Construction Contract Manager

Location: DFW Airport, TX
Job # 11538578
Date Posted: 10-30-2018
As the Design and Construction Contract Manager, you will be responsible for leading and managing the activities for a team of Senior Contract Administrators along with the solicitation and administration of DFW Airport Board construction and professional design service contracts. As a key leader within the Contract Administration Team, you’ll have critical involvement and coordination with DFW Airport Board staff, contractors and consultants on a regular basis.
What you will be doing:
  • Developing and preparing reports to use as management tools as requested by the VP, AVP, senior staff and the Board.
  • Providing enforcement, oversight and execution of contract actions to ensure compliance with applicable law, Board policy, and sound business practices.
  • Managing, planning, scheduling, supervising and evaluating the work and the activities of a team in the solicitation, administration, and close-out of construction and professional design service contracts. 
  • Managing and approving plans for complex and difficult negotiations, conducting contract, change order, and claim negotiations, including leading a collaborative team of technical staff, senior engineers, estimators, legal and audit representatives.
  • Providing advice and guidance to senior Board staff and to consultants and contractors on complex contract solicitation and administration matters.
  • Developing and updating processes, procedures and guidelines that implement Board policies and state law regarding pertinent issues.
What you need:
  • Bachelor's degree in engineering, public administration, business, construction management, law or a related field
  • Five (5) years of progressively responsible experience administering construction, professional service or service contracts.
  • Two (2) years of supervisory experience or Two (2) years of experience as a Senior Contract Administrator.
  • Must have experience in writing and negotiating new contracts or modifications to contracts; must be able to proofread and edit proposed documents for release.
  • Possession of a valid Class C driver's license.
What we desire:
  • Knowledge of principles, practices and procedures of contract solicitation, administration, funding and public bidding laws.
  • Knowledge of estimating and pricing techniques to determine labor, material and equipment costs and to analyze overhead costs and rates.
  • Knowledge of solicitation and contract procedures and requirements applicable to public organizations.
  • Ability to write clear, concise and accurate specifications and contract clauses.
  • Ability to interpret and use oral and written instructions, sketches and design drawings in the analysis of contractor proposals and writing of change orders.
  • Ability to meet and deal with senior representatives of contractors, tenants, consultants, Board staff and other interested parties to exchange information, explain and interpret standards and resolve differences.
  • Ability to prepare clear and concise Official Board Actions, reports, negotiation records, negotiation plans and correspondence.
  • Ability to make sound judgments on contractor risk and other factors associated with determining a reasonable profit for performing contract and change order work.
  • Ability to perform moderately complex mathematical calculations in order to price and evaluate contracts.
  • Ability to negotiate in an open, public atmosphere and to obtain fair and reasonable prices for change orders.
  • Ability to find solutions to problems that have become deadlocked at lower organizational levels.
About Us
We are Dallas Fort Worth International (DFW) Airport—one of the most successful airports in the world by any definition. We’re recognized for our innovation, leadership, drive for excellence and talented employees, and over the past five years we achieved almost every strategic objective and performance goal that we set out to achieve.
Our success is made possible because of the diverse talents of nearly 2,000 employees who champion our mission of providing an exceptional Airport experience to our customers and connect our community to the world. We’re looking for the best talent to join our Procurement and Materials Management department and help us re-imagine what an airport can be.
Bring your talents to DFW and live and work with purpose.


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