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Sr. Contract Administrator

Location: DFW Airport, TX
Job # 11616720
Date Posted: 11-19-2018
As a Senior Contract Administrator you will be responsible for preparing, administering and coordinating contracts. You will be the primary contact between assigned DFW Business Unit(s) and Contract Administrator(s) in interpreting and complying with airport policies and applicable Procurement Laws. 
 
What you will be doing:
  • Performing contract administration work.  Reviewing work performed by other Contract Administrators for accuracy and conformance to contracting and regulatory procedures; provides contract and regulatory related training to other Contract Administrators, Board staff, contractors and consultants. Responsible for oversight of all Contracts for their assigned departments, this includes ensuring Contracts are adequately funded, properly planned for replacement and renewal contracts including transition plans.  Also lead Procurement 101 training as required for assigned departments.
  • Providing professional-level consulting services to assigned DFW Business Unit(s) and supports them in meeting their strategic initiatives through their people.
  • Providing advice, guidance and support on procurement plans.
  • Contract solicitations, sourcing and specification development, bid/proposal evaluation process, development and administration of contracts, negotiating terms and conditions.Managing and facilitating contract  execution, writing Notice to Proceed, ensuring compliance with contract provisions, negotiating and writing change orders and overseeing contract closeout to ensure compliance with all applicable laws.
  • Providing technical guidance, direction and assistance to assigned DFW Board Department(s); advises Board staff and contractor or consults with project managers of potential solicitation and contractual challenges and provides contract interpretation.
  • Mentoring and coaching assigned Contract Administrators.  Directly supervise a minimum of one assigned Contract Administrator.
  • Writing, coordinating and proof reading Official Board Actions for assigned DFW Board Department(s) including the coordination and review of Business Disclosure Forms with the Legal Department.  May lead assigned monthly OBA Review meetings and responsible for review and approval from AVP on OBA PMM required documentation.
 
What you need:
  • Bachelor’s degree in business, supply chain management, or public administration or other related technical/engineering field.
  • Five (5) years of progressively responsible experience administering construction, general goods, services or professional service contracts.
  • Experience in negotiating new contracts and modifications/changes to existing contracts.
  • Any equivalent combination of education and/or experience may be substituted for the above.
  • Possession of a valid Class C driver’s license.
 
What we desire:
  • Ability to interpret and use oral and written instructions, specifications, sketches and blueprints to prepare solicitation documents, scopes of work or services, analyze proposals and write contracts and change orders.
  • Ability to review contract documentation for discrepancies and conformance to standards established under law, policy, procedures and management directives.
  • Ability to represent the Procurement and Materials Management Department, the Administration and Diversity Division and the DFW Airport Board in a professional manner by exhibiting great customer service skills without compromising personal ethics or the integrity of the procurement process.
  • Extensive knowledge of the principles, practices and procedures contract administration and procurement, laws and contract funding procedures and requirements.
  • Ability to meet and interface with contract administrators, suppliers, contractors, tenants, consultants, Board staff and other interested parties to exchange information, explain and interpret standards and develop solutions.
  • Ability to negotiate in a confidential or an open, public atmosphere, as appropriate, and to obtain and substantiate fair and reasonable contract terms and pricing.
  • Ability to work independently or in a team environment based on the task or situation.
  •  Ability to prepare clear and concise specifications, contract clauses and changes, reports, negotiation records, negotiation plans and correspondence
  • Ability to interpret and use oral and written instructions, specifications, sketches and blueprints to prepare solicitation documents, scopes of work or services, analyze proposals and write contracts and change orders.
  •  Ability to review contract documentation for discrepancies and conformance to standards established under law, policy, procedures and management direc-tives.
  • Ability to represent the Procurement and Materials Management Department, the Admin-istration and Diversity Division and the DFW Airport Board in a professional manner by exhibiting great customer service skills without compromising personal ethics or the in-tegrity of the procurement process.
  •  Extensive knowledge of the principles, practices and procedures contract ad-ministration and procurement, laws and contract funding procedures and re-quirements.
  • Ability to meet and interface with contract administrators, suppliers, contractors, tenants, consultants, Board staff and other interested parties to exchange infor-mation, explain and interpret standards and develop solutions.
  • Ability to negotiate in a confidential or an open, public atmosphere, as appropri-ate, and to obtain and substantiate fair and reasonable contract terms and pric-ing.
  • Ability to work independently or in a team environment based on the task or sit-uation.
  • Ability to prepare clear and concise specifications, contract clauses and chang-es, reports, negotiation records, negotiation plans and correspondence.
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