Under the general direction of the Associate Director of Contract Administration, manages the interests of the University in its contractual relations during the design and construction of capital and non-capital projects. Develops and administers internal procedures related to vendor selection, bidding and contracting that are consistent with University-wide policies and establish the University as a credible and reputable client in the design and construction community. Directs and supervises contract administrative staff to ensure proper distribution, filing, and tracking of all agreements is maintained and follows University policies.
Applies contracting principles to provide advice, recommendations and solutions to issues controlled by the contracts. Ensures that contracts are in compliance with University Policy and other regulations. Assists, as necessary, the Associate Director in the administration of construction and consultant contracts, working closely with Construction Management, University Planning, Project Managers, Construction Managers, Architects, Attorneys and the Facilities Business Office.
Posting Position Title: Contracts Administrator
University Job Title: Contracts Administrator
Work Week: Standard (M-F equal number of hours per day)
Required Skill/ability 1: Thorough understanding of contracts including responsibilities of the contracting parties, methods of contracting, forms of compensation, general liability, insurance, indemnification, resolution of disputes, other legal concepts and methods of legal research.
Required Skill/ability 2: Knowledge of construction documentation and contract administration. Exposure to principles, practices, and procedures for design and construction.
Required Skill/ability 3: Well developed oral and written communication, organization, presentation, negotiation, conflict resolution, computer, and analytical skills. Ability to learn quickly and work effectively in a fast-paced, multiple project-based environment.
Required Skill/ability 4: Demonstrated ability to see hidden problems, apply sound judgment and good business sense, think globally and solve problems. Ability to effectively communicate with respect, diplomacy and tact in a variety of settings and styles, both internally and externally.
Required Skill/ability 5: Proven ability with Microsoft Windows operating environment, word processing, spread sheets, and project management systems.
Preferred Education, Experience and Skills: Knowledge of engineering and construction industry business practices and the negotiation of construction contracts.
Required Licenses Or Certifications:
Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Finance, Pre-Law or related field and three to five years of contract administration experience or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
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