Field Contract Manager

May 9, 2020 | By Corey Harp
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CARIAN Group is a New Jersey based management consulting firm that serves leading Fortune 500 businesses.

Field Contract Manager

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Manage, coordinate and administer contract modifications in the program field offices as required.
  • Provide onsite procurement expertise and document all actions taken under contracts.
  • Ensure timely negotiation and acceptance of modifications to construction contracts and consultant agreements.
  • Review notices of proposed change orders, estimates and cost proposals.
  • Analyze cost and pricing data, develop negotiation strategies and performs analyses to establish reasonableness of pricing.
  • Notify supervisor immediately of any party’s failure to comply with the provisions of the contract and the procurement policy and procedures.
  • Coordinate and administer data collection, retrieval, statistical evaluation, procurement scheduling and departmental reports.
  • Develop, recommend and implement new procurement procedures aided by new technology.
  • Coordinate and manage the procurement effort in construction emergencies and assist in determining best action to resolve emergencies within the confines of the procurement guidelines.
  • Investigate contract issues and disputes, prepare recommendations and findings for management and legal review.
  • Perform all duties necessary in the procurement area to assure the smooth and effective operation of Procurement Department.

Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s or advanced degree in Engineering, Construction Management, Law, Business Administration or equivalent.

Skills and Training Requirements:

  • Familiarity with Critical Path Method scheduling.
  • Ability to read and understand construction drawings and specifications.
  • Ability to read, understand and interpret contract documents.
  • Strong working knowledge of MS Office including Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
  • Ability to analyze cost and pricing data.
  • Strong negotiating and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong oral and written communication and interpersonal skills.

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