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Parsons Corporation Contracts Administrator - Prime Contract in Edmonton, Alberta

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Job Description:

The City of Edmonton selected Parsons as part of the Marigold Infrastructure Partners to design and build the 14-kilometre Valley Line West LRT project from downtown to Lewis Farms. Construction has begun and will take five to six years to complete.

Marigold is a design-build joint venture agreement between Colas and Parsons.

As we continue progress, we have opportunity to join our team as: Contract Administrator (Prime Contract)

The Contract Administrator (Prime Contract) will work within the commercial team and report to the Contract Manager. The Contract Administrator will be responsible for correspondence and reports drafting, collaborating with other teams to gather information, maintaining digital records and registers, and assisting Contract Manager in administering complex prime contract functions of the JV project.

What You'll Be Doing:

  • Understand the project and interpret the complex prime contract of the project.

  • Understand the circumstances and provide appropriate contractual advice to other team members.

  • Understand the technical, contractual, and commercial requirements of the project.

  • Collaborate with team members to gather information and draft contractual correspondences.

  • Draft reports on issues, potential disputes, and disputes for the appropriate audience.

  • Work closely with all the teams in the project to explore details on contractual issues and present the findings to the management.

  • Collate information, maintain digital records, and generate various reports as required to the management.

  • Be commercially aware and sensitive while dealing with the issues.

  • Assist Contract Manager and Commercial Manager in generating management reports, resolving contractual issues, disputes avoidance, and disputes resolution.

  • Attend regular and ad-hoc meetings as required to support and fulfill the required functions.

  • Monitor and flag contractual deadlines and concerns in advance.

  • Draft or support drafting the regular reports required under the contract.

  • Other tasks as assigned by Contract Manager or Commercial Manager.

Essential Skills:

  • Proven work experience in a similar role.

  • Excellent in drafting contractual letters & notices.

  • Ability to interpret and understand the link between various requirements in the contract and to foresee contractual consequences.

  • Attention to detail and good in follow-up.

  • Ability to work in a team environment.

  • Awareness and previous experience in using Power BI.

  • Superior research skills.

  • Strong understanding of contractual and commercial risks.

  • Work collaboratively and cohesively with other teams and team members.

  • Must be a good team player.

  • Desire to learn and to expand the responsibilities.

What Required Skills You'll Bring:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Finance, or related field and typically 5+ years of prime contract administration experience is required.

  • Experience in contract (preferably prime contract) administration, coordination, and/or management on a major or infrastructure design & build construction project.

  • Familiar with basic legal documents, contracts, correspondence, and alternate dispute resolution process.

  • Previous experience in fixed price lump sum contracts.

  • Be able to travel (less than 10%) to construction sites, as and if required to perform the above duties.

  • Be located or willing to relocate to Edmonton, Alberta.

What Desired Skills You'll Bring:

  • Light Rail Transit project experience.

  • Experience in P3 projects.

  • Experience using applications like SharePoint and Aconex.

  • Knowledge on project scheduling and delay analysis.

  • Knowledge on project costs and commercial concepts.

Minimum Clearance Required to Start:

Not Applicable/None

This position is part of our Critical Infrastructure team.

For more than 75 years, our experts have designed and delivered the critical infrastructure that connects and protects communities around the world. We work in diverse, collaborative teams, both within the company and with our partners and customers, to plan, design, build, and modernize infrastructure. We take special pride in projects and solutions that improve communities as well as people’s quality of life by promoting economic growth, enhancing mobility, and increasing sustainability and resiliency. Powered by our people, we provide the imagination necessary to support our customers’ visions—and to help them see new possibilities.

We value our employees and want our employees to take care of their overall wellbeing, which is why we offer best-in-class benefits such as health, vision, dental, employer paid provincial care premiums, Defined Contribution Pension Plan (DCPP), Tax-Free Savings Account (TFSA), Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP), life insurance, paid time off, sick leave, all province observed holidays off, and gym membership discounts to fit your busy lifestyle!

The position may require a COVID vaccination or an approved accommodation/exemption for a disability/medical condition or religious belief as required by customer requirements and some cases federal, state, provincial or local mandates.

Parsons is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility in the workplace. Diversity is ingrained in who we are, how we do business, and is one of our company’s core values. Parsons equally employs representation at all job levels for minority, female, disabled, protected veteran and LGBTQ+.

We truly invest and care about our employee’s wellbeing and provide endless growth opportunities as the sky is the limit, so aim for the stars! Imagine next and join the Parsons quest—APPLY TODAY!About Us

Parsons is a digitally enabled solutions provider focused on the defense, security, and infrastructure markets. With nearly 75 years of experience, Parsons is uniquely qualified to deliver cyber/converged security, technology-based intellectual property, and other innovative services to federal, regional, and local government agencies, as well as to private industrial customers worldwide.

Parsons is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran/LGBTQ+.

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