Contract Specialist Third Party Agreements

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United States Sacramento

  1. Project Controls and Estimating, Contracts and Procurement
  2. Permanent
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Contract Specialist (Third Party Agreements)
Our client; a well-established global EPC organization, together with its joint-venture partner, has been awarded a four-year program delivery support services contract to provide program delivery and program management services to support one of the largest planned infrastructure projects in the U.S.

We are currently an experienced Contract Specialist – (Third Party Agreements) on a direct hire basis within our client’s team of experienced professionals. This position is based in Sacramento, CA

Job Duties
The Third Party Contract Specialist (Contract Specialist) is responsible for assisting with the delivery of third party agreements for the entire program from inception to completion under the direction of the Third Party Agreements Manager.

The primary focus of the Contract Specialist will be to timely secure necessary agreements between the Authority and utilities, municipalities, counties, state and federal agencies, railroads, and other relevant entities to enable the construction of the High-Speed Rail System (HSR System).

Program-specific activities will include the following:
  • Responsible for the drafting of complex agreements between the Authority and entities whose facilities conflict with the planned HSR System’s alignment.
  • Support the negotiation of complex agreements directly with stakeholders.
  • Support State Staff and PDS Staff in the negotiation of Third Party Agreements.
  • Support the drafting of Third Party Agreement and Real Property Branch Templates.
  • Assist in the development of policies and procedures for Third Party Agreements.
  • Collaboratively engage with internal stakeholders to achieve desired outcomes in a timely manner.
  • Responsible for leading meetings, giving key stakeholder presentations, and maintaining detailed records.
  • Responsible for maintaining internal records according to the Authority’s record retention policies and Third Party Manager’s directions for all assignments and internal stakeholder approvals.

Basic Job Requirements
  • Accredited four (4) year degree in Business, Law or global equivalent in applicable field of study and fourteen (14) years of work-related experience or a combination of education and directly related experience equal to eighteen (18) years if non-degreed; some locations may have additional or different qualifications in order to comply with local requirements
  • Ability to communicate effectively with audiences that include but are not limited to management, coworkers, clients, vendors, contractors, and other stakeholders
  • Job related technical knowledge necessary to complete the job
  • Ability to learn and apply knowledge of applicable local, state/province, and federal/national statutes and guidelines
  • Ability to attend to detail and work in a time-conscious and time-effective manner
Other Job Requirements
  • Knowledge of: State and Federal laws regulating the activities of the Authority; principles and techniques of personnel management and supervision; the Authority’s equal employment opportunity and labor relations objectives; a manager's role in safety, health, equal employment opportunity, and labor relations and the processes available to meet these program objectives.
  • Ability to: Administer a program; plan and direct the work of engineering and professional staff; analyze situations accurately and take effective action; address an audience effectively; present comprehensive reports and prepare correspondence; communicate effectively; effectively contribute to the Authority safety, health, equal employment opportunity, and labor relations objectives
  • Contribute to and promote the use of company’s knowledge management portals and communities
    • Stay current/updated with Contract Management practices and procedures; remain informed of current developments and potential changes within the Contract Management group

Preferred Qualifications:
Knowledge of the High-Speed Rail Authority Right-of-Way Manual, California State Contracting Manual, Caltrans Utility Relocation Manual, Design-Build Contracts, Federal Statutes, California State Statutes and Project Management Techniques.
• Advanced degree such as an Masters in Business Administration, Law degree (Juris Doctor), or global equivalent
• Fourteen (14) years of contract management, subcontract administration, and procurement experience supporting engineering and construction projects
• Experience developing negotiating contract terms and conditions specifically for contracts related to services, construction, engineering, materials and equipment installation
• Strong understanding of contracting principles and legal terms and conditions
• Broad understanding of the construction industry and contract language associated engineering, procurement, fabrication, and construction/construction management (EPFC/CM)
• Experience with administering the Request for Proposal/Request for Quotation (RFP/RFQ) process for contractors on heavy industrial construction projects
• Experience in accurately formulating multiple compensation structures including, but not limited to, reimbursable cost, lump sum, and unit price
• Experience in work change and claims evaluation and negotiation
• Experience in creating Request for Proposal (RFP)/Contract packages and interfacing with multiple disciplines in their creation
• Experience in creating Project Specific Contract Terms and Conditions by flowing down terms from the Prime Contract
• Experience working with Project Management, Engineering, and Construction to develop a sound Project Execution Plan and Contract Plan
• Experience in the Team Contract Management approach to contracting which includes each department being responsible for a portion of the RFP/Contracting process
• Experience in formulating strategies for individual contracts
• Excellent communication skills




***Notice to Candidates:  Background checks are carried out as part of any conditional offer made, including (but not limited to & role dependent) education, professional registration, employment, references, passport verifications and Global Watchlist screening.

To be Considered Candidates: Must be authorized to work in the USA without sponsorship***

Employment Type: Direct Hire
Location of Position: Sacramento, CA
Location Type: Facility/Office
Pay range: $115K/yr – to $150K/yr.
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We are an equal opportunity employer that recognizes the value of a diverse workforce. All qualified individuals will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other criteria protected by governing law.

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