Contracts Manager

Fraser River Pile & Dredge (GP) Inc. - New Westminster, BC (30+ days ago)

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Fraser River Pile & Dredge (GP) Inc. (FRPD) is Canada's largest Marine & Infrastructure, Land Foundations and Dredging contractor. The company is privately owned with operations mainly in Western Canada and projects reaching across the country.

FRPD is a growing, award winning company with opportunities for advancement. We focus on the development of talented professionals looking to take advantage of the diverse scope of our many exciting projects and offer a very strong compensation package including a comprehensive benefits package, company paid pension plan, and educational support.


We are looking to hire a full-time Contracts Manager to develop and manage contracts and subcontracts for one or more construction projects. The ideal candidate will be proficient in communicating with various stakeholders and internal partners, ensuring that the contracts conform to any relevant legislation and align with our company or project goals. This is an exciting position that will be involved in complex projects in our specialized areas of marine construction, land foundations and dredging.

The Contracts Manager will interpret contract requirements, provide advice and recommendations to the businesses and minimize risk exposure.

Key Responsibilities

  • Understand the rights and liabilities of the project contract
  • Advise the Project Manager regarding required actions to protect company rights and limit liabilities exposure
  • Prepare position papers for the Project Manager for any contractual issue that may appear during the execution of a project
  • Serve as the liaison between vendors, contractors, and the client; create, manage and negotiate contracts between parties
  • Manage and supervise commercial contracts for procurement of services and equipment (include formation, administration and close out) for a variety of construction projects
  • Organize and prepare commercial component of RFQ tender processes including scheduling, issuing, managing RFIs, evaluating bid proposals, awarding tender processes
  • Write, review, analyze, modify, and negotiate contracts and contract modification to minimize levels of risk
  • Draft, issue and monitor execution of contracts, purchase orders, service orders, change orders
  • Negotiate with suppliers, assess risk and approve payments
  • Analyze supplier contractual terms and conditions and recommend innovative approaches to contract requirements, obligations and risk exposure
  • Communicate consistent contractual positions
  • Other duties as required

Required Skills & Qualifications

Education & Experience

  • Bachelors Degree in Business Administration or Engineering required, MBA is an asset
  • 5+ years in contract management, procurement management, vendor management and experience negotiating commercial purchasing of complex infrastructure projects

Knowledge, Skills & Competencies

  • Success handling complex high dollar contracts specific to the purchase of construction materials and services
  • Strong negotiation skills with demonstrated success leading a Procurement team
  • Excellent communication skills with demonstrated ability to develop and communicate clearly with all levels of stakeholders.
  • Strong knowledge of contract law
  • Proficiency in SAP, JD Edwards, Oracle, MS Office platforms is an asset
  • Must be legally eligible to work for any employer in Canada

Working Conditions

  • Ability to travel as required by the project

We offer a top-level compensation package including an industry-leading comprehensive benefits package and a company-paid pension plan. Come join our growing, award-winning company!

This position is challenging, interesting and will be well suited to an individual looking to further expand their existing skill set across job categories, project types and work within a strong and healthy work environment.

We thank all candidates for their interest, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent


  • contract management: 5 years (Preferred)
  • procurement: 3 years (Preferred)


  • Bachelor's Degree (Preferred)


  • Legal Authorization to work in Canada (Preferred)