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Contract Administrator - Transit in San Bruno, CA at Gannett Fleming

Date Posted: 6/15/2017

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Job Description

Throughout our 100-year history, Gannett Fleming has been an innovator and leader on a global level, providing world-class services in engineering, consulting, design, program, and construction management. With more than 60 offices worldwide, we are consistently ranked among the nation’s most prestigious engineering firms.

Our people are our secret to Excellence Delivered As Promised! We have fostered a culture of promoting progressive thinking to tackle complex engineering challenges – transforming creative ideas into reality! We are committed to supporting your career goals by providing professional development and training and the opportunity to work with respected industry thought leaders, while at the same time encouraging a healthy work-life balance. Our benefits and perks are competitive because we want to see a smile on your face as we change the world together.

Since 1915, Gannett Fleming has played a major role in some of the most multifaceted and iconic engineering accomplishments in the world. Join us on our journey as we continue to provide thought-provoking, customized solutions to our clients, improving and sustaining communities for the next 100 years!


Gannett Fleming is looking for a construction phase Contract Administrator with direct hands on experience in large scale infrastructure projects in the transportation/transit and rail industry.

  • The successful candidate will have demonstrated capabilities finalizing contract changes at a senior level on design-build contracts valued at $500m+.
  • Act as the owner’s senior field contract administrator, with assistance from the cost engineer/estimator, schedule, engineers and field inspectors, to assess entitlement/merit and quantum of contractor RFCs, etc.
  • Ability to challenge design-build contractor’s RFCs, letters, notices, etc.
  • Develop the necessary contractual responses in a timely manner with a goal of positioning the owner as a pro-active leader rather than reactive responder to design-build contractor submissions.
  • Negotiate equitable adjustments to contract value that are fair and favorable to the owner.
  • Develop and implement commercial management systems and procedures for processing RFCs, Field Orders, Change Orders, etc. for a design-build contract, with the ability to integrate these into the owner’s established procedures and practices.
  • Must be able to manage change and ambiguity on a fast moving project and where necessary achieve the best/pragmatic commercial resolution in a timely manner.
  • Be a team player and comfortable with partnering principles and best practice.


Job Requirements

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree e.g. in Engineering or Construction Management Required, preferably with strong commercial/contracts training.
  • Fifteen (15) plus years of experience leading/managing construction contracts and change orders for large scale heavy infrastructure project preferably in transportation and/or transit and rail
  • Experience with Construction Management Software such as P(6)
  • Be familiar with document management systems, ideally Aconex or similar.
  • Extensive experience in a variety of contract management concepts, practices and procedures

Gannett Fleming is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer, including veterans and disability status.

NO AGENCIES PLEASE: Unsolicited resumes from third party agencies will not be accepted.

Gannett Fleming Inc. will not sponsor an employment visa (e.g., H-1B visa), including any visa renewal during employment, for any candidate for this position.

No relocation assistance will be provided for this position. Local residents will be given preference.