The Contract Risk Mitigation Director/Principal Project Manager is responsible for leading and assisting with efforts to avoid and mitigate claims, identification of potential claims, evaluation, strategy, documentation, monitoring, mitigation, resolution, and litigation support on major infrastructure programs. This position requires high level skills in contract interpretation.
Specific duties include, but are not limited to:
- Interfacing with and advising the project management team regarding claims prevention, defense, preservation, and/or resolution.
- Drafting correspondence and documents to support a claims position.
- Overseeing claims defense strategies and using them to deal with escalated issues, including cost and schedule analysis, in depth review of cost items, and preparation for mediation or court proceedings.
- Drafting and overseeing task orders for claims consultants contracts; interfacing with appropriate experts to assist with complex and/or technical issues, including schedule and program delays, economic damages, time impact.
- Interfacing with Corporation Counsel and/or outside legal counsel on issues/claims analysis; overseeing claims submitted to alternative dispute resolution proceedings (i.e., mediation, dispute review board).
Keywords: Construction Claims; Contract Administration; Claims Defense; construction litigation; claims avoidance; Contracts Manager.
- Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in engineering, business administration, construction management, or a related field
- Experience managing and defending claims on a major federal, State or City projects
- 10+ years Experience with complex agreements for construction and design-build projects
- Drafting and negotiating experience for design-build, construction management (CM) at risk, program management and architectural engineering and consulting agreements
- Ability to work efficiently and meet demanding deadlines in a fast-paced environment, prioritize workflow, and adjust to frequent workload fluctuations
- Excellent analytical and oral and written communication skills
- Ability to work independently while also being a strong collaborator
- Ability to work autonomously as well as understand when to escalate critical issues to Counsel
- Ability to identify and manage risk inherent to projects in the engineering/architecture consulting industry
- Willingness to travel 10% of the time
- An attitude and commitment to being an active participant of our employee-owned culture is a must