Assistant Contract Administrator – public sector

Contract ( 9 months or optional 3 months)
North York, ON

Reporting to the Category Manager, the ACS is responsible to co-ordinate and administer the day-to-day activities associated with contract administration activities of contracts relating to contracts involving design engineering consultants services consistent with the Commission's procurement policy and departmental procedures and

Description of Duties and Responsibilities:
Interpreting Contract and ensuring compliance with contract terms and the requirements of the scope of thework;
Evaluating/negotiating commercial aspects of work plan submissions;
Processing work plan releases;
Administrating payment process including negotiating contract price breakdowns,
Progress payments, off-site inventory payments, preparing/processing certificates of payments and assessing
back charges and liquidated damages;
Processing release of holdback payments as per Construction Lien Act;
Preparing estimates for proposed changes/amendments/claims;
Processing requests for quotes, contract amendments/changes and change directives;
Evaluating and preparing analysis of contractor's submissions for changes and claims;
Analyzing rationale for contract changes/claims with contractor's as well as coordinating support from other departments.

Educational Qualifications and Experience:
Educational Qualifications:
University degree or College Diploma in a relevant discipline or a combination of education, training and experience deemed to be equivalent;
Accreditation as a Certified Construction Contract Administrator, Certified Professional Purchaser (CPP),
Certified Supply Chain Management Professional (CSCMP), Certified Public Purchasing Officer (CPPO), or equivalent is considered an asset;
Approximately one (1) to three (3) years of procurement experience;
Knowledge of public procurement and/or contract administration concepts and practices;
Experience in contract development, in cooperation with legal counsel
Experience conducting procurement projects in the public sector; 
Experience leading and/or managing procurement processes for procuring goods or services, utilizing leading practices and methodologies which may include dialogue, and/collaboration with vendors;
Experience providing strategic advice to support client in planning, developing and executing of procurement processes for complex/advanced procurement;
? Experience working with clients and key stakeholders to develop problem statements, outcome-based specifications and value-based evaluation criteria.
Other Skills and Technical Requirements:
Strong mathematical skills;
Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, SharePoint;
Effective interpersonal, organizational, multi-tasking, verbal and written communication skills
Ability to co-ordinate efforts of others to accomplish objectives;
Strong organizational skills and the ability to multi task effectively;
Effective analytical and problem solving skills and must be detailed oriented;
Ability to prioritize the various activities to maximize efficiency and meet deadlines.

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