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Operations Director - Contract Administration and Claim Avoidance

Company: Black & Veatch
Location: Honolulu
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Operations Director - Contract Administration and Claim Avoidance

We believe real value is powered by the unique skills and experiences of our professionals. The interchange of ideas from a diverse group of people gives our teams an expanded perspective and the ability to find better solutions for our clients.

Company : Black & Veatch Corporation

Req Id : 33221

Job Title : Operations Director - Contract Administration and Claim Avoidance

Location : KCP, USVRTL


Opportunity Type : Staff

Relocation eligible : No

Full time/Part time : Full-Time

Project Only Hire : No

Visa Sponsorship Available: No

Job Summary

Responsible for Division level administration of the Contract Management and Claim Avoidance organization supporting the Power Division.

Key Responsibilities

Manage Contract Management and Claim Avoidance team in the support of Project Execution Teams.

Direct support in the preparation of claims (offensive and/or defensive) related to Clients, Subcontractors or Suppliers.

Provide mitigation and preparatory strategies to Project Teams as part of advanced claim avoidance.

Supervise detailed audits of Project documents (eMails, Minutes of Meeting, Letters, Notices, Progress Reports, Cost Reports, etc.) and preparation of document timelines of key events in advance of writing Claim Particulars.

Support Project staff with negotiation of project-related disputes or claims with Clients, Subcontractors and or Suppliers, ensuring resolution.

Coordination with Legal Department to facilitate project-wide compliance with applicable laws and Company policies.

Review claim avoidance strategies and on-going claim development with Legal Department as appropriate and in particular with disputes/claims which may lead to Arbitration or Litigation.

Supervise development of Commercial Awareness presentations and Claim Avoidance presentation for Projects, as requested.

Act as a mentor for Project Site Subcontract/Procurement personnel or other Project Execution Team members directly responsible for day to day commercial management and administration of EPC Contracts, Subcontracts and major Purchase Orders.

Personnel administration (staff recruiting, retention and reductions).

Oversight of reporting to Senior Management on the status of potenial and/or actual claims.

Management Responsibilities

Supervises work of others. Responsible for hiring, discipline, and pay administration of their subordinates.

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred fifteen (15) years experience in the Procurement/Contracts Management field with ten (10) years in a Claims Management position. Five (5) years experience in a senior management position.

Expertise in legal/contractual agreements, EPC project claims and defenses, and complex dispute resolution processes

Excellent and creative problem solving skills

Leadership in initiating and supporting corporate -wide change and innovation

Expert Audit Skills

Proficient Computer - Database and MS Office

Proficient Analytics - Creation and Interpretation

Advance Attention to Detail

Expert Communications - Written and Oral

Expert Quantum Analysis

Expert Presentation Skills

Expert Training Development

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelors Degree (BA, BS, or MS graduate, or Juris Doctorate (JD) including relevant work experience).

All applicants must be able to complete pre-employment onboarding requirements (if selected) which may include any/all of the following: criminal/civil background check, drug screen, and motor vehicle records search, in compliance with any applicable laws and regulations.

Work Environment/Physical Demands

Typical office environment. Travel and relocation may be required.

Salary Plan

PCR: Procurement

Job Grade


Black & Veatch endeavors to makeaccessible to any and all users. If you would like to contact us regarding the accessibility of our website or need assistance completing the application process because of a disability, please contact the Employee Relations Department at (913) 458-2147. This contact information is fordisability accommodation requests only; you may not use this contact information to inquire about the status of applications. General inquiries about the status of applications will not be returned.

Black & Veatch is committed to being an employer of choice by creating a valuable work experience that keeps our people engaged, productive, safe and healthy.

Our comprehensive benefits portfolio is a key component of this commitment and offers an array of health care benefits including but not limited to medical, dental and vision insurances along with disability and a robust wellness program.

To support a healthy work-life balance, we offer flexible work schedules, paid vacation and holiday time, sick time, and dependent sick time.

A variety of additional benefits are available to our professionals, including a company-matched 401k plan, adoption reimbursement, tuition reimbursement, vendor discounts, an employment referral program, AD&D insurance, pre-taxed accounts, voluntary legal plan and the B&V Credit Union. Professionals may also be eligible for a performance-based bonus program.

We are proud to be a 100 percent ESOP-owned company. As employee-owners, our professionals are empowered to drive not only their personal growth, but the company's long-term achievements - and they share in the financial rewards of the success through stock ownership.

By valuing diverse voices and perspectives, we cultivate an authentically inclusive environment for professionals and are able to provide innovative and effective solutions for clients.

Black & Veatch Holding Company, its subsidiaries and its affiliated companies, complies with all Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) affirmative action laws and regulations. Black & Veatch does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, religion, color, sex, national origin, marital status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender Identity and expression, disability, veteran status, pregnancy status or other status protected by law.

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Nearest Major Market: Kansas City

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