Contract Administrator, Consultant Contracts

Toronto, Ontario, ca
Company: Metrolinx
Category: Legal
Published on 2021-04-06 21:48:13

Employee Status

:RegularBarganing Unit:Non-Union

Pay Range



:10 Bay Street

Closing Date


Metrolinx is connecting communities across the Greater Golden Horseshoe. Metrolinx operates GO Transit and UP Express, as well as the PRESTO fare payment system. We are also building new and improved rapid transit, including GO Expansion, Light Rail Transit routes, and major expansions to Toronto’s subway system, to get people where they need to go, better, faster and easier. Metrolinx is an agency of the Government of Ontario.

We embody our values in everything that we do. We Serve with Passion, Think Forward, and Play as a Team. If you can relate, we want to hear from you!

Our Consultant Contracts Office is seeking a Contracts Administrator to provide contract planning, management and administration services for capital projects undertaken by the Capital Project Group.

What will I be doing?

  • Prepares, reviews and administers contracts (e.g. construction, commercial, consulting contracts) during various stages of the contract management process,
  • Reviews, validates and analyses project/contract requirements, tenders and contract documents and administers procurement strategies, to ensure that the overall contracting strategy and individual clauses/terms are applied appropriately and consistently to reduce risk and protect the interests of Metrolinx.
  • Identifies and advises on the resolution of a range of critical contract issues including contractor performance, and monitors contractor adherence to the terms of contractual agreements
  • Assists with the management and negotiation of complex, large scale contractual claims with vendors. Interprets contract provisions to help resolve claims and questions submitted by contractors.
  • Advises management on contract management and claims mitigation strategies.
  • Provides contract administration expertise and advice to project teams regarding all aspects of contract administration and risks through the lifecycles of construction, commercial and consulting projects.
  • Identifies opportunities for innovation, risk mitigation and continuous improvement for contract management, administration and risk control. Provides analysis, advice and makes recommendations to address adverse trends and improve processes.
  • Validates contractual obligations and monitors completed work by vendors prior to the release of payments by the Cost/Financial team.
  • What skills and qualifications do I need?

  • Minimum five (5) years’ experience in the contract management and administration of large multi-billion dollar contractual agreements involving large-scale infrastructure projects.
  • Completion of a degree in Civil Engineering, Construction/Contract/Commercial Law, or a related discipline - or a combination of education, training and experience deemed equivalent.
  • Knowledge of design and construction/commercial programs, standards and processes to provide contract administration/management expertise/advice for varied construction/commercial/consulting projects.
  • Knowledge of construction/commercial contract administration and claims management techniques and practices in a multi project construction/commercial and infrastructure environment.
  • Theories, principles and practices of project management and interpersonal skills to coordinate complex contracts under pressure and critical schedules
  • Experience in the interpretation of contract law, and Ontario legislation (e.g. Construction Lien Act, Professional Engineers Act), Canadian Construction Documents Committee documents, bespoke contract documents, specifications and drawings, and legal statues and proceedings).
  • Experience using contract administration systems, such as Primavera Contract Manager and Oracle Unifier
  • Accommodation:

    Accommodation will be provided throughout the hiring process, as required. Applicants must make their needs known in advance.

    Application Process:

    All applicants must be legally entitled to work in Canada. Metrolinx will be using email to communicate with you for all job competitions. It is your responsibility to include an updated email address that is checked daily and accepts emails from unknown users. As we send time sensitive correspondence, we recommend that you check your email regularly. If no response is received, we will assume you are no longer interested in pursuing the opportunity. Please be advised that a Criminal Record Check may be required of the successful candidate. Should it be determined that any background information provided be misleading, inaccurate or incorrect, Metrolinx reserves the right to discontinue with the consideration of your application.

    We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.


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