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Project Manager - Contract Administrator in Winnipeg at Veolia North America

Date Posted: 3/20/2019

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Job Description

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Veolia helps its customers to improve their energy efficiency, better manage their buildings, their water and wastewater and transform their waste into resources. We do this by finding safe, cost-effective and innovative solutions that we provide to our many clients (companies, garages, hospitals, municipalities, etc.). These make us THE global reference in the environment.
To fully participate in Canada's circular economy, we can count on more than 1250 employees like you! Currently, we are recruiting our next resource person whose role will be:  

Contract Administrator in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Job Profile

Veolia North America (VNA) is recruiting a Contract Administrator for the Winnipeg Sewage Treatment Program (WSTP). We are seeking an experienced, enthusiastic professional to join our team in Winnipeg, Canada.

Veolia is the world’s leading provider of environmental solutions. Around the globe, Veolia helps cities and industries to manage, optimize and make the most of their resources. Veolia's 174,000 employees are tasked with contributing directly to the sustainability performance of customers in the public and private sectors, allowing them to pursue development while protecting the environment.

The WSTP is a long-term strategic partnership between Veolia and the City of Winnipeg for capital project delivery and operation and maintenance of the City’s three wastewater treatment plants. The first part of the program focuses on development and delivery of over $1B of upgrades to sewage treatment plants.


The role will be part of a site based team to provide contract administration support through construction and commissioning of the WSTP Facilities as well as supporting various other program initiatives. This will include the identification and analysis of potential risks to the project including:

  • Review contracts and subcontract details for assessment of potential contractual risk
  • Development of risk and change management strategies
  • Tracking project risks on the risk register; including regular updates of proposed or executed mitigations
  • Understanding the interactions and impacts between existing plant process and new construction in order to provide strategic mitigation of risks
  • Active management of contract claims information to maintain claim files on active or potential contractor claims
  • Maintain a continuous record of work events including working days and days lost due to inclement weather during the course of the contract(s)
  • Provision of information in claims/appeal meetings with City Project Managers and City Counsel.
  • Assistance to prepare/coordinate claim packages
  • Preparation/drafting of contract change notices; additions or deletions to the contract including providing an assessment of cost and schedule impact to the city
  • Communication to stakeholders the effect of risk or change orders to budget or schedule of the project
  • Support towards project reporting procedures
  • Support Lead Contract Administrator in day to day activities


Job Requirements

  • Construction Management experience for a minimum of ten (10) years
  • Minimum of five (5) years construction claims management experience
  • Excellent time management skills, attention to detail and analytical skills
  • Excellent organizational and presentation skills
  • Excellent professional written and verbal communication skills.
  • Team building, including the ability to create strong morale and spirit within the team and share wins as a team
  • Experience in reviewing technical performance specifications

Desired Attributes

  • Professional Engineer (Civil or Mechanical) or C.E.T. with directly applicable experience
  • Recognized certification in construction risk management
  • Experience on projects where continuity of current operations was an important factor
  • Experience on a project where the project site has multiple contracts (DB's, DBB’s) being conducted simultaneously
  • Experience with the construction of major wastewater treatment projects in Canada, pertaining to raw sewage pumping, fine screening, compactors and grit removal systems, and dewatering
  • Technical understanding of the wastewater or water treatment industry