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Lead Contract Administrator in Winnipeg at Veolia North America

Date Posted: 2/5/2019

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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:
Lead Contract Administrator in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Job Profile

Veolia North America (VNA) is recruiting a Lead 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 lead 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 role will:

  • Act as Lead Contract Administrator to coordinate and manage multiple project contracts and their related activities fostering best for Program decisions
  • Provide advice and recommendations to support the City during construction and commissioning; including the facilitation of knowledge and expertise in understanding and resolving technical issues relating to process (new and existing), including strategic mitigation of risks
  • Promptly report to the City any significant and unusual circumstances
  • Understands and enforces the contract (s) documents; adhering to design, budget, quality, and schedule.
  • Oversees all contract change notices, additions or deletions to the contract including providing an assessment of cost and schedule impact to the city
  • Review and monitor project schedules and sequencing to identify areas that require coordination with other contractors and/or existing processes.
  • Resolves disputes, coordinates the resolution of issues. May participate in Claims procedures
  • Assist City Project Managers in reviewing and managing risk with respect to Project budget, plan and schedule.
  • Oversees project reporting, including safety, cost forecast, and schedule
  • May participate in Factory Acceptance Tests (FAT) and Site Acceptance Tests (SAT)
  • Creates and influences safety culture as a mentor and model.
  • Management of site security and usage during construction and commissioning
  • Facilitate or undertake detailed inspections of the Project with the contractor(s) and the City prior to the end of the period of contractor(s) maintenance guarantee specified in the contract(s) for the Project
  • Manages overall project closeout, including document archival, maintenance and operations manuals, deficiencies, and warranty work
  • Attend Winnipeg Sewage Treatment Program (WSTP) meetings to communicate and mitigate risks or impacts between projects or to the Program

Job Requirements

  • Construction Management experience for a minimum of fifteen (15) years
  • Related experience is recent and based on large, multi-discipline,complex projects
  • 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

Desired Attributes

  • Mechanical or Civil Engineer r C.E.T. with directly applicable experience 
  • Current registration with Engineers Geoscience Manitoba as a P. Eng, or eligibility for registration
  • Recognized certification in contract management or 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.
  • Knowledge of construction law and building codes.
  • Understanding of insurance, bonding, and legal requirements.
  • 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.