The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority’s is seeking an experienced Contracts Manager to contribute to our fast paced, Procurement & Contracts Department in Herndon, VA. This role will collaborate with a professional team of contract managers, engineers and contractors in the next phase of completing the Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project. Your engineering and /or contract expertise is needed to perform complete cradle to grave procurement contracting functions on large dollar value complex construction, architectural/engineering contracts, and other professional service type contracts.
Reviews procurement requests, prepares procurement plans, and develops evaluation factors for contracts.
Selects contract type (e.g., firm-fixed price, cost reimburseable, etc.) and determines procurement method.
Identifies sources of competition and plans procurement schedule.
Prepares solicitation documents. Incorporates specific terms and conditions required for the particular solicitation.
Chairs pre-proposal conferences for prospective offerors. Responds to inquiries from potential offerors and prepares written amendments to the solicitation as required.
Prepares analysis of offers, including detailed analysis of subcontracting proposals, pricing structures, and schedules.
Conducts negotiations, as appropriate, to obtain price and other terms and conditions most advantageous to the Airports Authority.
Chairs pre-construction/pre-performance conferences with contractor, COTR and, as required, representatives from the Airports Authority.
Performs contract management and administration. Receives invoices and approves payment. Evaluates and negotiates often numerous and extensive contract changes which require adjustments to the contract price and scope and prepares modifications to the contract.
Prepares sound analyses of complex contracting actions and prepares management briefings with recommended action.
Participates in procurement planning and other departmental administrative activities.
Performs other duties as assigned.
A Bachelor’s Degree in business, engineering, construction management, contract management or related field, or an equivalent combination of education, experience, and training that totals four years.
Seven years of progressively responsible experience in construction procurement and contracting.
Knowledge of various types of contracts (e.g., firm-fixed-price, fixed unit price, task order, indefinite delivery and cost-reimbursable) and methods of contracting (e.g., RFPs, RFQs, and IFBs).
Knowledge of, and skill in, contract negotiation techniques.
Skill in managing and administering multiple, major procurements and contracts concurrently.
General knowledge of design and construction management processes and requirements.
Skill in effectively evaluating and negotiating contracts including the ability to perform detailed analyses of data and information and make recommendations.
Knowledge of supervisory principles and ability to manage the operation
The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority is an equal opportunity employer.