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Contract Administrator, Bridges

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Date: Oct 21, 2021

Location: Mississauga, ON, CA

Company: Hatch

Requisition ID: 43704 

Job Category: Infrastructure; Engineering 

Location: Mississauga, ON, Canada 

With over six decades of business and technical experience in the mining, energy, and infrastructure sectors, we see challenges evolving in every industry. We respond quickly with solutions that are smarter, more efficient, and innovative. We draw upon our 9,000 staff, with experience in over 150 countries, to challenge the status quo and create positive change for our clients, our employees, and the communities we serve.

Our expertise in infrastructure includes aviation, highways and bridges, planning and advisory services, ports, rail and transit, tunnels, and water. Want to be part of the creation and construction of our cities? Then the infrastructure team is for you!

Looking to take the next step in your career?


Hatch is currently seeking a highly motivated Contract Administrator to join the Infrastructure group in our Highways & Bridges team in the Guelph location, on a contract basis.


New infrastructure and revitalizing assets are a key part of growth for any economy. We work with our clients to imagine and build cities of the future through a constant commitment to innovation and cutting-edge technology. 


Our knowledge of infrastructure includes aviation, highways and bridges, planning and advisory services, ports, rail and transit, tunnels, and water. Want to be part of the creation and construction of our cities? Then the infrastructure team is for you! 


The Contract Administrator is required for the management of a Metrolinx construction bridge rehabilitation and replacement project along the Guelph Rail Corridor, Guelph ON. The Contract Administrator is focused on the contracting activities through award, execution, commissioning and closeout and handover of the project.


As the successful candidate, you will:

  • Administer the awarded Contractor, on behalf of the Owner (Metrolinx)
  • Manage inspection personnel, for the purpose of measuring the Contractors conformance of product to the project requirements.
  • Manage the circulation and timely resolution of contract submittals including shop drawings, plans, procedures, request-for-information (RFIs), in conjunction with the design team (and Owner)
  • Contractual change control relating to cost and time
  • Program monitoring (scope, cost and time) and progress meetings
  • Payment certification and cash flow forecast
  • Claims administration
  • Develop, process and implement contractual documents and change notices in a timely manner
  • Administrate contracts in accordance with general requirements of contractual terms and conditions
  • Maintain various contract registers and as per project specific instructions
  • Drive the deliverables and inputs as required from the quantity surveyors (if applicable)
  • Management of securities/guarantees
  • Close-out


You bring to the role:

  • Licensed Professional Engineer (P.Eng.), active and in good standing with the Province of Ontario (PEO).
  • Minimum of 10 years' experience of being a Contract Administrator involving bridge rehabilitation and/or replacement. Experience on rail bridges and transit rail infrastructure (experience specific to Metrolinx an asset).
  • Experience working on large transportation construction sites (eg. $10million capital budget or greater)
  • Taken and passed the MTO T131 – Advanced Issues Resolution training (post January 01, 2020), or taken and passed the MTO T131- Advanced Claims – Dispute Resolution training (prior to December 31, 2019 and attend the T-131A refresher in 2020)
  • Comprehensive knowledge of Regional standards and codes relating to Civil, Structural, H&S (knowledge of Metrolinx Standards/Design Review Manual an asset)
  • Expertise/self-sufficient WS Word, Excel, for the development and preparation contract reporting forms, templates and reports.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of project schedules including logic, critical path, float, etc. (experience in MS Project an asset)
  • Presentation skills including meeting leadership, facilitation, chairing.
  • Management skills; ability to manage inspection team (resourcing, deliverables, etc.)
  • Negotiation and mediation skills
  • Excellent understanding of procurement processes and corporate governance principles
  • Ability to fit into a team environment and personal skills to compliment team work development
  • Relevant tertiary qualification will be highly regarded








Why join us?

What we offer you?

  • Flexible work environment
  • Long term career development
  • Think globally, work locally

We're committed to fostering a workforce that reflects the diversity of the communities in which we operate and serve. Hatch is an Equal Opportunity Employer that considers applicants without regard to age, race, color, national origin, citizenship, religion, creed, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, or any other protected status. If you have any accommodation requirements, please let us know. We'll do our best to meet your needs in accordance with applicable local legislation.

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