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Contracts Agent

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Date: Oct 29, 2022

Location: Salt Lake City, UT, US

Company: Hatch

Requisition ID: 79541 

Job Category: Procurement 

Location: Salt Lake City, UT, United States 


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 Project Delivery Group (PDG) helps clients with world-class project delivery from studies to building assets, operating the assets, and developing efficiencies through our people, methodologies, governance, and systems. Our engineering and project management and construction disciplines ensure safe, efficient, and sustainable delivery of projects globally across the metals and mining, infrastructure, and energy sectors.


Hatch is seeking a Contracts Agent to join its team in Salt Lake City, UT USA. The Contracts Agent is part of a team focused on the management of construction and service contracts during the execution of EPCM projects and has a significant contribution in participating in the safe and successful completion of projects. The Contracts Agent manages pre- and post-award contracting and contract administration activities ending at close-out and handover of the project.


The Contracts Agent will be based in Salt Lake City, UT for the pre-award contracting phase of the project and then transition to the project site in northern Nevada to perform construction contract administration activities.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Contract formation: bid, evaluation, negotiation of terms and conditions, recommendation to award, award
  • Contract administration
    • Conduct kickoff meeting, weekly progress meetings, claims meetings
    • Contractual change control relating to cost and time
    • Contract cost and schedule monitoring and progress meetings
    • Payment audit, 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 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
    • Management of bonds/guarantees
    • Manage disputes; administer backcharges to contractors
    • Contract closeout and handover of documentation to Client


Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelors degree in Engineering, Business, or other applicable area of study
  • 10+ years’ experience in capital construction contracts (formation, administration) and site services (maintenance) contracts
  • EPCM project experience
  • Experienced and skilled in Lump Sum, T&M, cost plus, guaranteed maximum price, other contract types
  • Experienced in remote location projects
  • Contracts/Legal related training
  • Experience with drafting and execution of commercial terms and conditions and an understanding of accompanying legal implications
  • Negotiation skills
  • Experience working on large construction sites
  • Excellent understanding of procurement processes and corporate governance principles
  • Ability to fit into a team environment and personal skills to compliment teamwork development
  • Ability to mentor junior colleagues


Preferred Qualifications and Experience

  • Local/Regional US Rocky Mountain knowledge of suppliers, contractors, service providers
  • Mining/Metals Projects
  • Advanced degree
  • CPCM, other equivalent certification


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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