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Project Contracts Specialist

Company: Ballard Marine Construction
Location: Seattle
Posted on: January 25, 2023

Job Description:

WHY JOIN BALLARD MARINE CONSTRUCTION?Ballard Marine Construction is a specialty marine and underwater contractor based in Washougal, WA, with regional offices and projects throughout North America.Why join Ballard? It's simple. You get to work on amazing technical projects with likeminded team members. The Ballard culture is second to none, and because of that we are incredibly protective and particular on who we invite onto the team. We have a unique culture of true excellence; we hold each other accountable from our newest interns and engineers to our most senior leaders. You will always go to work knowing that everyone you are working with cares as much as you do and is working hard to reach common goals. You will get out of it what you put into it. Ballard is an amazing place to work and if what we've said resonates with you, you just might be right for us!Ideally, the individual in this position works out of our Home Office in Washougal, Washington. However we will consider applicants who would be able to work out of our Loomis, California or Baltimore, Maryland offices as well.Job Summary:Under the direction of the Contracts and Risk Manager and working alongside members of the CRL team, the Project Contracts Specialist has responsibilities related to drafting and negotiating project vendor contracts, vendor relations, forms management/design, process development, and oversight of vendor compliance. Additionally, the Project Contracts Specialist will provide support to CRL team members to assist in carrying out the department's initiatives.This position will be based out of our home office in Washougal, Washington; a beautiful place to work!Ideal Candidate:Core Attributes:Grit and Resiliency We dig deep to figure out how to make things happen no matter how impossible it seems. We never give up. We take on challenges that nobody else can; or will.Comradery and Inspirational We are a hard-working team of like-minded individuals working toward a common goal. We regularly celebrate wins and like to have fun whether at work or at play. We come together each day looking for ways to instill life and energy into the world around us.Driven and Competitive We love competition. We love to win and love to learn when we lose. Not getting the job done is not an option. We are obsessed to do our best and we do what it takes to win.Trustworthy and Respectful We are passionate about honesty, authenticity, and transparency. No lies. No drama. No politics. We value constructive conflict and ensure that even in conflict we treat others with respect.Ownership and Accountability When something goes wrong, we first "look in the mirror" before we "look out the window." We ask, "what could I have done differently?" and then we share lessons learned. Regularly challenging ourselves and those around us to be better is a way of life. "Me first" belongs here.Education:A Bachelor's degree in Business or a related The degree may be substituted with a minimum of 10+ years of practical experience in the construction industry.Experience:At least 5 years of experience working with vendors and/or subcontractors from multiple disciplines within the construction industry isVendor management and/or compliance experience within the construction industry isSkills:Ability to work with and effectively communicate, orally and in writing, to all levels within theAbility to multi-task and work in a fast-paced team environment with a commitment to reach goals and meet deadlines.Detail-oriented, self-motivated, and well-organized.Demonstrates proficiency in MS Office and relevant softwareHigh-level computer skills with the ability to quickly learn newResponsibilities:Work with the Sr. Contracts Manager in all aspects of vendor contracting process, from negotiation through contractProvide support to Estimating and Operations on drafting contract language to translate business needs into specific vendor requirements (i.E., Request for Proposal, Scope of Work, Subcontractor Requirements, Inclusions, and Exclusions, ). This includes driving the team to reach agreeable terms and complete contracting by the required dates.Monitor and maintain vendor information and documentation, including vendor compliance with insurance requirements in myCOI or similarPrepare welcome letters to contracted vendors to ensure proper onboarding and projectAssist with tracking project vendor reporting requirements, including daily reports, certified payroll, and other owner-required subcontractorWork with vendors as well as Operations and Accounting teams on all matters related to vendor contractWork with third-party vendors to ensure timely renewal and maintenance of required state and local licensing.Support the department in identifying inefficiencies and making recommendations for streamliningAssist General Counsel with discovery and other document collection on claims andEffectively maintain positive and ethical working relationships with vendors and internalSupport the development of department policies andSupport the development of department training materials andParticipate in cross-training and act as a backup in related areas whenContribute to the development and implementation of the CRL Department Strategic Plan.Actively support and promote the Ballard Culture of Risk Management through the ongoing development of efficient processes to facilitate access to qualified vendors.Other duties as required.Supervisory Responsibilities:NonePhysical Demands / Working Environment:Ability to lift twenty-five (25) pounds, bend, stoop, and work safely around equipment, materials, supplies, and other items to be handled.Ability to work at a computer for multiple hours.Salary Range:$65K - $80KBenefits:Ballard offers a comprehensive benefits package and provides a culture that values opportunity for growth, development, and internal promotion. Benefits include employer paid medical, dental, vision, LTD, life insurance, PTO, 401K Plan with employer match, paid holidays, and so much more!!EEO Statement:Ballard Marine Construction, LLC. is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, or veteran status. A reasonable accommodation will be considered for qualified individuals with a disability if it does not create an undue hardship for the Company, consistent with the ADA as amended.Required SkillsRequired Experience

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