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Job Summary The Sr. Contracting Officer, co-located in Facilities, reports to the Purchasing Subcontracts Team Lead and receives daily assignments from the Sr. Director of Facilities Design and Construction. The Sr. Contracting Officer's responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following: providing contract administration, training and development, audit control, and oversight of department policies and procedures.
Job Duties Primary duties include:
Leading, conducting, and documenting high-profile, complex construction and facilities-related procurement projects for Caltech
Developing and issuing solicitation documents, coordinating the evaluation of proposals, and negotiating specifications and terms and conditions
Preparing and issuing contracts and processing through appropriate levels of review leading to execution. Preparing the appropriate documentation to substantiate the rational for the selection of architects, general contractors and consultants
Identifying opportunities for improved productivity or efficient use of resources and ensure customer needs are identified and addressed, including supporting the Sr. Director of Design and Construction with writing and modifying contract/purchase order guidelines as requested
Acting as a key contractual expert on all construction and facilities-related procurement issues, concerns, and special projects
Assuming a leadership role in the direction, oversight, research, and assessment of construction and facilities-related projects with Caltech-wide impact
Collaborating with the Facilities Project Managers in the development of requirements, identification of potential suppliers, and the formulation of the right procurement strategy (i.e. Design Build, Integrated Project Delivery, etc.)
Preparing and/or reviewing highly complex documentation necessary to satisfy internal and external audit and review requirements
Responsibility for all basic purchase orders that support the Facilities Design and Construction professionals
Basic Qualifications - 4-6 years of construction and facilities-related contract administration experience is required - Expert knowledge of the Contractors State License Board, California Code of Regulations and California Building Standards - A strong working knowledge of construction and facilities operations and customer service
Preferred Qualifications - Bachelor's Degree - Certified Construction Contract Administrator (CCCA) certificate and/or Master's degree a plus - Excellent organizational skills, a high level of initiative, and the ability to work in a collaborative environment are also essential - The successful candidate must have the flexibility to work with both conceptual issues and with a high degree of detail and must be able to manage multiple deliverables and deadlines in a high volume production environment, while giving stellar customer service - Experience in applying best business practices in construction and facilities-related contracts, a solid understanding of applicable laws, and government regulations, and advanced knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel and experience with construction program management software tools and AIA contract document templates is essential for this position - Experience with Oracle ERP system a plus
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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