Jul 08, 2023

Contract Specialist

  • AECOM
  • Sacramento, CA, USA
Full time Construction

Job Description

**Company Description** **At AECOM, we’re delivering a better world.** We believe infrastructure creates opportunity for everyone. Whether it’s improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive. Our clients trust us to bring together the best people, ideas, technical expertise and digital solutions to our work in transportation, buildings, water, the environment and new energy. We’re one global team – 47,000 strong – driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world. **Here, you will have freedom to grow in a world of opportunity.** We will give you the flexibility you need to do your best work with hybrid work options. Whether you’re working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed. You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion – a safe and respectful workplace, where we invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work using their unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients. We will encourage you to grow and develop your career with us through our technical and professional development programs and diverse career opportunities. We believe in leadership at all levels. No matter where you sit in the organization you can make a lasting impact on the projects you work on, the teams and committees you join and our business. We offer competitive pay and benefits, well-being programs to support you and your family, and the development resources you need to advance your career. When you join us, you will connect and collaborate with a global network of experts – planners, designers, engineers, scientists, consultants, program and construction managers – leading the change toward a more sustainable and equitable future. Join us and let’s get started. **Job Description** **AECOM** is seeking a **Contract Specialist** to be based in **Sacramento, CA.** This position is open to remote work. **JOB SUMMARY:** The Contract Specialist is responsible for assisting with the delivery of third-party agreements from inception to completion under the direction of the Third-Party Agreements Manager. The primary focus of the Contract Specialist will be to timely secure necessary agreements between the client and utilities, municipalities, counties, state/federal agencies, railroads, and other relevant entities to enable construction. **JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:** + Responsible for the drafting of complex agreements between the client and entities whose facilities conflict with the plan. + Support the negotiation of complex agreements directly with stakeholders. + Support staff in the negotiation of Third-Party Agreements. + Support the drafting of Third-Party Agreements and Real Property Branch Templates. + Assist in the development of policies and procedures for Third Party Agreements. + Collaboratively engage with internal stakeholders to achieve desired outcomes in a timely manner. + Responsible for leading meetings, giving key stakeholder presentations, and maintaining detailed records. + Responsible for maintaining internal records according to the client’s record retention policies and Third Party Manager’s directions for all assignments and internal stakeholder approvals. **Qualifications** **MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:** + BA/BS + 10 years of relevant experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education, including 2 years of leadership **PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:** + A Juris Doctor (JD) and Bachelor’s degree in business, law or related field. + 2-5 years of experience in contract drafting and negotiations + 1-2 years of project management experience. + Be a self-starter and detail-oriented with exceptional writing skills. + The ability to prepare technical correspondence and complete, comprehensive reports; address an audience effectively; analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action; and collaboration skills, for meeting established project goals and objectives. + Knowledge of the California High-Speed Rail Authority Right-of-Way Manual, California State Contracting Manual, Caltrans Utility Relocation Manual, Design-Build Contracts, Federal Statutes, California State Statutes and Project Management Techniques. + Proficiency and knowledge of computer software applications such as Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Outlook, and Microsoft Project. + The ability to maintain good communication skills and working relationships with third party agencies, management, consultants, private sector contractors, subcontractors, and their associations. + Strong coordination skills, given the strong matrix organization assembled for the program delivery team. + Excellent communication and negotiating skills (both written and oral), and the ability to speak knowledgeably with other consultants, stakeholders, other governmental agencies, and individual citizens + Knowledge of and experience in negotiating agreements (specifically utility, cooperative, joint use, common use, easements, and other similar agreements). **Additional Information** + Offered rate of compensation (California locations only) will be based on individual education, qualifications, experience, and work location. The salary range for this position is $122,820.39 - $227,217.73. + AECOM is proud to offer a comprehensive benefits program to meet the diverse needs of our employees. Depending on your employment status, AECOM benefits may include medical, dental, vision, life, AD&D and disability benefits, paid time off, leaves of absence, voluntary benefits, perks, wellness and global well-being, and global EAP, Business Travel and Service Awards programs. + All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines. With infrastructure investment accelerating worldwide, our services are in great demand, and there’s never been a better time to be at AECOM! Join us, and you’ll get all the benefits of being a part of a global, publicly traded firm – access to industry-leading technology and thinking and transformational work with big impact and work flexibility. AECOM provides a wide array of compensation and benefits programs to meet the diverse needs of our employees and their families. We also provide a robust global well-being program. We’re the world’s trusted global infrastructure firm, and we’re in this together – your growth and success are ours too. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours. Join us and let’s get started. **ReqID:** J10081402 **Business Line:** Transportation **Business Group:** DCS **Strategic Business Unit:** West **Career Area:** Procurement & Supply Chain **Work Location Model:** Remote