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Contracts Specialist

Location: 

Vancouver, BC, CA Vancouver, BC, CA

The Contract Specialist, reporting to the Project Manager, will be responsible for managing the full contracting lifecycle for the Galore Creek Mining Corporation (GCMC) project, which is currently in the FEL-2A Prefeasibility Study stage. The Contracts Specialist will work in a collaborative manner with internal and external counsel, contracts professionals, and a diverse group of GCMC management, employees, and external parties to ensure contracting strategies are appropriately assessed, planned, and implemented, with the objective of advancing Project and business objectives.

The Contract Specialist will contribute as an integral member of the GCMC Project Team in the overall management and decision-making processes for value enhancements, strategic action plans and project development operations.

Key Responsibilities

  • Be a courageous safety leader, leading by example and fostering a proactive safety and sustainability culture based on the common values on health, safety, environment, and communities shared by the asset owners (Teck Resources Limited and Newmont Corporation).
  • As a member of a multi-disciplinary project team, collaborate and influence project activities to unlock the value of the resource through strategic investments, and the advancement of development options.  
  • Enable project success by identifying and evaluating contracting strategies, for both consultant studies and field program activities, and facilitating the selection of the strategy that best supports the project objectives.
  • Work with internal groups, particularly Legal, Risk and Insurance, and the business unit contracts groups, to develop, integrate and deliver best-practice project contract practices, procedures and templates.
  • Manages the Request for Proposal (RFP) process, including:
    • planning, preparation, and management of the RFP documents and process
    • analyzing and evaluating commercial proposals
    • managing the technical evaluation process, and consolidating inputs
    • supporting and providing input to the selection process, based on overall best value
    • negotiating commercial and legal terms on behalf of GCMC
    • conforming, executing, and awarding resulting contracts
    • ensuring all records are managed and retained
  • Administer agreements post-award in close collaboration with Project Management, Project Controls and contract scope owners, including evaluating pre-mobilization deliverables, reconciling invoices, negotiating / resolving disputes, negotiating changes, implementing change management procedures, and closing contracts.
  • Ensure all Service Provider contracts personnel comply with all relevant requirements, policies, industry best practices, and project-specific requirements.
  • Building and maintaining relationships with relevant GCMC stakeholders external service providers.
  • Promote the company’s commitment to sustainability, the environment, and health and safety, through leading by example, and demonstrating honesty, sincerity, and openness to feedback.
  • Contribute to a culture of teamwork across all constituents and stakeholders.
  • Foster a culture of open communication, focus on building relationships across the organization, with the Partners and external audiences, and invest in developing talent within the organization by providing recognition, challenge, and mentorship.

The above accountabilities are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all-inclusive. 

Key Competencies, Knowledge and Experiences

  • Post-secondary education from a recognized institution is required.
  • 5+ years of experience in an Owner’s team type environment, engineering, procurement and construction (EPC), or engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) company, managing and executing contract lifecycle activities. 
  • Large mining project (+$1B) experience is preferred.
  • Strong understanding of project lifecycles, project procedures, project roles and responsibilities.
  • Strong understanding and experience with various contract types, models, and strategies.
  • Strong understanding of various legal and commercial terms and ability to rely on those terms.
  • Strong negotiation and dispute resolution skills.
  • Strong understanding and experience in multiple phases of large project execution.
  • Able to identify and raise awareness of contract activities that have an impact on the project.
  • Knowledge of and experience working in the industrial engineering and construction industry.
  • Strong critical and conceptual thinking skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills as well as strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • High degree of motivation and self-starting capabilities. Proven ability to prioritize, work under pressure with minimal guidance to meet tight deadlines.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, and Internet Explorer. 

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Successful candidates must be fully vaccinated against infection by COVID-19. Candidates who are unable to be vaccinated due to a personal characteristic protected under applicable human rights legislation may request to be exempt from this requirement. We will do our best to accommodate those who are unable to be vaccinated.

 

At Galore Creek, we value diversity. Our teams work collaboratively and respect each person’s unique perspective and contribution.

 

Qualified applicants interested in joining a dynamic team are encouraged to submit a resume and cover letter electronically.

 

We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for the position; however, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

 

Your application to this posting is deemed to be your consent to the collection, use and necessary disclosure of personal information for the purposes of recruitment. Galore Creek respects the privacy of all applicants and the confidentiality of personal information. Learn more about Galore Creek at www.gcmc.ca.


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