Colas Canada Inc.

Contract Manager (BB-23641)

Found in: Neuvoo CA


The Edmonton Valley Line West LRT project is a 14-km long line extension of the soon to be in service Valley Line in downtown Edmonton, Alberta. The scope of work generally includes complex staging; new facilities such as stations, OMSF, storage facility, and stops; elevated guideway; new structures; systems and communications installation; trackwork; testing and commissioning; and all other civil works associated with the scope. It is the first LRT extension project using low-floor vehicle technology in Western Canada and will be a landmark LRT endeavour after the 5 year construction term. The unique project challenges, such as cold weather climate and integration with an in-service LRT line, offers team members future career opportunities in the robust transit portfolio of the City of Edmonton and other similar programs across Canada


Manages all contract activity for the EVLW Edmonton project and represents the Company in negotiations of the most-complex contractual issues. He/she must be fully knowledgeable of all legal, business, financial, and long-term implication of prime contract negotiation and maintenance. Travel to the client’s offices or to the project site may be required, either before the contract receives final approval or during the life of the contract. 

Main Responsibilites

  • Negotiates the most significant contracts or contract modifications, often under difficult conditions. 

  • Draws upon broad prior experience to effectively negotiate the most favored terms and conditions with prospective and current clients while achieving Company objectives. Identifies risks and contractual terms not conforming to Company policy. 

  • Participates in EVLW Edmonton project, Company, and Corporate strategic planning activities for specific projects (e.g., risk assessment, bid/no bid analysis, participation in business plan development, etc.). 

  • Selects personnel, makes staffing assignments, supervises work produced to ensure consistent high-quality performance. Provides training and development for personnel assigned. 

  • Maintains an active participation in related professional societies to keep abreast of relevant contractual issues. 

  • Keeps subordinates up to date relative to the availability of resource materials dealing with current contract administration and negotiation issues. 

  • Performs other responsibilities associated with this position as may be appropriate. 

  • Skills/Qualifications

  • Diploma in Law or 4-year degree in Business Administration, Finance, or related field. 

  • 15 years of prime contract administration experience within a large international engineering and construction firm is required. 

  • Worked in a large integrated joint venture infrastructure project 

  • Please note, Colas Canada is an equal opportunity employer. Colas Canada has an accommodation process in place and provides accommodation for candidates with disabilities. If you require a specific accommodation because of a disability or medical need, please advise us when you submit your application. Alternatively you may advice us by emailing . Please be sure to list “Accommodation Needed” in the subject line so we can properly handle your request.

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