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Burns & McDonnell Commercial Contract Manager (Calgary, AB) in Calgary, Alberta


We have a specific opportunity for a senior professional to join our team, leading our commercial contracts, internal governance processes (risk management, quality management) and supplier relationship engagement, building strong and trusted relationships and delivering upon our growth strategy. This role will require a proven ability to navigate the Canada energy sector, explaining the value of Burns & McDonnell to suppliers and clients as well as an ability to negotiate and administer contracts. This role is a key part of the Canada team and will report to the Operations Manager and work closely with others in the operations team to grow our business in Canada.

We are addressing projects across the Canada’s energy sector, working for utility companies and private clients building and maintaining energy infrastructure of all scales. If you are excited about working in the energy sector, communicating the value that we bring to clients then this role is for you. We are Burns & McDonnell and we Create Amazing.

Key responsibilities are as follows:


  • Working with Global Practice and Regional Office leadership, be responsible for the following activities:

  • Coordinate and align with BMcD corporate best practices quality, procurement, subcontract administration, legal, and risk management.

  • Manage and administer internal governance processes.

  • Manage review of contractual and legal terms of various commercial agreements, including preparation of the necessary deviations in accordance with internal processes and project managers.

  • Prepare contractual risk assessments in order to obtain internal approvals before concluding contracts.

  • Manage contract negotiations in accordance with strategies defined with project managers.

  • Manage contractual adherence during project execution in collaboration with Legal.

  • Partner with in-house attorneys and business line teams to review contractual agreements and risk.

  • Provide legal and corporate related information to business line teams for use in responses to RFPs, RFQs and contracts.

  • Develop and submit contracts to legal, insurance, risk and other corporate services through CRM for Project Managers.

  • Manage risk mitigation strategies and legal content for business line teams and project managers.

  • Produce and maintain standard contract forms for business line teams.

  • Develop and maintain commercial terms and conditions playbook for business line teams.

  • Develop and maintain contract and risk training programs.

  • Understand multiple contract delivery models, including lump sum, reimbursable, target price, fixed fee, fee at risk, joint venture and guaranteed maximum contracting.

  • Develop and implement long-term plans for strategic supplier relationships, including local and indigenous subcontractor and suppliers.

  • Assists in client proposal development and negotiations

  • Assists with the development of the commercial offer for proposals.

  • Enhancing organization reputation by confirming client satisfaction during the pursuit process and into delivery.

  • Collaborate with operational teams to identify needs and resolve potential risks while driving consistency throughout the process.

  • Establish and maintain supplier and contractor capabilities by line of business and geographies as well as pre-qualifications and vendor certification.

  • Assist in preparation of procurement packages in conjunction with the construction teams for the purchase of equipment, materials and subcontracts, working with the corporate procurement team.

  • Manage key performance indicator (KPI) reporting and communication.

  • As part of continuous improvement, facilitate evaluation of supplier performance and client satisfaction. Identify and implement action plans for improvement.

  • Provides training to staff on corporate processes and related information associated with job responsibilities.


  • Experience in a similar role, ideally within the Energy sector.

  • Experience in negotiating, administering contracts and dispute resolution

  • Proven ability to build relationships across supplier organizations.

  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Supply Chain Management, Law, Engineering, Construction or a related field. Applicable experience may be substituted for the degree requirement.

  • A minimum of 7 years relevant contract and / or supply chain management experience, preferably in Energy infrastructure related industry.

  • Excellent planning and organizational skills.

  • Experienced in the application of supply chain management methodologies.

  • Good technical knowledge of supplier's products and capabilities

Behavioural competences

  • Attention to detail and good presentational skills

  • Ability to make an effective and collaborative contribution to the team through sharing knowledge, promoting ideas and valuing the contribution of all team members.

  • Requires the ability to collect and analyze information to make decisions.

  • Must have the ability to exercise sound judgment and solve problems; the ability to organize and prioritize responsibilities; the ability to read and apply financial and quantitative analysis; the ability to articulate and speak in front of others; the ability to work under stressful situations, good cognitive skills, ability to maintain accuracy in work, and the ability to concentrate on more than one task at a time.

  • Must have the ability to understand and apply written/verbal instructions and the ability to delegate instructions.

  • Must have strong knowledge of commonly used legal processes, practices and procedures.

  • Requires previous experience working with corporate legal matters, including keeping records, and corporate registrations, licensing and other filings.

  • Must be able to manage and complete multiple tasks in a timely manner, meeting applicable deadlines.

  • Must be a self-starter who can work independently with minimal guidance.

  • Requires excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to work effectively with all levels of management, clients, in-house attorneys, outside counsel and others outside of the organization, and the ability to maintain a positive, friendly and outgoing attitude.

  • Requires superior verbal and written communication skills, including strong editing and proofreading skills.

  • Must have advanced skills in all Microsoft Office applications.

  • Must be responsible in dealing with sensitive information, always keeping confidential and proprietary information safe and secure.

  • Travel 25%


Job Project Controls

Primary Location CA-AB-Calgary

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

Req ID: 221749