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Sr Contract Administrator

DFW Airport, TX, United States
Oct 18, 2021


Job Description


Job Overview

As Sr. Contract Administrator you will prepare, administer, and coordinate contracts and will serve as the liaison and primary contact between assigned DFW Business Unit(s) and Contract Administrator(s) in interpreting and complying with airport policies and applicable Procurement Laws.  This position will work to improve communication between the Procurement and Materials Management department and other DFW Business Units.

What you will be doing:

  • Providing technical guidance, direction, and assistance to assigned DFW Board Department(s); advising Board staff and contractor or consults with project managers of potential solicitation and contractual challenges and providing contract interpretation.
  • Performing contract administration work.  Reviewing work performed by other Contract Administrators for accuracy and conformance to contracting and regulatory procedures, providing contract and regulatory related training to other Contract Administrators, Board staff, contractors and consultants. Responsible for oversight of all Contracts for their assigned departments, this includes ensuring Contracts are adequately funded, properly planned for replacement and renewal contracts including transition plans.  Also lead Procurement 101 training as required for assigned departments.
  • Providing advice, guidance and support on procurement plans, contract solicitations, sourcing and specification development, bid/proposal evaluation process, development, and administration of contracts, negotiating terms and conditions, managing and facilitating contract execution, writing Notice to Proceed, ensuring compliance with contract provisions, negotiating and writing change orders and overseeing contract closeout to ensure compliance with all applicable laws.
  • Writing, coordinating, and proofreading Official Board Actions for assigned DFW Board Department(s) including the coordination and review of Business Disclosure Forms with the Legal Department.  May lead assigned monthly OBA Review meetings and responsible for review and approval from AVP on OBA PMM required documentation.
  • Presenting findings and recommendations concerning procurement and materials management issues to Assistant Vice President, Procurement and Materials Management, or Vice President, Procurement and Materials Management and other DFW Board management, as appropriate.  Follows proper protocol in evaluating issues related to Procurement and Materials Management duties.

What you need:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, supply chain management, or public administration or other related technical/engineering field.
  • Five (5) years of progressively responsible experience administering construction, general goods, services, or professional service contracts.
  • Experience in negotiating new contracts and modifications/changes to existing contracts.
  • Any equivalent combination of education and/or experience may be substituted for the above.
  • Possession of a valid Class C driver’s license.

What we desire:

  • Master’s degree in business, supply chain management, public administration or other relevant field.
  • Certified professional purchasing certification
  • Oracle or other ERP experience
  • Knowledge of basic engineering principles and practices, electronic systems, national standards and applicable associations such as ANSI, NFPA, AST, and ASA.
  • Supervisory Experience

About Us

We are Dallas Fort Worth International (DFW) Airport—one of the most successful airports in the world by any definition. We’re recognized for our innovation, leadership, drive for excellence and talented employees.

Our success is made possible because of the diverse talents of over 2,000 employees who champion our mission of providing an exceptional airport experience to our customers and connect our community to the world. We’re looking for the best talent to join us and help reimagine what an airport can be.

Bring your talents to DFW. Live and work with purpose.


Job Info

Job ID# 1005829

Oct 18, 2021

United States