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Contract Administrator

IBI Group

IBI Group

Markham, ON, Canada
Posted on Thursday, April 11, 2024

Company Description

Arcadis is the world's leading company delivering sustainable design, engineering, and consultancy solutions for natural and built assets. We are more than 36,000 people, in over 70 countries, dedicated to improving quality of life. Everyone has an important role to play. With the power of many curious minds, together we can solve the world’s most complex challenges and deliver more impact together.

Job Description

Under the supervision of the Team Lead, the Contract Administrator will be responsible for reviewing and executing contracts, managing contract changes, and ensuring that contracts are fulfilled according to their terms. We are seeking a dedicated team member with prior experience in construction implementation within the land development industry who possesses both a collaborative mindset and a strong ability to work independently.

We work with our clients around the world to create, support, and enhance smart, safe and sustainable places where people live, work, learn and thrive. Places impact on the quality of people’s lives. Whether new homes, shops, workplaces, schools and hospitals, manufacturing, research and development facilities, or data and distribution centers. People and communities thrive when the spaces in which they live, work, move and play are designed and managed in a way that best meets their needs.

In Engineering, you'll create some of the world’s most iconic and ground-breaking structures and spaces that transform the world around us, from making journeys easier to opening up public places that bring people together.

Role accountabilities:

  • Oversee the Construction Administration phase of multiple ongoing projects, ensuring seamless coordination between the design team, contractors, and clients
  • Manage multiple projects simultaneously, ensuring deadlines, budgets, and quality standards are met
  • Collaborate with the design team to review construction documents, resolve design-related issues, and provide technical expertise
  • Conduct regular site visits to monitor construction progress, attend construction meetings, identify potential issues, and ensure compliance with design specifications and local regulations
  • Oversee and ensure Contract Administration deliverables are completed in accordance with client requirements
  • Maintain detailed daily diary of the contractor’s work, instructions provided, and overall issue and change management
  • Review contractor activities are in accordance with the contract documents and requirements
  • Provide oversight and confirmation of completed contract quantities are accurately calculated for processing progress and final payments
  • Review, interpret, and analyze the Contractor’s initial critical path schedule to determine conformance to the contract, and provide regular review and analysis of monthly critical path schedules
  • Supervise and perform quality assurance acceptance and inspection of construction works
  • Coordinate specialty inspection and testing
  • Liaise with the contractor and client representatives
  • Chair and lead project meetings
  • Provide interpretation and recommendation of contractor submittals
  • Negotiate price agreements, change orders, claims and work directives
  • Travel to projects across the province
  • Scheduling of meetings and minuting, keep PM's schedules updated
  • Create progress draws/invoicing
  • Filing of all construction documents
  • Keep files current with minutes, invoices, COP's, RFI's, CO's, SI, shop drawings, Estimates, schedules, etc
  • Assist Project Managers and Senior Project Coordinator with various duties
  • Other duties as assigned


Qualifications and Experience:

  • Minimum 2 years experience in a CA role locally
  • Minimum 5 years total industry experience in Land Development
  • Experience performing CA duties for subdivisions and site plans
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing, and be able to independently write reports and correspondence
  • Must be familiar with current software - Bluebeam, AutoCAD
  • Proficient in Excel and Word
  • A vehicle and valid Ontario Driver’s License to travel to the site around GTA
  • Candidates must be very organized, thorough, have good time management skills, superior written and verbal communication skills and fluent in oral and written English
  • Must be able to prioritize a heavy workload
  • Ability to work within tight deadlines and prioritization of work to achieve them
  • These are the minimum qualification required, but we are open to hiring more senior candidates

Additional Information

Why Arcadis?

We can only achieve our goals when everyone is empowered to be their best. We believe everyone's contribution matters. It’s why we are pioneering a skills-based approach, where you can harness your unique experience and expertise to carve your career path and maximize the impact we can make together.
You’ll do meaningful work, and no matter what role, you’ll be helping to deliver sustainable solutions for a more prosperous planet. Make your mark, on your career, your colleagues, your clients, your life and the world around you.

Together, we can create a lasting legacy.

Our Commitment to Equality, Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging:

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we are proud to support the growth and equality of our people through initiatives like our Mentorship Program, Global Women’s Network. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified candidates regardless of age, race, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation. We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

As part of Arcadis selection process, candidates may be requested to consent to background checks relevant to the role under consideration for, prior to receiving a job offer. These could include: work references, education and credential confirmation, employment verification, identity check, credit report, criminal offence and driver’s license record.

We request applicants submit RESUME highlighting relevant work experience; please limit PDF files to 10MB.

Join Arcadis. Create a legacy.