Company: NES Fircroft
Skills: Contracts Administration, Contracts Engineer, Supply Chain Management
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Employment Type: Full Time Contractor
Salary: Competitive
Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Our client, a large oil and gas company, is currently seeking 4 Contract Administrators for a 1-year contract in Calgary, AB.


Start: as soon as possible


End/Renewal: yearly renewal


Schedule: 5 days on, 2 days off, 8 hours per day, based out of Calgary office but willing to travel to site if required




As a member of the Project Management Team ("PMT") the Contract Administrator ("CA") is responsible for the post award administration activities required to ensure contractors perform in accordance to their contract ("Agreement") requirements.


The Contract Administrator shall have a clear understanding of the Agreement to ensure that all requirements are met. This requires communication and coordination with all members of the PMT.


The CA is also expected to perform some required pre-contract functions ranging from the processes of pre-qualification, RFQ/RFP preparation and issuance including clarification and finalization, post-bid evaluation to award recommendation, compilation and issuance.




The Contract Administrator is responsible for the following:


  • Being familiar with Contractor requirements under the Agreement and advising the PMT accordingly.
  • Interpreting the Agreement for PMT personnel.
  • Being familiar with Contractor's work activities and progress.
  • Ensuring receipt of Contractor's submittals such as insurance certificates, project execution plans, updated financial instruments and all other submittals required to comply with the Agreement.
Change Orders and Claims
  • Participating in the weekly Project Controls' Trend review meeting.
  • Evaluating Change Requests to determine if a Change Order is justified and that the value of the Change Order is appropriate (this means ensuring the right people have evaluated the quantities, costs and total value of the Change Order, or when appropriate, self-performing this work).
  • Creating Change Orders documents and getting them approved and executed.
  • Inputting Change Orders into E1 and Upside computer systems.
  • Reviewing, evaluating and participating in resolution of Contractor's claims.
  • The Contract Administrator's responsibilities in the Change Orders workflow is identified in the attached document entitled "Construction Change Order Interface".
Back Charges
  • Initiating the back-charge process by generating the back-charge notice to Contractor. All back-charge notices are inclusive of an estimated cost to complete the work.
  • Obtaining Contractor's agreement to the back-charge amount and work to be undertaken by either Contractor or our client.
  • Upon completion of the back-charge work, capturing all costs associated with the back-charge and completing the back-charge notice.
  • Negotiating the final back-charge amount with Contractor and issuing a negative change order to close the process (specific to work undertaken by our client).
Meetings and Communications
  • To be the point of contact between the Contractor and PMT for commercial matters relating to the Agreement.
  • To be copied in all formal correspondence between the Project Manager and Contractor.
  • Creating formal letters of correspondence to Contractor.
  • Ensuring formal correspondence is answered within the time frame specified in the Agreement.
  • Participating in the Kick-Off Meeting and taking and distributing the minutes; (chairing the meeting and preparing the agenda will be responsibility of the contract formation Supply Management Professional).
  • Ensuring that Pre-Conference Job meeting takes place prior to mobilization to Horizon.
  • Chair the weekly progress meeting and ensure minutes of meetings are approved and issued to the PMT.
Record Keeping and System Maintenance
  • Creating, receiving and filing communications with Contractor relating to change requests, change orders, back charges and formal notices.
  • Maintaining logs for Trends, Change Requests, Modification Notices, Change Orders, invoices, and formal letters of correspondence
  • Setting up and maintaining contract files - both in electronic and hard copy.
  • For reimbursable Work, maintain a hard copy file of LEMS.
Note: LEMS should be approved daily by the Construction Manager or designate.

  • Verifying invoices for accuracy
    • Participating in the review of the progress certificate prior to issue of an invoice.
    • Ensuring proper back-up is included with each invoice.
    • Ensuring invoices are submitted in accordance with the Agreement.
  • Working with Accounts Payable and the PMT to expedite payment of invoices.
  • Resolving disputes regarding invoiced amounts and short payments.
  • Ensuring that all conditions required for the release of a holdback taken in accordance with the Builders' Lien Act (Alberta) have been met prior to release of the holdback amount. This includes ensuring all required documentation has been received and that the Release of Holdback Checklist has been completed and approved (see sections 8 and 10.18 of this manual).
Contract Close-Out
  • Closing out Agreements including finalizing outstanding issues, invoices and Contractor's performance evaluation. Close-outs are to be done in accordance with the close-out procedure and documents on the R drive.

With over 90 years' combined experience, NES Fircroft (NES) is proud to be the world's leading engineering staffing provider spanning the Oil & Gas, Power & Renewables, Infrastructure, Life Sciences, Mining, Automotive and Chemicals sectors worldwide.With more than 100 offices in 45 countries, we are able to provide our clients with the engineering and technical expertise they need, wherever and whenever it is needed. We offer contractors far more than a traditional recruitment service, supporting with everything from securing visas and work permits, to providing market-leading benefits packages and accommodation, ensuring they are safely and compliantly able to support our clients.