Subcontract Lead

Date: Jan 8, 2022

Country: Edmonton, AB, Alberta, CA, T5S 2P3

Company: Colas


The City of Edmonton selected Marigold Infrastructure Partners to design and build the 14-kilometre Valley Line West LRT project from downtown to Lewis Farms. Construction is scheduled to begin in 2021 and will take five to six years to complete.  Marigold is a design-build joint venture agreement between Colas Canada and Parsons Inc.  We are adding a Subcontract Lead to our growing Commercial team.  If you are a proven leader with expertise in the development and management of multi million dollar construction and consulting services contracts, we want to hear from you!  

Main Responsibilities

•    Work with procurement, design, technical and construction teams to engage and execute contracts with preferred subcontractors. 
•    Work with the CM to develop and implement a project-wide Subcontract Administration Policy
•    Supervise and mentor junior subcontract administrators and coordinators in contractual awareness and functions
•    Support and mentor design, technical and construction teams in subcontract awareness and commercial management
•    Compile subcontract reports as required by project management
•    Maintain records of Subcontractor claims and off-sets for project forecasting
•    Prepare and present monthly Subcontract accruals and forecasts
•    Draft and administer subcontract correspondence using Aconex
•    Monitor notice and response timelines, and coordinate project team inputs to ensure compliance 
•    Administer change interfaces with key designers and subcontractors
•    Research, analyze and develop positions on contractual entitlement for presentation to the Contract Manager


•    7+ years of subcontract administration, coordination and/or management on a Major Project construction team
•    Some field/site-based experience 
•    Contractor-side experience 
•    Post-secondary degree in the fields of construction, engineering, legal, quantity surveying, or business administration
•    Experience in P3, Design-Build-Finance, or EPC Prime Contracts
•    Ability to work in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada (this position is not remotely or rotationally based)

•    Subcontract administration experience with JV Contractors
•    Administration of third-party Design Agreements 
•    Infrastructure and/or Rail design and construction phase experience
•    Experience using JD Edwards and Aconex

Skills, Competencies and Attributes
•    Contractual literacy
•    Ability to work and strategize independently 
•    Transition comfortably between office and field
•    Engaged, energetic, organized, and ability to see tasks through to completion on fixed deadlines
•    Enjoys new challenges, creative thinking and problem solving
•    High level of verbal and written communication skills
•    Ability to chair meetings, and facilitate efficient and effective discussions and decision-making
•    Strong attention to detail while retaining the ability to see the bigger picture 
•    Works well with others on all levels of a project’s organizational structure