Contract Administrator HRI, Inc. State College, PA

Date: Nov 8, 2021

Country: State College, Pennsylvania, US, 16801

Company: Colas

Subsidiary: Barrett Industries


HRI, Inc. is part of Barrett Industries, a leader in heavy civil construction in the northeastern United States.  HRI engages in heavy civil construction projects in Pennsylvania in addition to specific project work in Maryland, West Virginia, and Virginia.  Since 1947, HRI’s mission has been to strengthen and grow by empowering our people, fostering innovation, and utilizing new technology. Barrett Industries is a subsidiary of the Colas Group, a worldwide leader in infrastructure construction and maintenance. Our company provides competitive pay, outstanding benefits, career advancement opportunities, professional education, and extensive training for every employee.

HRI, Inc., a leader in heavy civil construction since 1947 and a part of a global construction leader, Colas, has an opening for a dynamic, highly skilled individual looking to join our construction operations team and build a great career. HRI is

HRI, Inc. upholds the highest standards of safety, environmental stewardship, and ethical conduct. We provide advanced solutions for our customer’s needs while having a positive impact on our local communities, generating sustainable growth, and long-term value for our shareholders. Our mission is to strengthen and grow our infrastructure products and services by empowering and developing our people, fostering innovation, utilizing new technology, and maximizing vertical integration at all levels of the company’s value chain. We are strong, stable, and growing.   

The Contract Administrator position is located in State College, PA, a small, family friendly, college town dominated by the presence of University Park, the main campus for Pennsylvania State University (Penn State). 

The position will report to the Regional Manager of the Heavy & Environmental Construction Region. Key functions of the position will be leadership, communication, organization, document consolidation and audit and administration relating to manufacturing & construction contracts, purchase orders and bid documents.  There will also be an emphasis on company values, ethics, and safety.  This individual should be a motivated team player who can maintain efficiency and accuracy when multitasking.

Job Responsibilities (included but not limited to the following):

  • Maintain records and ensure that they are accurate and up to date
  • Track work history of all contracts
  • Responsible for administration relating to the complete life cycle of all contracts & purchase orders
  • Work with Estimating team on proposals
  • Review bid documents to ensure accuracy and prepare documents for execution
  • Write contract letters and other communications and notices
  • Attend meetings to assess progress on projects which are in motion
  • Create regular status reports regarding progress on projects contracts
  • Analyze contracts to ensure they comply with state and federal laws and regulations
  • Follow up with outstanding contracts
  • Review and flag terms and conditions to be negotiated
  • Enter contracts and purchase orders into Oracle JD Edwards
  • Work cross functionally between operations, estimating, and accounting


  • Aptitude for math, proficiency with computers
  • High level of organization
  • Proven experience with Microsoft Office Products
  • Ability to read and interpret documents, organize and analyze data
  • Good interpersonal and teambuilding skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Must have a valid driver’s license
  • Must have adequate transportation to work
  • Adhere to safety procedures/guidelines at all times
  • Punctuality, consistent attendance and self-direction
  • Experience with JDE and OnBase is preferred

HRI, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity /Affirmative Action Employer 


Colas Inc. and its subsidiaries (HRI Inc.) are an Equal Opportunity Employer. For details on the specifics of this commitment, please click here EEO document.  If you need accommodation to access the information provided on this website, please contact Colas Inc. 973-290-9082 or send an email to ColasRecruiter@colasinc.com.  

Nearest Major Market: State College