Contract Administrator-

Subsidiary: Colas Canada Inc.


Colas Canada is part of the Colas Group, a world leader in transportation infrastructure construction and maintenance. The Colas Group also has a network of companies in the USA.


Main Responsibilities

Negotiates the most significant contracts or contract modifications, often under difficult conditions.

• Draws upon broad prior experience to effectively negotiate the most favoured terms and conditions with prospective and current clients while achieving Company objectives. Identifies risks and contractual terms not conforming to Company policy.

• Participates in EVLW Edmonton project, Company, and Corporate strategic planning activities for specific projects (e.g., risk assessment, bid/no bid analysis, participation in business plan development, etc.). • Selects personnel, makes staffing assignments, supervises work produced to ensure consistent high-quality performance. Provides training and development for personnel assigned.

• Maintains an active participation in related professional societies to keep abreast of relevant contractual issues. • Keeps subordinates up to date relative to the availability of resource materials dealing with current contract administration and negotiation issues. • Performs other responsibilities associated with this position as may be appropriate. Skills/Qualifications:

• Diploma in Law or 4-year degree in Business Administration, Finance, or related field. • 15 years of prime contract administration experience within a large international engineering and construction firm is required.

• Previous demonstrable experience in a large integrated joint venture infrastructure project



• Requires a comprehensive knowledge of industry business practices and the negotiation of prime contracts.

• Working knowledge of PC software packages typically associated with contract administration.

• Incumbent must possess strong written and oral communication skills.

• Excellent interpersonal skills.

• Must be capable of independently negotiating the most-complex contractual issues.

• Proven ability for managing and directing work involving complex situations. 


In charge of the control and administrative management of the contract or project, the analysis and management of risks and opportunities in order to optimize the profitability of the project

Main Responsibilities

  • Advises and supports the project teams/Project Director in the execution of contracts: monitors the possible contractual impacts in case of events affecting the execution of the job, is the interface with the legal department and the other departments concerned in case of difficulties in the execution of the contract, etc.

  • Ensures the traceability of supporting documents 

  • Participates in the management of relationships with other project participants: addresses all aspects of contracts to reduce risk and maximize financial consequences, ensures coordination with the company's other support departments and understands them in due course, etc.

  • Contributes to the documentary management of the project, ensures the contractual correspondence between the different stakeholders: coordinates complaints and manages all their impacts and the compilation of the necessary documentation

  • Can intervene in the proposal stage on the analysis of risks and opportunities


  • Bachelor’s degree and at least 5 years of experience in engineering, finance and/or law

  • Experience in Contracts Management on a large, public infrastructure project

Colas Canada Inc. expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, colour, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status.  Improper interference with the ability of Colas Canada Inc. employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.