RK&K is seeking a highly motivated and detail-oriented Contracts Manager.
Ranked 73rd on ENR’s 2018 listing of the Top 500 Design Firms, RK&K is a team of talented engineers, construction managers, planners, scientists and professional support personnel specializing in a wide range of transportation, environmental and energy projects. Our success is based on our ability to provide exceptional, responsive and creative solutions to our clients’ needs. We recognize that exceeding our clients’ expectations, requires that we hire and retain the most talented employees. RK&K has received extensive recognition for its exceptional and unique workplace culture.
Summary of Position
The Contracts Manager will assist in the review of project contracts, requests for proposals, and other key agreements to ensure the proper allocation of risk, understanding of specific project obligations and compliance with contractual provisions. The position requires a thorough knowledge of contract provisions impacting our industry and the ability to effectively negotiate provisions to correctly adjust risk among several parties. In addition, the position requires an ability to understand the financial implications of various contract terms. The Contracts Manager must be detail-oriented and possess exceptional communication skills combined with practical business judgment. The Contracts Manager must work well across disciplines and articulate key concepts and build consensus around the best course of action for our firm. The individual will work closely with other professionals.
Required Skills and Experience
Juris Doctor from ABA accredited law school and licensed in good standing in appropriate jurisdiction(s)
Experience directly related to the advertised position, including experience dealing with contract types such as CPFF, T&M, IDIQ, and lump sum as well as typical contractual terms impacting engineering and construction (or a closely related industry)
Excellent negotiation and verbal and written communication skills
Ability to apply practical business judgment to effectively balance risk and opportunity and to provide advice on matters impacting “go/no go” decisions
Excellent problem-solving skills, responsive approach to client service and a “get things done” attitude
Experience with government contracting, including cost and pricing matters under the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), especially Federal and State Transportation contracts (or demonstrated willingness to learn)
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
RK&K proudly offers an attractive salary package commensurate with experience and a comprehensive benefits package including paid time off, tuition reimbursement, company health, dental, vision, life and disability insurances as well as a 401(k) plan with company matching.
We are an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. All individuals are encouraged to apply.
Internal Number: 1381
Since our founding in 1923, the RK&K team has satisfied both public and private sector clients by providing multi-discipline planning, engineering, environmental, and construction phase services. We offer innovative and efficient solutions on a variety of projects nationwide from our Baltimore, Maryland headquarters and 23 branch offices in nine states and Washington, DC. RK&K is a 1,300 person multi-disciplinary consulting firm. The firm has been operating throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Southeastern regions of the United States since its inception in 1923, providing services to a wide array of local, state, federal, and private sector clients. The firm employs a well-diversified staff of engineers, designers, planners, scientists, environmental specialists, surveyors, CADD designers, construction managers/inspectors, support and field staff. RK&K’s expertise is in transportation, traffic, transit/rail, structural, geotechnical, environmental, and water resources engineering; natural gas, petroleum and pipeline engineering; planning and cultural resources; construction management and inspection; hazardous waste; energy management; land and site development; natural resources; GIS, computer programming and graphic design; and surveys.