Contracts Specialist

Riverside, CA
Mar 07, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Full/Part Time
Full Time

8AM - 5PM

Commensurate with Experience

Position Information
The Contracts Specialist performs professional, analytical and administrative duties related to the contracting, finance, service operations, and mission objectives of Architects & Engineers and the campus.The Office of Architects and Engineers manages the programming, design, and construction of new and remodeled major and minor capital projects, with an active project load of over $1.1 billion. The Contracts Specialist is responsible for the contracting of professional design staff, design professionals (architects, engineers, etc.), contractors, inspectors, and others associated with the project for the design and construction of new buildings, renovation of existing buildings, renewal of building systems and facilities and deferred maintenance and seismic retrofit projects of the University of California, Riverside.

Minimum Requirements
Working knowledge and understanding of specific contracting assignments.
Ability to deal effectively with broad and diverse constituencies enduring strong customer service orientation and skills.
Listing and political acumen skills.
Written, verbal and professional interpersonal communications skills.
Organizational, presentation and negotiation skills.
Excellent computer skills and knowledge of various computer software programs including, but not limited to MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project, and Outlook; and construction project management software.
Analytical, organizational and problem recognition/avoidance/resolution skills. Ability to manage contracts and associated documentation; maintain compliance to the agreed-upon scope of work and budget.
Familiarity with design and construction contracts, contract law, public contracting code, and construction claims procedures. Ability to draft modifications to standard agreements. Knowledge and experience to effectively create and review design and construction documents, review contractor submittals.

Preferred Qualifications
Knowledge of the organization, including its infrastructure, goals, mission, rules, policies, guidelines, et cetera.

Working knowledge of internal departmental/unit operating policies, applicable state and federal regulations and general contract terms.

Knowledge of U.C. Policy and Procedure related to facilities, planning, design and construction.

Additional Information
In the Heart of Inland Southern California, UC Riverside is located on nearly 1,200 acres near Box Springs Mountain in Southern California; the park-like campus provides convenient access to the vibrant and growing Inland region. The campus is a living laboratory for the exploration of issues critical to growing communities' air, water, energy, transportation, politics, the arts, history and culture. UCR gives every student the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel.

At UC Riverside we celebrate diversity and are proud of our #12 ranking among the nation for most diverse universities (US News and World Report 2013-2014). Become part of a place that fosters success for all its constituents, students, faculty, and staff, and where work/life balance and campus culture are integral to our way of life.

UCR is ranked 55th among top public universities (US News and World Report 2013-2014).

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

For information about our generous employee benefits package, visit: Employee Benefits Overview


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