Contracts Lifecycle Specialist

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Where Greatness Grows

The greatest achievements in history are borne from the greatness within people – where human potential meets vision, and passion fuels evolution. Unlocking this potential is the most important thing we do at Bird.

As a leader in Canadian construction for over 100 years, the impact of our team is etched deeply within the core of our legacy. Beyond Bird, this impact is felt in the fundamental aspects of our everyday lives. From the critical infrastructure we depend on, to the energy and resources that keep us moving – we are powering our communities and shaping Canada’s skylines coast-to-coast. Entrenched in the foundation of a culture built more than a century ago is an enduring quest to reimagine what is possible. Our impact is greater than ever, and we are looking for those who seek to redefine their story.

We are a dynamic team of over 5,000 with a range of professions, backgrounds, and areas of expertise. This breadth of diversity in people and opportunities is one of greatest aspects of building your career with Bird. Every trajectory looks different. At Bird, you hold the pen, and you write your story. As you unlock your potential, you are surrounded by a team that supports you every step of the way.

Be a part of our team, where we pride ourselves on the quality of our work and the way we treat each other and our partners. You will build a career and long-lasting relationships based on respect, collaboration, and a solution-focused mindset. Bird is a place where you will unlock your potential and achieve your goals.

Are you ready to take your career to the next level? Reporting to the Director of Commercial Operations, we’re seeking a dynamic and driven Contracts Lifecycle Specialist to join our elite team.

You will be at the forefront of innovation, playing a pivotal role in managing high-impact commercial transactions. Your sphere of influence won’t just be limited to our organization; you’ll engage with both internal and external clients, making your mark on the broader industry landscape.

What sets this role apart is its collaborative nature. You won’t be working in isolation; instead, you’ll be an integral part of cross-functional teams within Stuart Olson (Bird Construction). This means you’ll have the opportunity to tap into diverse skill sets and perspectives, making every day a new and exciting challenge.

This is full-time position and is based in our Calgary, AB office.

What You Will Be Working On

 Operational requirements:

  • Lead the contract management / administration process through the contractual lifecycle, i.e. planning and coordination with key operational and risk management stakeholders to ensure alignment on commercial requirements to support service delivery.
  • Negotiate directly with clients to capture commercial requirement adjustments to support service delivery (i.e. amendments and/or claims management).
  • Work with project controls, operations and workforce planning to identify opportunities to drive commercial sustainability and profitability.
  • Position the organization for service expansion opportunities during commercial interactions with external clientele to support business growth.
  • Support the development of the request for proposals (RFP) process including bid / risk review analysis.
  • Ensure timely and accurate commercial correspondence and support for internal and external stakeholders.
  • Proactively monitor, benchmark and address commercial and/or market conditions for commercial action.
  • Support operational leadership on commercial aspects and risk profile of contracts (i.e. develop contract summaries of agreements for ease of interpretation).
  • Attend client relationship management meetings to monitor performance from both parties.
  • Track client performance on relationship management and contractual obligations throughout the contract lifecycle.
  • Work closely with and support estimating, proposals and marketing functions based on market and relationship management intelligence.

 Key Stakeholder / Relationship Management Interactions:

  • Internal: Operations, Finance, Workforce Planning, Project Controls, Proposals, Marketing and Estimating.
  • External: Supply Chain Management, Procurement and Operations.

What We Are Looking For

  • 5+ years of relevant experience.
  • Previous experience within industry in a relatable role with strong commercial components.
  • Understanding and experience managing commercial terms and conditions to manage profitability and risk profiles to support business plan objectives.
  • Ability to articulate meaningful commercial value stories utilizing factual data.
  • Ability to forge, grow and maintain positive relationships with multiple groups
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Experience managing multiple stakeholder relationships (both internal and external).
  • Experience with data modelling and/or analysis.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office 365, respective suite of products and emerging software applications
  • Ability to adapt to changing business requirements by providing solutions to problems and well-articulated explanations.
  • Listens to the challenges and opportunities conveyed by clients and demonstrates a willingness to appreciate different perspectives.
  • Approaches work in a collaborative manner, considering inter-dependencies of various different internal and external stakeholders.
  • Ability to apply structured thinking, simplifying complex problems to a creative resolution.
  • Mathematical aptitude and a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Able to manage multiple priorities simultaneously and meet the time demands of unpredictable activities.
  • Ability to work within tight deadlines and prioritization of work to achieve them.

What We Believe In

We Put Safety First

A healthy and safe work environment is non-negotiable. We build a culture of operational and psychological safety through engagement, learning and leadership.

We Lead With Honesty

We speak and act with integrity, clarity and care so people can trust our word and our work. Being honest means we can deliver the best outcomes and consistent results.

We Are Stronger Together

Success is a team effort. Our inclusive workplace enables our combined expertise, humility and creativity to unlock our greater potential.

We Are Driven To Do Great Work

We built our name on quality. We have a passion for excellence in our work and relationships that honours our businesses and our industry.

We Create Opportunity

Rooted in a solid foundation, we adapt and grow to face the future. We are committed to elevating each other to chart the best path forward in an evolving world.


Reference JOB-1337

Company Stuart Olson

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