Construction Contract Analyst
Posted Wednesday, January 11
Saint Paul Public Schools
Perform responsible professional level development and administration of construction and design contracts in the Facilities Department to help ensure compliance of the District’s capital plan with District standards, state statutes and district policy and procedures.
Report to a department manager or unit supervisor.
Bachelor’s degree in law, business, architecture, engineering, construction management, or related field.
Five years of professional experience in contract drafting or management, litigation, construction management, or other experience related to these areas.
Advanced degree: Juris Doctor, MBA, Masters in Construction Management, Architecture or Engineering
Experience with negotiations and contracts.
Experience with managing or drafting construction-related contracts
Experience with AIA or EJCDC suite of contracts
Ten years of professional experience in contract drafting or management, litigation, construction management or related field.
The essential functions include, but are not limited to, the following fundamental duties:
Establishes, supports, and implements Facilities departmental purchasing procedures consistent with industry practices, state statues and district standards, and ensures compliance.
Develops contracts for goods and services in conjunction with the District’s Purchasing Department. Monitors contracts for compliance, renewal dates and vendor performance.
Negotiates favorable contractual terms and conditions for SPPS with suppliers in collaboration with the Legal Department.
In collaboration with the Legal Department, coordinates, monitors and keeps up to date district contract templates regarding construction and maintenance contracts within the Facilities Department.
Controls compliance of contracts issued for projects, to ensure revisions in use are correct and compliant with template intent.
In collaboration with the Purchasing Department, develops and implements efficiencies, standardized tools, practices and procedures aimed at improving the quotation, Request for Proposal (RFP), and decision-making and evaluation time within the Facilities Department.
In collaboration with the Purchasing Department, develops, recommends, implements, and maintains purchasing methods used within the Facilities Department for design and construction services. Facilitates review on a regular basis to ensure relevance and conformance with best practices, and compliance with internal and regulatory policies.
Reviews changes to project documents for compliance with contractual requirements.
Provides quality assurance procedures to ensure completeness, accuracy, and conformance of records to approved procedures.
Participates in select departmental meetings and business reviews.
Contributes to the District’s strategic plan to further student achievement and sustainable operations.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Works independently; has excellent business/financial acumen, is proficient working with cross-functional teams, demonstrates motivation, influence, and the ability to drive change across all levels of the organization.
Excellent negotiation skills.
Excellent leadership skills including clearly demonstrated market perspective and understanding of factors impacting businesses and their suppliers.
Ability to successfully manage risk.
Solid computer skills (proficient in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Visio).
Familiar with conflict resolution related to contracts including mediation, arbitration and litigation.
Pay, Benefits & Work Schedule
This is a 12 month position working 40 per week.
Salary and benefits are in accordance with the PEA negotiated labor agreement. The labor agreement and salary schedule can be found at https://www.spps.org/Page/33566. The minimum rate of pay for this position is $64,240 annually.
Benefits are available to new employees after 30 days of active employment. Benefits include medical insurance, life insurance, sick leave, pension plan, tax-free retirement account, and flexible spending account. Some employee groups also receive vacation, dental insurance and disability insurance. A benefits summary is available at https://www.spps.org/Domain/13220.
This posting will be open until filled.
How to Apply
To be considered further, please apply for this position and attach a resume and cover letter to your online application.
The Human Resource Department will review your application materials and contact you regarding the next steps.
To attach additional documents to your online application, click on the “Additional Attachments” link from the applicant homepage and upload your documents as attachments. Valid file extensions for attaching a document include .doc, .txt, .rtf, and .pdf.
Transcript – Unofficial transcripts are accepted at the time of hire. You must submit official transcripts within 30 days of your start date. Formal credential evaluation is required for post-secondary education completed outside of the United States.
– If you are an eligible veteran applying for a job where veteran’s preference applies and wish to claim Veterans Preference you must submit a legible copy of your DD214 to the Human Resource Department with your employment application. If your claim is approved, five or ten additional points will be added to your final passing score.
Criminal Background Investigation and Reference Checks
– Reference checks and a criminal background investigation will be completed as a condition of hire for all new employees and for former employees who have not been employed by the District for more than six months.
Essential functions are job duties that the individual holding the position must be able to perform unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation through the Americans with Disability Act (ADA) and the Americans with Disability Amendments Act (ADAAA). The essential functions are typical duties as outlined under Responsibilities.
Regular and reliable attendance.
May be exposed to various cleaning products.
Equal Employment Opportunity
Saint Paul Public Schools is an equal opportunity employer and supports an inclusive workplace environment.
SPPS is committed to an equitable workforce where all employees represent this commitment through equitable practices in their job position.