Under general supervision of the Associate Director, we are seeking a Contracting Team Administrator JHFRE D&C who will provide support to the Senior Contract Administrator (SCA) and the Contract Administrator (CA). The CTA will be an integral member of the Contracting Team which provides design and construction procurement services, contract administration, and accounting services for the JHFRE Design & Construction (D&C), Program Management, and Facilities Teams.
D&C is responsible for management of the design, construction, and occupancy for all new construction, renovation, and capital renewal projects on the JHU Homewood campus, Mount Washington campus, JH at Eastern, JH at Keswick, Washington DC campus, and Montgomery County Campus. D&C provides services to all university schools and divisions, except School of Medicine, and Applied Physics Lab.
The Department also provides tenant fit-out services for the Johns Hopkins enterprise which in addition to the above, includes the Bloomberg School of Public Health, School of Medicine, Applied Physics Lab, The Johns Hopkins Health System, and The Johns Hopkins Community Physicians.
The Capital Projects Team currently includes approximately 50 professionals who support the Johns Hopkins University mission. Reports to the Associate Director for the Contracting Team, JHFRE Design & Construction.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
Provide primary assistance and support to the Senior Contract Administrator (SCA) and the Contract Administrator (CA).
Assists CA in the preparation, tracking and compliance of all Contract Documents within the project portfolio including design, engineering, construction, consulting, furniture, moving, and other specialized services.
Assists CA with verification of required contract documents including certificates of insurance and bonds.
Assists CA with coordination with the University legal team, Project Management Teams, and vendors regarding proposed edits to contracts.
Assists CA with tracking, reporting, and sending reminders to vendors and JHFRE personnel to maintain the contact commitment workflow process.
Assists CA to maintain, update, and coordinate contract templates in project files and PMWeb.
Assists CA with entering new projects and associated data in PMWeb and weekly Commitment Status updates.
Assists SCA with coordination with project managers to develop Request for Proposal (RFP) and Invitation to Bid (ITB) solicitations for design & consultant services, construction management & general contracting services, and furniture and equipment procurement.
Assists SCA to review the accuracy of proposals for fair and accurate evaluations by the project team.
Assists SCA with review and analysis of proposals for the evaluation by the project teams to determine best value to the University.
Assists SCA with communications with solicited firms and internal JHFRE project team members.
Provide general support to the Contracting Manager and the Director of Operations to draft memos and transmittals to University Leadership.
Contributes to Contracting Team oversight to ensure compliance to the D&C Process and Procedures Document and to University Policies by the D&C and Program Management Teams, and respondents to RFPs and bid solicitations.
Schedules and manages pre-bid meetings and interviews with short listed firms.
Coordinates with the Economic Inclusion Manager as necessary prior to the issuance of Invitations to Bid and Requests for Proposals.
Provide support to the Economic Inclusion Manager on reporting related to Hopkins Local initiative.
Provide assistance with the management of our work induction process which documents project requests from University clients.
Works cohesively with all departments within Johns Hopkins Facilities and Real Estate to support the overall mission of the organization and the University.
Represents the University to external constituencies including architects, engineers, constructors, regulatory agencies, etc. on a variety of issues related to project procurement and submission requirements.
Demonstrates the use of excellent verbal and written communication skills for consensus building, collaboration, and problem solving.
Exchanges routine and non-routine information with staff, vendors, and internal and external clients as appropriate.
Special Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Coordinate and prioritize tasks, resolve problems, and manage tasks as required.
Working knowledge of procurement procedures and contract management.
Working knowledge of design and construction agreements.
Proficient knowledge of computer applications including Windows, word processing, excel, and project management and procurement software.
Ability to use equipment and applications indicated herein.
Collaborative, inclusive, and respectful work ethic which builds and sustains positive working relationships with a wide range of constituents and external vendors.
Interacts professionally with JHU departmental staff as well as contractors, manufacturers, vendors and consultants.
Ability and comfort level with public speaking and presentation skills as needed.
Committed to the mission of the University, customer service, and best practices in design and construction procurement.
Sitting in a normal seated position for extended periods of time.
Reaching by extending hand(s) or arm(s) in any direction.
Finger dexterity required to manipulate objects with fingers rather than with whole hands(s) or arm(s), for example, using a keyboard.
Communication skills using spoken and written word.
Ability to see within normal parameters.
Ability to hear within normal range.
Ability to move about.
*This description is a general statement of required major duties and responsibilities performed on a regular and continuous basis. It does not exclude other duties as assigned.
Bachelors Degree in Business, Construction or related field.
Five years of related contract administration experience required.
Additional education may substitute for required experience and additional related work experience may substitute for required education, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency.
Classified Title: Contracting Administrator Working Title: Contracting Team Administrator, JHFRE D&C Role/Level/Range: ATP/04/PC Starting Salary Range: $52,230-$71,890-$91,550 Annually (Commensurate with experience) Employee group: Full Time Schedule: M-F 37.5 Exempt Status: Exempt Location: Hybrid/JH at Keswick Department name: Design & Construction Personnel area: University Administration
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Please refer to the job description above to see which forms of equivalency are permitted for this position. If permitted, equivalencies will follow these guidelines:
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