Date Posted: 05/06/2013
Reference #:JARD-8N3SHE

Job Title:Contracts Coordinator
Type of Position:Permanent Full Time
Company:CEDA International Corporation
Location:Calgary, AB
Sherwood Park, AB

Position Summary:
The Contracts Coordinator performs a full range of contracts administration and coordination working activities, as allocated by the Contracts Manager to meet operational requirements, with key focus on contractual terms and conditions, obligations, liabilities and risks from a commercial and technical perspective. The individual will review and administer contractual terms in consultation with CEDA stakeholders (Legal, Operations and Corporate departments). This position could be based in either Sherwood Park, AB or Calgary, AB.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

Primary Responsibilities:
Become familiar with CEDA operations, standard contractual documentation, CEDA policies and contractual negotiating parameters developed to suit CEDA operations
Perform bid reviews on contractual obligations in client bid documentation and, in accordance with established CEDA negotiation parameters, document recommendations, clarifications or exceptions, in conjunction with Legal
Play a leading role in negotiation of contractual arrangements with clients and suppliers, based on CEDA negotiation parameters, using either client or CEDA contract documentation
Develop individual contract summaries for use by Operations teams
Liaise with CEDA and external stakeholders to understand potential subcontracting needs
Conduct post-award contract administration / contractual change management functions, ensuring compliance with established CEDA negotiation parameters and contractual terms and conditions
Provide periodic contract status reports, resolve issues and mitigate risks
Escalate requirement for contractual challenges to appropriate levels in CEDA
Conduct contract closeout functions, ensuring compliance with contract terms and conditions
Provide telephone / electronic / in person support (as dictated by business requirements) to CEDA and external stakeholders to address, or provide advice on, contracts and commercial issues
Assist with contractual audits

Secondary Responsibilities:
Work with Contracts Liaison Coordinator to facilitate contract execution
Assist in preparing and submitting counterparty responses such as expression of interest, letter to decline, extension requests, questionnaires etc.
Assist CMS Client Services, as required, with initiation, evaluation, development, management and completion of bid proposals for CEDA affiliates in accordance with corporate mandate

Role Specifications:

Minimum 2 years’ experience in contracts administration and coordination
Ability to analyse complex contractual documents and articulate complex ideas, verbally and in writing
Advanced knowledge of contractual terms and condition terminology
Proficient computer skills: e.g. Microsoft Office applications, Adobe professional, Visio, etc.
Ability to work with all levels of management
Strong facilitation and interpersonal skills
Well organized work ethic, with time management skills
Analytical and Detail oriented
Possess the ability to assimilate directions and execute tasks with minimal supervision
Team player
Demonstrate a high degree of discretion and ability to protect company confidential information and possess a high degree of integrity
Demonstrate an uncompromising commitment to Health and Safety

Nice to have skills:
Formal training / certifications in Contracts administration
Knowledge of procurement, contracts and commercial law in Oil & Gas Industry
Knowledge of HS&E Policies/procedures and OH&S safety regulations

Undergraduate degree, or acceptable equivalent proven working knowledge of contracts activities
Degree in Business or Commerce preferred
Formal training / certification in commercial law preferred

Career Package:
CEDA offers competitive wages and above average pension and benefit packages . We provide training and opportunities for advancement. In addition, the CEDA group of companies are committed to maintaining a positive and safe work environment.

CEDA is always recruiting qualified individuals who are career driven. If you are ready to 'Turn Around' your career and you meet or exceed our qualification requirements, please fill out an on-line application. Please submit copies of academic qualifications and certificates where available. Incomplete applications will not be considered and only those being considered for this role will be contacted.

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Contact Info:Jenine Asquin-Reed

We thank all interested applicants, however only those being considered for an interview will be contacted for further screening.