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Contracts Manager

Department: 210 - Large Projects PWB
Location: Portland, OR

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MWH Constructors, an industry leader in the heavy civil construction of water and wastewater facilities, is currently seeking a Contracts Manager to support the construction of a Water Treatment Plant located in Portland, OR. This project will be the first of its kind in, scheduled to break ground in Summer of 2024 and ultimately supplying 135 million gallons of water a day to the Portland community by Fall of 2027. This position is a great opportunity to be a part of a historic infrastructure and filtration project and see it through the entire project delivery life cycle, from groundbreaking to closeout.

The Contracts Manager will oversee our organization's contractual agreements and negotiations. The Contracts Manager will be responsible for reviewing and drafting contracts, ensuring compliance with legal and regulatory requirements, and managing contract negotiations. The ideal candidate will have excellent communication and negotiation skills, strong attention to detail, and a thorough understanding of contract law.

Essential Functions

  • Review, draft, and negotiate contracts, including but not limited to vendor agreements, client contracts, and partnership agreements.
  • Ensure compliance with legal and regulatory requirements in all contractual agreements.
  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders, such as legal, finance, and operations teams, to gather necessary information for contract negotiations.
  • Manage the contract lifecycle, including renewals, amendments, and terminations.
  • Identify risks and provide recommendations for mitigation strategies.
  • Conduct thorough analysis and evaluation of contract terms and conditions.
  • Maintain accurate and organized contract documentation, tracking key milestones and deadlines.
  • Stay up to date with changes in contract laws and regulations to ensure compliance.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in business administration, law, or a related field.
  • Experience with managing a team (position will have 2 direct reports)
  • Experience with contract management for projects with budget of $100 million or more
  • Experience with cost controls for a large capital project
  • Proven experience as a Contracts Manager or similar role.
  • In-depth knowledge of contract law and legal terminology.
  • Strong negotiation and communication skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail and ability to analyze complex contracts.
  • Ability to manage multiple contracts simultaneously and prioritize tasks effectively.
  • Proficient in CMiC and Autodesk software
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment.
  • Professional certification in contract management is a plus.


  • Group health & welfare benefits including options for medical, dental and vision
  • 100% Company Paid Benefits: Employee Life Insurance & Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D), Spouse and Dependent Life & AD&D, Short Term Disability (STD), Long Term Disability (LTD), Employee Assistance Program and Health Advocate
  • Voluntary benefits at discounted group rates for accidents, critical illness, and hospital indemnity
  • Flexible Time Off Program (includes vacation and personal time)
  • Paid Sick and Safe Leave
  • Paid Parental Leave Program
  • 10 Paid Holidays
  • 401(k) Plan (company matching contributions up to 4%).
  • Employee Referral Program

MWH Constructors is a leading project delivery company with a focus on water and wastewater treatment infrastructure. With the ultimate goal of delivering maximum value to clients and their local communities, MWH Constructors provides single-source, integrated design and construction services and a full range of project delivery methods. Incorporating industry-leading preconstruction services and safety practices, the Company’s multi-disciplined team of engineering and construction professionals delivers a wide range of projects, including new facilities, infrastructure improvement and expansion, and capital construction services.

Equal Opportunity Employer, including disabled and veterans.

Please note that all positions require pre-employment screening, including drug and background check, as a condition of employment.

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