Canada - Ontario, Thornhill
The Program and Project Management (PPM) Group of AECOM is actively seeking a pragmatic, highly talented and experienced Claims Specialist reporting to the Project Controls Manager for immediate employment in the office located in Markham, ON.
May include the following responsibilities:
Knowledge of commercial management of projects
Reviewing and analyzing of tender and contract documents;
Knowledge of schedule delay analysis
Claims avoidance i.e. identification of potential claims, intake, evaluation, strategy, documentation, monitoring, mitigation, resolution, and litigation support
Interfacing with and advising AECOM and or Client project management team regarding claims prevention, defense, preservation, and/or resolution
Drafting correspondence and documents to support AECOM or clients claims position with respect to claims asserted either by the contractor or AECOM (or client)
Assisting with managing AECOM (or client) claims consultant contracts and using them as source documents to deal with escalated issues, including cost and schedule analysis, in depth review of cost items, and preparation for mediation or court proceedings
Drafting task orders for AECOM’s claims consultants’ contracts
Interfacing with appropriate experts to assist with complex and/or technical issues, including schedule and program delays, economic damages, time impact; interfacing with Corporation Counsel and/or outside legal counsel on issues/claims analysis; overseeing/managing claims submitted to alternative dispute resolution proceedings (i.e., mediation, dispute review board)
Assisting the Contracting Officer with requests for a final written determination; and providing litigation support
Ability to interrogate, prepare and defend contractual claims ranging from single issue disputes, valuation and payment disputes through to complex time and quantum disputes.
To be considered for this position, candidates must have at a minimum: a Bachelors Degree + 6 years of relevant experience. If a candidate does not have this, a demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education may be considered
4-year degree in Engineering, Construction Management, Project Management, Business Accounting, or Finance (or equivalent) preferred
Several years of experience in claim management and schedule delay analysis
Proficient skills in managing changes
Working knowledge of industry standard tools such as Primavera P6, and MS Office software (MS Word, Excel, Access, Power Point), etc
Knowledge and experience in project contract administration for various types of contracts (e.g., firm-fixed-price, fixed-price with economic price adjustment, fixed-price incentive, cost reimbursement, cost sharing, cost-plus-incentive-fee, cost-plus-award-fee, cost-plus-fixed-fee, and time and material), change control, and document control on projects with high degrees of complexity and multiple interfaces, ideally design, construction, and engineering projects is desired
Strong written and verbal communications skills are required to prepare specialized program reports and presentations for management.
PQS accreditation of the Canadian Institute of Quantity Surveyors and/or MRICS accreditation of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors
PMP certification is desired
What We Offer
When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is pioneering the future . Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions inclusion, diversity and overall employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only delivering a better world , but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.
Job Category Program and Project Management
Business Line PMCM
Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)
Position Status Full-Time
Requisition/Vacancy No. 237261BR
Additional Locations CA - Mississauga, ON - 5080 Commerce Blvd
Clearance Required No
Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.