AECOM Contracts Manager in Victoria, British Columbia

Requisition/Vacancy No. 144488BR

Position Title Contracts Manager

Job Category Procurement

Business Line Water

Country Canada

State/Province/Region CAN - British Columbia

City Victoria

Why Choose AECOM? AECOM is a premier, fully integrated professional and technical services firm positioned to design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets around the world for public- and private-sector clients. With nearly 100,000 employees — including architects, engineers, designers, planners, scientists and management and construction services professionals — serving clients in over 150 countries around the world, AECOM is ranked as the #1 engineering design firm by revenue in Engineering News-Record magazine’s annual industry rankings, and has been recognized by Fortune magazine as a World’s Most Admired Company. The firm is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, oil and gas, water, high-rise buildings and government. AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in delivering customized and creative solutions that meet the needs of clients’ projects. A Fortune 500 firm, AECOM companies, including URS Corporation and Hunt Construction Group, have annual revenue of approximately $19 billion. More information on AECOM and its services can be found at

About the Business Line


We create comprehensive delivery solutions for water, wastewater and wet weather systems, desalination, water resources, water reuse, tunneling, and community infrastructure through traditional and alternative delivery services such as program management and design-build.

Job Summary

AECOM is actively seeking a creative, highly talented Contracts Manager with experience in administering construction contracts, subcontracts and purchase orders (preferably for design-build Water/Wastewater projects). This would include all phases of planning, design, construction, commissioning & closeout. This position offers a unique opportunity to work within an established and successful group that offers a diverse range of technical challenges and career development opportunities.

The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Extensive reviewing, drafting, and negotiating of professional services (engineering, architecture, environmental, and other technical services) and construction related agreements

  • Working with a variety of contracts, including prime contracts, subcontracts, joint venture agreements, teaming agreements, and non-disclosure agreements

  • The ability to work cooperatively with diverse group of professionals, including the company’s executives, attorneys, engineers, scientists and contracts staff, as well as the ability to work with attorneys for external clients and subcontractors, risk managers, project managers, procurement and contracts staff, and others

  • Demonstrate flexibility to adjust and thrive in an environment with changing requirements, schedules and priorities

  • Generate ideas, make recommendations & come to a consensus

  • Handle multiple priorities and deadlines effectively and efficiently

  • Balance pursuit of good contract terms with reality of business demands

  • Demonstrate creativity in reaching agreement with clients and subcontractors

  • Assess risk related to contract/commercial terms and advises internal clients in developing risk management and mitigation plans

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in Construction Management, Construction Law or related field

  • 10+ years of demonstrated contract experience with a major engineering / construction firm, or contractor in the areas of engineering and construction contracts

  • Well-developed communications skills; able to clearly and concisely express legal issues and analysis as it pertains to business and technical concerns to executive management, commercial and finance colleagues, technical colleagues and peers

  • Self-driven & resourceful to achieve goals independently and in groups

  • Excellent written and communication skills

  • Must possess a valid driver's license

Preferred Qualifications

  • 15+ years of demonstrated contract experience with a major engineering / construction firm, or contractor in the areas of engineering and construction contracts

  • Experience dealing with Design Build contracts and claims

  • Sustainability, resiliency and/or climate adaptation experience a plus but not a requirement

What We Offer

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow. AECOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.