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Job Information

AECOM Contract Specialist in Dallas, Texas

United States of America - Texas, Dallas

Job Summary

AECOM is seeking a Contract Specialist to be based in Dallas, Texas.


At AECOM, we believe infrastructure creates opportunity for everyone. Whether it’s improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive.

We take on the most complex challenges and pioneer innovative, iconic solutions that push the limits of what’s possible – the world’s longest cable-stayed bridge, record-breaking sports events, the largest greenfield port development mega project, life-sustaining disaster recovery programs, and the tallest tower in the Western Hemisphere.

On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, energy and the environment, we deliver professional services throughout the project lifecycle.

We are proud to be recognized for excellence:

  • Named one of Fortune magazine's "World's Most Admired Companies" for the sixth consecutive year

  • Ranked #1 in Engineering News-Record’s 2020 “Top 200 Environmental Firms”

  • Ranked #1 in Transportation and General Building in Engineering News-Record’s 2020 “Top 500 Design Firms”

  • VIQTORY 2020 Military Friendly® Gold Employer

About DCS—Transportation

As populations grow, so do demands for safe, expedient and cost-effective transportation. Our Transportation business line partners with clients around the world to build, modernize and expand transportation infrastructure and deliver advanced mobility solutions to carry our communities into the future — safely, equitably and reliably.

We combine our extensive planning, design, construction and asset management experience with advanced technologies and innovations to help our public and private clients restore or replace their aging transportation infrastructure, and find smarter, more effective ways to move people and goods across our cities, countries and continents.

Our integrated approach and social responsibility have earned us the trust of local municipalities, government agencies, commercial clients and public-private partnerships. Our expertise and global reach enable us to deliver high-quality solutions for our clients that pave the way for long-lasting benefits to society.

Job Responsibilities

The successful candidate will source and administer contracts for a wide variety of requirements in ddesign and construction including construction, professional engineers and architect services, consulting, business and maintenance services and other categories depending on business needs. They will manage contract administration from inception through final closeout which includes; mounting contractor activities to ensure compliance with the provisions of the contract; acts as liaison with the contractor and the DART technical staff; approves payments, contract interpretation, resolution of disputes; modifications, and change-order actions, as necessary. Maintains complete files and current contract status. Initiates default or termination actions, or institutes negotiation procedures.

Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Coordinate system procurements requiring multiple solicitations, development and understanding of procurement plans, schedules, and negotiation strategies.

  • Prepare and develop pre-solicitation plans, including clarification of requirements, specifications, and schedules for DART’s most complex procurements. Analyze requirements and select contract type including terms and conditions. Coordinate with other DART functional areas to facilitate procurements.

  • Develop solicitations in accordance with DART’s Procurement Regulations, Procedures Manual, and other requirements of Federal, State and local laws.

  • Conduct pre-proposal conferences with contractors and consultants. Review and evaluate bids and/or offers in coordination with departmental technical representatives.

  • Maintain liaison with DART and technical department or with industry contacts. May act as an official spokesperson regarding contract matters for DART.

  • Plan and conduct negotiations and serve as the negotiation team leader for assigned procurements. Prepare contract documents and coordinate award of contract. Make recommendation for award/no award of contracts.

  • Maintain responsibility for the development of pre-negotiation position, when appropriate; serve as chairperson on the technical evaluation of proposals and plans. Control discussions with offerors and documents all discussions.

  • Close out contracts including obtaining appropriate releases, acceptance certificates, warranties, and disposition of retained payments. Perform self-audits as assigned for contract and solicitation files.

  • Collaborates with clients to plan acquisitions, including development of statements of work and specifications, designing sourcing plans and developing contracts.

  • Conducts sourcing for assigned portfolio including, invitations for bids, requests for proposals, requests for qualifications, request for quotations, requests for information, sole source negotiations and other sourcing methods.

  • Teams with program clients to administer assigned contracts including contract interpretation, negotiation of changes, performance monitoring and reporting, authorization of payments, expediting, default notices, claims, extensions, terminations, close out and other actions.

  • Consults with client programs and departments and with contractors and suppliers to seek technical and business solutions.

  • Plans and conducts negotiations and serves as negotiation team leader.

  • Performs market and economic research and cost and price analysis for assigned portfolio.

  • Conformance with applicable and diverse federal, state and local laws and regulations.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelors degree plus 8 years of related experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Materials Management, Procurement, Business Administration or related field.

  • 4+ years progressively responsible procurement experience in strategic sourcing, supply chain management, contracting in a transit or transportation industry, financial, or related environment.

  • Strong preference for construction industry background

Additional Information:

  • Relocation assistance is not provided for this role.

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 Procurement

Business Line Transportation

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 253001BR

Virtual: 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.