Senior Contracts Manager

  • Newark, NJ, USA
  • Full-time
  • Department: Infrastructure

Company Description

We are hiring an ambitious and forward thinking Senior Contracts Manager to work in our growing infrastructure team.

At Turner & Townsend we’re passionate about making the difference. That means delivering better outcomes for our clients, helping our people realize their potential, and doing our part to create a prosperous society.

Every day we help our major global clients deliver ambitious and highly technical projects in over 108 offices in 45 countries worldwide.

Our team is dynamic, innovative and client-focused. Our clients value our proactive approach, depth of expertise, integrity and the quality we deliver.  As a result our people get to work on some of the most exciting projects in the world.

Who are you?

You are someone who knows first-hand the impact of contracting methods on major capital projects, either through Project Management or Construction Management experience. 

You will find opportunities for processes improvement within the contract space, in order to drive consistency and efficiency across the organization. You will be willing to represent and help the Owner to deliver a Program-wide standard operating procedure for how they procure and enter contracts with their suppliers to fulfill strategic projects around the world.

Job Description

  • Analyze and review the Client’s end-to-end contract process and procedures, (including procurement operations, contract execution and invoice review) in
  • Critique anomalies within and between contracts, such as reimbursement, commercials and clarity in scope and deliverables.
  • Manage stakeholders including sourcing, legal and project teams to develop solutions and new operating/contract standards.
  • Create value stream mapping to quantify pain points and develop solutions to minimize waste (both in terms of speed and cost).
  • Devise improved operating procedures and best practices for wider use in the client organization to reduce turnaround times, amendments and queries.
  • Aligns recommendations to the respective needs of each project, delivery type, contract models and phase of contract negotiation.
  • Collaborate on the supplier performance management program including the collection of performance metrics and tracking of supplier improvement action plans.


  • 8+ year’s relevant experience within the construction industry.
  • Undergraduate degree in Engineering, Construction Management or similar field, Postgraduate study is a bonus.
  • Experience working on public, or infrastructure focused projects (civil, transportation, rail, etc).
  • In-depth understanding of construction contracts, commercials models and delivery methods.
  • Proficient in process mapping, root causes analysis and value-stream mapping
  • Highly self-motivated and customer centric.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including great communication.
  • Ability to demonstrate collaborative behaviors.
  • Organized and thorough individual.

Additional Information

Turner & Townsend is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. Equal Employment Opportunity Posters  If you’d like to view a copy of the company’s affirmative action plan, please email [email protected].  If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation as part of the employment selection process, please contact the Human Resources Department at 713-457-9400 or [email protected].  This telephone line and email address is reserved solely for job seekers with disabilities requesting accessibility assistance or an accommodation in the job application process. Please do not call about the status of your job application if you do not require accessibility assistance or an accommodation. Messages left for other purposes, such as following up on an application or non-disability related technical issues, will not receive a response

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