The University of Texas at Austin Job Posting

Associate Business Contract Administrator - Senior Contracts Manager

Hiring department Capital Plan&construct
Monthly salary $7,500+ depending on qualifications
Hours per week 40.00 Standard from 800AM to 500PM
Posting number 18-01-29-01-0463
Job Status Open
FLSA status Exempt
Earliest Start Date Immediately
Position Duration Funding expected to continue
Position open to all applicants
Location Austin (main campus)
Number of vacancies 1
General Notes

Generally 40 hours per week with some after-hours work as necessary.

Required Application Materials

  • A Resume is required in order to apply
  • A Letter of Interest is required in order to apply.
  • A List of 3 References is required in order to apply.

Additional Information


Negotiate, review, draft, and manage construction agreements on behalf of Capital Planning and Construction (CPC). Ensure compliance with procurement, and contracting for construction projects, including state and federal law, and compliance with all rules, regulations and policies of UT-Austin and UT-System.

Essential Functions

Maintains and updates standard templates for various Request For Qualifications and Request for Proposal documents, contracts Uniform General Conditions and related exhibits and attachments. Includes Architect/Engineers, construction and technical services providers. Manages, in coordination with the CPC Project Manager, the contract award process for design and construction agreements including bonds and insurance confirmations and issues notice to proceed with construction for all projects. Monitors contract change management process and reviews all contract change documents. May supervise Contract Specialists for technical service providers. Manages and develops with outside consultants, minimum wage rate classifications for each geographic campus region of The University of Texas at Austin's CPC. As a Certified Texas Contract Manager, monitors CPC project management staff regarding appropriate procurement and contracting methodologies for RFQ, RFP and design/construction contracting for compliance with state procurement law and manages the process. Assists in managing the CPC High Risk Compliance Plan. This also involves training, consulting and assessing project situations with our project management staff. Resolve issues between accounting/financial group and project managers and field personnel regarding procurement, reimbursable, pay applications and related contract matters. Review close out documents for accounting services related to contract requirements for construction and design services. Provides training to project management staff on issues regarding risk compliance, procurement process for design/construction/technical consultants, contracting, guaranteed maximum price proposals, change management, insurance, bonding and CPC processes.

Marginal/Incidental functions

Other related functions as assigned.

Required qualifications

Bachelor's Degree in Architecture, Engineering, Construction Management or related field from a four year institution of higher education. Five years' experience with development, negotiating and/ or working with contracts related to architecture, engineering, and/or construction. Extensive construction contracts analyst experience understanding contracts, contract interpretation, and contract disputes with a Texas governmental entity or institute of higher education. Broad experience with understanding, drafting and negotiating complex construction and design agreements. Excellent negotiation skills, and practical and proactive problem-solving skills. Strong business acumen and excellent judgment. Critical thinker with ability to work independently to solve problems under pressure. Ethical and able to manage multiple priorities in a dynamic business environment. Competent computing skills including Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and other computer programs. Understanding of State of Texas requirements for Historically Underutilized Businesses (HUB) and experience with monitoring of HUB/Small Business Program. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

Law Degree: Juris Doctor. Graduation from an accredited law school located in the United States, and licensed to practice law in Texas by the State Bar of Texas.

Working conditions

May work around standard office conditions Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation Use of manual dexterity

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