Paralegal - Contracts Group - Full-time - Maine

at Cianbro in Augusta, Maine, United States

Job Description

The Contracts Paralegal is responsible for reviewing and negotiating assigned contracts, as well as assisting operations with contract administration, troubleshooting contractual issues, and dispute resolution, in support of industrial and manufacturing operations, development projects, and other business units as needed.

Job Responsibilities
Undertakes independent review and markup of contract documents provided as part of requests for proposals
Independently reviews contracts and provides clarifications and exceptions to commercial terms
Assist purchasing department, equipment group, and other internal customers in negotiating agreements with subcontractors, vendors, and other downstream entities
Provide training and advice to project teams on managing contract requirements
Assist operations in contract analysis and interpretation, including general contract management as well as the resolution of contract disputes, claims, and significant change orders
Assist in claim management and action plan development
Attend various project update meetings
Work with managers and project staff within assigned business units
Report to Contract Manager to ensure risk profiles fit within those desired by Cianbro
Interact with clients, consultants, and contractors during the performance of job responsibilities
Qualifications/ Requirements
Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and experience. Paralegal certification preferred
Minimum of 3 years work experience in reviewing contracts
Must possess and demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills
Must be team-oriented with a reputation for honesty and integrity
Ability to shift easily between projects and priorities
Ability to manage multiple deadlines
Strong sense of urgency in the accurate completion of tasks
Ability to work effectively with internal and external customers
Knowledge/ Understanding to be Acquired
Methods of project delivery including Design-Build, Construction Manager at Risk, General Contractor, and Subcontractor structures
Construction contracts including Cost Plus, Lump Sum, Unit Price, Time and Material, and Guaranteed Maximum Price
Understanding critical contract issues: indemnity, warranty, guaranty, performance guarantees, and liquidated damages
Understanding the elements of change orders and claim document preparation
Ability to negotiate and mediate professional program services and contracts
Cianbro is an employee-owned, tobacco-free, equal opportunity employer, we do not discriminate based on marital status, race, color, creed, gender, sex, religion, national origin, gender identity, age, veteran status, union affiliation, physical or mental disability, citizenship status, sexual orientation, genetic information, or other legally protected status.

Cianbro is an employee owned, tobacco-free, equal opportunity employer of women, minorities, veterans, individuals with disabilities and other protected categories.

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Job Posting: 668789

Posted On: Jan 14, 2022

Updated On: Apr 10, 2022