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Contracts & Risk Manager at Acciona

Contracts & Risk Manager

Acciona Fargo, ND Full-Time

ACCIONA is a global company, leading in the development of regenerative infrastructure that creates a positive impact on society. Our workforce consists of more than 41,500 professionals, present in more than 40 countries across the five continents, all contributing in our mission to design a better planet. Are you a passionate individual who wants to make a difference, promote sustainable development, and find solutions to the biggest global challenges including climate change, overpopulation, and water scarcity? Come and join us in building the infrastructure our planet needs to achieve a sustainable future.

Acciona offers a competitive salary, relocation assistance where relocation is required and approved, 401(k) retirement plan, medical, dental, vision, life, short and long-term disability benefits, tuition reimbursement, paid time off, and more. 

Job Description

ASN Constructors is a joint venture of the Red River Valley Alliance (RRVA) that was chosen by the Metro Flood Diversion Authority for the design, construction financing and maintenance of the diversion channel for a period of 30 years. It consists of three large and experienced contractors (ACCIONA, Shikun & Binui and North American Construction Group) building a world-class project to protect the Fargo-Moorhead area from catastrophic flooding from the Red River.

ASN is looking for a Contracts & Risk Manager. This role is responsible for the contractual aspects of the Fargo-Moorhead Metropolitan Area Flood Risk Management Project – Diversion Channel and Associated Infrastructure Works. The incumbent will under the supervision and direction of the Commercial Manager shall manage the risks on the project as well as contract administration, subcontracts administration, changes and claims.


  • Prepare D&C Contract summary for the project team, identifying key terms, conditions, risks and obligations.
  • Prepare Subcontracts summary for the project team, identifying key terms, conditions, risks and obligations to manage subcontractors/service providers/suppliers.
  • Assist the project team throughout the project lifecycle to ensure compliance with D&B Contract obligations is maintained.
  • Assist the project team with the preparation of notices and correspondence including capturing subcontractor / service providers / supplier delays and notifications in accordance with the D&C Contract requirements, Subcontract requirements and contract management best practices.
  • Prepare correspondence and Delay and Supervening Event Notices including updating of ongoing delays / events in accordance with the D&C Contract and Project Agreement to ensure entitlements are maintained.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of the contractual management policies, procedures and systems.
  • Implement and maintain a formal risk management process including maintaining the project risk register with monthly updates in accordance with approved procedures and policies.
  • Assist in the preparation of internal and external monthly reports on contract/commercial matters, as required.
  • Assist the Procurement Department in the preparation, negotiation and finalization of all subcontracts, purchase contracts, purchase orders with Subcontractors, Service Providers and Suppliers.
  • Manage D&C Contract / subcontract administration, changes and claims.
  • Assist in the preparation of claims including defining contractual entitlement and ensuring the required level of substantiation and quantification is provided to achieve the objective of the claim.
  • Support the defense of claims arising from Subcontractors, Service Providers and Suppliers including refuting contractual entitlement (if applicable) or fairly evaluating the claims ensuring that the required level of substantiation and quantification is provided to support their claims.
  • Manage the financial / commercial considerations around change orders and claims with the Developer and Supply Chain.
  • Assist the project team with the requirements for contract close-out to achieve formal project acceptance.
  • Maintain a good understanding of the contractual issues on the project.
  • Provide direction and advise on contractual strategy for successful project execution.
  • Prepare, maintain and provide access to all the Project’s contractual documentation.
  • Ensure Subcontractors, Service Providers and Suppliers have access to the correct design specifications and drawings, and conduct reviews of work to ensure compliance to the correct contractual documentation, specifications and drawings.

Required Skills and Competencies

  • Degree in Engineering / Quantity Surveying / Business / Law / Contract Management (or equivalent).
  • Minimum 15 years of contract/commercial management experience on large construction projects ($200M+), including stewardship of all contract terms and conditions.
  • Experience in managing major subcontracts and design consultancies.
  • Advanced knowledge of construction contract administration and the principles of purchasing, finance and estimating.
  • Proven contractual management ability.
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Strong negotiation skills.
  • Thorough knowledge of contract language and legal requirements of contracts.
  • Excellent people management skills.
  • Strong people management skills.
  • Excellent teamwork, organizational and communication skills.
  • Ability to operate under pressure and to meet tight and demanding deadlines.
  • Experience working within a P3 and/or Design-Build Environment would be preferred.
  • Experience working for a Contractor would be preferred but not required.
  • Experience in claim/dispute management would be preferred but not required.

This is a Joint Venture position located in Fargo, ND, USA.

ACCIONA has been given the Top Employer 2022 certification in US, as well as the Top Employers North America 2022 seal, which certifies the company's commitment to excellence in human resources management and those who focus on putting their people first through their exceptional HR policies. As a company that values diversity as a source of talent, we work to foster an inclusive environment that promotes respect, belonging and engagement so that all people can participate on an equal opportunity basis. We invite everyone to apply regardless of origin, circumstances, background or condition.


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