Michels Corp Contract & Proposal Specialist in Nisku, Alberta

Contract & Proposal Specialist

Location: Nisku, Alberta


Employment duration: Full time

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The Contract & Proposal Specialist (CPS) is a key member of the MICHELS Canada Operations team. The CPS performs subcontract formation and document administration for Pipeline, HDD, Direct Pipe, Infrastructure and Professional services. The CPS plays an integral role in the bid response and proposal process through effective coordination of all bid/proposal activities. The CPS follows a disciplined approach, ensuring high-quality deliverables.


  • Responsible for ongoing development of subcontracts, changes, and amendments ensuring compliance with contract terms

  • Performs subcontract administrative duties including maintaining subcontract tracking logs, processing of completion certificates, change orders and subcontract close out

  • Participates in the development and preparation of proposals, expressions of interest, pre-qualifications, clarifications and other proposal documentation for various Owner opportunities

  • Liaise effectively with the proposal team to develop proposal content. Identify value-add content while leveraging content from previous submissions

  • Coordinates the proposal process, proposal resources and timelines ensuring deadlines are met

  • Assists in development and implementation ofproposalstandards and templates, making these and other value-add resources available to team members. Updates the standard bid documents library

  • Reviews and logs commercial exceptions, identifying alternate wording or strategies for benefit of the company

  • Facilitates the RFP process for subcontracted services, including bid lists, RFP preparation, filing, logging of addenda and clarifications

  • Undertakes assigned business improvement projects relating to the proposal preparation and contract functions SKILLS:


  • Knowledge and experience in subcontract/contract formation is required

  • Intermediate to advanced understanding of the Proposal/RFP process (implementation through closeout)

  • Understanding of commercial terms, pricing structures, and contract general conditions

  • Intermediate to advanced level computer skills: Proficiency in MS Office including MS Word, MS Excel, and MS Visio

  • Intermediate understanding of key owner RFP/contracts

  • Intermediate understanding of Union Agreements

  • Business writing skill (intermediate level)


  • Supply Chain education and/or completion of related courses or programs or combination of education and experience


  • Able to work both independently as well as collaboratively in a team environment. Demonstrates ability in working with the diverse approaches of the team

  • Able to positively influence, motivate and persuade others. Communicates with others in a manner that compliments diverse communication styles

  • Flexible to changing priories. Able to prioritize and juggle multiple tasks

  • Able to design and manage tasks/projects. Solves problems and make sound decisions based on guidance, collaboration, available information and standard procedures

  • Excellent planning, time management, and organizational skills

  • Advanced attention to detail. Capable of critical thinking and analysis, investigating for solutions, listening carefully, understanding andfollowinginstructions. Presents information clearly in a manner that can be understood by others

  • Innovative, motivated toward development and improvement, self-directed learner


  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms, and talk or hear

  • The employee must regularly lift and/or move 10 pounds and frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds

  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus


  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit for extended periods of time, stand and walk

  • The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet

  • Position requires minimal travel. However, when required, may account for up to 100% of your workweek