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Dominion Energy Construction Contracts Specialist/Senior Construction Contracts Specialist in RICHMOND, Virginia

Construction Contracts Specialist/Senior Construction Contracts Specialist

Date: Apr 2, 2024

Location: RICHMOND, VA, US, 23219

Company: Dominion Energy

At Dominion Energy we love our jobs. That’s right. Love. Every day we go to work filled with passion to be excellent, to creatively problem solve and to innovate. These are exciting days for energy companies, and Dominion Energy aims to shape the future of energy in America. We are looking at all of our work with fresh eyes, retooling everything we do, in every part of the company, to operate more sustainably and to deliver energy more reliably than ever. We are looking for interesting, independent thinkers and doers who can help shape the culture of a forward-looking company that’s proud of its rich legacy. Are you a change agent? Do you think differently? Do you want to fall in love with your job? If you answered “yes,” then read on!

We offer a hybrid 3-2 work schedule (three days in the office, two days of teleworking) to accommodate the need for flexibility.

Military service members and veterans with ranks from E5-E9, W1-CW5, or O3-O6, plus appropriate equivalent combination of education and years of experience as outlined below will be considered for this opportunity.

At this time, Dominion Energy cannot transfer nor sponsor a work visa for this position.

Job Summary

Dominion Energy is looking to add either a Construction Contracts Specialist or a Sr. Construction Contracts Specialist to our Project Controls team. There is one position which will be filled at the level commensurate with the successful candidate’s education, experience, knowledge, skills and abilities. This position requires a hybrid work schedule and is not authorized for 100% remote work.

Incumbents will be responsible for ensuring the effective development and management of engineering and construction related procurement contracts in a cost-effective and timely manner for the emerging generation construction projects with a focus on solar projects. The successful candidate will work with supply chain and legal departments to develop appropriate strategies for execution of complex services agreements for the Project Construction Organization.

Serves as a cross functional team leader. Participates on the negotiation team that negotiates Engineering Procurement Contract (EPC) agreements with large construction suppliers. Administers large scale EPC Agreements, including resolution of billing issues, negotiation and coordination of securities, and interpretation of contract language to ensure compliance with terms and conditions of executed contracts. Keeps in close day to day contact with personnel at construction sites to be aware of contract performances and deviations. Reviews amendments and change orders to accommodate unanticipated situations and ensure compliance with relevant contracts. Provide guidance to others in streamlining work instructions, policies and procedures for the group.

Coordinates resolution of contractual and technical disagreements between the company and contractors. Assists in audit strategies when billing and contract disputes arise. Prepares reports for management and department.

Monitors contract performance and identifies deviations. Develops and recommends strategies for ascertaining performance criteria with contracts. Monitors progress and schedule milestones in contract to ensure provisions are met that lead to payment. Perform other duties as requested or assigned.

This role manages complex generation agreements for materials/equipment/services. Supports activities related to identification, solicitation, evaluation, and award of bids to suppliers. Supports identification and implementation of cost improvements for purchased materials and services. Communicates with field and project personnel to evaluate compliance with contracts. Compiles reports for management that monitors contract status, reports analysis, and overall contract performance. Assists in maintaining contract databases and compiling information for project planning and forecasting.

Relocation assistance can be offered to the successful eligible candidate.

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Experience

  • Construction Contracts Specialist: 3+ years related work experience dealing with contracts, large construction projects, and high impact negotiations.

  • Senior Construction Contracts Specialist: 5+ years related work experience dealing with contracts, large construction projects, and high impact negotiations.

  • Prior work experience with utility/energy contracts, solar construction, or EPC Contracts would be a plus.

  • Verbal/writing/presentation skills.

  • Candidates with SAP software experience is highly preferred.

  • Technical and practical knowledge of renewable energy technology preferred.

  • Excellent attention to detail and project management skills.

  • Ability to organize, negotiate, and complete complex EPC contracts with minimal supervision.

  • Negotiation and resolution of contractual issues.

  • Keen commercial and contractual acumen.

  • Ability to prepare and negotiate Non-Disclosure Agreements, contract amendments and other contract documents with minimal supervision.

  • Change Order management including ability to settle disputes.

  • Anticipation of contractual and commercial risks and implement control measures.

  • Coordinate all internal legal, insurance, tax, and other internal groups for successful contract execution.

  • Work within Contracts and Project Teams as lead on contracting strategies and project business cases and financial impacts.

  • Comfortable managing cross-functional and commercial matters independently.

  • Provide contract support to multiple projects and manage competing priorities.

  • Respond to regulatory related interrogatories, anticipate, understand, and respond to customer needs.

The successful candidate must be willing to travel, work in both home and field office settings, and be temporarily assigned to different project sites; office environment and/or construction project site. Work schedule may depend on project needs during project execution.

Note: A partial year of related work experience of 6 months or greater will be considered one year towards the qualifications.

Education Requirements

Education Level: Degree or an equivalent combination of education and demonstrated related experience may be accepted in lieu of preferred level of education: Bachelors

Other Education: Business, Law, Construction Engineering

Licenses, Certifications, or Quals Description

Working Conditions

Office Work Environment 76 -100%

Travel Up to 25%

Other Working Conditions

Test Description

No Testing Required

Export Control

Certain positions at Dominion Energy may involve access to information and technology subject to export controls under U.S. law. Compliance with these export controls may result in Dominion Energy limiting its consideration of certain applicants.

Other Information

We offer excellent plans and programs for employees. Employees are rewarded with a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package which may include: health benefits with coverage for families and domestic partners, vacation, retirement plans, paid holidays, tuition reimbursement, and much more. To learn more about our benefits, click here

Dominion Energy is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse workforce. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their protected veteran or disabled status.

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