The AIA Contract Specialist will be part of an internal department-specific shared services group supporting the Sourcing and Procurement division of Financial Affairs at Boston University. The primary roles and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
Administering the overall contract management process, including facilitating, developing, reviewing, negotiating, and tracking of contractual arrangements for Planning, Design, and Construction goods and/or services between the University and third party suppliers
Collaborating and partnering with the Office of General Counsel (OGC) to manage the goods/services contracting process at Boston University, including the review of complex contracts, including AIA Contract Documents, Master Agreements, Consulting Agreements, Service Orders, and Change Orders using G701, and seeking guidance from their office on contract language where necessary
Managing all University AIA licensing, templates, and access
Exploring new options for contract templates, including but not limited to, owner organizations such as BOMA and IFMA, as well as A105s and B105s
Reviewing contractual language, including determining, evaluating and proposing additional terms to mitigate risk before sending contracts for approval to an appropriate signatory
Maintaining University standard contracting templates (in conjunction with OGC), as well as interfacing with suppliers and campus units
Training and developing internal Sourcing and Procurement staff and Project Managers on contracting best practices and University policy and procedures pertaining to the contracting process. This position will coordinate closely with all members of the Sourcing and Procurement team as well as Campus Planning and Operations.
B.A./B.S. required; JD Preferred; with at least 5-8 years work experience. Experience working in a Procurement and Contracting function with exposure to Planning, Design, and Construction contracts is required. Experience with ARIBA contracts is preferred, but not required. Experience with other eProcurement tools is acceptable. Experience with using AIA software and managing relevant licenses and access is preferred. Experience in a relevant industry, such as higher education or not-for-profit environments, is preferred, although not required.
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.
Internal Number: 7135
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