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Project Subcontracts Manager

  • Job reference: NA-002837
  • Sector: Rail, Transportation
  • Location: Alexandria
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SNC-Lavalin’s Atkins business is one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies. SNC-Lavalin’s Atkins business has been providing infrastructure planning, engineering, construction, environmental consulting, urban planning, architecture, and program management services to public and private clients across the United States for more than 50 years.


SNC-Lavalin’s Atkins business was ranked as the world’s 3rd largest global design firm by ENR in 2018 with nearly 55,000 employees worldwide. We have the depth and breadth of expertise to respond to the most technically challenging and time-critical infrastructure projects and the urgent transition to a low-carbon economy.


SNC-Lavalin Atkins business seeks an energetic and highly motivated self-starter to join our Alexandria, VA Contracts and Subcontracts Group as a Project Subcontracts Manager. 



  • Provides subcontract administration support to program/project management. Develops NDAs and Teaming Agreements with subcontractors. Prepares RFPs, reviews and analyzes subcontractor’s proposals, negotiates subcontracts, and administers subcontract agreements. Assists with new business proposals and performs subcontract administration on existing IDIQ subcontracts/Task Order with Firm Fixed Price and Cost Reimbursement subcontracts of high dollar value, risk, creativity and complexity. Assists program/project managers with Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) or State law and regulation interpretation and interfaces with subcontractor’s contracting personnel for administration purposes



Pre-Contract Activities
  • Coordinate supplier registration with subs
  • Assist with the sourcing of subs and issuing RFQ\s/Ps to subs as appropriate
  • Preparation of Teaming Agreements, NDA’s with Potential subs
  • Develop and issue RFP’s - Tenders
  • Perform price analysis of rates/multipliers – keep records
  • Coordinate development of SB plan and compliance with goals

Project Execution
  • Develop the subs agreement or addendum
  • Negotiate the subconsultant/subcontract agreement
  • Process Purchase Requisitions and assign subcontract number or addendum numbers
  • Develop and Coordinate communications with subs
  • Coordinate or perform any DBE reporting (which is not part of billing)
  • Assist with resolution of subs billing/payment issues
  • Monitor any cost reimbursable subs indirect rates
  • Monitor funding or subcontractor spend
  • Obtain client approval or consent when adding new subs 
  • Make determination “in scope/out of scope” of subs REA’s (with technical lead)
  • Issue requests to subs for change orders and negotiate (coordination with technical)
  • Ensure Waivers and releases of liens are received (partial)
  • Maintain procurement folder for each sub
  • Ensure Certificates of Insurance are updated and compliant with prime contract terms
  • Process SB reporting/manage
  • Coordinate RFI’s from subs with technical

Close Out
  • Resolve outstanding commercial issues with subs
  • Assist with project close out and de-obligation of unused balances
  • Obtain final Releases and Waivers
  • Coordinate charge backs or settlement of claims
  • Assist PM with sub performance evaluation report
  • Assist with OH true-ups with subs, if applicable



  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or equivalent discipline, plus a minimum of eight years relevant experience which must be related to subcontract administration. A MBA is a plus.
  • Experience with multiple contract types and performance-based contracting is required.


  • Good analytical and organizational skills. Ability to perform mathematical calculations, to understand contract plans and specifications, organize information, and effectively utilize PC and applicable software.


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Atkins offers its employees a robust rewards package which includes: a competitive salary; a broad benefits package including medical/RX, dental, vision, life, disability, legal, hospitalization and other valuable voluntary options; generous time-off programs; flexible work schedules; 401(k) with employer match; professional and career development opportunities through our corporate university, as well as a highly-regarded tuition reimbursement program; and an unmatched culture focused on client-service, quality, and tireless pursuit of excellence in all we do. Atkins is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability.


Please  view  Atkins  Equal  Opportunity  Statement  here:

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