Contract Administrator

Architecture & Design
Nova Scotia
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Contract Administrator
Halifax, NS
AM - 16338

FBM, one of Atlantic Canada’s most recognized architecture firms, has partnered with Meridia Recruitment, to recruit a Contract Administrator based out of Halifax, NS.

Boasting an impressive portfolio of award-winning architectural projects achieved over its 100-year history in Atlantic Canada, FBM is renowned for service excellence in the built environment working closely with each client to address their specific needs on every project. Their comprehensive and collaborative team of architects, interior designers, planners, technologists, and sustainability experts provide excellent service on a broad range of projects including residential, hospitality, educational, industrial, health care, and cultural projects, in both the private and public sectors. Recent projects include Cabot Cliffs, Richmond Yards (corner of Almon and Robie Streets), The Halifax Central Library, Bayers Lake Community Outpatient Centre, and the Solar Green House at Hope Blooms Community Garden.

Role Description:
As a vital part of the team, you will be responsible for reviewing ongoing construction of projects to monitor compliance with contract documents, identifying deficiencies and suggesting resolutions, as well as ensuring documentation is up to date. You will also coordinate and manage consultants, contractor’s requests, quality and design site reviews, shop drawing reviews and processing change requests. In addition, you’ll ensure CA practices and guidelines are maintained within the organization.

By joining the FBM team you will be joining a firm that has developed an excellent reputation for their high-profile work. You’ll be part of a dedicated team of professionals who are proud of the communities they work with and enjoy having fun together in and out of the office. In return for the experience you bring, FBM offers a competitive salary and benefits package along with the flexibility and support of a well-established and collaborative architecture firm.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Monitoring and Managing the CA phase of assigned projects, ensuring the work is completed accurately;
  • Conducting site visits to review compliance with contract documents, observe and report on work in progress, and prepare site reports;
  • Attending project site meetings;
  • Coordinate the shop drawing review process;
  • Project close-out documentation (i.e. deficiency review, O&M Manuals and as-built drawings etc.);
  • Providing progress reports to the project team;
  • Ensuring that all project records are organized, up-to-date and reflect any changes to construction contract documents;
  • Responding to Contractor requests for information and administer change documents as required;
  • Coordinating and Communicating with consultants, contractors, clients, and authorities having jurisdiction.

Your Qualifications:
As the ideal candidate, you have the experience and confidence to make educated decisions on site and work well with consultants and contractors when issues arise. You have good knowledge of building envelope and a variety of building construction techniques but more importantly you are the type of person who enjoys collaborating with others on project challenges. In addition, your attention to detail and strong work ethic have allowed you to enjoy success while participating in numerous projects.

Qualifications include:

  • 5-10 years of experience in a Contract Administration role or similar role with a focus on the construction phase of projects;
  • An educational background in Architecture, Engineering, or Construction Management would be an asset;
  • Prior experience working on a variety of projects including but not limited to mixed-use residential, commercial and institutional;
  • Knowledge of applicable building codes/standards and experience working with construction documents;
  • Experience using Revit and AutoCAD is an asset;
  • Experience with MS Project or other project management software is an asset;
  • Demonstrated expertise in building envelope and assembly, working with a variety of mediums including wood, steel, and reinforced concrete;
  • Strong communication and negotiation skills.

We celebrate diversity and do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, ability, or other characteristics protected by law. Our people-driven design ethos means that we are committed to creating an inclusive and diverse workplace that reflects the communities and clients we serve.

To express interest in this opportunity please apply online by clicking “Apply Now” below.

For more information contact Austin McLennan, Senior Consultant, at 902-424-1103 and or Rebecca Barr, Recruitment Specialist at 902-424-1102 and, or please apply online by clicking the “Apply Now” button below. If you require accommodation to participate in the recruitment process, please let Austin or Rebecca know.
Meridia Recruitment Solutions connects leading organizations with top talent by building strong relationships and creating ideal matches with candidates because we are only successful when you are. We appreciate your interest in this opportunity.
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