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Supervisor/Contract Administration

Supervisor/Contract Administration

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Position Information

The Supervisor/Contract Administration assists the Manager/Contract Administration in maintaining the efficient operation of the Contract Administration Department by overseeing employees of the department who are responsible for processing all contracts, agreements, and change orders and obtaining and tracking all pertinent contract documents.  This position is responsible for assisting with and overseeing specific contract related activities and processes associated with the acquisition of services that support the operational needs of Southwest Gas Corporation (“Company”) including RFP creation, proposal evaluation, contract drafting and implementation, and contract negotiations.  Other duties include overseeing data request responses, preparing and reviewing budget variance reports, conducting complex contractual analyses, and providing advanced expert support to department personnel.  This position also assists with employee relocation and the purchase and resale of employees’ homes.  These tasks are in addition to performing routine contract administration duties including preparing, reviewing, negotiating, awarding, and administrating service contracts, leases, and agreements for the Company.


  • Supervise Contract Administration support staff
  • Prepare presentations and conduct training for Company personnel involved with the preparation and management of contracts
  • Create instructional and procedural documentation available for use by Company personnel
  • Assist with the development of department policy and procedures
  • Assist with employee relocation and the purchase and resale of employees’ homes
  • Prepare and review budget variance reports
  • Conduct complex contractual analyses
  • Provide advanced expert support to the department analysts and support staff
  • Review all contracts and change orders to ensure quality and compliance with Company policies and procedures
  • Assist Company personnel in complying with policies and procedures when procuring services, and ensure ethical business practices are maintained
  • Analyze and evaluate proposals and recommend contract awards
  • Formulate and work with department representatives in preparing contract packages
  • Conduct pre-bid meetings and facilitate bidding processes ensuring fairness for all bidders
  • Work with service providers and Legal Affairs to coordinate the review, revisions, and approval of service provider agreements
  • Negotiate contract rates and terms to maximize value and minimize liability
  • Interpret contract terms and conditions and implement revisions when necessary
  • Assist Company personnel in evaluating service providers to help ensure bidders are qualified and maintain compliance with Company requirements
  • Facilitate contract disputes between Company personnel and service providers
  • Comprehend applicable laws, rules, and regulations to ensure Company compliance
  • Ensure compliance with Company’s Supplier Diversity Program
  • Represent Company at trade or industry related associations
  • Perform related duties and responsibilities as assigned
  • Regular and predictable attendance is a condition of employment and is an essential function of the job

Minimum Qualifications

This position requires five to seven years of relevant work experience in contract administration or related field plus a bachelor’s degree in contract management, acquisition, business, or related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential job responsibilities.  Strong verbal and written communications skills and a high degree of independent problem solving abilities are required to successfully perform the duties of this position.


Additionally, the following experience, education, and certifications are preferred:

  • Presentations and public speaking,
  • Professional business writing,
  • Computer skills such as word processing, spreadsheet creation, and PDF design,
  • Professional certification such as CPCM, CCCM, CCCA, or similar.

Salary Details

$78,622 - $98,277