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Construction Contract Administrator

Location: Saint-Laurent, Quebec, Canada
Job ID: CA55238600
Date Posted: Dec 4, 2023
Segment: Green Energy & Mobility
Business Unit: Hitachi Energy
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: No

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At Hitachi Energy, our purpose is advancing a sustainable​ energy future for all. We bring power to our homes, schools, hospitals and factories. Join us and work with fantastic people, while learning and developing yourself on projects that have a real impact to our communities and society. Bring your passion, bring your energy, and be part of a global team that appreciates a simple truth: Diversity + Collaboration = Great Innovation

General information:

The primary responsibility of the  Construction Contract Administrator  The Subcontracts Manager, will be rquired to focus on site delivery for our HVDC (High Voltage Direct Current) construction project, they will be instrumental in directing and managing subcontracted activities on-site. This role ensures that subcontracted work not only aligns with project goals and schedules but also emphasizes timely and efficient on-site delivery and execution.


  • Review and manage all subcontract documentation, ensuring compliance with main contract obligations, project specifications, and regulatory requirements.

  • Monitor subcontractor performance to ensure adherence to quality, safety, and schedule requirements.

  • Coordinate with the project management team and SCM (supply chain management), providing updates on subcontractor progress, potential risks, and recommended solutions.

  • Resolve any contractual issues or disputes that arise with subcontractors in a timely and effective manner.

  • Partner with finance and procurement teams to supervise and authorize subcontractor payments, ensuring they mirror on-site work progress and contract terms.

  • Conduct regular on-site meetings with subcontractors to encourage open communication, understand concerns, and assess project trajectory.

  • Report on progress to the project management on a daily, weekly and monthly basis.

  • Conduct all works in accordance with HVDC’s Code of Ethics

  • Support the Site Contract Manager on commercial issues and provide advice on claims when requested

Majority of the above specified tasks can be completed while working at the site office of the project, but we are flexible and we can look to accommodate the right person working from home a percentage of the time when not required on site.


  • Bachelor or master-degree in a technical discipline, preferably Civil Engineering.

  • Postgraduate Degree in Business Administration (either at job-entry, or to be acquired on the job)

  • About 10 Years of experience working in HVDC Construction and/or similar Business

  • Experience working at Construction Sites within HVDC and/or similar construction industry

  • Substantial experience and knowledge of multidiscipline scopes of work

  • Planning and organizational skills

  • Commercial and legal knowledge

  • Understanding of risks identification and mitigations

  • Maintains a global perspective and thinking

  • Able to be an integral part of a team

  • Able to think strategically, creative and innovative

  • Achievement and goal orientated

  • Ability to act independently

  • International working experience

  • Subcontract management experience

  • Negotiation and presentation skills

  • Cultural awareness

  • Strong ability to communicate in English and at least in one other language from within the region of responsibility

  • (in written and spoken); e.g.: German and/or French and/or Italian for Western Europe; French

  • and/or Spanish for Americas.

  • Open to criticism, able to handle conflicts

  • Trustworthy, reliable and dependable

More about us

Hitachi Energy is a global technology leader that is advancing a sustainable energy future for all. We serve customers in the utility, industry and infrastructure sectors with innovative solutions and services across the value chain. Together with customers and partners, we pioneer technologies and enable the digital transformation required to accelerate the energy transition towards a carbon-neutral future. We are advancing the world’s energy system to become more sustainable, flexible and secure whilst balancing social, environmental and economic value. Hitachi Energy has a proven track record and unparalleled installed base in more than 140 countries. Headquartered in Switzerland, we employ around 38,000 people in 90 countries. In fiscal year 2020 we generated business volumes of around $10 billion USD as reported by Hitachi.

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