Lead Contract Administrator

Los Angeles, CA posted on January 4

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NOTE:  This is a Los Angeles-Based Position.  LENAX Does Not Pay for Relocation or Travel Expenses for Interviews or if selected for a position.  Candidates selected to move forward in the interview process must be available to interview within 48 - 72 hours’ notification.


About Lenax Construction Services, Inc.

Since its inception in 1993, Lenax Construction Services, Inc. (LENAX) has provided quality construction services and project controls to a diverse range of engineering, design, and construction firms.  LENAX services a broad range of markets, including airports, transportation, industrial, correctional, universities, and marine.  LENAX is a goal-oriented and customer-driven independent consulting business, aimed at adding value and strength to our clients’ program teams by providing expertise in current pricing and economic trends, while utilizing the most up to date means and methods in the construction and design industries.


LENAX is looking for a Contract Administrator, Senior (aka “Lead” Contract Administrator).  The successful candidate will have proven construction contract administrator experience with complex, multi-phase, multi-million dollar design and construction projects. General duties shall include, but not be limited to, assisting with pre-bid/proposal meetings, monitor all aspects of contract compliance, assist with development, negotiations and execution of Task Orders, cGMP, and change orders. Review contractor invoices for contractual compliance and conduct closeout procedures.  In the Lead capacity, this individual may provide training, guidance and review to lower-level Contract Administrators.


The Ideal Candidate will possess the following, minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in an engineering or business related field, as well as training in procurement, contract, construction, and commercial law is required.
  • Seven-to-ten (7 - 10) years of experience in the administration of commercial/government contracts is required.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite of software, Adobe Acrobat Professional and large-scale construction management type software such as Primavera, Prolog, etc.


Essential Job Duties - The Contract Administrator’s duties include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Work in collaboration with the Project Management team to ensure projects are delivered in compliance with all contractual terms and conditions and Client, City, State and Federal requirements.
  • May provide training, guidance and review to lower level Contract Administrators to ensure compliance with Client standards, policies and procedures.
  • Assist Client with planning of procurements and setting pre-award schedules for contracts including Board actions.
  • Assist in coordination of Pre-Bid/Proposal meetings to present the Project and RFB/RFP to potential bidder/Proposers.
  • Draft Board Reports, correspondence and other documents related to project delivery.
  • Prepare required reports and correspondence.
  • Attend various meetings, including pre-bid proposal and post-bid proposal debriefings.
  • Monitor all aspects of contract compliance.
  • Assist in resolving problems and disagreements between contractors and Client.
  • Assist with Task Order and cGMP preparation.
  • Assist with change order development and negotiations.
  • Review contractor invoices for contractual compliance.
  • Conduct closeout actions upon contract completion such as final audit, payment, etc. under the direction of Client personnel.
  • Contribute to the advancement of Client’s goals through commitment to productive collaboration with all stakeholders.


Job Qualifications - To effectively perform the essential functions of the job, candidates must meet the following position specifications:



  • Bachelor’s degree in an engineering or business related field, as well as training in procurement, contract, construction, and commercial law is required.


Professional Experience Level/Other Qualifications

  • Minimum, seven (7) to ten (10) years of experience in the administration of commercial/government contracts is required.
  • Experience in alternative project delivery methods including Construction Manager at Risk and Design Build preferred.
  • Comfortable operating in a team-oriented, collaborative work environment.
  • Produce accurate and timely results while maintaining a customer service attitude.
  • Experience in a construction office is necessary.
  • Must be a self-starter attitude with proactive, results-oriented focus; and willing and capable to assume additional responsibilities.
  • Demonstrated success on the job, as evidenced by satisfactory performance, acceptance of responsibility and growth in previous positions/
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Must be detail oriented and highly organized.


Hardware/Software Knowledge & Proficiency

  • Microsoft Office Suite of software (including Office 365 file sharing, Excel, Word);
  • Adobe Acrobat Professional; and,
  • Large-scale construction management type software such as Primavera, Prolog, etc.



  • May assume other duties as required/needed.
  • May work overtime.
  • Maybe required to work various shifts as needed.



Salary expectations must be included for all applicants.  A list of previous projects will be required, as well, if you have not submitted a project-based resume.


LENAX employees enjoy a competitive compensation and benefits package, including but not limited to:

  • Three (3) weeks (120 hours) Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Eight (8) Company-Paid Holidays
  • A wide selection of medical plans and with a generous employer base plan--HMO, PPO, HSA/EPO options available; Dental, Vision, and Chiropractic/Acupuncture benefits
  • 401-k Retirement Savings Plan with employer matching
  • Educational Assistance
  • Professional Development
  • Holiday Events, Recognition
  • Employee Assistance Program for Work/Life Balance
  • Discounts to theme parks, on products and services, including wellness & lifestyle support


Lenax Construction Services is a Drug-free Workplace and an Equal Opportunity Employer