Changes and Issues Resolution Manager

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Non-Executive Management

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Full time Changes and Issues Resolution Manager (\"CIRMs\"). CIRMs responsibilities include claims analysis and review services, including the review of proposed contract modifications, analysis of contract claims and review of cost impacts and schedule delay on MTACC's East Side Access (\"ESA\") Project as assigned by the MTACC General Counsel and/or the ESA Change Management Executive. Deliverables include preparation of reports, position statements, factual summaries, schedule and claims analyses, contract modifications and similar documents. Services include assisting in preparation of MTACC positions for negotiations or presentations before the Dispute Resolution Board, Chief Engineer or other dispute resolution forums.

Specific Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

The collection of pertinent information required to process modifications, make merit determinations, negotiate modifications and support preservation of MTA contractual rights in ongoing disputes.

Overseeing collection of pertinent documentation by the Field Contract Manager, make merit determination recommendations to the Program Executive, negotiate with contractors and ensure that proper contractual notices are made and coordinated with the Program Executive and Legal Counsel.

Ensuring that issues are timely addressed as defined by priority, raised with Legal Counsel as appropriate and managed in concert with the ESA program master schedule.

Advancing modifications through the entire process from inception to execution by need date.

Education Requirements:

Bachelor's or advanced degree in Engineering, Construction Management, Law, Business Administration or equivalent.


Minimum of 10 years of experience in commercial contract change management, claims analysis and avoidance.

Skills and Training Requirements:

Thorough knowledge of Critical Path Method scheduling principles.

Ability to read and understand construction contract documents.

Training and experience in claims analysis, contract law, forensic merit determinations, contract and change order negotiations and cost/benefit analyses.

Strong writing, communication and presentation skills.

Excellent leadership skills and an ability to work well in a team environment.

Familiarity with complex systems projects in the transportation, military or government sectors is preferred.

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