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HEAD, CLAIMS
Organization:    Ministry of Transportation
Division:    Central Region - Operations
City:    North York
Job Term:    1 Temporary
Job Code:    6A011 - Technical06
Salary:    $69,680.00 - $99,600.00 Per Year
Posting Status:    Open
Job ID:    64309
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The Contracts Office, Central Region seeks an individual to supervise the review of construction and maintenance claims and other changes to contract documents submitted by contractors engaged in capital contracts and maintenance work.

What can I expect to do in this role?

You will:
• Undertake a thorough analysis of claims
• Direct Claims Analysts' activities
• Determine the validity of the principle and quantum of claims
• Make recommendations for settlement to the manager
• Negotiate with contractors
• Work with a minimal level of supervision.

How do I qualify?

Technical Knowledge:
• You have knowledge of interpreting and applying highway engineering, construction and maintenance principles, practices, policies, specifications and standards
• You have knowledge of relevant legislation to understand/ assess actual or perceived changes to contractual requirements
• You have knowledge of construction industry, contractor-engineering methods, estimating techniques and bidding procedures

Group Leadership, Planning and Supervisory Skills:
• You are able to direct the activities of subordinate staff, set objectives, control workflow, monitor work quality, and provide training and guidance to staff

Communication and Interviewing Skills::
• You can deal with all parties involved with the submitted claims
• You are able to prepare technical reports, recommendations and rationale statements
• You have interviewing skills to obtain pertinent information from individuals who may have knowledge relevant to a claim issue under review

Analytical, Investigative and Problem-Solving Skills:
• You are able to coordinate and conduct investigations into complex claim issues, identify legal and ministry policy implications, determine validity and recommend solutions to resolve claims

Consultation, Negotiation, Conflict Resolution and Mediation Skills:
• You are able to advise on/ interpret ministry engineering policy, standards, practices to resolve complex claims
• You can deal effectively with individuals who may have strong, opposing opinions and convictions about claim issues and settlement strategies
• You can conduct effective negotiation meetings and make compelling recommendations

Additional information:

Address:  
  • 1 Temporary, duration up to 12 months, 1201 Wilson Avenue, North York, Toronto Region
Compensation Group:   Association of Management, Administrative and Professional Crown Employees of Ontario
Schedule:   6
Category:   Consulting and Planning
Posted on:   Wednesday, April 2, 2014
 
Note:
  • T-MT-64309/14
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Remember: The deadline to apply is Wednesday, April 16, 2014 11:59 pm EDT. Late applications will not be accepted.

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