Procurement Contract Administrator - Denver International Airport, Denver, Colorado

Created 01/15/2022
Reference 489515
Job type Full Time
Country United States
State Colorado
City Denver
About Our Job

Employment Requirement:
City employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. All persons offered a position will be required to provide valid proof of vaccination prior to starting employment. Refer to the COVID-19 Employee Vaccination Mandate Candidate Q&A for additional information.

Denver International Airport (DEN) is the third-busiest airport in the United States and one of the top ten busiest airports in the world, connecting our community globally through flight and business. DEN is the primary economic engine for the state of Colorado, generating more than $33 billion for the region annually and employing nearly 30,000 people. At DEN, we are committed to fostering a diverse, inclusive and equitable workplace. We celebrate individuality and uplift all races, ethnicities, gender identities, national origins, ages, abilities, religion, and LGBTQIA+ communities. We know that our diversity makes us stronger, and we strive to keep diversity, equity and inclusion at the center of all that we do.

Denver International Airport (DEN) Department of Finance, Contract Procurement team is currently seeking a Procurement Contract Administrator (Purchasing Agent) to lead various procurement opportunities at DEN for both revenue and expenditure-based projects. This is a rare opportunity to have a direct impact on key procurements at DEN and the international aviation community. These procurements will consist of Request for Proposals, Request for Qualifications, Invitations to Bid, and Contract Amendments just to name a few. This position will work closely with project managers, division contract administrators, DEN Legal, and division leadership to draft, evaluate and award procurement opportunities to promote transparency, equity, cost savings, and reduce the time to contract with DEN.

Additionally, as a Procurement Contract Administrator you can expect to:
  • Collaborate with DEN stakeholders to improve transparency, accountability, and standardization with procurement policies and procedures. Increase competition, quality, and expand contractor diversity opportunities at DEN.
  • Present to DEN Leadership and stakeholders on current projects throughout the lifecycle of the procurement
  • Review and analyze procurement specifications and independently prepare solicitation documents. Evaluates proposal documents submitted to DEN and verify vendor responsiveness
  • Bring a financial lens to the contracting process in working with other Contract Administrators on the team to ensure compliance for fiscal accountability during the contract development phase. Apply financial analysis techniques and research when processing contracts
  • Develop and maintain effective relationships with all of DEN stakeholders involved in processing procurements. Provide effective, customer-oriented services associated with each phase in the procurement process
  • Apply continuous improvement methodologies, including research, analysis, reporting and customer feedback to ensure improvements are effectively applied to contracting procedures
  • Maintain and record entries into all applicable DEN systems throughout the lifecycle of the procurement
  • Effective collaboration and communication to all DEN stakeholders regarding procurement
  • Perform other related duties as assigned or requested by management

About You

We are looking for candidates with some or all the following skills and experience:
  • Governmental Procurement experience
  • Solid presentation skills, forward facing candidate comfortable with presenting to DEN Leadership and project stakeholders
  • At least three years of experience facilitating numerous publicly advertised bids/procurement processes for goods and services
  • Familiarity with third party/electronic bid advertisement/facilitation system(s)
  • Familiarity with vendor/contract management
  • Superior customer service skills

We realize your time is valuable so please do not apply if you do not have at least the following required minimum qualifications:
  • Education: Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Political Science, Management, or a related field
  • Experience: Three years of professional experience performing contract negotiation, contract administration, or conducting research and analysis in an area such as budget, compliance issues, or accounting
  • Licensure & Certification: None
  • Education & Experience Equivalency: One year of the appropriate type and level of experience may be substituted for each required year of post-high school education. Additional appropriate education may be substituted for the minimum experience requirements

FBI Background Check: FBI criminal background check is required for all positions at Denver International Airport (DEN). Employees are also required to report any felony convictions and/or moving violations to maintain this clearance and be eligible for continued employment. By position, a pre-employment physical/drug test may be required.

Snow / Emergency Duties: Denver International Airport is a 24/7/365 team operation. If weather conditions warrant or an emergency crisis occurs, all DEN employees can be required to work extended hours and/or shifts.

About Everything Else

Job Profile
CA0751 Contract Administrator
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Position Type

Position Salary Range
$62,488.00 - $103,105.00

Starting Pay
$61,263 to $81,174, Based on Education & Experience

Denver International Airport

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Employer City and County of Denver

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