SWCA Environmental Consultants is an employee-owned company of environmental professionals who specialize in natural and cultural resource management, environmental planning, and regulatory compliance.
We are seeking a Contracts and Financial Specialist for our corporate headquarters located in Phoenix, Arizona. This is a newly created position that will join our high performing Finance team. The Contracts Specialist will review client contracts’ terms and conditions and provide recommendations to management in order to minimize risk to SWCA. This role is also responsible for building labor rates and other sensitive pricing-related requirements. This is a full-time, salaried position reporting to the Director of Finance/Risk Management. Pay will be based on individual qualifications and experience.
We offer an informal, team-oriented work environment, competitive wages, and a competitive benefits package, including an employee stock ownership plan (retirement).
Independently review and redline client contracts to ensure contract language meets SWCA standards; includes pricing, markups, and payment terms; and removes or mitigates any one-sided terms and conditions to meet company standards;
Coordinate with consulting and marketing staff to ensure all contracts are reviewed in a timely manner;
Proactively manage communications and follow-up with the consulting staff to ensure best customer service and visibility of the end-to-end contract processes;
Review executed contracts to ensure consistency with final agreed upon terms and conditions;
Responsible for building contract-specific labor rates when required (i.e., government projects that require raw rate + overhead + profit);
Respond to information requests from consulting staff regarding sensitive legal and financial information for proposals and other client requirements;
Assist with maintenance of project budget boilerplate as needed;
May use Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) knowledge to ensure contracts meet SWCA and government standards;
May assist with maintaining GSA contract and Master Service Agreements;
Work closely with all levels of staff to promote SWCA’s business interests in adherence to its Mission, Vision, and Values; and,
Other general, risk management, and financial duties, as assigned.
Minimum of a High School diploma (or GED equivalent) required; Associates’ degree in business, finance, or related field preferred.
Experience with contract review required.
Familiarity with contract language typically used in service contracts for consulting (i.e., environmental consulting, architecture, engineering, construction, etc.).
Ability to prioritize and organize complex, multi-faceted contracts under time constraints and multiple deadlines.
GSA/FAR/DFARS and other federal contract experience a plus.
Familiarity with the Service Contract Act (SCA) is a plus.
Strong collaboration and team-based approach.
Superior analytical and problem solving skills.
High work standards and attention to detail.
Excellent follow-up and written/verbal communication skills.
Strong initiative and ability to work independently.
Strong internal and external customer service orientation.
Advanced MS Excel skills required, including database functions and advanced formatting.
Headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, SWCA has offices throughout the West, Pacific Northwest, and the Pacific Islands. Since its founding in 1981, SWCA has achieved a national reputation for providing its clients with professional integrity as well as creative solutions based on sound science. SWCA ranks among Engineering News-Record’s Top 200 Environmental Firms.
In support of our value of integrity, SWCA promotes a safe and drug free workplace. We participate in e-verify and pre-employment background screening services. SWCA is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and covered veterans to apply.
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