MDU Resources Group Contract Administrator in Sioux City, Iowa

Job Summary:

Good pay! Good benefits! Good people! At Knife River, we take care of our team because we know it’s our people who make us successful. We are one of the 10 largest construction materials producers/contractors in the country, and we’re growing! We are adding people to our team every day — people who are committed to working safely and to delivering high-quality results for our customers and jobsites.

We have an excellent opportunity for a Contract Administrator on our team. We offer competitive wages with a full benefits package. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: Responsible to direct activities concerned with administration of contracts awarded and responsible to perform a variety of clerical duties and office support duties.

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. General education, grammar and arithmetic, GED or high school diploma or equivalent.

  2. 2-4 years in a demanding construction or business related environment required. Experience with competitive bidding preferred

  3. Understanding of contract administration for governmental construction work beneficial

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Coordinates activities concerned with administration of proposals and activities of bids and contracts awarded.

  2. Works with other Contract Administrator and Administrative Assistant to balance tasks and responsibilities on our overall contract workload.

  3. Obtains all necessary documents for contracts including bonds, insurance, sublets, etc.

  4. Process prepared bids and approved amendments to or extension of contracts.

  5. Performs job maintenance including editing the job headers and budget lines in JDE.

  6. Performs contract billings and month end contract entries and reversing entries for jobs.

  7. Closes jobs on the WIP when complete and maintains appropriate files in job boxes.

  8. Processes subcontracts, verifying proper supporting documentation including bonds and insurance.

  9. Processes subcontract payments for approval by project manager and payment by AP.

  10. Final contract close-outs including maintenance bonds.

  11. Tracks contract performance as it pertains to the administration of the contract paperwork.

  12. Works with DBE commitments, Stockpile Material Payments and Fuel Cost Provision for the South Dakota Work

  13. Communicates with and maintains relationships with relevant subcontractors, DOT offices, bonding companies, and state and federal agencies as applicable.

  14. Support as requested for any operational management needs in relation to contract and insurance issues.

  15. Receives and processes requests for deviations from contract specifications and delivery schedules.

  16. Track job bid results.

  17. Communicate effectively (verbal, listening, written) and work with difficult people under high stress situations. Self-motivated, team-player with good interpersonal skills; ability to maintain positive customer relations & act courteous/respectful of others.

  18. Troubleshoot and problem solve situations/problems (material quality, equipment operation/repair, etc.). Monitor and discuss production problems with co-workers and managers/supervisors.

  19. Works on DOT audits in addition to assisting with other audit requirements.

  20. Performs other duties as assigned by management.


  • Paid Holidays * Two Medical Plans with generous Employer contributions * Health Savings Account (partially funded by Employer) * Prescription Drug Plans * Flexible Spending Accounts for Medical and Dependent Care * Dental * Vision * Company Paid Life and AD&D; Insurance * Profit Sharing * 401(k) with Company Match * Company Paid Employee Assistance Plan * Employee Discount Plan for National Vendors * College Scholarship Program for Dependents *

How To Apply

If unable to apply online, mail completed application to:2220 Hawkeye Drive, Sioux City, IA 51105.

Knife River is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status or any other protected category under applicable state/federal law.

Subject to pre-employment drug testing and background check.

Company: Knife River - Midwest Division

Department: Administration

Location: Sioux City, IA

Hiring Manager: Shana M Munsen

Closing Date: 01/31/2019 at 11:59pm CDT

Job Type: Full-Time