Senior Contracts Specialist


Job ID:  3800


Location:  BURNABY, BC

To be considered for this role, applications MUST be submitted online, by clicking on 'Apply' below.

  • Join one of BC’s Top Employers!
  • Be part of an exceptional company culture with great employee benefits and a healthy work/life balance!

BC Housing thanks all applicants for their interest; only those selected for an interview will be contacted. This position is only open to those legally entitled to work in Canada.


BC Housing is a provincial Crown Corporation that develops, manages and administers a wide range of subsidized housing options for those most in need across the province to address critical gaps across the housing continuum ranging from emergency shelter through to rent assistance in the private market and affordable home ownership.  Share in the rewards of working with an organization that offers challenging work and competitive compensation and supports the growth and development of its people.

Our mission is making a difference in people's lives and communities through safe, affordable and quality housing.

BC Housing offers competitive salaries and an excellent benefits package. But a job is more than a pay cheque. We also offer our staff the opportunity to work together to make a difference. When employees go home at the end of the day, they experience the satisfaction of knowing they’ve helped provide safe, affordable housing for British Columbians.  And while they’re here, employees can take advantage of many opportunities:

  • In-house training, and training at other institutions, for courses related to employees’ current positions or to prepare them for advancement within BC Housing.
  • Wellness programs including physical fitness, programs to help employees quit smoking, free flu shots, mental health resources, and lunch-and-learn lectures and seminars.
  • Recognition programs including long-term service awards, idea recognition and outstanding performance awards.
  • Livegreen incentives include an employee transit pass program, and other initiatives that encourage alternative, sustainable transportation (even a bike purchase program!).
  • An active Social Club that organizes special events like seasonal parties and arranges group discounts to other events.
  • Participation in community and charitable events.

** Please note: Eligibility for benefits offered is based on employment status ** 



Reporting to the Senior Manager, Supply Chain Management, the Senior Contracts Specialist is responsible to manage multiple vendor performance issues, commercial disputes and/or claims from initiation to closeout. He/she/they works in an inter-dependent manner with internal clients and external parties which may include outside counsel, to ensure supplier performance is optimized and disputes and claims are understood in terms of risk and managed appropriately. This position provides support in the development, implementation, and maintenance of associated governance documents such as policies, procedures and templates. The position mentors Supply Chain staff and provides contract training across the organization from time to time. The Senior Contracts Specialist collaborates with individuals at all levels of the organization, will be required to support and influence those in roles outside of their department or in more senior positions and present information in a way to compel decisions that are in the best interest of BC Housing while acting in accordance with law, regulations and business ethics.


The successful candidate will have the following:


  • Bachelor’s degree in Law, Business, Economics, or related disciple.
  • Extensive experience in Procurement, Contracts & Claims Management, administering complex contracts, and dealing with claims and managing contractual disputes.
  • Professional certification or training through an accredited procurement and/or contract management agency such as SCMP, IACCM, APICS or CPIM.
  • Or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience acceptable to the employer.
  • Certification in Supply Chain Management or Contracts Management such as SCMP, IACCM, P.Log., APICS-CPIM and/or CIPMM.


  • Extensive knowledge of contract management in a construction environment.
  • Extensive knowledge of public procurement for complex and specialized services.
  • Considerable knowledge of insurance and other forms of contract security.
  • Considerable knowledge of the formation of construction contracts including service and consultant agreements, and CCDC or CCA standard documents.
  • Considerable knowledge and practical application of contractual and construction terms.
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize work, multi-task, and problem solve in an inclusive manner with internal colleagues and external parties.
  • Ability to think critically and analytically while being assertive and persistent.
  • Ability to work under pressure and effective at multitasking.
  • Ability to work as a dedicated team player with excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work effectively with limited direction and function as a key team member.
  • Ability to mentor and provide guidance to other staff positions.
  • Ethical business conduct skills.
  • Excellent communication skills including superior negotiation, writing, proofreading and editorial skills.
  • Strong problem-solving and analytical reasoning skills.

 How to Apply:

Please review the attached job description for a complete list of duties, qualifications and competencies.  To be considered for this competition, applicants must submit a cover letter and resume clearly identifying how they meet the qualifications necessary for this position.  This information will be used as part of the selection process.

Your cover letter and resume should be submitted as one document in your profile when applying for this position. Please add your cover letter to your resume and submit both documents as your resume.

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At BC Housing, we're committed to providing a healthy, safe and inclusive workplace where respect and diversity are recognized assets. We invite and welcome applications from women, visible minorities, Indigenous Peoples, Persons with Disabilities and Disabled People, persons of all sexual orientations and gender identities, and all people committed to meaningful work that makes a difference.  We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, starting with the hiring process. If you require accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact

We didn’t become one of BC’s Top Employers and one of Canada’s Greenest Employers without a lot of thought, care and consideration for our team and environment. Our supportive and collaborative workplace balances engaging and challenging work with personal development and wellness initiatives.