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Contract Change Manager (High-Speed Rail Project)

At Griffith Company, we recognize that people are our most valuable resource. We nurture that resource by fostering a work environment that encourages communication, respect and recognition. In this environment, Griffith Company employees flourish, taking their careers to new levels. In addition to offering a 110+ year history of quality, safety and excellence, Griffith Company has a dynamic, exciting and supportive culture where opportunity for growth abounds.

We are currently looking for an experienced Contract Change Manager to work on an exciting high-speed rail project in the Kern County (California) area.  The project is managed by California Rail Builders (CRB), Griffith Company's joint venture with Ferrovial-Agroman US Corp. The Contract Change Manager will manage all change order activities on the project.  This position shall have responsibility for correspondence, timelines and estimations related to Change Orders with parties responsible for: cost control, field operations, construction, vendors, owners, owner representative and project legal team.  The Contract Change Manager will report to the Project Director and Deputy Project Director.


  • Develops, implements, manages, maintains, and administers all processes related to required or potential change orders and task orders.
  • Coordinates with the Project Controls Manager in the analysis of potential changes in the project. 
  • Coordinates with the scheduling team for time analysis with the support of the procurement team for pricing/cost.
  • Prepares and reviews correspondence related to Changes/Change Orders.
  • Reviews contracts and identify risks; make recommendations to reduce or eliminate risks to the project prior to deadlines.
  • Represents company and project to client, owner, and other entities.
  • Provides ideas and innovation for the project.
  • Ensures compliance with quality requirements and standards.
  • Reviews bids and recommend improvements.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelors degree in Civil Engineering, Construction Management or other related areas.
  • Minimum of seven years of progressive responsibility on similar construction projects.
  • Experience in coordinating multidisciplinary teams (design and construction engineers, superintendents, project management).
  • Experience on large highway, bridge/structures, paving, and/or utility relocation projects as a contractor in a management position.
  • Exceptional negotiation skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent command of Microsoft Excel.
  • Contract management, cost control and scheduling experience.
  • Proven experience in influencing and leading people.

Relocation assistance will be provided to candidates outside of the local area on a case-by-case basis.

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Griffith Company is an equal opportunity employer and an employee-owned company.


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