Risk Manager

DPR Construction     Construction     General Contracting     -Denver, CO, San Francisco, CA     June 19, 2020

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Position Overview

Denver, CO, San Francisco, CA

This is NOT an Insurance or Safety position!

DPR is seeking candidates with at least 8 years of experience in construction or construction law.  The position could be based in any of DPR’s offices (see www.dpr.com), and include support to some or all offices as designated based on regional, business unit, and project needs.    

The Risk Manager (RM) is responsible for managing and providing preconstruction and operations risk and problem solving services and support.  The Regional RM must be a strong communicator and influencer, willing to provide risk-based advice to leaders and projects in areas of responsibility.  Part of the corporate Risk Management group, the RM works closely with Regional and Business Unit leadership, designated representatives, and project teams from the business units/offices in the RM’s area of responsibility.   Services provided by the RM will include contract and subcontract advice, best practices development and training/coaching, assistance with project problems, coordination with legal support, claims development, defense and evaluation, and alternative dispute resolution.  The RM will assist its business units with conducting DPR Project Risk Assessments.  Project experience is necessary so that the individual can recommend and/or assist with implementation of risk management and contractual actions. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Participate in DPR’s Risk Network for sharing and discussion of lessons learned in regions of responsibility
  • Work closely and integrate with and Business Unit leaders and Risk Advocates
  • Assistance with subcontractor/vendor performance issues
  • Assistance with mechanics lien and bond claim matters
  • Conduct risk-related training in regions of responsibility
  • Coordinating development of Subcontractor Default Insurance claims when necessary
  • Dispute Resolution, including supporting negotiations, mediations, arbitrations, litigation
  • Claims Development, Analysis, Defense and resolution
  • Assist with Project Risk Assessments
  • Evaluation of Training needs in regions of responsibility
  • Liaise with DPR Insurance Risk Manager and Insurance Claims Manager
  • Report status of project issues and risk initiatives in areas of responsibility


  • Project work in a role involving management, cost controls, scheduling, change management
  • Contract Claims preparation and defense
  • Dispute resolution

The successful candidate will have:

  • Education:  A Bachelor’s or higher degree.  A law degree is a plus, but not required. 
  • Strong work ethic and positive, “can-do” attitude
  • Ability to develop relationship as trusted advisor to Project, Regional and Business Unit leaders
  • Ability to interact well with senior representatives of DPR’s customers and trade partners
  • Excellent written, verbal and presentation skills
  • Excellent working knowledge of construction contracts, subcontracts, purchase orders and other related agreements
  • Ability to identify and analyze complex construction issues, communicate them clearly in writing, and assist project teams with resolving them
  • Ability to assess and interpret contract terms relating to project issues and prepare written correspondence asserting such interpretations
  • Self-Starter; ability to develop plans and work with limited supervision, in coordination with other DPR Risk Management personnel
  • Understand basic schedule delay analysis concepts and methods
  • Thorough understanding of typical project management processes and related information and forms
  • Ability to remain calm and professional in situations that may be highly stressful
  • Strong listening skills and openness to others’ points of view while maintaining risk advocacy for DPR
NOT an Insurance or Safety Position. Supports projects with problem solving and issue resolution using skills and experience with construction contracts, claims, dispute resolution, risk assessment, and coaching. Construction-General Contracting  

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