Jessica Claire
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A proven leader in the public transportation field with over 12 years’ experience leading teams, projects, and programs to deliver complex architectural, engineering, and construction projects. Skilled strategist at developing divisional priorities and goals, driving organizational changes, and utilizing divisional resources. Demonstrated ability in establishing and maintaining collaborative relationships with internal staff, local, state, and federal stakeholders.

  • Outstanding written and oral communication
  • Strategic problem solving
  • Public speaking
  • Project planning and management
  • Team management
  • Building collaborative relationships
  • Decision-making
  • People skills
Technical Advisor to Chief Procurement Officer, 09/2019 to Current
ParexelWoods Cross, UT,
  • Implement and oversee Procurement and Contracts Division strategic plans and priorities, gathering input and analyzing data to evaluate trends and make proactive adjustments to policies.
  • Successfully led Sound Transit's first ever Expo, on a new virtual platform, managing a team of over 60 volunteers including the CEO, DCEOs, and other members of the executive leadership team and reaching over 650 attendees worldwide.
  • Lead or member of multiple strategic projects in alignment with Agency goals, including Strategic Priority Goal 2.1 tasked with establishing performance-based delivery methods that allow for design flexibility, innovation, cost effectiveness and schedule certainty to meet community and customer expectations.
  • Developed or streamlined processes and procedures for all project delivery methods, increasing efficiency, ensuring compliance, and resulting in zero audit findings over the past 10 years.
  • Provide technical advice, support, and subject-matter expertise to the Chief Procurement and Contracts Officer, Agency leadership, and staff.
  • Collaborate with departments, customers, and other internal stakeholders for capital project delivery from project inception through revenue service.
  • Train agency staff on complex architectural, engineering, and construction delivery methods, including Design Build, GC/CM, Job Order Contracting, and General Engineering Contracts.
Director, Design and Construction Contracts, 07/2017 to 09/2019
Sound TransitCity, STATE,
  • Managed a divisional unit of 23 professional staff in the strategic planning, preparation, procurement, negotiation, and administration of contracts ranging from under $50 thousand to over $1.2 billion.
  • Coached, mentored, and motivated a diverse and professional staff to establish and retain an empowered, effective, and collaborative team.
  • Established a new Contracts Administration Unit (6 staff members) within the Design and Construction Contracts Section, ensuring compliance and consistency for indirect cost rates, invoicing and contract compliance for A&E contracts.
  • Managed budget for the Design and Construction Contracts Section, forecasted future funding requirements for staffing, materials, equipment, and supplies.
Supervisor, Design and Construction Contracts, 01/2016 to 07/2017
Sound TransitCity, STATE,
  • Resolution of complex issues while working to build and maintain interdepartmental relationships as well as relationships with industry and other external stakeholders.
  • Ensured compliance and consistency of all active procurements and contracts (valued at over $9 Billion) through the review and approval of solicitations, addenda, clarifications, bids, contracts, and contract modifications.
  • Support upper management through staff reports and other correspondence concerning current and upcoming contracts and other administrative matters like budget and staffing information.
  • Published white paper for FTA on GC/CM delivery selection process in the October 2016 FTA Best Practices Manual.
Sr. Contracts Specialist, 01/2011 to 01/2016
Sound TransitCity, STATE,
  • Responsible for advising, procuring and administering complex, high profile alternative delivery procurements under GC/CM, Heavy Civil GC/CM, and Design Build delivery methods totaling over $1 billion dollars.
  • Successfully completed Sound Transit’s Management Excellence Program in 2016
Bachelor of Arts: Political Science, Expected in 05/2006
San Diego State University - San Diego, CA,
  • DBIA Professional; July 2013 ▪ Design Build Institute of America (DBIA)
  • Certified Professional Public Buyer; October 2011 ▪ National Institute of Government Purchasing (NIGP)

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