Procurement and Contracts Manager

Job Category: Administrative
Job Type: Contract Full Time
Job Location: Honolulu County

The Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART), a semi-autonomous agency with the City and County of Honolulu, is responsible for the design and construction of Hawaii’s largest infrastructure project and the nation’s first fully-automated rail transit system.   Considerable work is in progress to extend the system past the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport and into downtown Honolulu, representing an 18.9-mile fixed-guideway rail system with 19 stations.  It is an exciting time to be at HART, as the first segment of the rail system recently opened to the public.

HART is searching for a dedicated self-starter to join the organization as a Procurement and Contracts Manager.  Reporting to the Deputy Director of Procurement and Contract Administration, the Procurement and Contracts Manager plans, conducts, reviews, processes, and executes pre-solicitation notices and procurement contracts including, but not limited to small purchase, consultant, professional services, utility, third party, and design and construction. 

Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provides day-to-day procurement and contract management support that includes responding to inquiries, identifying issues of non-compliance or other concerns, and drafting follow-up correspondence.
  • Develops solicitation packages that are compliant with Federal and State statutes, regulations, policies, and other requirements, to achieve the intended project objective.
  • Receives, secures, and records bids and proposals and assists with conducting the public opening of bids.
  • Performs training for members of the evaluation and review committee.
  • Reviews all necessary documentation to complete a Contract Change Order or Amendment.
  • Analyzes invoices for contractual accuracy and recommends payment amounts.
  • Interfaces with other HART department staff, in support of the project managers, to prepare documents for presentation to the Change Control Committee, HART executive management, and HART Board, as necessary. 
  • Coordinates with corporation counsel on matters requiring legal review.
  • Audits contract procedures and responses to auditor inquiries.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, public administration, engineering, construction or related field.  Substantive relevant work experience may substitute for formal education.
  • Minimum of three (3) years applicable work experience that demonstrates substantive knowledge and understanding of procurement, design and construction, professional services, utilities, third party, and/or contract administration.


This position is entitled to a comprehensive benefits package as provided by the City and County of Honolulu, including:

  • Vacation: Employees may earn up to 21 days per year.
  • Sick Leave: Employees may earn up to 21 days per year.
  • Holidays: 13 days a year; 14 days during an election year.
  • Training and Development: Computer, career, and personal enhancement courses are offered; curriculum designed for employee, supervisory, and management development.
  • Medical, Dental, Prescription Drug and Vision Care: Various health plans are available. Premiums are subsidized by the City and deductible from pre-tax income for participants of the Premium Conversion Plan (PCP).
  • Group Life Insurance: No cost for eligible employees.
  • Deferred Compensation Plan: Invest in your future…choose to defer part of your pre-tax income for retirement.
  • Retirement Plan: The Employee Retirement System (ERS) of the State of Hawaii administers retirement benefits for State and County employees. Employee contribution required.
  • Commuter Choice Pre-Tax Benefits: Employees may designate certain transportation expenses (TheBus, LOTMA, Vanpool Hawaii, etc.) as pre-tax item.
  • Parking: Some job locations offer parking on-site; others may have access to parking at low monthly rates.
  • Direct Deposit: Direct deposit of paychecks to designated financial institution is available.
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP): Confidential, professional counseling and resource referral.
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program: A federal program forgiving the balance of federal student loans for individuals working in public service.


All benefits as stated above, are subject to eligibility requirements and to legislative and/or negotiated changes. Individuals are responsible for any related fees or charges that may apply.

Location and Schedule

Work for this position is conducted in HART’s offices. The typical work day is Monday – Friday, 7:45 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.


$74,124 annually


  • In addition to a resume, this position requires an Employment Application to be submitted.  Click on “Apply Now” to access the Employment Application.
  • HART does not cover any relocation costs.
  • This position is not eligible for teleworking.

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