Contract Engineer / Contract Administrator
Requisition ID: 231078
Requisition Posting End Date: 10/19/2020
Contracts Engineer / Contracts Administrator (NEOM)
Saudi Arabian Bechtel Company will provide project management
consultancy services (including technical, commercial and
construction management) for the development of certain defined
aspects of the NEOM Infrastructure in the Kingdom of Saudi
NEOM is a planned cross-border city in the Tabuk Province of
northwestern Saudi Arabia. The site is near the Red Sea and the
borders of Egypt, Israel and Jordan. It will cover a total area of
26,500?km2 (10,200?sq?mi) and will extend 460 km along the coast of
the Red Sea.”
NEOM will be the home and workplace to more than a million
residents from around the world. It will include towns and cities,
ports and enterprise zones, research centers, sports and
entertainment venues, and tourist destinations. As a hub for
innovation, entrepreneurs, business leaders and companies will come
to research, incubate and commercialize new technologies and
enterprises in groundbreaking ways.
Detailed Job Description
Performs activities as assigned that may include formation,
tendering, award and administration of design build subcontracts
packages for the?NEOM project. Activities may include working on
own to delivery critical items required from initial project
set-up, through to defining and developing a team, to establishing
coordinated procedures and controls, and to management of team(s)
with accountability for work product to project milestones, quality
and safety standards.
Work product output to achieve milestones.
Coordination with team members and other departments as may be
Provide guidance to other team members, particularly those of
Implement systems, procedures and controls in coordination with
others and aligned to project and company standards.
Work independently or within teams as directed to effectively
resolve change events, claims and disputes fairly.
Manage moderate commercial matters to resolution, defining
strategy and actions, and keeping the supervisor fully informed
Update logs immediately as transactions occur such that data is
Prepare and update reports and inform the project team of any
contract risks as they become apparent; commercial or
Perform contract formation and award activities as may be
Administer contracts as allocated to achieve safe performance
maintaining the allocation of responsibilities and risks as defined
in the contract.
Represent the company in meetings with Contractors and
facilitate meetings to administer assigned contract(s).
Team player able to act independently and able to give and
receive guidance and feedback.
Reports to the Contracts Manager and / or Senior Contracts
Receives functional guidance from the project Senior Contracts
or Commercial Manager.
Activities may include portions of the following as directed by
Develops and issues contracts and services agreements as
assigned by performing the following:
Forms Request for Tender (RFT) packages.
Issues bid request packages to approved bidders.
Prepares Evaluation Criteria for approval by Project Team and
Coordinates Tenderer’ questions and answers to those questions
(RFI’s) and coordinate responses to Tenderers via the assigned
Receives Tenders and manages the commercial evaluations.
Prepares Commercial Bid Summary and Overall Recommendation to
Award subject Contract.
Recommends and supports Owners Nominated representative in
obtaining approvals in accordance with established procedures and
Customer’s Delegated Authorities Matrix.
Prepares contract documents for execution with Customer’s Legal
Prepares and maintains control and status reporting
Prepares and organizes tenderer meetings/workshops, such as bid
clarification and pre-award meetings, for the purpose of ensuring
complete understanding and agreement between Bechtel, the client,
and contractor on all contractual matters.
Conducts a meeting and prepares and issues meeting notes
delineating important statements, required actions, and
Responsible for the implementation of Contract & Commercial
Management Procedures for the administration of the Contract.
Analyze the Contract general terms and conditions to highlight
areas of risk such as ambiguities, conflicts or deviations from the
scope of work. As work proceeds, make recommendations to the Senior
Commercial Manager on the?mitigation of these risks; closely
monitor and support remedial actions and recommend appropriate
Responsible for the development and management of appropriate
mechanisms to monitor compliance with contract terms and
Responsible for working with the other Project Team members to
ensure that Bechtel and customer related actions or inactions which
could result in potential contract changes or claims are identified
and make recommendations on their resolution.
Responsible for the management and identification of Contract
claims as they develop and manage the timely resolution under the
change provisions wherever possible, obtaining claims and legal
expertise as appropriate.
Responsible to obtain all contract deliverables for timely work
handover and close-out of contracts.
Essential Technical Skills:
Degree in Business, Quantity Surveying, Law or Engineering
Experience and courses in pricing, contract law, contract
drafting, administration and negotiation of change orders,
effective correspondence, planning and scheduling.
Knowledge of?contract management for major infrastructure
Knowledge of law, negotiations, or contract management gained
through education or experience.
Demonstrated oral and written communication skills.
Developing knowledge of engineering/construction industry
contracting practices, applicable government and commercial
regulations and practices, and Bechtel policies, procedures and
Essential Behavioral Skills:
Skill in working and informing effectively, both orally and in
writing, with other project functional groups.
Ability to take direction and feedback and to work proactively
in teams where there is a high volume of transactions.
Preferred Technical Skills:
Minimum 5 years’ experience performing contract formation and /
or administration tasks on complex projects.
Preferred Behavioral Skills:
Experience Middle East / Saudi Arabia
Arabic Language, Managing Large Teams etc.
Living and Working on the NEOM Project is a single status
assignment condition located in Sharma, KSA with camp accommodation
(Meals and Laundry Services provided). Rotational Leave is 2 weeks
off after 8 weeks worked with provided allowances for airfare and
Due to COVID 19 challenges during the start up of the project
special flights and quarantine accommodations will be provided.
Shaping tomorrow together
Bechtel is one of the most respected global engineering,
construction, and project management companies. Together with our
customers, we deliver landmark projects that foster long-term
progress and economic growth. Since 1898, we’ve completed more than
25,000 extraordinary projects across 160 countries on all seven
continents. We operate through four global businesses:
Infrastructure; Nuclear, Security & Environmental; Oil, Gas &
Chemicals; and Mining & Metals. Our company and our culture are
built on more than a century of leadership and a relentless
adherence to our values, the core of which are safety, quality,
ethics, and integrity. These values are what we believe, what we
expect, what we deliver, and what we live.
Bechtel is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified
applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard
to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity
and expression, age, national origin, physical or mental
disability, citizenship status (except as authorized by law),
protected veteran status, genetic information, and any other
characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.