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Contracts Formation Specialist

Requisition ID:  221431



Performs all tasks involved in the formation and award of contracts.  Communicates with bidders and personnel within Bechtel to establish clear definition of requirements and to assure performance to the stated project requirements.  Conducts meetings as needed to perform the work.



  1. Supervision Received
  • Reports to and receives supervision and guidance from the Project Contracts Manager.
  • Receives technical and functional guidance from the Contracts Operations Manager
  1. Supervision Exercised
  • May provide operational direction to assigned personnel.
  1. Contacts
  • Maintains working relationships with contracts personnel and project discipline personnel in order to perform assigned duties.
  • Maintains working relationships with bidders involved with the performance of assigned tasks.



  1. Develops and issues contracts and services agreements as assigned by performing the following:
    • Prepares bidders’ lists
    • Pre-qualifies bidders
    • Forms bid request packages
    • Issues bid request packages to approved bidders
    • Coordinates bidders’ questions and answers to those questions
    • Receives bids
    • Evaluates bids commercially
    • Prepares Commercial Bid Summary and recommendation letter
    • Recommends and secures approvals in accordance with established procedures
    • Directs negotiation in the commitment of contracts.
    • Prepares contract documents for execution
    • Prepares and maintains control and status reporting documents
  2. Prepares and organizes assigned Contracts sponsored meetings, 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.  After reviewing plan and agenda with supervisor, conducts meeting and prepares and issues meeting notes delineating important statements, required actions and schedules.
  3. Assists when instructed in the planning, staffing, work-hour calculations, budgeting and contract procedures preparation.
  4. Assists project Contracts team when instructed in solving and attending to administrative problems on commitments involving high monetary expenditure or risk, engineered technical specifications or supplementary commercial conditions.



  • Minimum 12 years’ experience in EPC industry.  Contracts experience is a plus but not a requirement.
  • Knowledge is a plus in the formation and award of contract agreements, including types, terms, general commercial and legal requirements.
  • Skill in working and communicating effectively, both orally and in writing, with other project functional groups such as Engineering, Construction, Project Controls, Legal, and Accounting, as well as with potential bidders and contractors.
  • Strong organizational and communication skills, professional and proactive approach to mitigation of contract formation challenges and inherent business risks.
  • Knowledge of negotiations, accounting or cost engineering gained through education or experience.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the project functional groups and company policies, procedures and work practices, as well as associated software systems.



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, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.