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Contract Administrator

Requisition ID:  231174

  • Organization:  M&M
  • Project Name: [[cust_projectName]]
  • Location:  Iquique 
  • Grade:  26


Manages site contract operations to ensure the effective administration of high complexity construction contracts. Responsible for implementation of the Standard Work Process Procedures and automated contract management systems. Responsible for the training of personnel assigned to support the contract administration.



  1. Supervision Received
  • Reports directly to the Site Manager or designee.
  • Receives functional guidance from the responsible Manager of Contracts.
  1. Supervision exercised
  • Provides operational supervision and technical guidance to Contract Administrator(s) and Contract Specialist(s).


  1. Contacts
  • Contract representatives in the customer organization
  • Senior management of contractors companies
  • Project team members



  1. Responsible for the development and implementation of a Contract Management Program for the project consistent with the Standard Work Process Procedures and the Subcontract/Contract Management Manual.
  2. 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 Site Manager on the mitigation of these risks; closely monitor and support remedial actions and recommend appropriate tradeoffs.
  3. Responsible for the development and management of appropriate mechanisms to monitor compliance with contract terms and conditions.
  4. Responsible for working with the other Project Team members to ensure that Bechtel or customer related actions or inactions which could result in constructive contract changes are identified and make recommendations on their resolution.
  5. Responsible for the development and management of a procedure to recognize and identify contract claims as they develop and manage the timely resolution under the changes provisions wherever possible, obtaining claims and legal expertise as appropriate.
  6. Maintain a working relationship with Construction, Engineering, Procurement, Legal and Risk Management to facilitate organizational interfaces between those performing contract administration.
  7. Provide Site Manager and Project Manager with reviews and analysis of the contract financial data.
  8. Responsible for adherence to contract insurance provisions and to ensure implementation of any requirements in this regard with Regional and Corporate Risk Management personnel.



Degree in Engineering or Construction.

10 to 15 year experience in project execution, at least 8 of them on site

Experience and courses in pricing, contract law, contract drafting, administration and negotiation of change orders, effective correspondence, planning and scheduling

Thorough knowledge of contract administration, home office and field procedures and documents relating to a multi-discipline construction project

Direct experience in the function of managing workload distribution and execution of the work as well as personnel interviews, selection, salary planning, classification changes, performance evaluation, career counseling, transfers and terminations

Working knowledge of engineering/construction industry contracting practices, applicable government and commercial regulations and practices, and Bechtel policies, procedures and work practices


All applicants must have the right to work and remain in Chile.

Position for Quebrada Blanca Fase 2 Project, Pipeline, or Port, Chile

Salary will be based on current market rates and the posted grade will not be adjusted to suit the successful candidate.

Bechtel is among the most respected engineering, procurement, and construction companies in the world.  We stand apart for our ability to get the job done right- no matter how big, how complex or how remote.  The reliability of our performance, the enduring quality of our projects, the strength of our ethics, and the seriousness of our commitment to safety and sustainability are evident in everything we do.  Bechtel delivers for its customers what others can only promise.
Build your career as you build some of the most challenging and complex projects in the world today.

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.