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Contracts Administrator - Desalination

Requisition ID:  255179

Requisition Posting End Date: 05/24/2022

Since 1898, we have helped customers complete more than 25,000 projects in 160 countries on all seven continents that have created jobs, grown economies, improved the resiliency of the world's infrastructure, increased access to energy, resources, and vital services, and made the world a safer, cleaner place.

Differentiated by the quality of our people and our relentless drive to deliver the most successful outcomes, we align our capabilities to our customers' objectives to create a lasting positive impact.

We serve the Infrastructure; Nuclear, Security & Environmental; Energy; and Mining & Metals markets. Our services span from initial planning and investment, through start-up and operations. Core to Bechtel are our values - ethics, safety, quality, people, culture, relationships, innovation and sustainability, and our covenants - integrity, respect, collaboration, trust, and delivery. They are what we believe, what costumers can expect, and how we deliver.


Position Summary


Bechtel is seeking a Contracts Administrator - Pumpstations for the Mining & Metals team, based in Chile. The position will be responsible for Administrating large and complex (sub)contracts. Maintaining a continuing review of the progress of each (sub)contract and providing management with information regarding any financial, legal or technical difficulties. Preparing change order and amendments, negotiating with (sub)contractors and customers to obtain a settlement. 



The Contracts Administrator - Pumpstations is principally responsible for:

  • Implementing the Division Responsibilities Matrix which records the Project’s agreed assignment of various (sub)contract management tasks and the Standard Work Process Procedures applicable to (Sub)Contract Administration. 

  • Administrating assigned (sub)contracts maintaining a continual review of progress and providing management with information regarding projected financial or technical difficulties. 

  • Coordinating with designated staff on operational activities affecting contractual rights and obligations, (sub)contract performance, (sub)contract administration and other major matters. 

  • Administrating contract changes by negotiating with customer/(sub)contractor personnel and obtaining settlement. 

  • Representing Bechtel/customer in contractual discussions of moderate complexity. 

  • Administrating information programs to ensure mutual understanding of (sub)contract terms and conditions. 

  • Preparing periodic status and metrics reports for management. 


Qualifications and Skills

Basic Qualifications

The Contracts Administrator – Pumpstations shall be knowledgeable and/or experienced in:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Supply Chain Management, or other industry related field, AND 9 or more years of experience, AND Specialized courses or experience in pricing, contract law, negotiations and accounting. 


Additional Qualifications

  • Basic knowledge of procurement regulations, policies and practices. 

  • Possesses extensive knowledge and experience in (sub)contract management and applies that knowledge and experience to improve project performance. 

  • Working knowledge of engineering/construction industry contracting practices and Bechtel policies, procedures and work practices. 

  • Demonstrated oral and written communication skills. 

  • Experience in developing contract types, fee arrangements and contract terms. 

  • Experience in developing and recommending potential solutions to contractual problems to management. 


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; Energy; 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, disability, citizenship status (except as authorized by law), protected veteran status, genetic information, and any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

Applicants with a disability, who require a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process, may e-mail their request to or call +1-800-749-2372 for assistance. Determinations on request for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.


Juntos formando el mañana

Bechtel es una de las empresas de ingeniería, construcción y gestión de proyectos más respetadas a nivel mundial. Junto con nuestros clientes, entregamos proyectos emblemáticos que fomentan el progreso y el crecimiento económico a largo plazo. Desde 1898, hemos completado más de 25.000 proyectos extraordinarios en 160 países de los siete continentes. Operamos a través de cuatro unidades de negocios globales: Infraestructura; Nuclear, Seguridad y Medio Ambiente; Energía; y Minería y Metales. Nuestra empresa y nuestra cultura se basan en más de un siglo de liderazgo y una adherencia incesante a nuestros valores, cuyo núcleo son la seguridad, la calidad, la ética y la integridad. Estos valores son lo que creemos, lo que esperamos, lo que entregamos y lo que vivimos.

Bechtel es un empleador que ofrece igualdad de oportunidades. Todos los postulantes calificados serán considerados para su contratación sin distinción de raza, color, religión, sexo, orientación sexual, identidad y expresión de género, edad, nacionalidad, discapacidad, estado de ciudadanía (según lo autorice la ley), estatus militar, información genética y cualquier otra característica protegida por la ley federal, estatal o local.

Postulantes en situación de discapacidad, que requieran de ajustes razonables para cualquier etapa del proceso de reclutamiento y contratación, pueden enviar su solicitud por correo electrónico a para recibir apoyo. Determinaciones referentes a los requerimientos de ajustes razonables serán revisados  caso a caso.