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Contract Formation Specialist (International Assignment)

Requisition ID:  223481

Location: Jubail, Saudi Arabia

 

 

Saudi Arabian Bechtel Company (SABCO) has worked as the management services contractor directly with our client, the Saudi Arabian Royal Commission for the last 30 years. We are the Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) managers, managing design submissions from local AE firms, contract and procurement management, and overseeing the actual construction work being performed by local contractors and sub-contractors in Jubail Industrial City. 

 

Projects we are actively involved with in Jubail include: new residential communities, petrochemical industrial zone site preparation, various commercial buildings and structures, mosques, schools, hospitals, sports facilities, clinics, a new 30,000 student university, utility services and infrastructure (electrical sub-stations, lift stations), roads and highways, port & pipeline expansions, and more

 

 

Summary

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

 

 

Job Knowledge 

 

  • Knowledge and experience in the formation of contracts and contract agreements, including types, terms and legal requirements.
  • Skill in working and communicating effectively, both orally and in writing, with other project functional groups.
  • Knowledge of law, 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.

 

 

Job Responsibilities

 

  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
  • Prepares contract documents for execution
  • Prepares and maintains control and status reporting documents
  1. 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.
  2. 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.

 

 

 

 

Qualifications

Essential (Pass/Fail Criteria)

 

Technical:

  • Minimum 7 years’ experience in the bid, evaluate and award process of contracts.
  • University degree in business, engineering, law or related field.
  • Familiarity with lump sum, unit price and cost plus type contracts.
  • Familiarity with construction, design, services and O&M forms of contracts.
  • Competency in MS Office suite.

 

Behavioral:

  • Developed business writing skills, with strong command of the English language.
  • Effective oral communication skills.
  • Organized in documenting and record keeping.
  • Adaptability to differing cultures and environments.

 

Preferred:

 

Technical:

  • Current/prior Bechtel experience.
  • Prior Middle East and/or international experience.
  • Previous experience on integrated project(s) with a client.
  • Contract administration and/or claims experience.
  • Advanced degree in business or law.

 

Behavioral:

  • Developed presentation skills.
  • Training and/or mentoring skills.
  • Flexibility in adjusting to workload and priorities.
  • Comfortable interacting in a multi-national team environment

 

 

Bechtel employees in Jubail receive free furnished housing and basic utilities, work transport, free health care (on site in Saudi Arabia), eligible participation in Bechtel group/private health care plan options, retirement benefit plan participation, life insurance options for you and qualified dependents, a base of 24 days of paid leave, 11 paid holidays, airfare coverage and additional time off for R&Rs and Home Leave, and local private schooling tuition coverage for up to two school-aged dependent children.

 

Shaping tomorrow together

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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.