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Contracts Administrator (Saudi Nationals)

Requisition ID:  216321



Location: Jubail, Saudi Arabia





Administers large moderately complex contracts.  Maintains a continuing review of the progress of each contract and provides management with information regarding any financial, legal or technical difficulties.  Prepares change order and amendments, negotiates with contractors and customers to obtain settlement.



  1. Supervision Received:


  • Reports directly to the Contracts Supervisor and/or Engineering/Construction leads.
  • Receives technical and functional guidance from the Contracts Manager.


  1. Supervision Exercised:


  • May provide operational supervision to Contract Specialist(s) and/or other Contract Administrators.


  1. Contacts:


  • Maintains internal contacts with project team and client, and external contacts with contractors.





  • Implement the Division Responsibilities Matrix which records the Project’s agreed assignment of various contract management tasks and the Standard Work Process Procedures applicable to Contract Administration.
  • Administers assigned contracts maintaining a continual review of progress and providing management with information regarding projected financial, schedule or technical difficulties.
  • Coordinates with designated staff on operational activities affecting contractual rights and obligations, contract performance, contract administration and other major matters.
  • Administers moderately complex contract changes by negotiating with customer personnel and obtaining settlement.
  • Represents Bechtel in contractual discussions of moderate complexity.
  • Administers information programs to ensure mutual understanding of contract terms and conditions.
  • Prepares periodic status reports for management.




  1. Basic knowledge of contracting regulations, policies and practices.
  2. Specialized courses or experience in pricing, contract law, negotiations and accounting.
  3. Working knowledge of engineering/construction industry contracting practices and Bechtel policies, procedures and work practices.
  4. Demonstrated oral and written communication skills.
  5. Experience in developing contract types, fee arrangements and contract terms.
  6. Experience in developing and recommending potential solutions to contractual problems to management.



  • Bachelor's Degree



Essential Technical:


  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in the post award administration of contracts.
  • Minimum 4-year university degree in business, engineering 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.


Essential 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.





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


Preferred Behavioral:


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






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.