Contract Administrator

Requisition ID: 273399 

  • Relocation Authorized: None 
  • Telework Type: Full-Time Office/Project 
  • Work Location: Kemmerer, WY 

Company Overview

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; Mining & Metals, and the Manufacturing and Technology markets. Our services span from initial planning and investment, through start-up and operations. Core to Bechtel is 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 customers can expect, and how we deliver.


Project Overview 
Bechtel is the licensing, engineering, procurement, and construction partner on TerraPower’s Natrium team. Selected by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for its Advanced Reactor Demonstration Program, Natrium is participating in a DOE initiative to re-establish U.S. leadership in nuclear energy that provides matching funding to industry to design and build an operational advanced reactor. TerraPower, a leading advanced generation technology company founded by former Microsoft CEO Bill Gates, will be deploying its 345 MWe sodium fast reactor (SFR), called Natrium. The Natrium plant features an advanced, cost-competitive reactor design that is safer, simpler, easier and less costly to construct, less expensive to operate, and able to provide energy that is competitive with fossil fuels. It also features an innovative molten salt energy storage system designed to be complementary to solar and wind power by evening out the peaks and valleys in production when the sun is not shining, or the wind is not blowing. With the reactor and energy storage output combined, the plant can produce more than 500 MWe of power. Other Team Natrium partners include GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy, Energy Northwest, PacifiCorp, and Duke Energy, along with support from a number of national laboratories and universities. This DOE Program has the potential to be the largest funding program for advanced nuclear power in U.S. history and will shape the future of nuclear energy for decades. We invite you to join our team for this historic and interesting opportunity! 


Position Summary
Reports to and receives operational direction from the Project Supply Chain Manager. May provide supervision, training and guidance to other supply chain personnel as required. Maintains working relationships with suppliers involved with the performance of assigned tasks from order execution to completion. Requires 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, and suppliers.


Performs all duties involved in the administration and expediting of subcontracts. This includes bidder prequalification, bidder lists, bid solicitation, bid analysis, negotiation, approvals, award, administration of orders, expediting orders, and associated supply chain responsibilities. 

  • Administers large, complex subcontracts, subcontract changes.

  • Administers complex subcontract changes / revisions by negotiating with suppliers and obtaining resolution.

  • Participates in contractual discussions of moderate complexity.

  • Assists when instructed in the planning, staffing, work-hour calculations, budgeting and procedures preparation.

  • Coordinates subcontract requests for information and request for deviation to expedite the project team’s response.

  • Prepares and maintains correspondence to and from subcontractors.

  • Recommends and secures commitment approvals in accordance with established procedures.

  • Communicates with Engineering, Construction and/or other functions to assist and/or guide them in the preparation of the requisition revisions and scopes of work to achieve the understanding needed to process these requisitions.

  • Prepares and organizes assigned meetings, such as pre-construction meetings and progress review meetings for the purpose of ensuring complete understanding and agreement between Bechtel and the subcontractor(s).

  • Issue meeting minutes for meetings delineating important statements, required actions and schedule dates.

  • Assists project 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.

  • Implements the Supply Chain Assignment Schedule which records the Project’s agreed assignment of various subcontract management tasks and the applicable procedures.

  • Administers, expedites and maintains a continuing review of the progress of each subcontract and provides management with information regarding any projected commercial, technical or progress issues.

  • Coordinates with designated staff on operational activities affecting contractual rights and obligations, performance, administration, and other major matters.

  • Prepares periodic status reports for management.

  • Communicates with suppliers and internal project team to establish clear definition of requirements and to assure performance to the stated project requirements.

  • Implement the Division Responsibilities Matrix which records the Project’s agreed assignment of various subcontract administration and management tasks applicable to subcontract administration.


Qualifications and Skills

Basic Qualifications

  • Level 1: Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Supply Chain, or other technical discipline and 9 or more years of progressive related experience in subcontract administration in an engineering, procurement and construction environment. In lieu of degree, 15 or more years of progressive related experience in supply chain in an engineering, procurement and construction environment.

  • Level 2: Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Supply Chain, or other technical discipline and 13 or more years of progressive related experience in subcontract administration in an engineering, procurement and construction environment. In lieu of degree, 19 or more years of progressive related experience including but not limited to, in supply chain in an engineering, procurement and construction environment.

  • Must be a US citizen.

  • Must be able to complete and pass a pre-employment drug screen and background check, including verification of employment and education.


Additional Qualifications

  • Has knowledge of negotiations, accounting or cost engineering gained through education or experience.

  • Has strong organizational, communication and leadership skills and maintains a professional and proactive approach to mitigation of supply chain challenges and inherent business risks.

  • Has strong knowledge of negotiations, accounting or cost engineering gained through education or experience.

  • Working knowledge of engineering/construction industry contracting practices and Bechtel supply chain requirements, 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.

  • Specialized courses or experience in pricing, contract law, negotiations and accounting.

  • Work location is in Kemmerer, Wyoming at the Natrium Sodium Test and Fill Facility Project jobsite.

  • Site is working a 50 hrs /week.


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.

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