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Regional Prime Contracts Manager - AMERS 1

Requisition ID:  221596


Assists with management of the Prime Contracts and any Joint Venture Agreement(s) on projects in the Region.  Supports implementation of the Prime Contract Management Program and contracts administration procedures on applicable projects.  Assists with the training and supervision of contracts personnel supporting prime contract administration and claims identification.


  1. Participate in Prime Contract Formation as assigned.
  2. Participate in the identification of the contract baseline, including terms and conditions, specifications, drawings, estimate, proposal, schedule and other documents incorporated in the contract;
  3. Assist with the identification of areas of risk and opportunity for risk due to ambiguities, omissions, and conflicts in the contents of documents relative to the contract (bid, proposal, proposal package, etc.). Support development of a risk mitigation plan by the project team and facilitate the plan’s execution;
  4. Supervise the development and implementation of the Contract Management Programs for the Region’s projects, consistent with the practices and procedures set forth in the Prime Contracts Management Manual, including the development of all required matrices, logs, processes and procedures;
  5. Conduct routine Functional Reviews to check the effectiveness of Prime Contract administration on the projects, including but not limited to the Pending Item Programs, Request for Change applications and Change Order / Contract modification processes, to confirm there is an appropriate methodology in place to identify changes, quantify the additional time and compensation due Bechtel per the contract, define approval requirements, communicate changes to the Customer and thorough Contract modifications are prepared;
  6. Coordinate with Functional Management and project team members to identify customer related actions or inactions which result in constructive contract changes.  Recommend and implement actions to document and request the additional compensation or time due Bechtel;
  7. Review proposed Amendments / Variations / Change Orders to the Contracts, assist with the negotiation strategy and support/conduct negotiations, as necessary;
  8. Support the working relationships with other Functional Managers and with the assigned Construction, Engineering, Procurement, Legal and Risk Management representatives to ensure that (sub)contracts contain appropriate flow down of prime contract terms, and facilitate organizational interfaces between those performing (sub)contract formation and administration;
  9. Support the Prime Contracts Administrators and participate in project related meetings, work closely with Construction, Engineering, Procurement, and Project Controls, and review project financial data to:
  • Ensure awareness of all project activities that may affect the prime contract;
  • Identify opportunities for revenue enhancement, schedule relief and claim avoidance;
  • Take appropriate actions to protect Bechtel’s interest and/or improve project performance;
  • Ensure compliance with prime contract terms and conditions;
  1. Coordinate the development and delivery of ongoing project training to address prime contract management principles, (sub) contract formation and administration, and identification, preparation, and resolution of claims;
  2. Assist with development of programs to identify and prepare claims as they arise and coordinate the efforts to negotiate and resolve claims with the Claims Group and Legal Department, as necessary;
  3. Confirm that contract insurance provisions are adhered to and coordinate with Risk Management personnel regarding occurrences that may be covered by Customer or Bechtel provided insurance;
  4. Monitor the handling of the prime contract closeout requirements;
  5. Manage personnel assigned to the GBU and project Contracts organizations;
  6. Assist the GBU Manager of Prime Contracts with various functional responsibilities, including handling staffing requirements, performance reviews and compensation planning; development of tools and training materials; preparation and monitoring of budgets; other tasks as designated;
  7. Perform similar duties as necessary when assigned to the Central Claims Group.



Degree in Business, Quantity Surveying, Law, Engineering, Construction Management or Cost Engineering and minimum 15 years of experience; or 21 years of related experience in lieu of a degree.

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

Thorough knowledge of prime contract administration office and field procedures and documents relating to a construction project

Direct experience in managing workload distribution and execution of the work as well as personnel interviewing, 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


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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.