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Senior Contracts Administrator

Requisition ID:  238466

  • Relocation Authorized:  None
  • Grade:  26-27
  • Position to be Panel Interviewed?  Yes 
  • Requisition Posting End Date: 09/15/2021 

Senior Contracts Administrator


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, 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 customers can expect, and how we deliver.


We are currently recruiting for long term career professionals, with an initial assignment supporting the CityFibre Telecommunications projects across the UK. Bechtel has been selected as a Delivery Partner on a £4 Billion programme to bring high speed internet connectivity to communities. The core focus is to deploy next generation fibre infrastructure across the public sector, businesses, mobile operators, and homes. These projects are key to improving connectivity for millions of people and boosting economic productivity in the long-term.  


To achieve this goal individuals from Bechtel bring their experience and expertise to the role while working within the client’s organisation as part of an integrated team. We commit to supporting the client’s goals while promoting our values of fairness, diversity, inclusion, trust and collaboration guided by our Vision, Values and Covenants


Position Summary 

As a Senior Contracts Administrator within the client’s integrated team you will support the commercial and contractual management of a portfolio of telecoms projects typically covering three to five towns and cities which will include new build, city enhancement projects and field service frameworks. You will be ensuring that operations and service delivery are fully protected under the contract terms and comply with the relevant statutory requirements. The Senior Contracts Administrator provides supervision, guidance, and direction to the Quantity Surveyors under their purview and takes direction from the Regional Commercial Manager. There are roles within cities predominantly in North West and South East England. 


Typical Responsibilities 

  • Managing the commercial resources of your assigned projects (primarily within an NEC Option B - remeasurable environment). 
  • Supporting the authorisation and submission of project variations. 
  • Assessing, reviewing and mitigating commercial and contractual risks. 
  • Providing commercial and contractual expertise to the delivery teams, including producing and submitting valuation certification, drafting and issuing correspondence, claims, budget monitoring and producing contract/workstream performance data. 
  • Providing robust, timely and accurate cost and value data at both project and regional level. 
  • Coaching, developing and mentoring junior members of the team. 
  • Implementing and enforcing policies, procedures and related work rules as established by contracts management function. 
  • Build productive and collaborative internal/external working relationships. 


Desirable Skills and Qualifications 

  • Solid experience in commercial/contracts management and leading teams in relevant field. 
  • Working knowledge of NEC forms of contract preferred or similar engineering and construction form of contract. 
  • Relevant university degree (or in lieu of degree additional demonstrated experience) and 8+ years of relevant experience. 
  • Full clean UK Driving Licence. 
  • Strong leadership skills and ability to influence internal/external stakeholders. 
  • Effective communication skills and ability to work with various stakeholders. 
  • Knowledge of law, negotiations, or contract management gained through education or experience. 
  • Skill in working and communicating effectively, both orally and in writing, with executive-level stakeholders and other project functional groups. 
  • Working knowledge of engineering/construction industry contracting practices, applicable government and commercial regulations and practices. 


What you can expect from us 

At Bechtel we offer a competitive salary package with the opportunity for flexible working to achieve greater work-life balance. Employee wellbeing is at the centre of our business and Bechtel is committed to offering you the benefits and resources to live healthy lives. We can offer:  

  • Flexible Working  
  • Private Medical Coverage  
  • Life Insurance Program  
  • Pension Scheme  
  • Employee Assistance Program  
  • Long Term Disability Scheme  


Our Commitment
Bechtel’s Vision, Values and Covenants commit us to the ideals of fairness, diversity, inclusion, trust, and collaboration, among others. These values help define our culture, our way of doing business, and the positive impact we aspire to make in the world through our people and projects. At our project sites and offices, we have many colleagues from different nationalities, religions, and backgrounds working together to accomplish amazing things.


Bechtel is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, citizenship status (except as authorized by law), protected veteran status, genetic information, and any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. 

Bechtel’s internal staffing policy includes the minimum time that you need to be in your current position before applying to a new position.  Please refer to the applicable policy manual and ensure you meet the minimum requirements.