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Contracts Manager (Pluto)

Requisition ID:  228244

Project Overview

Pluto Train 2 is a proposed single train brownfield expansion of the Woodside-operated Pluto LNG facility, located on the Burrup Peninsula near Karratha in Western Australia.


Bechtel was awarded a contract by Woodside to complete the front end engineering and design (FEED) and construction readiness activities for the expansion. The awarded contract also includes an option for Woodside to progress to a lump sum engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contract for execute phase activities. This option is subject to, among other conditions, a positive final investment decision (FID) being taken on the project. Woodside is targeting FID in 2020 and is expecting to be ready for start-up in 2024.

Pluto Train 2 will be a high energy environment with around 2,500 jobs at site at peak, providing a great opportunity for people to further their careers on a key Western Australian project.


Bechtel is seeking a Contracts Manager to join the Pluto Train 2 working from theKarratha Site. 


Role Overview 

Responsible for the support and guidance to Construction Managers, Site Managers and field personnel in Subcontract matters.  Responsible for the adherence to standard work process procedures and other tools for Subcontract administration.  Develop training materials, procedures, disseminate information for  Subcontracts personnel and performs Field Operations Reviews.  Maintain a working relationship with the Construction Team and Functional Managers.


Role Description 

  1. Supervision Received
  • Receives technical, management and operational guidance from Supply Chain Manager of the assigned organization.
  1. Supervision Exercised
  • Provides functional and technical guidance to Subcontract administrators and field Subcontract team.
  1. Contacts
  • Project Managers, Site Managers, Subcontracts Managers, Subcontract Administrators and Functional Managers.

Essential Duties

  • Recommend qualified candidates for Subcontract administration assignments and help identify career development opportunities for employees.
  • Work with Project Management, Construction, Commissioning and Start-up stakeholders to deliver subcontract activities in support of the EPC Schedule.
  • Develop and present Subcontract administration training programs and participate in other standard Subcontracts workshops.
  • Provide Subcontract administration functional guidance to Subcontract personnel and other functional groups involved in Subcontract administration.
  • Provide lessons learned regarding quality of performance of Subcontract administration to OG&C Corporate Contracts Operations Manager.
  • Communicate current Subcontract management issues, information and topics of concern to field personnel through regular Bulletins and use of BecWeb.
  • Manage Policy 230 Delegation Authority for Subcontract changes.
  • Develop and maintain standard work processes, procedures, and work process improvement tools for Subcontract administration.
  • Conduct Field Operation Reviews to assess effectiveness of the overall field Subcontract administration program.


Basic Qualifications 

  • Degree in Construction Management, Business, Law, Engineering or Quantity Surveying desirable.
  • Experience and courses in contract law, Subcontract formation, administration, claims, cost and scheduling desirable.
  • Technical and administrative knowledge of all phases of Fixed Price, Unit Price and Cost Reimbursable Subcontract management.
  • Thorough knowledge of field and home office activities relating to Subcontract documents.
  • 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.
  • 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, as well as with contractors.
  • Strong organizational and communication skills, professional and proactive approach to mitigation of contract administration challenges and inherent business risks.
  • Knowledge of 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, as well as associated software systems.


Additional Information 

  • Candidate must have the right to work in Australia without sponsorship.
  • This position has responsibilities that include exposure to changing environmental, construction and operational conditions. Candidate must be able to use standard issued Personal Protection Equipment (PPE).


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.