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Contract Formation Specialist

Requisition ID:  255718

Requisition Posting End Date: 06/23/2022



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 customer’s objectives to create a lasting positive impact. We serve the Infrastructure; Nuclear, Security & Environmental; Energy; and Mining and 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 expect, and how we deliver.


Position Summary:

The Subcontracts Formation Specialist will develop and issue contracts and services agreements. The selected candidate should be willing and able to transfer to our Project site in Ohio (if required by the customer).



  • Prepares bidders’ lists 
  • Pre-qualifies bidders  
  • Forms bid request packages 
  • Issues bid request packages to approved bidders 
  • Coordinates bidders’ questions and answers to those questions 
  • Receives bids 
  • Evaluates bids commercially 
  • Prepares Commercial Bid Summary and recommendation letter 
  • Recommends and secures approvals in accordance with established procedures 
  • Prepares contract documents for execution 
  • Prepares and maintains control and status reporting documents 
  • Attend and participate in Contracts sponsored meetings, such as bid clarification and pre-award meetings, for the purpose of ensuring complete understanding and agreement between Bechtel, the client and contractor on all contractual matters. Preparing agenda, conducting meetings, and preparing meeting notes delineating important statements, required actions and schedules. 
  • Solving and attending to administrative problems on commitments involving large monetary expenditure or risk, engineered technical specifications or supplementary commercial conditions. 
  • Handles negotiations and preparing proposed negotiating plan in the commitment and resolution of commercial conditions of contracts when such action is agreed as necessary by the designated supervisor. 
  • Contracting of goods and services in a manner consistent with established directives, management instructions and contract procedures. 


Qualifications and Skills:

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and 9 years of related work experience, 13 years in lieu of degree


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Knowledgeable in pricing, accounting, contract law, contract drafting, administration and negotiation of change orders, effective correspondence, planning and scheduling 
  • Knowledgeable in Subcontract formation, home office and field procedures and documents relating to a multi-discipline construction project. 
  • Knowledge of engineering/construction industry contracting, purchasing, and material management practices, applicable government and commercial regulations and practices, and Bechtel policies, procedures, and work practices 
  • Able to develop and recommend potential solutions to contractual problems to management. 
  • Demonstrated oral and written communication skills, particularly in respect of working within a diverse, multinational team 


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Preferred experience in Contracts administration



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.

In accordance with Bechtel's duty to provide and maintain a safe workplace for our employees and to safeguard the health of our families, customers, and visitors, we have adopted mandatory COVID-19 safety protocols for each work location, which may include a vaccination or testing requirement. Please speak with your Bechtel recruiter to determine which protocols apply to the work location for the job you are seeking.