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Kent Recruitment

Senior Subcontracts Administrator

USA - Houston Texas
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About the job:

Kent is looking for a Senior Subcontracts Administrator to be based in the Houston, TX office and report to the Director, Procurement – Americas.

You will be responsible for administrating a full range of subcontract types and size from Time and Materials, Cost Plus and Fixed Price up to any dollar threshold. You will work under Procurement designated guidelines, with the ability to analyze the financial impacts for services. You will employ due diligence to comply with the terms, conditions, rights and obligations of the contract. You will advise the company on legal matters regarding contracts by reviewing draft contracts and rendering advice to the relevant stakeholders to facilitate company in fulfilling contractual commitment successfully.

Your responsibilities:

· Follow and comply with Company, Project and Project Controls Function procedures and techniques.

Conduct reviews of complex solicitations and prepare specialized and/or non-routine responses for proposals, bids, and contract modifications.

· Analyze significant and/or unique contract requirements, special provisions, or terms and conditions to ensure compliance with appropriate laws, regulations, and corporate policies and procedures.

· Negotiate terms and conditions for a variety of contractual documents.

· Understand the contents of their allocated complex contract(s) and apply the terms to the best commercial and operational interests of the Program.

· Oversee accuracy and timeliness of contract data into company system; preparation of contract reporting from system.

· Understand and brief relevant parties on the interpretation of the contract obligations on both the Contract and the Client, and the commercial/contractual impact of any failure to achieve these obligations.

· Ensure that all issues are resolved after detailed review, provide advice to administration for solving problems/issues to keep contract issues resolved smoothly.

· Study/review important documents like JV/Consortium agreements, highlight the issues, analyze the outcomes and inform related parties about the outcomes in order to avoid the loss or any harm to the company.

· Ensure all employees in department are familiar with nature of issues and their solutions by conducting training sessions and orientation of specific problems, involve them during discussions and guide them properly to prepare them to solve problems at any time.

· Assess the Companies obligations and liabilities, including insurance requirements, review bank and parent guarantee wording.

· Create a safe working environment, manage risks, reduce exposure to hazardous liability and ensure implementation of QHSE policy.

· Ensure good practice and strict controls are implemented in relation to change orders, variations, claims, etc. including the assessment of fee claims and advising on dispute resolution.

· Ensure there is a proper 1) business case, 2) risk management, and 3) compliance components in place for each contract.

· May require travel to the various Project sites as needed.

Your knowledge/skills, education, and experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree required with Supply Chain Management or related field preferred.
  • Minimum 10 years working experience.
  • Sound knowledge & understanding of contract law and commercial / contracts management.
  • Ability to quickly assimilate and retain detail of contracts.
  • Demonstrated ability to quickly grasp highly complex program concepts and analyses the associated contractual impact and risks.
  • Ideally experienced in Oil & Gas sector.

Skills Requirement:

  • Excellent leadership skills and ability to influence, mentorship skills, and relationship building skills.
  • Superior interpersonal, organizational, analytical, managerial and communication skills.
  • Good negotiating skills to be able to work with customers (both internal and external) to meet project objectives.
  • Ability to lead and motivate a team to ensure all Project risks are mitigated and all opportunities exploited.
  • Ability to work with or without legal resources to draft contract clauses which capture the essential contractual issues of any situation.
  • Analytical skills associated with developing and utilizing performance measures and cost savings.

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