Subcontracts Lead - Gas, Fuels & Chemicals

at Black & Veatch in Dover, Delaware, United States

Job Description

Subcontracts Lead – Gas, Fuels & Chemicals

Date: Jan 13, 2022


US Houston, TX, US Overland Park, KS, US

Company: Black & Veatch Family of Companies

We believe real value is powered by the unique skills and experiences of our professionals. The interchange of ideas from a diverse group of people gives our teams an expanded perspective and the ability to find better solutions for our clients.

Company : Black & Veatch Corporation

Req Id : 58822

Job Title : Subcontracts Lead – Gas, Fuels & Chemicals



Opportunity Type : Staff

Relocation eligible : No

Full time/Part time : Part-Time

Project Only Hire : No

Visa Sponsorship Available: No

Job Summary

Black & Veatch – Building A World of Difference

Our Gas, Fuels & Chemicals Business provides services from consulting, design, full engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) and commissioning/start-up of LNG facilities, Floating LNG facilities, gas processing and NGL fractionation, gasification/ gas to liquids, hydrogenand ammonia/fertilizers. Our knowledge, capabilities, and innovation include our proprietary PRICO® technologies. This enables our team to assess and choose tailored solutions with greater quality and efficiency for our clients. The value chain spans natural gas and natural gas liquids, midstream, wholesale markets, power generation and utility segments.

The Gas, Fuels and Chemicals Subcontracts Lead oversees all subcontract activities for a proposal(s) and/or project(s)and may be responsible for developing and administering any other related subcontracts. Will provide assistance toproject teams to ensure contractual notices relating to time and money entitlements are documented, issued, and properly reported.

May be responsible to lead office teams and/or Subcontract Department initiatives.

Follows, manages, and champions the Subcontracts process for all related office and field activities.

Travel Required; May be asked to travel for potential short or long term field assignments.

Preference for candidate to be located within 75 miles of a Black & Veatch office.


Key Responsibilities


+ Performs project setup of subcontract related activities.

+ Manages Subcontracting program for major projects following established policies and procedures.

+ Participates in day to day subcontract development and administration activities, as required.

+ Ensures subcontract documents are issued correctly and on schedule.

+ Monitors project subcontract budgets and schedules (i.e., man-hours, cost, milestone durations, etc) and aligns to subcontract budgets and goals.

+ Manages the establishment and/or monitoring of subcontract goals for a project.

+ Participates in/leads meetings for the project, representing the Subcontracts department.

+ Files appropriate documents and follows filing rules.

+ May develop and lead presentations to internal/external clients and joint venture partners.

+ May develop and conduct training programs; coaches and mentors professionals in subcontracts processes, tools, commercial terms and conditions and project execution.

+ Resolves subcontracts issues to maintain schedule and mitigate risk for the project.

Subcontract Development Responsibilites:

+ May lead proposal / estimating efforts for a major project(s) and become involved in early negotiations with long lead subcontractors, prior to project release.

+ Manages the subcontract development process including bid list preparation, solicitation of requests for proposals, and evaluating, negotiating and awarding of subcontracts.

+ Leads negotiations for subcontracts.

+ Understands the Owner’s contract and incorporates appropriate scope-specific flowdowns into Subcontract agreements.

+ Ensures Subcontractor compliance with prequalification requirements

Subcontract Administration Responsibilities:

+ Assists with the resolution of claims.

+ Monitors project subcontract activities and reports status.

+ Collaborates, as needed, to resolve major complex subcontracts issues.

+ Facilitates management of strategic subcontractor relationships.

+ Manages subcontract administration activities as assigned, including: running subcontractor meetings, drafting/reviewing/filing formal correspondence, executing the Change Management process, review and process invoices, resolve/process backcharges/claims/liquidated damages, and closeout of assigned subcontracts

Management Responsibilities

Acts in capacity of a “lead person.” Does not have management responsibility for the people to whom they provide work direction.

Preferred Qualifications

Seven (7) years of relevant experience in Subcontracts, Construction Project Management, or Procurement preferred, or proven ability to perform at the capacity identified herein.

Preferred Skills:

+ Advanced understanding of subcontract and procurement processes and exhibits the capacity to effectively self-execute the transactional subcontracts process in accordance with established Company policies, procedures, standards and guidelines.

+ Exhibit appropriate skills at resolving complex commercial terms and conditions issues and other commercial issues through collaboration.

+ Possesses an advanced knowledge and understanding of commercial terms and conditions.

+ Strong understanding of Project Process Management

+ General computer skills; Microsoft suite

+ Attention to detail

+ Ability to resolve complex problems in a timely manner.

+ Excellent verbal and written communication skills

+ Prioritizes workflow.

+ Advanced analytical / organizational skills

+ Strong Supervisor Competencies

Minimum Qualifications

Requires a BA or BS degree in Construction Management, Engineering, Purchasing, Business, Technical or related field. Relevant field or office experience can substitute for a degree.Expert knowledge of construction disciplines, construction execution, means & methods and construction equipment.

All applicants must be able to complete pre-employment onboarding requirements (if selected) which may include any/all of the following: criminal/civil background check, drug screen, and motor vehicle records search, in compliance with any applicable laws and regulations.


Work Environment/Physical Demands

+ Normal office/field environment

+ Includes but may not be limited to:

+ Sitting, talking, grasping, hearing, keyboard input, seeing and writing.

+ Reaching, kneeling, lifting, stooping, crouching, walking, driving and standing for extended periods of time.

+ Ability to travel, as required.

+ Willing to relocate



Develops talent

Directs work

Communicates effectively

Ensures accountability

Instills trust

Interpersonal savvy

Organizational savvy

Drives engagement

Drives results


Salary Plan

PCR: Procurement

Job Grade


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Job Posting: JC199995912

Posted On: Dec 17, 2021

Updated On: Feb 05, 2022