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Subcontracts Manager

Date: Apr 10, 2019

Location: Houston, TX, US, 77027

Company: Black & Veatch Family of Companies

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Req Id : 321 

Job Title : Subcontracts Manager  

Business Unit Sector : COR-OIL/GAS-OPS 

Work Location : RGHOUSTON 

Opportunity Type : Staff 

Relocation eligible : Yes 

Full time/Part time : Full-Time  

Contract Hire Only for this Project : No 

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PCR: Procurement



Job Summary

Oversees all subcontract activities for a proposal / project(s) and may be responsible for self-executing any related subcontract activities. May lead office teams and/or Subcontracts Department initiatives. Will generally support required duties within the Subcontracts Department.

Key Responsibilities

  • Leads proposal and/or project execution efforts for request for proposal development, bid process management, pricing evaluation and recommendation for construction related subcontracts and/or service contracts for major projects following established policies and procedures. 
  • Provides project setup of subcontract related activities.
  • Executes and manages the subcontract process on contracts including bid list preparation, solicitation of quotes, and evaluating, negotiating and awarding of contracts.
  • Leads negotiations for moderate risk subcontracts. 
  • Collaborates as needed to resolve major complex issues.
  • Ensures contract documents are issued correctly and on schedule.
  • Develops and monitors project budgets and schedules (i.e., man-hours, cost, etc) and aligns to subcontract budgets and goals.
  • Manages the establishment and/or monitoring of subcontract goals.
  • Monitors project subcontract activities and reports status.
  • Participates in and/or leads meetings for the proposal and/or project, representing the subcontract department.
  • Resolves problems and issues to maintain schedule and mitigate risk for the project.
  • Assists with the resolution of claims.
  • May develop, create and lead presentations to internal and external client and joint venture partners.
  • Develops and conducts training programs; coaches and mentors professionals in procurement processes, tools, commercial terms and conditions and project execution.
  • May lead proposal / estimating efforts for a major project(s) and become involved in early negotiations with subcontractors, prior to project release.
  • Files appropriate documents and follows filing rules.

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Minimum Qualifications

Minimum of 10 years of relevant experience. 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.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Requires a BA or BS degree in Construction Management, Engineering, Technical or related field.
  • Years of relevant experience can substitute for a degree
  • Relevant experience in Subcontract Administration, Construction Project Management, related Technical field or proven ability to perform at the capacity identified herein. 
  • Strong understanding of subcontract processes and exhibits the capacity to effectively self-execute the subcontracts process in accordance with established Company policies, procedures, standards and guidelines.


Preferred Skills:

  • 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 knowledge of construction disciplines, construction execution, means & methods and construction equipment (required)
  • Strong understanding of Project Process Management
  • General computer skills; Microsoft suite, Sage Timberline and Primavera P6
  • 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




Work Environment/Physical Demands

Travel may be required.Typical office environment. Willing to relocate.

Black & Veatch Holding Company, its subsidiaries and its affiliated companies, complies with all Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) affirmative action laws and regulations. Black & Veatch does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, religion, color, sex, national origin, marital status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender Identity and expression, disability, veteran status, pregnancy status or other status protected by law.

Nearest Major Market: Houston

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