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Sr. Field Subcontracts Representative

Date:  Jan 28, 2023


Company:  Black & Veatch Family of Companies


At Black & Veatch, our employee-owners go beyond the project. For over a century, we have been breaking down social, economic and geographic barriers by making life's critical resources accessible to all. Working with us, you will help provide critical expertise as we, along with our valued clients, deliver solutions that positively impact communities around the world. Our professionals are our greatest asset, and we believe nothing is more important than the health, happiness and professional growth of our employee-owners. With a focus on flexible work-life balance options, an expanding and diverse workforce, and limitless career growth opportunities, we will give you our best to help you give us your best, and together we can build a world of difference. 


Req Id : 90529 

Opportunity Type : Staff 

Relocation eligible : No 

Full time/Part time : Full-Time  

Contract Hire Only for this Project : Yes 

Job Summary

Responsible for moderately complex to complex subcontract  development and/or administration in support of proposal and/or project requirements within the Subcontracts Group.

May be responsible for administering Subcontracts Field Management process.


Key Responsibilities


  • Assigned moderately complex to complex subcontracts.
  • Files appropriate record documents and follows filing rules.  
  • Proficient in the basic functions of the applicable software.  
  • Trains others concerning the subcontracts processes.
  • Provides input to portions of new and/or revised procedures or documents.

Subcontract Development Responsibilites (if assigned):

  • Responsible for soliciting budgetary pricing for subcontracts to support estimating/proposal efforts for major project(s). May also lead and coordinate the entire budgetary pricing effort on a major project(s).
  • Prepares subcontract documents and bidders lists. 
  • Prepares, issues and manages the bidding process.
  • Leads and manages the bid evaluation process through the distribution of proposals, preparation of the commercial portion of the bid tabulation, and collaboration with the technical team regarding the technical evaluation. Makes recommendations for selected bidder(s) and for award.
  • Leads, schedules, coordinates and manages the negotiation process. Able to resolve complex commercial terms and conditions exceptions. 
  • Manages the award and conforming process. 
  • Ensures subcontractor compliance with Prequalification requirements (safety, financial, construction, quality)
  • Understands the Owner's contract and may be responsible for the incorporation of appropriate scope-specific flowdowns into Subcontracts under oversight.  

Subcontract Administration Responsibilities (if assigned):

  • Run kick off and meetings; draft/issue meeting minutes for assigned subcontracts
  • Draft/log formal correspondence for assigned subcontractors
  • Perform change management duties for assigned subcontracts
  • Review and process invoices for assigned subcontracts
  • Closeout assigned subcontracts
  • Participates in the resolution of backcharges, claim and liquidated damages with assigned subcontractors; assists other team members with the same, as needed.

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

Bachelor's Degree in Construction Management, Engineering, Purchasing, Business, other Technical degree or related field preferred. Relevant experience may be substituted for a degree. Four (4) years of relevant industry experience preferred or proven ability to perform at the capacity identified herein. 


Preferred skills:

  • Strong Analytical / organizational skills
  • Advanced communications skills, both written and oral
  • General computer skills, Microsoft suite
  • Initiative, self starter, highly motivated
  • Attention to detail
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Mathematical skills
  • Advanced problem solving skills
  • Strong knowledge of construction disciplines, construction means & methods and construction equipment
  • Strong understanding of commercial terms and conditions
  • Strong understanding of Company’s processes relevant to this position
  • Ability to prioritize team workflow and make adjustments, as necessary
  • Knowledge of Project Process Management

Minimum Qualifications

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

  • Typical Site Office Environment. Sitting/Standing/Computer usage for extended period of time. Speaking. Listening. Ability to utilize audio/video conferencing software for internal/external communication.
  • Normal office/field environment Includes, but may not be limited to:
    • Sitting, talking, grasping, stooping, and writing. Ability to be aware of jobsite hazards.
    • Reaching, kneeling, lifting, stooping, crouching, walking, and standing for extended periods of time.
  • Willing to relocate to project site 


Manages complexity
Communicates effectively
Balances stakeholders
Decision quality
Manages conflict

Salary Plan

PCR: Procurement

Job Grade


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.


Black & Veatch is committed to being an employer of choice by creating a valuable work experience that keeps our people engaged, productive, safe and healthy. We offer professionals an array of health and welfare benefits that vary based on their geographic region and employment status. This may include health, life accident and disability insurances, paid time off, financial programs and more. Professionals may also be eligible for a performance-based bonus program.


By valuing diverse voices and perspectives, we cultivate an authentically inclusive environment for professionals and are able to provide innovative and effective solutions for clients.

Job Segment: Engineer, Engineering

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