Contracts Manager

LyondellBasell Industries   •  

Houston, TX

Industry: Chemicals


11 - 15 years

Posted 299 days ago

This job is no longer available.


This position is located at our Houston Engineering Center, only 14 short miles from downtown Houston, TX. The position offers a competitive base salary, bonus, 401K matching, generous benefits package, pension plan and employee discounts.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Assist Project Manager in all aspects of project contracts administration
  • Develop Requests for Proposal (RFPs) and oversee the bidding processes
  • Advise, as necessary, on project contract matters, including soliciting input from company Procurement and Legal groups
  • Ensure that contract correspondence, documentation, and records are being prepared accurately and are current
  • Responsible to ensure that requests for variations are reviewed, responded to, and resolved in a timely manner
  • Review, check, ensure accuracy, and endorse contractor invoices submitted for approval
  • Provide leadership in resolving contractor claims and participate in negotiations withcontractor, as necessary
  • Provide project claims avoidance and mitigation advice, as necessary
  • Must have excellent written and verbal skills, demonstrated problem solving capacity, and effective interpersonal skills
  • Ability to gather information and develop a thorough understanding of the project, while providing strong leadership skills within a diverse cross-functional team is essential
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • This position requires strong process orientation, foresight, ability to influence others through direct/indirect networks.

Education and Key Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in Engineering, Business, Supply Chain.
  • 10+ years of overall experience required, preferably in the Chemical, Petrochemical, Refining, or Oil & Gas industry.
  • 8+ years prior experience acting as Contract Administrator/Manager required, preferably in the Chemical, Petrochemical, Refining, or Oil & Gas industry.
  • Experience as an employee in owner organization is strongly preferred.
  • The ideal candidate will possess excellent business and financial acumen.
  • The ideal candidate will possess excellent project leadership, communication, and problem solving and decision-making skills.
  • The ideal candidate will possess excellent negotiation skills withinternal and external management up to the executive level.
  • The ideal candidate will possess excellent presentation skills and executive presence.
  • The ideal candidate will meet high ethical and financial control compliance standards.
  • Professional qualification / certification from related professional body, (ISM – CPM / CPSM, APICS, PMP) added advantage.