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Procurement and Contracts Adminstrator at Petroplan

Procurement and Contracts Adminstrator

Petroplan Houston, TX Full-Time

Petroplan is recruiting for a Procurement and Contracts Administrator to become a member of the Engineering and Construction team for a Houston-based LNG Company.

The position will report directly to the Senior Director of Supply Chain and Contracts within the Engineering and Construction Organization and will be required to be present in the office full-time.

This position is responsible for Contracts and Supply Chain (procurement) related activities in support of the Engineering and Construction team. On an as-needed basis, this position will also provide contracts support for other Corporate departments such as HR, Finance, Commercial Team, Operations, Permitting and Government Relations.


  • Bachelor's Degree with a minimum 10 years previous experience in contracts, subcontracts and/or procurement in a major Capital Project environment
  • Must be fluent in both English and Spanish (reading, writing and speaking).
  • LNG project experience preferred
  • **Extensive EPC Experience required**
  • Be attentive to details and able to handle complex contracts with minimum supervision
  • Advanced skills using MS Office Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Sharepoint).
  • Ability to travel between the U.S. and Mexico, if required (valid passport; dual national or U.S. Green Card holder).
  • Experience working for an Owner


  • Supplier pre-qualification and vendor onboarding;
  • Cross-functional coordination including Engineering, Finance & Accounts Payable, HR, Commercial Team, Permitting and Government Relations
  • Draft and issue Request for Proposal documents;
  • Develop bid evaluations, and requests for information (RFIs),
  • Review all contractual documents and resolve contracts redlines with the help of legal including non-disclosure agreements, master service agreements, consulting services agreement;
  • Develop standard and nonstandard contractual agreements on an as needed basis.
  • Develop and execute negotiation strategy / plan to arrive at the most beneficial agreement possible.
  • Oversee contract performance where needed including schedules and deliverables and complete actions to ensure satisfactory contractor performance.
  • Advise the team of contractual rights and obligations on contracts, including interpretation of contract terms and conditions
  • Maintain and update contract documents and official program records, including contractual documents and correspondence
  • Provide direct contract support, review contractual documents to ensure protection of company's contractual/risk posture, satisfaction of contractual requirements and adherence to company policies.
  • Research contract issues and prepare analysis
  • Work cooperatively with Engineering and other technical staff
  • As an Owner representative, review project major equipment, material and subcontracts packages, bid tabulations and associated Supply Chain deliverables produced by EPC contractor for typical LNG projects; identify gaps and provide improvement recommendations.
  • Familiar with mechanical equipment purchase, materials (pipe spool, structural steel) purchase, capital spares or operational spare parts purchase.

About Petroplan

Petroplan is the trusted, specialist global Talent Solutions partner of choice for employers and professionals in the Energy sector. Since 1976, Petroplan has been here to help people like you make the most of the opportunities available and find the best fit for you as an individual.

Over 10,000 placements in more than 55 countries for over 550 clients across 65 disciplines.

In an industry where skilled and experienced professionals are increasingly sought after resource, we appreciate the true value of what you have to offer. What's more, we understand that different things are important to different people in today's world of work - it's about making exactly the right connections for you as an individual.

Our reputation for contractor and candidate care, understanding what makes you tick, and finding you the best match is second-to-none. We understand the industry inside-out and seek to understand YOU and your motivations in the same way. We take the time to evaluate your individual strengths, understand the most important things to you, and establish exactly what you're looking for from your next role.


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