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Subcontracts Specialist


Houston, TX

Houston, TX
30+ days ago


Overview / Responsibilities

Wood is currently recruiting for a Subcontracts Specialist. The position has a broad scope therefore the successful candidate will be required to be based in the United States (no relocation assistance is provided), and must be in proximity to a Wood Office and travel hub. 


Authorization to work lawfully in the US without sponsorship from Wood is required



Responsible for the execution of specific aspects of subcontracts execution and / or quantity surveying Responsible for the supervision and guidance of directly reporting subcontract specialists/associates

Clear understanding of the client’s head contract requirements including Wood responsibilities and knowledge of how these are integrated into project subcontract strategies, plans, procedures and terms and conditions. Has working knowledge of commercial terms and conditions, interfaces with Wood legal/commercial experts and can under guidance initiate/discuss exceptions in order to reach a robust commercial agreement

Execution of project subcontract operations and co-ordination of interface activities with other project team members in accordance with applicable company and project requirements, systems, procedures, budgets and schedules. Where applicable, and suitably trained and qualified, execute quantity surveying duties inaccordance with applicable practices and procedures

Execution of post award subcontract activities during construction phase in the field including home office liaison and interface with the client’s organisation, where applicable. Field administration of all construction and services contracts in accordance with applicable corporate and project requirements, systems,procedures, budgets and schedules

Regularly reports progress of all activities for which they are responsible. Ensures direct reports regularly update reports/systems with required information to allow accurate reporting and escalates any criticalissues and risks to project management


Skills / Qualifications


  • Educated to Degree or Equivalent, or Vocational equivalent qualification; RICS qualified or industry equivalent
  • Record of skills training appropriate for job specific role

Knowledge, skills and experience:

  • Minimum of 7 years applicable Oil and Gas or Heavy Industrial sectors of Construction Industry, or similar
  • Detailed knowledge of Subcontractors, commercial evaluations, negotiations and terms and conditions of contract
  • Good knowledge of commercial position imposed by Head Contracts
  • Good knowledge of Industry forms of Subcontract
  • Computer systems
  • Supply Chain Principles and techniques

Personal attributes:

  • Excellent communication skills, written, oral and presentation
  • High degree of initiative
  • Maintains a strong network both within and outside of supply chain department
  • Positively maintains relationships with subcontractors, clients and other disciplines
  • Planning and organisational skills
  • Enthusiastic proactive attitude
  • Analytical, with strong problem-solving skills

Ability to:

  • Work as part of project execution team
  • Identify efficiency, process and tool improvement opportunities and successful drive through change

Company Overview

Wood is a global leader in engineering and consultancy across energy and the built environment, helping to unlock solutions to some of the world’s most critical challenges. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in more than 60 countries, employing around 45,000 people. www.woodplc.com

Diversity Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.