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Bechtel Corporation Prime Contracts Administrator in Pueblo, Colorado

  • Requisition ID: 230804

  • Position Title: Prime Contracts Administrator

  • Project: PCAPP

  • Location: Pueblo, CO

  • Requistion Posting End Date: 09/22/2020

  • Relocation Authorized: National - Family

  • Work Authorization: Possess right to work in the US without sponsorship

  • US Citizenship Required: Yes

  • Other Requirements: Security Investigation, Drug/Alcohol Testing and Medical Examination, Adherence to AR (Army Regulation) 50-60, random drug and alcohol testing, Badge requirements

Project Background

The Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant (PCAPP) will safely destroy 2,611 tons of mustard agent in mortar rounds and artillery projectiles stored at the U.S. Army Pueblo Chemical Depot (PCD) approximately 25 miles from Pueblo, Colorado. Neutralization followed by biotreatment is the technology selected by the Department of Defense to destroy the Pueblo chemical weapons stockpile. The PCAPP plant began the operations and munition destruction phase as of September 2016.

Candidates for unescorted access to the Chemical Limited Area must successfully clear National Agency Check with Local Check (NACLC). All employees are subject and agree to random drug and alcohol testing as a condition of employment. Must be physically fit and able to work safely at an operating plant. Eligible applicants must be a US Citizen and successfully go through a government screening process. Based on project goals and objectives, candidates established within our local community are desirable.

Role Overview

The Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant (PCAPP) is looking for a Prime Contracts Administrator at the Pueblo, CO location. This position will report to the Prime Contracts Manager, or his/her designee, at the PCAPP project. This position provides support to the Prime Contracts department, primarily in the administration of the Teaming Partner Subcontracts, and in the effective administration of the prime contract between Bechtel National, Inc. and its customer. Assists in the execution of the Prime Contract Management Program and contracts administration procedures.

This is a long-term assignment with a 4/10s or schedule. The work hours are from 6:30am 5:00pm Monday Thursday (or, Tuesday Friday). This position may require additional overtime hours as deemed necessary.

Principle responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Reports to and receives operational guidance from a Prime Contract Manager, or his/her designee in the Prime Contracts organization.

  • Administers the Teaming Partner Subcontracts along with any other subcontracts administered through the Prime Contracts organization.

  • Participates in Prime Contract Formation and Administration as assigned.

  • Coordinates with PCAPP Project personnel who have been assigned (sub) contract management tasks in accordance with the Division of Responsibility; assist with and or create applicable DORs

  • Communicates with PCAPP (Sub) contractor and customer personnel as required

  • Gathers and compiles support data for the preparation of documents and the administration of (sub) contracts

  • Assists the Prime Contracts Manager and Supervisor in the completion of the various tasks required by project and business unit procedures; Prime Contract/Subcontract Management Manuals; Standard Work Procedures and automated prime/sub contract management systems

  • Monitors areas of (sub) contract performance, as assigned

  • Conducts investigations and inquiries into specific (sub) contract problems, as assigned.

  • Organizes materials for the preparation of periodic status reports

  • Conducts Federal Acquisition Regulations and applicable Agency Supplements research and/or provides instruction/guidance relative to it/them

  • Assists and or leads the development and management of procedures, proformas, and work documents in accordance with project and business unit requirements

  • Maintains, leads and or assists with the development of procedures and associated processes to recognize and identify (sub)contract claims as they develop and manage the timely resolution under the changes provisions wherever possible, obtaining claims and legal expertise as appropriate

  • Supports efforts relative to contract baseline, terms and conditions, specifications, drawings, estimates, proposals, schedules and other documents to be incorporated in or related to the subcontracts

  • Identifies areas of risk and opportunity for risk due to ambiguities, omissions, and conflicts in the contents of documents relative to the subcontracts (including proposals); and, assist in preparing a risk mitigation plan with the project team and managing the plan’s execution

  • Performs work in accordance with the project Contract Management Program such that it is consistent with the practices and procedures set forth in the Prime Contracts Management Manual, including the Contract Responsibility Management Matrix, the Contract Requirements Action List, and the Contract Notice Requirements Action List;

  • Assists in the administration of the Pending Item Program;

  • Manages the working relationship with Construction, Engineering, Procurement, Legal and Risk Management to ensure that subcontracts contain and maintain current prime contract flow down terms/requirements and that subcontractors execute work in accordance with them;

  • Leads project meetings relevant to Prime Contracts subcontract administration and coordinate with Construction, Engineering, Procurement, and Project Controls to:

  • Ensure awareness of all project activities that may affect/involve the subcontractors;

  • Identify matters that could impact revenue/cost and schedule;

  • Take appropriate actions to protect Bechtel’s interest and/or improve project performance;

  • Ensure compliance with prime/subcontract terms and conditions;

  • Assists in the handling of the prime contract closeout requirements;

  • Coordinate the development and delivery of ongoing training to address prime contract management principles, (sub) contract formation and administration, and identification, preparation, and resolution of claims.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Quantity Surveying, Law, Engineering, Construction Management or Cost Engineering and 6 years of contract experience.

  • In lieu of a degree 12 years of direct contract experience required.

  • Experience or courses in pricing, contract law, contract drafting, administration and negotiation of change orders, effective correspondence, planning and scheduling

  • Must have the right to work and remain in the U.S. without sponsorship.

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain unescorted access to the Depot.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Thorough knowledge of prime contract administration office and field procedures and documents relating to a construction project

  • Direct experience in managing workload distribution and execution of the work as well as personnel interviewing, selection, salary planning, classification changes, performance evaluation, career counseling, transfers and terminations

  • Working knowledge of engineering/construction industry contracting practices, applicable government and commercial regulations and practices, and Bechtel policies, procedures and work practices

  • Thorough knowledge of Federal Acquisition Regulations, and applicable Agency Supplements as demonstrated by 3-5 years’ experience.

  • Thorough understanding of Governmental Contracts and the flow-down of applicable clauses and requirements.

  • Thorough understanding of Government Cost Accounting Standards, and determination process for applicability to the work.

This project is subject to the Army Regulations (AR50-6 Chemical Surety) which governs persons performing work under the Chemical Personnel Reliability Program (CPRP) and Unescorted Access Program (UAP). Depending on the work performed and the access granted a government security investigation and other physical requirements such as respirators may be mandated. Eligibility to be placed in a CPRP or UAP position requires US citizenship.

The following Surety Program marked with an “x” apply to this job:

__X___ None / No Program

_____ This position is designated as a Chemical Duty Position and is subject to the requirements of the Chemical Personnel Reliability Program (CPRP). As a condition of employment, candidates and incumbents must favorably complete a series of screenings included but not limited to: a personnel security investigation, urinalysis testing, medical exam and respiratory screening, and must meet and maintain personnel suitability and reliability requirements established by Army Regulations.

____ This position is designated as an Unescorted Access Position (UAP). As a condition of employment, candidates and incumbents must favorably complete a series of screenings included but not limited to: a personnel security investigation, urinalysis testing, respiratory screening and must meet and maintain personnel suitability and reliability requirements established by Army Regulations.

Shaping tomorrow together

Bechtel is one of the most respected global engineering, construction, and project management companies. Together with our customers, we deliver landmark projects that foster long-term progress and economic growth. Since 1898, we’ve completed more than 25,000 extraordinary projects across 160 countries on all seven continents. We operate through four global businesses: Infrastructure; Nuclear, Security & Environmental; Oil, Gas & Chemicals; and Mining & Metals. Our company and our culture are built on more than a century of leadership and a relentless adherence to our values, the core of which are safety, quality, ethics, and integrity. These values are what we believe, what we expect, what we deliver, and what we live.

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Bechtel is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, citizenship status (except as authorized by law), protected veteran status, genetic information, and any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.