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Date: Jan 9, 2018

Location: Tulsa, OK, US, 74172

Company: Williams

Const Contract Mgt Staff
ReqID: 94781
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Tulsa, Oklahoma 74172
Operating Area/Functional Area: Engineering Services

Bring your energy to ours. Help us become the premier provider of large-scale natural gas infrastructure in the United States.  At Williams, we’re focused on being great. If you are a high-performer and are committed to contributing to something much bigger than yourself, you are going to love working here. We’re well positioned to help meet the growing demand for natural gas as a cleaner-burning domestic energy source.
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Construction Contract Mgmt Staff


Our organization is seeking a Contract Management Specialist Staff for our Tulsa Construction group supporting the Engineering Services Facilities team.  This position is located in Tulsa, OK.   This role coordinates with E&C project teams (Project Managers, Engineers, Construction Managers, etc.) on a variety of items, all related around the creation, bidding, and execution of Contracts for large capital E&C projects.  This position also regularly interfaces with Contractors, and provides contract interpretation support for the E&C teams.



  • Coordinate with project teams to formulate contracting strategy that mitigates the identified risk for a project.
  • Assist the development of the contract’s scope of work and schedule of values, and identify the supporting documentation (i.e. drawings, specifications, permits, etc) needed to be included with the contract.
  • Facilitate the bidding and execution of Construction Contracts in accordance with Company policies, including:
    • Gather, organize and disseminate bid documents to Contractors.
    • Schedule and facilitate construction pre-bid meetings and project site walks.
    • Function as the primary funnel for communications between the Company and Contractors during the bid process.
    • Facilitate and monitor the answering of request for information (RFI’s) during the bid process. 
    • Receive bids, create detailed bid analysis, identify risk in bids, and present findings to project team.
    • Schedule and facilitate the review of bids with shortlisted Contractors.
    • Coordinate with legal team to negotiate and obtain agreement of commercial contract terms with Contractor.
    • Ensure bid review and Contractor selection process are completed on a fair and impartial basis.
    • Prepare formal bid award presentation for management review and approval.
    • Gather and organize final contract documents, verify all contract compliance items have been met, and complete execution of contract between Company and Contractor.
    • Enter contract into Company’s Oracle accounting and payment system.
    • Ensure contract is stored in compliance with Company’s records and document management procedures.
  • Support project execution team with interpretation of contractual provisions, cost analysis and creation of formal written responses during negotiation and settlement of project changes.
  • Assist with maintenance and development of standard for creation, documenting and presentation of cost and performance metrics of Contractors.
  • May be called upon to participate in critical decision making processes. 
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.
  • Establish Contract Close-Out Process and reports
  • Understand and address unique site physical, labor relations, and public relations challenges
  • Define contractual Milestones
  • Maintain appropriate contractual records an document key correspondence, status and issue reports
  • Final review/approval of commercial invoices
  • Participate in and refinement of contractor pre-qualification process
  • Review and approve contractor insurance requirements and certificates
  • Maintain Contractor database
  • Oversee site contract administrators


Functional/Technical Competencies:

  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of contractual principals and industry accepted concepts as it relates to construction.
  • Understands general contract and construction terminology.
  • Understands the general sequence and methods used to construct natural gas pipeline and compression facilities.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work in team environments.
  • Adaptability to changes in priorities and work direction.
  • Ability to work with large amounts of detailed data and translate data into meaningful information.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Ability to transfer learning, knowledge & skills across multiple projects.
  • Ability to make decisions where appropriate and seek support where necessary in accomplishing goals.
  • Possess the skills and persistence to drive internal and external decisions and improve the turnaround time on contract negotiations.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to analyze contract terms and conditions (including work scopes and compensation terms, make evaluations, and solve problems)
  • Able to work in a fast-paced, changing environment with a customer service approach.
  • Deadline-oriented, assertive and able to manage multiple and conflicting priorities while providing timely customer support.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of the work and the integrity of the processes.
  • Understand the importance of documentation.
  • Ability to work independently with minimum supervision, good work habits and a positive attitude are essential.
  • Overall computer proficiency is required.


    Leadership Competencies:

  • Integrity, Values, and Trust – Instills confidence of one’s intentions and positively represents the organization by being responsible and trustworthy.
  • Drives for Results – Is motivated and determined to achieve objectives while working in compliance.
  • Customer/Stakeholder Focus – Makes customer and stakeholder needs a primary focus of one’s actions; develops and sustains effective relationships with customers and stakeholders. 
  • Communication – Exchanges thoughts and information clearly and concisely to ensure understanding of intended messages.
  • Self-Knowledge – Personally explores and seeks feedback from others to understand talents, motivations, values, and developmental needs; utilizes understanding to improve performance and build relationships.




  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent direct experience required.
  • Have at least ten (10) years experience creating, bidding, negotiating and executing construction contracts.
  • CCCA (CSI) certification not required but preferred.
  • Have a general working knowledge of the energy industry, specifically regarding midstream engineering and construction operations.
  • Have excellent people management and communication skills.                       
  • Proficiency to MS-Office applications.


Regular/Temporary Assignment: R
Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time
FLSA Status: E
Shift: N-Not Applicable
Percent of Travel: Up to 25%
Relocation Offered: Yes

Williams is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be 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, national origin, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, genetic information or any other basis protected under applicable discrimination law.

Nearest Major Market: Tulsa
Nearest Secondary Market: Oklahoma

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