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Senior Contracts Advisor

Company: Wood
Location: Houston
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

Overview / Responsibilities

Wood currently has an opportunity for a Senior Contracts Advisor to join our Applied Intelligence businesses in Houston, Texas with remote work as an option for the right candidate. Current hybrid working conditions.

The Contracts function focuses on all aspects of client contract negotiation and reviews including client tenders and contracts, MOUs, Bidding Agreements, Confidentiality Agreements, Parent Company Guarantees, subcontract flowdowns and other agreements required to meet the business needs. The contracts team provides support to the Business Units and Business Groupings (BG) in the review of contracts and related documents, identifying and mitigating risk in accordance with the Contracting Policy and contract governance. We are therefore looking for a suitably qualified Contracts Advisor who is keen to develop a good understanding of contracts and progress within the contracts function.

Key Responsibilities

  • Draft, review and negotiate terms and conditions with clients and operators in the manufacturing, technology, energy, oil and gas, infrastructure and construction industries
  • Negotiate consultancy agreements, confidentiality agreements, contracts with clients, standard form contracts and purchase orders
  • Occasionally assist the supply chain function with the terms and conditions for supplier contract
  • Draft and edit documents for compliance with the group-wide Contracting Policy and to follow the relevant internal contracting policies
  • Interface with the Commercial, Tax, Insurance, finance, Supply Chain, Ethics and Compliance and Legal Departments and any other functions
  • Upon contract award, provide guidance to the project execution team during commercial
  • Oversee the complete life cycle of a contract (from initial request to final signature, distribution and filing)
  • Participate, if applicable, with Wood in industry wide contracts initiatives and workgroups

    Skills / Qualifications


    • Undergraduate degree in Law or Business

      • Strong preference for J. D. (and U. S. LLM if J. D. from non-US Law schools)
      • Licensed Attorney in one or more U.S. States

        Knowledge, skills and experience:

        • Minimum 5 - 8 years of experience with a proven track record of contract review, development and negotiation in a service company environment
        • Knowledge/experience relating to:

          • Intellectual property
          • Technology/software licensing
          • Consulting
          • Software as a Service (SaaS)

          • Experience in the negotiation and set up of Joint Venture (JVs,) MOUs, bidding agreements and consortium agreements (desirable but not essential).
          • Knowledge of contract terms, contract principles and drafting and roll out of contracting policies, along with the development of flow down terms
          • Experience in the review and negotiation of confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements
          • Experience working, and building relationships, with other departments in performing role (such as Commercial, Strategy & Development, Group Legal, Group Insurance, Group Tax, Group Treasury, Group Audit and Finance, and peers in other Business Units)
          • Experience interpreting and working in compliance with relevant corporate governance requirements and policies
          • Authorization to lawfully work in the United States without sponsorship from Wood is required

            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 40,000 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.

Keywords: Wood, Houston , Senior Contracts Advisor, Accounting, Auditing , Houston, Texas

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