Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • Richland


Requisition ID:  214753
Position Title: Subcontract Administrator, WTP (214753)
Project: WTP
Location:  Richland, WA
Relocation Authorized:  National - Family
US Citizenship Required: Yes
Badging: Must be able to obtain badging
Other Requirements: Must be able to complete and pass a pre-employment drug screen and background check which includes verification of employment and education


Bechtel is designing, constructing, and commissioning the world’s largest radioactive-waste treatment plant for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) at the Hanford Site in southeastern Washington state. The Hanford Tank Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plan will use vitrification technology to process and solidify 56 million gallons (212 million liters) of radioactive and chemical waste stored at the Hanford Site, which is a byproduct of plutonium production during World War II and the Cold War era.


The project is the largest undertaking of its kind and one of DOE’s most technically challenging cleanup projects. Its construction spans 65 acres (26 hectares) with four major nuclear facilities - Pretreatment, Low-Activity Waste Vitrification, High-Level Waste Vitrification, and Analytical Laboratory – as well as operations and maintenance buildings, utilities, and other support facilities.


Positions located at the Construction Site (22 miles north of Richland) are on a 4 x 10 schedule, M-Th, 6:30 am to 5 pm. All other work locations (Richland WA and Reston VA are on a 9-80s schedule), M-F 7:00 am to 4:30 pm, with alternating Fridays off. Extended hours may be required.


Role Overview

Administers large moderately complex subcontracts. Maintains a continuing review of the progress of each subcontract and provides management with information regarding any financial, legal or technical difficulties. Prepares change order and amendments, negotiates with subcontractors and customers to obtain settlement.


Responsibilities include:

Implement the Division Responsibilities Matrix which records the Project’s agreed assignment of various subcontract management tasks and the Standard Work Process Procedures applicable to Subcontract Administration.
Administers assigned subcontracts maintaining a continual review of progress and providing management with information regarding projected financial or technical difficulties.
Coordinates with designated staff on operational activities affecting contractual rights and obligations, subcontract performance, subcontract administration and other major matters.
Administers moderately complex contract changes by negotiating with customer personnel and obtaining settlement.
Represents Bechtel in contractual discussions of moderate complexity.
Administers information programs to ensure mutual understanding of subcontract terms and conditions.
Prepares periodic status reports for management.

Basic Qualifications

Bachelor degree from an accredited college or university and a minimum of 6 years progressive related experience including but not limited to Procurement preferably in an engineering, procurement, and construction environment.
In lieu of formal degree a minimum of 12 years of progressive related experience including but not limited to Procurement, preferably in an engineering, procurement, and construction environment.

Minimum Qualifications

Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Knowledge of standard computer applications such as Microsoft Office.
Must be able to complete and pass a pre-employment drug screen, physical (if located at the construction site), and background check which includes verification of employment and education.
Must be able to obtain a Department of Energy badge for access to the Hanford Site.

Preferred Qualifications

Candidates must possess the right to work and remain in the US without sponsorship.
Advanced knowledge of contract types, terms and legal requirements.
Knowledge of law, negotiations, accounting or cost engineering gained through education or experience.
Advanced knowledge of Federal Acquisition Regulations, and applicable Agency Supplements.
Advanced understanding of Governmental Contracts and the flow-down of applicable clauses and requirements.
Advanced understanding of Cost Accounting Standards, and determination process for applicability to the work.


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