• Contracts Administrator

    Job Locations US-TX-La Porte
    Requisition ID
  • Overview

    Austin Industrial, Inc. is a leading General Contractor that provides construction, maintenance, turnaround, specialty, and plant services within the oil, gas, chemical, power, and manufacturing industries.  We are currently seeking an experienced Contracts Administrator to be located at our corporate headquarters in La Porte, Texas. This position will be responsible for administering the risk management of all contractual relationships of Austin Industrial and its operating subsidiaries.


    • Oversee the development and implementation of risk management plans for projects and manage all contractual relationships of Austin Industrial and its operating subsidiaries.
    • Manage review, negotiation and execution process for contracts, including, but not limited to, Prime Contracts, Master Service Agreements, Subcontract Agreements, Consulting Agreements, Licensing Agreements, Purchase Orders, Statements of Work, Non-Disclosure Agreements, Sales/Purchasing Agreements, Outsourcing Agreements, and Amendments.
    • Draft, review, revise, and negotiate contracts and manage document version control and redline process.
    • Conduct qualification, proposal and contract reviews prior to bid submission.
    • Identify and develop mitigation for contractual and operational risk in contract documents.
    • Ensures proper allocation of risk in all contract language.
    • Work closely with operational team members to ensure understanding of key risks of projects during the proposal, estimating, negotiation, and implementation phases of the project life cycle.
    • Report contract status and progress in support of negotiations.
    • Provide risk awareness to operational team during project site visits.
    • Allocate risk through owner contract negotiations.
    • Transfer risk during subcontract/supplier contract negotiations.
    • Assist project teams with appropriate documentation and correspondence during disputes/claims.
    • Coordinate insurance and bonds through corporate risk management for ongoing projects.
    • Ensure compliance with corporate contract review policy.
    • Review projects for compliance with company operating policies and contract terms.
    • Train project teams about transferring risk through contractual terms.
    • Develop and teach training classes regarding contractual terms and conditions.
    • Work closely with Legal in drafting and updating contract templates.
    • Maintain contract template repository and library of required regulatory, technology and compliance provisions.
    • Perform other job-related duties as assigned.


    • Bachelor’s degree required, Juris Doctor (JD) degree strongly preferred.
    • At least 5 years’ experience as a construction lawyer or 8 – 10 years’ experience as a Risk Manager or Contract Administrator for a large construction company with extensive experience assessing risk, mitigating risk, and reviewing and negotiating prime contracts and subcontracts.
    • Ability to work independently, efficiently and proactively on multiple projects under tight deadlines while maintaining a commitment to quality.
    • Strong customer service skills and ability to develop effective relationships with key project stakeholders.
    • Ability to assess and analyze data and make risk mitigation recommendations to project management.
    • Ability to adapt and adjust to multiple demands and competing priorities.
    • Excellent written and oral communication and negotiation skills.
    • Excellent analytical, organizational and project management skills.
    • Proficiency in standard operations and communication software (Microsoft Office Suite, Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint).

    We offer excellent benefits including medical insurance, dental insurance, matching 401k and we are proud to be a 100% Employee Owned Company! Austin Industrial is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in E-Verify.


    No agency inquiries please. 



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