Company: Wood
Skills: Contracts Administration, Contracts Engineer
Experience: 4 + Years
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Location: Houston, Texas, United States

Overview / Responsibilities

Wood currently has an opportunity for a Contracts Advisor to join our Energy Assets and Technology businesses in Houston, Texas (preferred), or in Hampton, New Jersey.

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 energy, oil and gas, infrastructure and construction industries
  • Negotiate consultancy agreements, confidentiality agreements, low risk/low value contracts with clients, standard form contracts and purchase orders.
  • Assist the supply chain function with the terms and conditions for supplier contracts.
  • Draft and edit documents for compliance with the group-wide Contracting Policy and to follow the relevant internal contracting policies and
  • Interface with the Commercial, Tax, Insurance, finance, Supply Chain, Ethics and Compliance and Legal Departments and any other functions as
  • 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 Development, or similar degree in business

Knowledge, skills and experience:
  • Minimum of 4 years of experience with a proven track record of contract review, devel opment and negotiation in a service company environment, and / or a combination of the following:
    • product design and manufacture and/or process technology licensing environment (knowledge/experience relating to the contractual protection of intellectual property and technology licensing is desirable but not essential).
  • 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, development of flow down terms from head contract to
  • Experience in the review and negotiation of confidentiality and non-disclosure
  • Experience of 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 of 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.

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.

Wood is a global leader in consulting and engineering 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. At Wood our common purpose is to ‘unlock solutions to the world’s most critical challenges.’ Through the delivery of our Consulting, Project and Operations solutions across energy and the built environment we deliver exceptional returns for our clients, our people, our investors and the communities where we live and work. Visit us at and follow us on Facebook and LinkedIn.