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McDermott Senior Subcontracts Specialist in Squamish, British Columbia

Company Overview:

People power our future. That is why advancing a dynamic, inclusive environment, where everyone grows and thrives is critically important to us.

Our ingenuity fuels daily life. Together, we’ve forged some of the most trusted partnerships across the energy value chain to make what was once just an idea a reality: laying subsea infrastructure thousands of feet below sea level, installing offshore platforms hundreds of miles from shore, and using our expertise to design and build offshore wind infrastructure.

For more than 100 years, we've been making the impossible possible. Today, we're driving the energy transition with more than 30,000 of the brightest minds across 54 countries.

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Job Overview:

The Senior Subcontracts Specialist uses best practices and knowledge of internal or external issues to improve the subcontracts discipline within McDermott. They will act as a resource for colleagues with less experience and share their conceptual and practical expertise related to the subcontracts discipline. The Senior Subcontracts Specialist solves complex problems and uses their discipline-specific knowledge to improve their products or services. The Senior Subcontracts Specialist impacts a range of customer, operational, project, or service activities with the subcontracts team and other related teams and ensures that they are working within the appropriate guidelines and policies.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Create & conduct RFP (Request for Proposal) /ITB’s (Invitation to Bid) including vendor pre-qualifications in Supplier Management Application (Oracle) and drafting Subcontract documents

  • Manage tender correspondence, negotiate terms & conditions, shortlist, bid tabulations, and draft recommendations for award

  • Responsible for all pre-award and post award activities

  • Responsible to administer several subcontracts at the jobsite

  • During Subcontract administration, responsible for cost avoidance, cost savings, and risk management review and details, including quantities validation, analyze of TCs, Sub-Contractual letters and others as applicable

  • Participate in subcontract management strategy development and implementation

  • Provide guidance regarding subcontract management matters to site leadership

  • Prepare and present internal and external subcontract management presentations

  • Review standard subcontracts to ensure compliance with Company/Project policies and procedures before execution

  • Ensure proper handling subcontracts activities (pre-post and close-out), support documentation, and related files

  • Participate in internal self-audits of the subcontracting process

  • Prepare pre-post-close out subcontracting reports

  • Maintain direct liaison with Project Subcontract Coordinators to ensure proper administration

  • Understand and comply with project sourcing strategy

  • May assist the key Super User with system responsibilities

  • Support the resolution of subcontract related issues

  • Work to actively identify potential issues before they impact project budget or schedule

  • Support the subcontractor performance review and close out process

Essential Qualifications and Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree (or equivalent) in Engineering, Supply Chain Management, Quantity Surveyor (or a relevant discipline)

  • 6-10 years of relevant experience at a Job site

  • 2 years minimum of relevant experience at LNG Job site

  • Field experience required

  • Strong knowledge of subcontract policies and processes

  • Proven ability to develop, negotiate and administer complex subcontracts and comprehend related policies

  • Demonstrate effectiveness in prioritizing multiple tasks, monitoring progress, and managing efforts to meet deadlines

  • Demonstrate effectiveness in working with others in a multifunctional team

  • Demonstrate ability to ensure compliance with subcontracts and policies

  • Experience with the bid process and bid evaluation


At McDermott, we proudly work together to create and deliver innovative engineering and construction solutions for the energy industry. Our customers trust our technology-driven approach to design and build infrastructure solutions to responsibly transport and transform natural resources into the products the world needs today. Because we’re powered by the most innovative minds, we rise to every challenge to make what was once just an idea a reality.

McDermott is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, genetic information, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.