Contracts Senior Advisor

Requisition ID:  16243

Houston, US, 77056

ENGIE is committed to reshaping the energy future through the global implementation of a lower carbon energy economy in order to preserve the world’s natural resources.  We are looking for talented and driven people who are committed to making the vision a reality.


The Sr. Contracts Advisor is responsible for the commercial structuring of major agreements, contract delivery strategy, and associated negotiations with involved parties for large capital projects. The Sr. Contracts Advisor ensures that projects are properly contracted in compliance with procurement policies and ethics charter.  The Sr. Contracts Advisor leads the process of developing contract documentation incorporating project requirements, identifying project risks, and incorporating risk mitigation strategies, tendering, negotiating and formalizing all contracts. The Sr. Contracts Advisor is the single point of contact to develop the project contract strategy, planning, and implementation to meet the project goals engaging with the project stakeholders.  


This position sits in Houston, TX and will report to the Director of Capital Projects.


The safety of our employees is our number one priority. All employees at ENGIE have both a duty and the authority to STOP WORK if unsafe acts are observed


What you’ll do:

  • Manages the development of the project contract with multiple stakeholders, evaluating project agreements from a commercial standpoint and ensuring risks are identified and mitigation measures are in place
  • Develops contracting strategy to adequately flow down provisions to responsible parties and limit company’s exposure to an acceptable level
  • Negotiates terms and conditions with contractors for medium and large projects related to energy systems with existing partnerships and new opportunities 
  • Assists with nurturing strategic alliances with EPC contractors and General Contractors for business development activities  
  • Develops a list of potential bidders, solicits contractor/supplier Letters of Interest based on the contracting plan
  • Develops the Request for Proposal (RFP) packages relying on documentation from the project team members to provide a complete package meeting the project schedule and incorporating stakeholder requirements
  • Drives the contract bidding process for contracts as bidder single point of contact using coordination meetings, site visits and issuing RFP addenda as required. 
  • Manages the negotiations with the selected bidder using a documented process, using good judgment to identify contract issues and resolve scope and Terms and Conditions differences
  • Prepares final contract, award letter and Notice to Proceed as appropriate
  • Leads continuous improvements efforts to reduce the total installed capital investment, reduction of Owner risk profile, reduction of schedule from commencement to commercial operations, and avoidance of contract change orders and/or claims
  • Reviews supplier/contract project invoicing for contract compliance
  • Reviews Change Order Requests and drives the negotiations with the supplier/contractor using negotiations skills while utilizing the project team and contract terms
  • Negotiates schedule and cost impacts to preserve the contracting plan
  • Prepares final Change Orders for signature using the agreements, the results of the negotiations with the contractor and the project team
  • Prepares project close-out documentation using Provisional Acceptance and Final Acceptance contract documentation


What you bring:

  • Bachelor degree in Business Administration, Engineering, or related field
  • A minimum of ten (10) years’ experience in contract management for medium and large industrial projects or a related field
  • A strong background in contract development and/or contract administration, including an understanding of procurement procedures
  • A strong understanding of project execution and project related tax, finance, insurance and legal issues
  • Background in energy systems design, development, and construction with public, industrial, or commercial customers will be considered a very strong asset
  • Experience in P3 Concession Agreement or DBFOM model preferred


Additional Information/Conditions:

  • Must be eligible to work for any U.S. employer without the need for sponsorship now or in the future
  • Ability to meet highest attendance requirements
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both written and verbally
  • Ability to handle multiple assignments on a timely basis with a high degree of accuracy
  • Ability to use a company computer, calculator
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with the needed assistance to perform the essential functions 
  • Eligible for a hybrid schedule consisting of in-office and work-from-home opportunities



ENGIE North America isn’t just participating in the Zero-Carbon Transition, we’re leading it!  Join us as we develop energy that is renewable, efficient, and accessible to everyone. 


Unite with us in leading the transformation of the world of energy!  ENGIE is looking for talented and motivated individuals to create the future of energy and customer solutions.  Join a rewarding and flexible work environment that encourages innovation and creativity to help customers meet their energy challenges today and in the future.  Are you up for the challenge?


At ENGIE, our goal is to support, promote, and thrive on diversity, equity, and inclusion.  We do so for the benefit of our employees, customers, products and services, and community.  ENGIE is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace, and we are firmly committed to creating an equitable and inclusive environment for all employees.


We are committed to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment.  All employment decisions at ENGIE are based on business needs, job requirements, and individual qualifications.  ENGIE is committed to providing equal employment opportunities regardless of actual or perceived race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), gender identity, or gender expression (including transgender status), sexual orientation, marital status, civil union, or domestic partnership status, military service or veteran status, physical or mental disability, protected medical condition, genetic information, or any other legally protected category (referred to as “protected characteristics”) as defined by applicable federal, state or local law in the locations where we operate.


  • Salary Range: $124,600 – $218,505 USD/CAD, annually 
  • Actual salary offered may vary depending on geography, experience, education, internal pay alignment, or other bona fide factors 
  • In addition to salary, this position is eligible for a competitive bonus / incentive plan
  • At ENGIE we understand that benefits matter, we offer competitive benefit options including medical, dental and vision coverage, life insurance, employer paid short-term and long-term disability insurance, paid vacation, holidays, sick leave, parental leave, and a 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan option with a company match
  • More information can be found here: Discover our employee benefits 


ENGIE complies with all federal, state, and local minimum wage laws.  

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Business Unit:  GBU Energy Solutions
Division:  ESI NORTHAM
Legal Entity:  ENGIE North America Inc.
Contract Type:  Permanent
Job Type:  Full - Time
Professional Experience:  Skilled ( >3 experience <15 years)
Education Level:  Bachelor's Degree

Nearest Major Market: Houston