Contracts Engineer / Advisor


Spring, TX, US

Company:  ExxonMobil


About us


At ExxonMobil, our vision is to lead in energy innovations that advance modern living and a net-zero future. As one of the world’s largest publicly traded energy and chemical companies, we are powered by a unique and diverse workforce fueled by the pride in what we do and what we stand for.


The success of our Upstream, Product Solutions and Low Carbon Solutions businesses is the result of the talent, curiosity and drive of our people. They bring solutions every day to optimize our strategy in energy, chemicals, lubricants and lower-emissions technologies. 


We invite you to bring your ideas to ExxonMobil to help create sustainable solutions that improve quality of life and meet society’s evolving needs. Learn more about our What and our Why and how we can work together.

Affiliate Information


ExxonMobil's state-of-the-art campus north of Houston serves as home to its Upstream, Product Solutions and Low Carbon Solutions businesses and their associated service groups. The facility opened in 2014 and accommodates more than 10,000 employees and visitors.


By bringing many global functional groups together, the campus provides employees with the tools and capabilities needed today, and in the future, to achieve business objectives and accelerate the discovery of new resources, technologies and products. It was designed to foster improved collaboration, creativity and innovation and enhance the company’s ability to attract, develop and retain the top talent in the industry.


The campus is located in Spring, Texas, on 385 wooded acres immediately to the west of Interstate Highway 45 (I-45), at the intersection of I-45 and the Hardy Toll Road, approximately 25 miles from the cultural vibrancy of downtown Houston.


The campus was constructed to the highest standards of energy efficiency and environmental stewardship. Its design incorporates extensive research into best practices in building and workplace design through extensive benchmarking of the world’s top academic, research, and corporate facilities.

Learn more about what we do in Houston here.

Job Summary


  • The Contracts Engineer is a technical position in ExxonMobil Global Projects that leads the development and implementation of project contracting strategies and development of contracts in the Select and Define stages of major capital projects.
  • The position will be based in Spring, TX

Primary Job Function


What role you will play in our team


What you will do


  • Supports Contracting Strategy development including Work Breakdown Structures
  • Develop Contracting Plans for each contract consistent with the overall Contracting Strategy
  • Ensures relevant contractor information, market intelligence and lessons learned on previous projects are reviewed and used to optimize project contracting strategies
  • Provide guidance and leadership in contractor screening and qualification, bid slate development, bidding and evaluation of proposals for project contracting activities
  • Lead and manage the project contract development process, including coordination of Job Specification components, assisting in contractor evaluation, selection, and award recommendation
  • Lead the commercial evaluation as a member of the Bid Review Team and ensure that commercial impact of any contractual or technical/execution issues that are resolved/changed during the evaluation period are accurately reflected in final total evaluated cost and contract price
  • Ensure all documents, exhibits and functional review requirements are complete
  • Develops contract risk & mitigation plans
  • Develop and lead internal kick-off meeting with project team personnel to ensure contract understanding, review contract terms and conditions, change order process, and claims avoidance
  • Develop materials for external kick-off meetings with contractor personnel to review key clauses of the Principal Document, Coordination Procedure, contract deliverables, change order process, business practices, etc.
  • Capture and communicate contract development lessons learned for the project

Job Requirements


About You


Skills and Qualifications


  • BS, MS, MBA in Engineering, Law, or other applicable business degree
  • Strong analytical, negotiation, and communication skills
  • A minimum of 3 years of experience in contracting or contract administration
  • Business trips domestic or international are expected to be at least 10% of the time
  • Must be willing and able to travel or relocate as required, including internationally


Preferred Qualifications 


  • Preferred prior Oil & Gas industry experience
  • Prior experience working for an O&G operator is a plus



Your Benefits


An ExxonMobil career is one designed to last. Our commitment to you runs deep: our employees grow personally and professionally, with benefits built on our core categories of health, security, finance, and life.


We offer you


  • Pension Plan: Enrollment is automatic and at no cost to you. The basic benefit is a monthly annuity to be paid to you in retirement for the rest of your life
  • Savings Plan: You can contribute between 6% and 20% of your pay and are encouraged to enroll right away. If you contribute at least 6% to your savings plan, the Company will contribute a 7% match
  • Workplace Flexibility: We have several programs such as “Flex your Day”, providing ad-hoc flexibility around when and where you work, as well as longer-term programs such as leaves of absence and part-time work
  • Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision plans
  • Culture of Health: Programs and resources to support your wellbeing
  • Employee Health Advisory Program: Provides confidential professional counseling for you and your family, including tools and resources promoting mental health and resiliency at no additional cost to you
  • Disability Plan: Income replacement for when you cannot work due to illness or injury occurring on or off the job. Enrollment is automatic and at no cost to you

More information on our Company’s benefits can be found at 
Please note benefits may be changed from time to time without notice, subject to applicable law.



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