Jacobs Subcontract Manager in Houston, Texas

Subcontract Manager


With 2017 revenues of approximately $15 billion, Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (Jacobs) is one of the largest publicly traded (NYSE: JEC) and diverse providers of professional technical services in the world. Founded in 1947, the company now has nearly 74,000 employees that help us prosper in diverse industries by holding true to our values and culture. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, our global network spans more than 230 offices in countries across North America, South America, Europe, the Middle East, Australia, Africa and Asia.

The company’s service portfolio consists of a comprehensive range of business solutions related to engineering, architecture, construction, operations and maintenance and scientific and specialty consulting.

Jacobs Global Construction, Maintenance and Turnaround (CMT) group is a premier provider of construction, maintenance and capital project solutions. With an ever expanding workforce of both direct hire craft and professional staff, Jacobs Global CMT group provides support to clients in petrochemical, chemical, pharmaceutical, consumer products, pulp and paper, automotive, mining and metals business lines across multiple markets.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Understand and be capable of interpreting contract language

  • Develop subcontract strategies, create RFP and subcontract templates

  • Supervise site subcontract staff

  • Manage commercial aspects of the subcontracts in the field from inquiry through award, execution and close out of subcontracts

  • Establishing proposed bidders list and performing complete pre-qualification activities, issuing inquiry packages, evaluation of bid/proposals and developing the recommendation for award document

  • Liaison with the legal group when negotiation activities are required

  • Ensure correct commercial and technical content of each inquire and subcontract award

  • Develops and distributes ‘Conformed Subcontracts’ following award

  • Negotiate change orders and other commercial oriented matters through closeout

  • Maintain proper files on all pre-award and post award documentations

  • Oversee activities of multiple subcontracts on project sites


  • 12 years of Senior Level Subcontract Administration Management

  • Excellent oral and written communication

  • Strong skills in change order negotiation; back-charge/insurance recovery; claim mitigation/early dispute resolution, subcontract close out and warranty turnover

  • Efficient in Microsoft Office and database programs

  • Knowledge of Prolog; a plus

Position may be based in the Gulf Coast Region, not specifically Houston.

Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. Jacobs is a background screening, drug-free workplace.

Primary Location United States-Texas-Houston

Req ID: FIE0006DY