Linde Engineering North America Inc

  • Head of Subcontracts

    Job Location US-TX-Houston
    # of Openings
  • Overview

    Responsible for leading the administration and management of the Subcontracting Department and for the performance of the assigned staff, including maintaining and developing the professional and operational expertise of the department personnel and ensuring the department follows applicable Company and Project requirements.


    The Head of Subcontracts is responsible for the following management tasks:


    • Manage subcontracts for assigned programs, including planning, negotiating, administering and executing proposals and subcontract agreements. Identifies, develops, and implements necessary department metrics for all areas of responsibility. Manages the effectiveness of the metrics and makes adjustments as required for department improvement.
    • Reviews relevant process improvement needs and "lessons learned" and ensures they are implemented in the department work processes.
    • Ensures staff follows Company and industry requirements for selection of subcontractors, subcontract bidding and award, and management of subcontractors according to subcontract requirements.
    • Develops and maintains relationships with key subcontractors and subcontractor candidate companies to provide a stable database of construction support.
    • Systematically records opportunities, risks and deviations in order to identify necessary corrections and opportunities for improvement. Defines appropriate measures for improvements and manages their effective implementation.
    • Ensures all applicable laws and regulations related to department work are followed.
    • Ensures that Company and industry-specific requirements relevant to department work are observed.
    • Ensures that the applicable requirements of the Company's Integrated Management System (IMS) are observed and that the implementation of IMS is regularly checked, corrected and improved.
    • Develop and improve department processes and work flow to improve efficiency and competencies with industry standards.
    • Hires, trains, develops and appraisals staff effectively. Take corrective actions as necessary on a timely basis and in accordance with company policy. Consult with company Human Resources as appropriate.
    • Prepares, submits, and presents reports to the Head of Construction and others as required.
    • Learns and follows the Linde Code of Ethics and Code of Conduct. Demonstrates honesty, integrity, and professionalism in all communications, actions and decisions.



    • BS/BA in Business, Engineering, Construction Management or equivalent combination of education and experience.
    • 15 or more years’ experience in subcontracting.
    • Juris Doctorate – Preferred
    • Experience with and understanding of EPC contract requirements.
    • Possess a broad understanding of the construction industry and contract language.
    • Ability to identify risk and minimize associated consequences.
    • Effective negotiation skills.
    • Effective leadership skills.
    • Effective computer skills; Microsoft Office Software, Lotus Notes, and other Company and discipline specific software applications.
    • Effective communication skills both verbally and in writing with superiors, colleagues, and individuals inside and outside the Company.
    • Effective analytical and problem-solving skills.


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