Company Details

Company: WDS Global Partners LLC Skills: Contracts Administration, Supply Chain Management Experience: 5 + Years Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree Employment Type: Full Time Salaried Employee Salary: DOE Location: Houston, Texas, United States Status: Active
In order to apply for this position, applicants MUST meet the following criteria. If your resume
does not match these criteria, you will not be able to apply for this position.Authorized to work in: US

Contracts Negotiator

Successful candidtate will;

Support Client’s international and midstream businesses operations.
Possesses expert knowledge of Oil & Gas Industry and possesses specialized knowledge (e.g., pipeline construction, onshore rigs, offshore rigs) in order to deliver complex contracting requirements to the business.
General Job Description

Supports Client’s international and midstream businesses operations.
Possesses expert knowledge of Oil & Gas Industry and possesses specialized knowledge (e.g., pipeline construction, onshore rigs, offshore rigs) in order to deliver complex contracting requirements to the business.
Directs and leads negotiations with complex contracts.
Provides routine and more complex contractual advice to business team members. 
Provides guidance to Supply Chain Management staff regarding contractual matters.
Maintains current knowledge of domestic and international laws, political environments, cultures and regulations.  
Acts as a Contracts’ lead on major projects and initiatives.

Supports the business’ strategic contractual requirements.
Coordinates with various departments in the Company, including but not limited to, Legal, Compliance, Trade, Risk Management, Tax, Finance, Accounting, Treasury, EHSR, Major Projects, Drilling, Engineering, and Procurement, to ensure that all contracts represent the Company’s financial and risk profile tolerances.
Analyzes contracts, laws and regulations that govern or impact oil and gas exploration, development, production and transportation activities to ensure that the businesses incorporate these insights into contracts and contracting strategies.
Prepares, reviews, analyzes, modifies, negotiates, executes, and administers supply chain/procurement related contracts (e.g., Confidentiality Agreements;  Master Agreement for Goods & Services; service agreements, including but not limited, Master Service Agreement, Consulting Agreement, Flight Services Agreement; Preliminary Design and FEED agreements; geophysical agreements; seismic agreements; fabrication agreements; transportation agreements; equipment lease agreements; offshore rig contracts; and onshore rig contracts).
Facilitates contract compliance by ensuring proper communication of requirements.
Exhibits a customer service focus that enables internal customers to succeed in a manner that meets the Client’s risk profile and protects its interest.

Knowledge of indemnity structures.
Knowledge of English and Texas law preferred.
Knowledge of Anti-Indemnity statutes (TOAIA, Texas Insurance Code regarding construction, Motor Carrier Anti-Indemnity Statute).
Knowledge of U.C.C., Article 2, Sale of Goods, preferred.
Strong general business and contract writing experience.
Experience negotiating terms and conditions, and incentives for contracts with the ability to anticipate, identify, and resolve complex contractual issues.
Conducts research to provide input towards more complex solutions/alternatives to meet internal customer requirements.
Technical background a plus
Job Specifications

Bachelor’s degree and at least five (5) years of contract negotiations’ experience
Juris Doctor preferred
Ability to read, analyze and understand contracts
Experience working in a fast-paced environment
Detail oriented with ability to organize and prioritize work
Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
Proficient computer skills, including MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, MS Access and Adobe
Knowledge of FileNET and Oracle Contracts’ Module preferred
Working Conditions

Normal office environment
Travel to other business locations may be required



WDS Global Partners was founded in 2009 by senior-level industry leaders with expertise in offshore, deepwater drilling operations, rig/facility projects, operations and maintenance integrity management. Our mission is to create solutions and value for our clients and to be recognized as a world-class service provider.


Located in Richmond, Texas, WDS Global Partners provides consulting, staffing, payroll and auditing services to oil and gas operators, drilling rig contractors, equipment providers and project teams. WDS specializes and offers technical support services in four areas, but not limited to:


·         Project Management Services

·         Engineering and Operations Support for Drilling and Completions

·         Operations and Asset Integrity Management

·         Asset Purchase and Divestment Assistance


WDS’s success is attributed to operational and technical management experience comprised of knowledge acquired by working for, and with, the largest oil and gas operators and drilling contractors in the industry. WDS is expanding and growing! We welcome clients and candidates to contact us at or our office located in Richmond, Texas.


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