Sr. Contract Negotiator in Houston, TX at Johnson Service Group

Date Posted: 9/4/2020

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JobID: 375613

Johnson Service Group, Inc

Sr. Contract Negotiator 

Supports Company’s international and/or 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).
  • Assists in developing and updating contract templates that are fit for purpose for various types of work provided by suppliers.
  • Ensures international templates comply with local country/concession laws and regulations.
  • Advises on creative contracting solutions for complex contract issues based on the unique facts and circumstances of each contract matter.
  • 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 Company's risk profile and protects its interest.


Strong general business and contract drafting experience.

  • 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.
  • 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
  • Spanish speaking a plus


    • 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


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