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Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. Sub Contract Specialist in Vadodara,

47354BRReq No.:47354BRJob Description and Qualifications:

Job Description


Candidate should have experience and exposure to plan and develop subcontract strategies for contract size ranging from 5 to 100 Mn USD. He should be able to draft contracts, EP, EPC, Construction, Engineering services.

The successful candidate will possess a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Construction area, with experience in developing and managing EPC, engineering and construction contracts. The incumbent must possess outstanding leadership and influencing skills, along with strong business acumen, and excellent organization and time management skills.


The High-Performance Global construction subcontracts sourcing team is primarily responsible for all sub-contracting activities for engineering, construction & commissioning for new plants built by Air Products worldwide. As such, Sub-Contract managers are responsible for developing, negotiating, implementing, and maintaining competitively advantageous strategies and contract arrangements to improve Air Products' competitiveness and enable world-class projects execution.

The candidate must possess both excellent analytical and leadership skills. He/she will need to have the knowledge, experience, and ability to employ the appropriate influence strategies with engineering teams, sourcing teams, and business stakeholders to meet established goals and objectives. Should have capability to manage change order, contract management and legal aspect. Ability to effectively communicate technical and non-technical information, across cultures and organizations is a key success factor. Experience of handling team size of -10 members is must.

Travel will be required for this position both short & long business trips as per business needs.


  • Embody the 4S culture of Safety, Speed, Simplicity and Self-Confidence

  • Develop strategies and lead the commercial contracting negotiations for hiring EPC, commissioning companies, engineering & construction subcontract categories aligning to project requirements.

  • Identify and qualify new engineering firms & construction contractors meeting Air Products requirements

  • Develop base intelligence strategies to ensure Air Products benefits from latest supply offering

  • Bring innovative solutions to maximize value proposition for products and bid opportunities.

  • Develop and negotiate framework engineering agreements to support Air Products competitive offering.

  • Monitor, communicate, and respond to changing market conditions and business drivers to maximize leverage and minimize risk.

  • Lead cross-functional teams involved in supplier discovery.

  • Identify, develop and manage contractors; understand safety, commercial and capacity risks.

  • Manage contractor relationships and maintain interface at senior level within contractors’ organizations.

  • Act as an escalation point for contractor interface for project execution issues when relevant

  • Effectively participate in Continuous Improvement activities.


  • Strong influencing, communication and facilitative skills, including cross cultures and geographies,

  • Should have sound know how of local India / global Construction and Fabrication services contractors;

  • Ability to bring teams together to achieve targets and goals

  • Ability to work cross functionally within Air Products

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate (written and verbal) technical and non-technical information, internally and externally.

  • Strong organizational and time management skills

  • Good analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Excellent negotiation and contracting skills.

  • Strong understanding of macro-economic factors

  • Financial and Business acumen

  • Desire to work in a fast-paced environment

  • Excellent knowledge and proficiency with the Microsoft office suite (Excel, Word, Powerpoint, One Note) and collaborative tools.

  • Good Knowledge of SAP and requisition to pay processes


  • Bachelor of Engineering (preferably Mechanical / Civil).

  • Minimum15-20 years of work experience in an industrial environment, working in EPC, engineering contracts and construction contracting.

  • The individual should have sound knowledge of drafting contracts, managing change orders, claim management and should have managed variety of contract from $ 5 to $ 100 MN.

  • Thorough understanding of assigned categories and related market.

  • Excellent oral and written English and local languages proficiency is a must.

Job Title:Sub Contract SpecialistEmployment Status:Full TimeLocation:AS-IN-VadodaraCountry:IndiaRegion:IndiaOrganization:Global Engrg Mfg Technology & Equipment Business Sector / Division:India EPC