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Title:  Director, Contracts


Houston, TX, US, 77002

Requisition ID:  682

Company Overview:
Founded in 2016 by Charif Souki (Cheniere) and Martin Houston (BG Group), and led by Octávio Simões (Sempra LNG), Tellurian is a fully integrated company with Upstream assets located in the Haynesville Shale (Calcasieu Parish), Downstream/LNG assets located in Lake Charles, and Midstream assets connecting the two.


The Tellurian management team has collectively delivered over 79 million tonnes of LNG, representing more than 15% of LNG in production today.


Our $30 billion Driftwood LNG facility broke ground in April 2022 and is scheduled to begin exporting LNG in 2026. Once complete, Driftwood will be the largest LNG facility in the US.


What We Offer: 
Tellurian offers an industry leading compensation and benefits package.

  • Competitive Base Salary + Annual Bonus + Long-term Incentive Bonus
  • Industry Leading Benefits, at no monthly cost to the employee
    • Medical Premiums (All Employees + Family)
    • Dental Premiums (All Employees + Family)
    • Vision Premiums (All Employees + Family)
    • Gym Membership (Dependent on Location)
    • 401K, $1 for $1 match, up to 6%
    • Paid Maternity, Paternity, and Adoption Leave
    • Pet Insurance


Position Overview

The Contracts Director will initiate, track and monitor contract changes, deliverables, correspondence, and risks, and maintain associated documentation. This position will be responsible for contract review and negotiation to achieve business objectives while ensuring organizational needs are met within the boundaries established by Tellurian’s policies and procedures. 

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Oversee organizational contract development and management activities
  • Ensure that contracts and proposals are properly entered into organizational databases and securely maintained
  • Draft, evaluate, negotiate, and execute various types of contracts including lump sum (firm, fixed price), time-based, and multi-year
  • Conduct contract strategy meetings to identify issues and client requirements, facilitate pricing discussions and obtain senior management input on timelines and deliverables
  • Exercise judgment within defined procedures and policies to determine appropriate action for moderately complex issues
  • Manage through subordinate supervisors or staff, the coordination of activities for sections of contract management with responsibility for results including costs, methods, and staffing


  • Bachelors in engineering or applicable field required
  • 15+ years' experience in contract management
  • Experience with capital project development processes, strategic sourcing, and bid evaluation for capital projects
  • Highly proficient in MS Office products, most notably MS Excel and PowerPoint; excellent financial modeling and presentation abilities
  • Able to work independently within a small, dynamic team in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills (oral and written), and able to interact across all levels of the organization


Domestic travel, primarily local, may be required to support some business activities.

Working Conditions

This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, and filing cabinets.

Physical Requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to: sit, stand, walk, lift, carry, reach, push, and pull.


This position is EXEMPT under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

Tellurian is an equal opportunity workplace. All employment decisions are made without regard to sex, race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other legally protected categories. This includes providing reasonable accommodation if requested for disabilities or religious beliefs and practices.

Nearest Major Market: Houston

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