Occidental Petroleum Contracts Administrator Sr in Houston, Texas

Title: Contracts Administrator Sr Location: United States-Texas-Houston Other Locations:


Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: OXY) is an international oil and gas exploration and production company, and its OxyChem subsidiary is a major North American chemical manufacturer. We are one of the largest U.S. oil and gas companies, based on equity market capitalization, with more than 40,000 employees and contractors worldwide. Our greatest asset has been and will continue to be our people. We are looking for an experienced and motivated individual to fill the position of Senior Contract Administrator within our Legal Department based in Houston, TX.

The position is in the contracts administration department of Oxy Energy Services, LLC, which supports Occidental Energy Marketing, Inc. (OEMI). OEMI the marketing company of Occidental Petroleum Corporation, and markets Occidental’s crude oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids (NGLs). The candidate is expected to:

  • Coordinate the negotiation and documentation of natural gas, NGL, and power purchase/sale transactions.

  • Coordinate contract issues with Credit, Commercial and Legal departments.

  • Communicate and interact with traders, mid-office and other corporate stakeholders to facilitate contract negotiation and administration.

  • Process contracts and related documents in document retention system.

  • Administer natural gas agreements, NGL agreements and work with other departments to effectuate contract changes such as Name Changes, consents to Assignments, and various Amendments.

  • Other duties as required, including periodic review of internal contract forms and processes.


  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • Minimum 8 years’ experience in energy marketing/trading of natural gas and/or NGLs.

  • Demonstrated ability to research contract issues in various systems and be able to communicate with external and internal personnel in order to resolve issues.

  • Experience with trade control processes and contract management systems.

  • Familiarity with terms and conditions generally utilized for the purchase and sale of natural gas and/or natural gas liquids in domestic markets (including NAESBs, ISDAs, Master Netting Agreements and NGL general terms and conditions).

  • Self-starter, willingness to learn and ability to work independently.

  • Strong organizational skills.

  • Strong attention to detail and proofreading skills.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment, and to coordinate well with numerous company stakeholders.

  • Legal background and/or previous relevant industry experience.

  • Supervisory experience

Occidental is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Individual with Disability/Veteran Status