Principal Travel Administrator
McDermott - Houston, TX

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Job Description
: McDermott has an opening for a Principal Travel Administrator based in Houston, Texas. As a leader in the offshore engineering and construction business, McDermott offers good career opportunities for people who would like to build their experience and expertise collaborating with some of the best minds in the industry. McDermott is currently growing across all market areas and is looking for a dynamic, highly creative, professional with a proactive nature and fresh ideas to be a key member of our travel program team with primary responsibilities for McDermott’s Atlantic/Corporate Region.

Job Requirements

• Direct oversight and supervision of contracted travel agency in Houston, TX.
• Indirect oversight of contracted travel agencies for other Atlantic region locations, including Brazil, Canada, and Mexico.
• Responsible for optimal delivery of services and operations management for all travel agencies in Atlantic/Corporate.
• Investigates travel complaints from employees, and resolve major issues with travel agency, airlines, hotels, car rentals, and other providers.
• Monitors and reviews travel agency reservations to ensure fares and routings are in compliance with travel policy.
• Manages Atlantic/Corporate hotel program: Sources, selects, negotiates, implements, and manages hotels.
• Coordinates global hotel program with all regions.
• Acts as card program administrator for the US credit card program.
• Receives and responds to general inquiries and support requests about policies, procedures, processes, billings, and credit card accounts.
• Generates, compiles, formats, and analyzes spend, usage, and non-compliance reports.
• Maintains travel intranet and internet sites.
• Leads or assists with special projects for travel systems and programs.
• Reviews and checks all billings and invoices from travel services providers.
• Acts as system administrator for traveler preparation, tracking, communications, and reporting system.
• Assists with identifying training needs for travel agents and employees, and coordinate training seminars.
• Assists with creating and publishing employee announcements.
• Assists in sourcing, selecting, negotiating, implementing, and managing all suppliers.
• Assists in reviewing, developing, and administering travel-related policies.
• Assists in developing, controlling, analyzing, and reporting of travel budget.

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